My Catrike Expedition GX-R

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by thatmonk, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. thatmonk

    thatmonk New Member

    This is a 2011 Catrike Expedition set up for touring with a GEBE + Honda GX35 and a one gallon tank. Avid BB7 twin disk brakes up front for safe stopping and Schwalbe Marathon tires for many miles and no flats. Very comfy for long rides. I mounted the engine aft so I can still use my rack for touring panniers and stuff on top. It cruises easy at 20, nicely at 25 and tops out at 30. Put on the bigger cog and it will go 33 flat out. This is a seriously fun machine! I ride in rural areas only so being low is not a problem. I have since added a mast and flags.
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  2. powerstroke

    powerstroke Member

    AWESOME! I bet its so much fun to ride. Enjoy it my friend, and well done with the mounting.
  3. Lee_K

    Lee_K Member

    I have a tadpole trike without a motor that I ride when not riding my motorized bike. I am currently working on plans to do a motorized trike, I hope it turns out as nice as yours.
  4. TheCrystalSkull

    TheCrystalSkull New Member

    Sweet ride, man!
    Do you think having the motor out back evens out the handling? I've been thinking about building a trike, and would be curious as to your impressions in that regard.
  5. thatmonk

    thatmonk New Member

    I put it in back so I could still carry full panniers and a load on the top of the rack. In the usual 12 o'clock position the noise would be deafening. Pretty loud as it is with a pannier in the way of the sound to quiet it a bit. Doesn't affect handling. Still corners on rails.
  6. TheCrystalSkull

    TheCrystalSkull New Member

  7. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    Great build. My old man's bike will be a tadpole trike with an autoshift system on it. This is what I'll build for myself when I get too old for two wheels.