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The TerraTrike Quad is no longer available as of November 2012. We now offer the Cat-4 Quad built on the superior Catrike platform. The following information is preserved for legacy purposes. The Utah Trikes Quad features our two-wheel drive HP positraction axle, a Shimano Alfine 8 speed transmission, TerraCycle Sport idlers, upgraded steering, improved seat adjustment, a brand new black rugged powder coating on the frame, and many custom options.
The Utah Trikes Quad features our two-wheel drive HP positraction axle, a Shimano Alfine 8 speed transmission, TerraCycle Sport idlers, upgraded steering, improved seat adjustment, a brand new black rugged powder coating on the frame, and many custom options.
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What is the price of the power version?
Posted by John James
02/28/2009 01:07:13 PM
You can add the gas option from our Quad Customizer page.
How is the electric assist option working? Greenspeed has played around with the Cyclone e-motor. Seems a pity to strap on a gas fumer to a zero emission work of art like the quad.
Posted by PROTRAILS
04/18/2009 12:56:32 PM
The various electric systems have been hard to come by lately. This has made it very hard for us to come up with a standardized production unit. We are currently working on a system that we hop to be available end of summer.
Three quick questions:
What happens if one rear wheel is off the ground or on a slippery surface?
Does the 14 speed version use a Rohloff hub as a mid-drive?
Is there a place to hitch a pet trailer?
Posted by DJ
06/01/2009 01:17:41 PM
1. The other wheel will drive.
If you are like me and don't know what a CVT is, here's a good video
Posted by Even My Dogs Bike
06/24/2009 11:57:00 PM
Besides the color, why what advantage does the Cruiser frame have over the Path?
Posted by Even My Dogs Bike
06/26/2009 10:19:54 AM
The Cruiser frame also includes the Aluminum seat frame which weighs 2.5lbs less.
Whats the difference between the high performance custom positraction rear axle and the stock one?
Posted by Anonymous
07/10/2009 08:23:29 PM
The HP version weighs about 1/3 of the standard version. It also has two drive sprockets so that our upcoming electric drive can be added to it.
Why are fenders and rear brakes not on the customizing list? What do they cost? What are the advantages of the 5 to 8-speed transmissions compared to the stock 3-speed? What is the advantage to the HP axle? Which tires give the greatest weight capacity? What makes the deluxe delrin idlers worth the $100? Do Power-Grip pedals hold your feet to the pedals? Are the Avid BB5 or BB7 brakes better than the Unique? Don't the Avid brakes include the levers? What situation would necessitate the headrest? Which is the better accessory mount? What are the advantages of the fairing? Is it worth getting any of the bags? What about upgrades to the new mag-style wheels? Can the stock gearing match the performance of 48 and 52 tooth front chain rings driving a six-speed, 14 to 30 tooth rear cluster? If not, what would match it?
Posted by Cecil
08/24/2009 05:47:20 PM
We have not found a good way to attach rear fenders that we like. The front fenders are the same as the standard TerraTrike fenders and cost $70 for the fronts.
i am 6'5" and weigh 325. i've been riding a trek 820 and would like to switch to a trike or quad. what would you suggest as a starting point? i live in central indiana
Posted by ron
08/25/2009 10:57:31 AM
The quad is a great start.
forgot. i've had a knee replacement and wondered if i could get something with taller wheels to raise the seat height
Posted by ron
08/25/2009 11:00:18 AM
Take a look at our seat riser. We have two versions and they raise the height 4 or 6 inches.
Is there a method for attaching the quad to tadpole trike in the rear or another quad, basically a tow behind, but leaving the stoker the ability to pedal and brake?
Posted by Nate
08/27/2009 10:21:03 AM
It would not tow well.
Any consideration to applying this brilliant concept to the tandem machine?
Posted by Eric Wade
09/02/2009 06:24:10 AM
We can set up the tandem as a quad, it requires a little different middrive assembly, but works well.
I am interested in buying the quad with the electric assist and will wait. I think I would like the Bionic unit. Give a guess as to how long I will have to wait.
Posted by Finn
09/02/2009 07:15:26 AM
We can build you one now, just give us a call.
Is the SRAM i-motion 9-speed hub available in the Quad?
Posted by Bryan
10/10/2009 09:00:20 AM
No. We recommend the Alfine as our preferred transmission.
I bought a customized Quad last September: dual mirrors, Alfine hub, BB7 brakes, TerraTrikes flag, HP axle, tool/patch kit, Marathon Plus tires, rear fenders (not installed). I built custom rear fender brackets that repeatedly failed and the basket was getting bent with the grocery loads I put in it, so I built a wooden platform to support the basket and attach wire fender supports similar to the front fender supports. Everything works fine now and the Quad is all I wanted for routine and recreational trips. The Quad is an excellent choice. Ashley has photos of the rear fenders and platform if you want to see them.
Posted by Cecil
02/12/2010 04:12:37 PM
The different seats haven't been added to the customizer.
The custom opts says NuVinci CVT but customizer CVP, which is it?
Are there any pictures of a Quad with GX fairing?
Posted by MJ
03/05/2010 10:27:46 AM
CVP and CVT are the same thing.
What advantage is this quad configuration over a Delta?
Posted by high BB
03/05/2010 03:05:44 PM
The Quad offers many advantages over a delta. The Quad has improved steering and handling. The Quad has significantly better high-speed steering stability. The Quad has increased cargo capacity. The Quad is 2-wheel drive, and has only two tracks instead of three, which give it an advantage on loose ore slippery surfaces. The Quad is also shorter than most delta trikes which makes transportation easier.
Instead of the "HP positraction axle", why not simply utilize freewheeling hubs for each rear wheel?
Posted by high BB
03/07/2010 03:50:55 PM
That is essentially how our axle system works. The reason we implement it at the axle level is so that we can use commonly available hubs.
is the quad trike good for long rides
Posted by Anonymous
03/10/2010 12:06:24 PM
Sure. It has the same comfort and adjustability found in all the TerraTrikes we offer. You can ride all day long, or even multi-day tours.
Are 24" rear wheels available, if so, what do they cost and what advantages do they offer?
Posted by txmooseman
03/16/2010 10:23:39 AM
It depends on if you want the back raked up higher. If you just want the bigger wheels they run $50 upgrade, but the tire choice is more limited. The only advantage is slightly higher gearing.
I really want one! But, I have a few questions. I like speed. If I have one made of carbon fiber with all the speed items. how much would it cost, wieght capacity and top speed approximate
Posted by "THE WILDMAN'
03/19/2010 12:32:35 PM
Making the Quad out of carbon fiber would be a complete redesign and different build technique. Cost would be 4X as much at least.
With a trike all wheels are touching the ground,even if it is uneven.With the quad wouldn't I end up having one wheel in the air under the same situation? How about a high speed descent on a hill,and hitting a bump or a pothole? Is it practical and necessary to build them with a front suspension at least?
Posted by Minosz
04/18/2010 03:20:30 AM
You are assuming a completely rigid frame. If that were the case you would be correct.
can i add two crystalyte 5000 series on this quad? I never had a recumbent but i love this bike and i want it to be a power house for days im running late for work. so will this work or will i need another form of electric wheels? i would very much like to know so i can get started with buying the bike and parts.
Posted by mack
07/12/2010 02:39:29 PM
No. Any motor system will need to be added as an inline motor either tied to the rear axle or in the main drivetrain.
For electrification one or two hub motors mounted on the rear tires will work well.
No need for chain or clutch and zero drag when not in use. Many different models are available just do a search on the internet.
Posted by NYC biker
09/21/2010 02:56:51 PM
I live in the high desert of so. calif. with mostly dirt roads. Will this quad hold up well in those conditions ?
Posted by duckley
11/04/2012 03:39:38 PM
Sure. Just take care of it and keep the grit out with routine cleaning.
Did you ever get the electric assist version functional? I have an application that could make good use of a quiet system. (Beyond just pedal power, that is.)
Posted by Michigan Biker
03/23/2013 07:00:22 AM
We stopped development on the TerraTrike-based Quad a couple of years ago and have focused more on the Cat-4 Quad platform. We do have electric motors that can be adapted to the TT Quad though. Look as our Ecospeed kit for the KMX. It can be adapted fairly easily to work on the TT frame.
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