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 for schools racing as a result of over 20 years racing experience, in combination with feedback from the TRUBLU racing team.

Current results.
2017 LAP RECORD Maryborough primary section(Derinya primary school) Spaceframe/nighthawk
5 of the top 10 positions at 2017 Maryborough primary section are held by TRUBLU trikes
2016 2nd Place Maryborough primary section (Jells Park primary school)Spaceframe/nighthawk
2016 LAP RECORD Maryborough primary section(Derinya primary school) Spaceframe/nighthawk
2016 1st place Casey HPV 6 hour (Overtakers ) spaceframe
2016 1st place overall Wonthaggi HPV Gran Prix and fastest lap-spaceframe/nighthawk
2015 1st place Maryborough primary section(Frankston Overtakers)-spaceframe
2015 2nd place Maryborough primary section(Derinya primary school)nighthawk
2015 Wonthaggi HPV Gran prix Beaconsfield upper community –veterans 1st place(Nighthawk fairing)
Schools results at Maryborough 2014
Maryborugh 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
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 round 1 Casey 6 hour
2013 -1st place and new distance record Wonthaggi HPV Gran Prix
2012 -1st place round Casey 6 hour distance record
2012- 1st place Wonthaggi HPV Gran Prix and lap record
2012 –1st place Round 3 Casey
2012 -1st place and new distance record Australian international Pedal prix

TRU BLU 4130

TRU BLU 4130

Designed as a schools racing trike to be durable, reliable and easy for students to ride fast.

Nighthawk Fairing Kit

Nighthawk Fairing Kit

Nighthawk Fairing kit fitted on Trublu 4130  (2015 rollbar shown. Current model uses internal rollbar)

TRU BLU Spaceframe

TRU BLU Standard Spaceframe

Includes rollbars/intrusion bars/double overhead protection (Note: seatbelts shown are optional extra)

TRU BLU 4130

Based on the 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, 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 250mm range of rider lengths to share one trike effectively providing better efficiency, comfort and safety. This feature makes the TRUBLU 4130 the safest and most efficient racing trike available, exceeded only by the TRUBLU spaceframe.
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 correct position over the rider's shoulders.
The low centre of gravity means higher cornering speeds are safely attainable and improves rider safety by reducing the tendency to rollover.
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.

Above showing Standard TRU BLU 4130 and Trublu 4130 shown with optional roll cages, intrusion bars and double overhead protection bar. (Note: current specification 2017 - rollbars use opening hatch/double overhead protection)

TRU BLU 4130 Specifications
  Frame  4130 Chromoly steel  with telescopic crank extension (seat belt bosses included)
  Seat  Chromoly steel with Breezeway fabric, elastic seat cord
  Rims  16"  TRUBLU double wall
  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  Shimano 105
  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

 

TRU BLU 4130 Racing Trike Pricelist
(All pricing includes GST)
---- TRUBLU 4130 standard complete trike $3490 ----

Optional extras (additional cost to complete trike)

• Front /rear rollbar with side instrusion bars and double overhead bar opening hatch (compliant to 2018 RACV/Wonthaggi/Casey /AIPP reguations) +  $750

• Japanese race bearings in front wheels + $80 per Pair of two wheels

• Lightweight sealed bearing rear hub - NOW STANDARD

• TRU BLU double wall super tough rims –NOW STANDARD

• 73T chainring (includes chainring guard) + $45

• 81 T chainring (includes chainring guard) + $105

• Shimano double sided SPD pedals +$40

• Seatbelt 4 point Hemco + $140

• 9 speed upgrade(Shimano 105 derailuer /durace shift lever) 105 +$130

• Nighthawk fairing kit $600 - if purchased with trike (see details/photo below) includes laser cut coreflute,  windscreen, pet centre and rear windscreen, Velcro, ties, glue and assembly instructions.

Spare Wheels (not including tyre tube,cassette or rim tape)
• Spare front wheel Trublu rim standard + $220

• Spare front wheel TRUBLU double wall /race bearing + $250

• Spare rear wheel standard TRUBLU sealed lightweight hub (no cassette) + $220

• Spare rear wheel double wall /lightweight hub + $250

• Spare tube +$8

• Spare tyre scorcher + $51

• Rim tape + $6

• Tyre sealant + $20 (for 3 wheels)

Total $
Please tick options required.
TERMS - please note – Official School Purchase Order is required to place your order

Nighthawk Fairing Kit fitted on Tru Blu 4130

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 with minimal tools and equipment. Yet it still maintains good durability and is lightweight. To ensure the best results, in both speed and aesthetics, it is necessary to be patient and attentive to details. Typically 3 days (20 hours) are required to assemble.
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 deraileur. The bubble windscreen when Velcro mounted can also be adjusted for additional defogging/ventilation mid race.
Why spend thousands on composites that are no faster?
A great team building and learning exercise – students can take pride in their work racing around the track.
Can be vinyl wrapped for a more aesthetically pleasing effect

Nighthawk Fairing Kit

Nighthawk fairing kit fitted on Tru Blu 4130 (2015 Rollbar shown - current model uses internal rollbar)

TRU BLU SPACEFRAME

 TRU BLU Spaceframe is also designed as the ultimate school's racing trike to be durable, reliable and easy for students to ride fast.

This model is 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 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 rollover 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 chromolly to give long term durability, it is lightweight and allows schools to modify it n 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. Thus effectively providing better efficiency, comfort and safety. This feature makes TRUBLU the safest and most efficient racing trikes 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 correct position over the rider's shoulders.  
The very low centre of gravity (75mm seat height) means higher cornering speeds are safely attainable and improves rider safety by reducing tendency to rollover.
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.

TRU BLU Spaceframe

TRUBLU Standard Spaceframe Trike

Pictured above includes rollbars/intrusion bars/double overhead protection.

Please note: seatbelts shown are optional extra

TRU BLU spaceframe Specifications
   Frame  4130 aircraft grade  Chromoly steel spaceframe with telescopic crank extension

Includes rollbars/double overhead protection/opening hatch/seatbelt bosses

   Seat  Aircraft aluminium with instantly adjustable wide range headrest
   Rims  16" alloy  TRUBLU double wall front, single wall rear
   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 Ultegra
   Rear  Derailleur  Shimano 105
   Cassette  8 speed 11-23 or 11-28 tooth (optional 9 speed)
   Rear  Brake  Rim calliper
   Crankset  Driveline 155mm  recumbent performance crank with TRUBLU  67 tooth 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  Black
   Seat Angle  20 degree angle
   Track  630 mm.
   Wheelbase  1200 mm.
   Seat Height  75mm
   Headrest  Aluminium – Ergo neck support -instant adjust for rider length( 280mm rider  range)
   Options  Japanese race bearings, lightweight rear hub, Nighthawk fairing, 9 or 10 speed

Tyre sealant, NACA  vent

 

TRU BLU Spaceframe Racing Trike pricelist
(All pricing includes GST)
-- TRUBLU Spaceframe standard complete trike $5290 --

This price includes rollbars/intrusion bars and currently required double overhead protection with opening hatch. Also included are TRUBLU double wall front rims.

Optional extras listed below (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 

81 T chainring (includes chainring guard) + $105

Shimano double sided SPD pedals +$40 

Seatbelt 4 point Hemco + $140

9 speed upgrade (Shimano 105 derailuer /durace shift lever) 105 +$130 

Nighthawk Fairing kit $700 - if purchased with 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 /lightweight hub +  $240

Spare tube +$8 

Spare tyre scorcher + $51

Front Wheel covers +$20 per wheel

Total $

Please tick options required.
TERMS - please note –Official School order required to place order

TRUBLU Spaceframe/ Nighthawk

TRUBLU Spaceframe/ Nighthawk crossing the finish line at the 2016 Wonthaggi HPV Gran Prix in first place by a clear margin of 10 laps from its nearest competitor with only a few rub marks despite racing 24 hours.

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