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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Quest



The quest is one of my personal favorites. Originally designed by a group from the Netherlands the Quest is available at http://www.bluevelo.com/quest_velomobile.html if you are in North America or http://www.velomobiel.nl/ if you are in Europe. The velomobile.nl site has it listed as made from fiberglass as a base model or carbon fiber as an option. The price listed on the North American site is currently listed at just under 8000 dollar Canadian. It is listed as costing just under 6000 euros including the 1.9%VAT.

From what I am told the only drawback to the quest is its width. As you can see from the picture the front wheels are fully enclosed adding to its width. The trade-off is a beautiful aerodynamic design that cuts through the wind wonderfully. It also has a kayak style hood available to keep you dry on rainy days.

Update : I recently received some information on the Quest. It appears that the Quest is only 30 inches wide. That should make it narrower than the Mango. I have also received information that Bluevelo Development has been making the Quest since 2009.
 Here are some market figures for the Quest sold by www.velomobile.nl. As you can see sales are jumping. Here is the entire list of sales. http://en.velomobiel.nl/orderboek/index.php?type=Quest


Production
YearQuest 
20 "
Quest 
26 "
Quest 
26 " 
carbon
Quest 
XS
Quest 
XS 
Carbon
MangoStradaStrada 
Carbon
Duo 
Quest
TotalSinner 
Mango
20001515
20012828
200229938
2003173350
2004291948
20059122546
2006411556
2007431457A
200866664
2009858A947
20107444191282
20115558A2711152A
2012A2A4
Total12737764A01157720A78215