Our custom hand made Front Wheel Drive recumbent Tricycle!
Hello, welcome to DB Trikes webpage. This site showcases our hand crafted Front Wheel Drive Recumbent Tricycle! The FWD design features a compact driveline with a center frame mounted internal differential and dual independent front suspension damping system. A modular construction design allows for quick separation of the front and rear frames for easy transportation in smaller vehicles. The modular design also allows future upgrades and modifications to enhance the enjoyment of your FWD tricycle!
We have divided the site detailing the trials and tribulations of building a custom FWD recumbent tricycle from our first effort of recumbent building to the most recent rides!
Above picture shows me on the Blue DBT4 prototype leading the group during the riverside ride in Cocoa, Florida! Below picture is a close up showing the drive line detail.
While we are sorting out the rear frame design for the DBT4 I've been building a custom "race trike" to test a few things and was able to do a short test ride Saturday October 04 2014:
The "race trike" is a custom build to answer some engineering questions relating to aero drag and FWD power requirements and some changes to the driveline. Painted, reassembled and ready to go:
We were invited to submit a HPV article for the Human Power News about our FWD builds a while back and the newsletter is out! We are in the November 2014 edition and it's cool that we have come full circle. I used to be a member and loved getting the newsletters in the mail years ago! Please visit the top page links for more information on the FWD concept, early prototypes, ride and build videos plus detailed images of the FWD recumbent Tricycle!
Sad news with the recent passing of Stuart Scott. I was interviewed by him in the early 1990's when he worked at WESH TV 2 in Orlando. I was riding my early trike prototype around town and was asked to explain what I was riding! Every time I saw him on TV it made me smile! We'll miss him.
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