David Bruce's custom hand made Front Wheel Drive recumbent Tricycle!
Hello, welcome to David Bruce Trikes webpage. This site showcases our hand crafted Front Wheel Drive Recumbent Tricycle! The FWD trike design features a compact driveline with a center frame mounted internal differential driving two front wheels with dual independent front suspension damping system. A modular design concept allows for quick separation of the front and rear frames for easy transportation in smaller vehicles and traveling. The modular design also allows future upgrades and modifications to enhance the enjoyment and durability of your FWD tricycle!
Our site has build pictures and information on the pages detailing the history of David Bruce from the early days of road biking to our first recumbent trike built in the 1990's inspired by newsletters and articles from the IHPVA! Since then we continue to progress on the development of the FWD concept. Our "race trike" concept build shown below from a ride on the Withlacoochee State Trail:
Above picture taken during the Clean Air Ride hosted on the Withlacoochee State Trail in Inverness, Fl. More details about this one off build is available by clicking the DBT4 Race link above or picture!
Above picture shows me ( David Bruce) on the DBT4 Sport blue prototype leading the recumbent group during the Riverside ride in Cocoa, Florida sometime in 2014.
We were invited to submit a trike build article for the Human Power News publication about our FWD concept trike in late May 2014 and the "My HPV" article was published in their November 2014 release. I used to be a member of the IHPVA and loved getting the newsletters in the mail years ago! Please visit the top page links for more information on the FWD tricycle concept, early HPV prototypes, our fun ride events and build videos plus detailed images of the FWD recumbent tricycle prototypes!
Feb 2017 Update: For Sale, the original Red DBT3 prototype! $1200 firm!! As a test mule / prototype it does haves some quirks, but I rode this for two years and did a lot of events and local rides before redesigning the FWD concept to the DBT4 frame. Loads of pictures and detailed specs here: DBT3
February to July 2017 Update: Since my last update not much has changed except for some medical issues! I had some chest pressures and through June 2016 to August 2016 I had numerous cardio tests and ended up with two stents! Since then I have been riding a Trek MTB more than the recumbents and have been working on a design for the rear frame rack support.
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