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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Columbia Cycle Works Tripod




Here is an interesting design. This vehicle is called Tripod. It is made and sold by The Columbia Cycle Works    http://columbiacycleworks.com/index.php?
option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=2 located in Portland, Oregon. Colombia Cycle Works appears to have focused their design for a velomobile solely on keeping the occupant out of the elements. It features a fully enclosed cockpit with windows all around. Visibility should not be a factor at all. And at a price of $4300 US, it is hard to overlook this as a possibility. Particularly when, as the website states, it comes with an electric assist motor. There would almost certainly still be some aerodynamic benefit, although not nearly as much as in something like a Trisled or Quest. But then it is certainly a heck of a lot cheaper too.