Sunday, August 8, 2010 (updated with video, August 9th)
““Carving Vehicles” from Trikke Tech Inc.”
This is new one on me. Trikke (pronounced ‘trike’) is a three wheeled scooter with flexible axial orientation that allows you to power it like you would a pair of rollerblades. A scooter and rollerblades morphed into one.
You power forward simply by leaning in with your hips – then into the other side, like rollerblading or ice skating. Looks really stable, and unlike rollerblades, with their block drag stop, Trikke Bikes have trustworthy, quick stop, bicycle breaks on the handle bars. OR, you can stop just like on ice skates – with a three wheel side-slide! How cool is that?
Check out this video that Joe T. pointed to in comments last night:
As well, Trikke Bikes come in ‘power assist’ models.
And a ski version.
And sizes for kids too!
Prices range from US$120.00 for the basic body powered version up to US$2000.00 for the Delux Hybred Assist model.
Dealerships aren’t set up in Canada yet, but you can buy online.
Update: Sunday August 8th 2010 – 11:49
In comments below, Margot pointed to several Canadian authorized dealers of the Trikke. This one is in Toronto:
Canadian Wind Rider Inc.
26 Elfindale Crescent
Toronto, Ontario M2J1B5
Posted: August 8th, 2010
Author: michael holloway
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