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RACING TRIKES

Updated Apr 2016
TRUBLU Racing Trikes

Optimised for speed, reliability and ease of use. These are the fastest trikes currently available and have raised the performance standard for racing trikes. Specifically designed and built by MR recumbent trikes as a result of 18 years racing experience in combination with feedback from the TRUBLU racing team.

Current results;

2015 - Wonthaggi HPV Gran Prix Beaconsfield Upper community –veterans 1 st place(Nighthawk fairing)
2014 - 1st place and new distance record Wonthaggi HPV Gran Prix
2013 - 1st
place and new distance record (1084km) Australian international pedal prix and lap record
2013 - 1st place and new distance record Wonthaggi HPV Gran Prix
2012 - 1st place round 1 Casey 6 hour
2012 - 1st place Wonthaggi Gran Prix and lap record
2012 - 1st place round 3 Casey
2012 - 1st place and new distance record Australian international pedal prix

Schools results at Maryborough 2014
Primary Try-Athlon - Beaconsfield upper primary 1st place
HPVA1 primary Garfield primary school 2nd place
HPVA2 primary Frankston primary school 1st place
HPVB2 secondary - Catholic College Bendigo 1st place, Creek Street Christian College 3rd place

See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5UCzy3LZ6w for a riders view of what its like to ride TRUBLU

TRUBLU SPACEFRAME
Designed as the ultimate schools racing trike to be durable, reliable and easy for students to ride fast. Based on the principles of simplicity and efficiency for schools pedal prix racing with minimal frontal area for best aerodynamic profile. The framework of the spaceframe allows for the best power transfer to the rear wheel, maximum strength and rider protection combined with minimum weight and absolute best cornering ability. This enables riders to avoid crashes and maintain high speed in corners resulting in the highest possible average speed. A point proven in the 2016 Wonthaggi HPV race where despite being the overall race winner and holding the fastest lap, the trike never suffered a single rollover. A vehicle which is less likely to roll over will reduce the likelihood of injury to riders as well as being faster and minimising accidents thus reducing the cost in both time and money required for repairs.

Built from 4130 chromoly to give long term durability, lightweight and the ability for schools to modify in future years with standard welding techniques. This trike is designed to allow race winning performance. We understand that teachers often take the burden of preparing trikes for races, so parts used are picked for their ability to continue working well with only minimal maintenance.

The instantly adjustable rider length (typically takes only 2 seconds) allows a 280mm range of rider lengths to share one trike effectively providing better efficiency, comfort and safety. This feature makes the TRUBLU the safest and most efficient racing trike available.

The rider headrest has been ergonomically designed to support the shoulders and neck whilst preventing any pressure on sensitive vertebrae. The headrest also ensures seatbelts stay in the correct postion over the riders shoulders.

The very low centre of gravity means higher cornering speeds are safely attainable and improves rider safety by reducing tendency to roll over.

Slide out axles take only seconds to swap wheels and allow use in fairings/bodyshells with closed sides and better aerodynamic efficiency.

Adjustable Ackermann steering geometry allows the trike to be set up for optimal cornering.

TRUBLU spaceframe racing trike pricelist (all prices include GST)

TRUBLU 4130 standard complete trike $4,900
This price includes rollbars/intrusion bars and currently required double overhead protection with opening hatch. Also included TRUBLU double wall front rims.

Optional extras (additional cost to complete trike)

- Japanese race bearings in front wheels +$80 per pair of two wheels
- Lightweight sealed bearing rear hub +$90
- Front rollbar brackets fitted (for DIY rollbar) +$40
- 73T chainring (includes chainring guard) +$45
- 81T chainring (includes chainring guard) +$105
- Shimano double sided SPD pedals +$40
- Seatbelt 4 point Hemco +$130
- 9 speed upgrade (Shimano 105 derailleur/Durace shift lever) 105 +$130
- Nighthawk fairing kit $600 if purchased with the trike (see details/photo below) includes laser cut coreflute, bubble windscreen, pet centre and rear windscreen. Velcro, ties, glue and assembly instructions

Spare Wheels (not including tyre, tube or rim tape)

- Spare front wheel standard +$200
- Spare front wheel TRUBLU double wall/race bearing +$250
- Spare rear wheel standard (no cassette) +$150
- Spare rear wheel double wall rim/lightweight hub +$240
- Spare tube +$7
- Spare tyre Scorcher +$51
- Front wheel covers +$20 per wheel

Total$

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TERMS - please note - official School order required to place order.

Nighthawk Fairing Kit fitted on TRUBLU spaceframe
This kit is the result of long term racing development in cooperation with our customers.
It is aimed at producing a fairing with speed competitive with composite models. Aerodynamic testing and race experience has shown this has been achieved while still allowing the fairing to be built by enthusiasts/students with minimal tools and equipment yet still maintaining good durability and light weight. To ensure the best result in both speed and aesthetics it is necessary to be patient and attentive to details.
The lightweight design allows the bubble windscreen, centre windscreen and rear hatch to be easily removed for access or changeover during race if required. A rear mudguard is also included, again velcroed in position for easy access to the rear wheel and derailleur. The bubble windscreen when Velcro mounted can also be adjusted for additional defogging/ventilation mid race.
The kit design means that over time parts/panels can be replaced if damaged without adding unnecessary weight unlike what tends to happen with composite vehicles which tend to gain weight with every race repair.
Nighthawk fairing kit fitted on Trublu 4130
TRUBLU spaceframe/nighthawk crossing the finish line at the 2016 Wonthaggi HPV Gran Prix in first place with only a few rub marks despite racing 24 hours.
TRUBLU 4130
Designed as a schools racing trike to be durable,reliable and easy for students to ride fast.

Based on principles of simplicity and efficiency for schools pedal prix racing with minimal frontal area for best aerodynamic profile.

Built from 4130 chromolly to give long term durability, light weight and the ability for schools to modify in future years with standard welding techniques. This trike is designed to allow race winning performance. We understand that teachers often take the burden of preparing trikes for races so parts used are picked for their ability to continue working well with only minimal maintenace.

The instantly adjustable rider length (typically takes only 2 seconds) allows a 250mm range of rider lengths to share one trike effectively providing better efficiency, comfort and safety.

The rider headrest has been ergonomically designed to support the shoulders and neck whilst preventing and pressure on sensitive vertebrae. The headrest also ensures seatbelts stay in correct position over the riders shoulders.

The very low centre of gravity means higher cornering speeds are safely attainable and improves rider safety by reducing tendency to roll over.

Slide out front axles take only seconds to swap wheels and allow use in fairings/bodyshells with closed sides and better aerodynamic efficiency.

Adjustable Ackermann geometry allows the trike to be set for optimal cornering.

Owner's Comments

"It's too fast!"

"We reduced our laptime by 1min over a 2Km course from our previous race winning trike"

TRU BLU 4130 racing trike pricelist (all pricing includes GST)
- TRUBLU 4130 Frameset(includes steering and front brakes) $2,850
- TRUBLU 4130 standard complete trike $3,490

Optional extras (additional cost to complete trike)

- Front / rear rollbar and side/overhead protection bars(compliant to RACV energy breakthrough 2015 spec) +$550
- Japanese race bearings in front wheels+ $80 per Pair of two wheels
- Lightweight sealed bearing rear hub+ $90
- TRUBLU double wall super tough rims and DT spokes + $180(set of 3)
- Front rollbar brackets fitted(for DIY rollbar)+ $40
- 73T chainring (includes chainring guard)+ $45
- 81T chainring (includes chainring guard)+ $105
- Shimano double sided SPD pedals +$40
- Seatbelt 4 point Hemco+ $120
- 9 speed upgrade (Shimano 105 derailleur/durace shift lever) 105 +$130
- Aerotek steering modification $150

Spare Wheels (not including tyre tube or rim tape)

- Spare front wheel standard+ $160
- Spare front wheel TRUBLU double wall /race bearing+ $250
- Spare rear wheel standard(no cassette)+ $150
- Spare rear wheel double wall /lightweight hub+ $240
- Spare tube +$7
- Spare tyre scorcher + $46
- Front Wheel covers +$20 per wheel
- Nighthawk fairing kit $680 (see details/photo below) includes laser cut coreflute, bubble windscreen, pet centre and rear windscreen, Velcro, ties, glue and assembly instructions

Total $

Please tick options required.

TERMS-please note-official School order required to place order

TRU BLU 4130 Specifications
Frame 4130 Chromoly steel with telescopic crank extension (seat belt bosses included)
Seat Cromoly steel with Breezeway fabric, elastic seat cord
Rims 16" alloy single wall (optional TRUBLU double wall recommended for secondary school teams)
Tyres 40 x 349 Scorcher high performance tyres.
Spokes 14g stainless steel
Brakes Sturmey Archer drum brakes linked at front
Shift Lever  bar end 8 speed Shimano
Rear derailleur Shimano105
Cassette 8 speed 11-23 or 11-28tooth (optional 9 speed)
rear brake rim calliper
Crankset Driveline 155mm  recumbent performance crank with 67 tooth TRUBLU chainring (chainring guard included)
Bottom bracket lightweight cromo/aluminium sealed bearing
Pedals Plastic with toe clip(optional SPD adds $40)
Chain  YBN
Handlebars Twin handlebar precise control
Kingpin TRUBLU Slide out axle type with adjustable steering stop and Ackermann adjustment
Frame finish matt black
Seat angle 21 degree angle
Track 630 mm.
Wheelbase 1200 mm.
Weight 14.3 Kg.
ground clearance 60mm
headrest Aluminium - Ergo neck support - instant adjust for rider length (280mm rider range)
Options
lightweight rear hub,TRUBLU rims,rollbars,-hinged hatch,intrusion bars,tuned wheelset, gearing upgrades, front fairing hoop, Nighthawk fairing
 
Greenspeed SLR
Includes 8speed transmission, 68tooth chainwheel and weighs 13.5kg. Get ready for a fast ride! $4,100

Not in stock but can be built as required

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