Tri Con GR
Gravel & Road
Do you enjoy discovering new spots of nature away from main routes? Do you often find yourself on potholed tarmac? Would you like to take your trike on a long gravel path leading to new horizons? Then the GR is the great choice for you. The letters GR stand for Gravel and Road, indicating that during its development, we thought of both tarmac roads and gravel paths meandering through the countryside. The three 26” wheels give the TRIcon higher seating, better passability through terrain and splendid view. The rear suspension provides the required comfort, while the absent front suspension makes for lighter weight and better conservation of power.
A balanced combination
To provide the GR with excellent riding properties, we have not only given it the wide Syntace rear hub with through axle design used for downhill bikes which provides the GR with excellent stiffness and makes it handle bends exceptionally well, but there are also wide hubs at the front. Thanks to them, the trike doesn’t suffer in bends approached even at high speed, and what is more, they further improve the riding properties of this unique machine the TRIcon GR undoubtedly is. Components you can choose for your TRIcon GR include such delicacies as the 1×12 SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain with a range of up to 500 %, or the 18-speed Pinion P1.18 gearbox that we offer as the only manufacturer of recumbents. This one achieves an extremely impressive 636 % gear range. Naturally, you can also have your bike fitted with the state-of-the-art SHIMANO Steps E6100 drive which offers a balanced ratio of power needed on steep hills, low noise and fantastic energy efficiency.
Far and further still
The TRIcon GR will make you more than happy. Thanks to the three large wheels you will be able to set off beyond the limits of possibilities your regular trike can offer you. Woodland paths and cart tracks will open up new challenges for you and every outing will become a great adventure. What is more, the GR is also the best choice if you dream of really long expeditions to far-flung corners of the world. After all, we built the first one for an expedition that started in Great Britain and continued across the whole of Europe and the African continent all the way to South Africa. And such feat requires not only good passability through terrain and sufficient comfort, but also great reliability and easy serviceability. That is why we chose our tried and tested TRIcon with three 26” wheels and added GR to the name of the resulting model.
The pros and cons of 3×26″
The benefits of three 26“ wheels are perhaps known to most of you. A larger diameter means less resistance when rolling and thus higher speed on flat ground, the bigger wheels roll over obstacles easier and you are much more likely to buy good-quality tires and inner tubes for them. As a matter of fact, you sport all wheels with the same diameter, which means you don’t need to carry two spare tubes of different sizes and you’ll also do with one spare tire if needed. And curiously, some people find three wheels of the same size more appealing. Sometimes rather uncritically.
Nevertheless, there are some drawbacks as well. TRIcon GR is simply a big trike that is also wider compared to its smaller siblings because it’s equipped with 135 mm fat bike hubs in the front. It requires a big enough space for storing and can by no means fold into our trailer designed for hauling TRIcon and Ti-FLY. It is foldable anyway and the final bundle looks surprisingly small. It’s thanks to our “F2F-U” system that is used on TRIcon GR as well. Last but not least, the sitting position on the “GR” is higher than on the smaller TRIcon 20 or 26. Hence you get a better view but also worse stability. You’ll need to lean well to a side when riding quickly through a curve. If you go at full throttle in rough terrain, you’ll certainly get a wild euphoric ride but don’t forget to hold on tight at any moment.
|Overall width||910 mm|
|Overall height||900 mm – 1200 mm|
|Overall length||2 080 mm|
|Track width||755 mm|
|Wheel base||1 330 mm|
|Ground clearance||185 mm (2,35″ tyres)|
|Bottom seat height||390 mm – 430 mm|
|Seat angle adjustment||34 – 52 degrees|
|Bottom bracket height||450 mm – 530 mm|
|Max load||125 kg|
|Max tyre width||76 mm (3″)|
|Half folded width||910 mm (650 mm without front wheels and mudguards)|
|Half folded lenght||1350 mm|
|Half folded height||700 mm|
|Extreme folding||840 x 720 x 350 mm|