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post #1 of 17
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http://www.fitter1.com/trikke-scoote...llage%3Etrikke

Skier/biker turned me on to this website. Doesn't this look fun? what a cool way to exercise!
post #2 of 17
Wow.... funky

Hmmm, already have a mtn bike, and a road bike.......
post #3 of 17
Fitter1 products are awesome!
post #4 of 17
Be forewarned, though, that it encourages banking and not angulation; it can create some bad habits...
post #5 of 17
ssh is correct.

riding on dirt with wheels and tires allows you to angulate in manners similar to skiing, although not quite the same.

however, many riders still use banking as their primary direction change "counter" -- as in skiing, the angulation is "natural" only for those who've picked up angulation from other activities.

but none of this means that it wouldn't be danged fun!
post #6 of 17
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I should stop walking. It's discouraging my skiing ability.

Boy, leave it to some to discredit something interesting! It looks fun, dammit! Not EVERYTHING has to tie into skiing!
post #7 of 17
easy there Mrs B.

we were just talking about the ski-related component. I'd definitely like to try a ski bike because I think it'd be fun.
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ssh
Be forewarned, though, that it encourages banking and not angulation; it can create some bad habits...
I was referring to this, Gonz.

Cmon........have we grown so old we've forgotten how to have FUN?? It looks like a KICK! It's on my Christmas list.

Perhaps you should make these or something even more fun, Gonz? Novelty wears off, sure, but not until you've made your mark. Look at Pet rocks and those stupid Chh Chh Chh Chia Pets (I always wanted a ChiaMadonna, with hairy pits, etc).:
post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonni
I was referring to this, Gonz.
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Originally Posted by ssh
Be forewarned, though, that it encourages banking and not angulation; it can create some bad habits...
Cmon........have we grown so old we've forgotten how to have FUN?? It looks like a KICK! It's on my Christmas list.
Bonni, I didn't say that it wouldn't be fun. I was simply letting folks who might read this thread know that using it as cross-training could create bad habits. FWIW, I ski for fun, too.
post #10 of 17
There was a guy in my neighborhood that used one regularly to commute back and forth to work. Haven't seen him on it for quite a while though.

It struck me as something of a novelty--it didn't look particularly efficient based on the amount of energy he was putting in to propel himself along. I'm a long time bike commuter and it appears to be way more effort than biking.

The back and forth motion also means that you need a wider lane that you would for biking. Limits where you can use it to some extent.
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by DrFRAU
Wow.... funky
Dr. Frau, it's a bit of a joke around here but, if you can get to the DC area you can try a ski bike AND an Alenax (Bonni, how about a "walking with angulation" trainer?) at Mt. Airy Bikes.
post #12 of 17
Closer to skiing? www.ski-bike.org Wanna have some fun away from the lifts? www.kiteforum.com look under snowkiting. Something to think about before setting in to work on taxes. If the feds won't go fly a kite maybe it's ok. for bears to have some fun.
post #13 of 17
Another good one is: www.mticesports.com More ways to get the best of winter!
post #14 of 17
I tried a Trikke last year in Boston. Great fun though it does take a bit to get use to how to make it go. Its sort of a skating action and you have to tip the machine to make it work properly. The guy demoing it was great. He could get up a good head of steam on it. Very smooth and he could keep it in a fairly small lane.
post #15 of 17
If you dig the trike, check out these websites! www.mopedarmy.com, www.vespa.com, usmonoski.org, and www.monoskiusa.com. Good stuff!
post #16 of 17
I was thinking about getting a fixie, but maybe a no-gear bike would be easier to sell to the spouse.
post #17 of 17
bumped up as of nov. 7, 2006

i just did a search on these trikke bikes and found this thread. they look like lots of fun!

any additional info or thoughts on them?

i am curious about what ssh and uncle crud said about angulation. what type of activities are better for this? i am not a great skier but would like to get better. i am sure i do the 'banking' thing.
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