Indiana Small Wheel Enthusiasts know that not everyone can have the privilege of born in or living in Indiana... that would, of course, be impossible. That's the reason for ISWE's unlimited open-door policy. If you are enthusiastic about small wheel transport--and basically not a horrible person--then ISWE is for you. Case in point: ISWE full member, Sam from Athens, Ohio.
I know, you're probably asking yourself, "How can Sam from Athens, Ohio possibly be a fill member of ISWE?" Here's how: Sam is a great person, a role model, a former ISWE associate member, and he just got an awesome new set of small wheels. Check it out!
That's Sam's new Catrike Trail. Catrikes are manufactured right here in the US by Big Cat HPV in, I believe, Orlando, Florida (the Indiana of the South). Catrikes incorporate some of the most advanced features found in tadpole trikes, including aluminum space frames of their own design and nice components like SRAM shifters and Avid disc brakes. That aluminum frame will really serve Sam well standing up to our Midwestern rust-inducing climate. It also saves Sam a whopping 2.5 pounds compared to the weight of the ISWE Greenspeed. Disc brakes are ano great choice. Breaking is important with trikes. Their lower wind profile and greater mass mean downhill speeds can really get up there, so stopping power requirements are greater than on average bikes. It is very noticeable. Great choice Sam! We look forward to seeing you on the Trail (in more than one way).
Stay tuned as the ISWE staff attempt to secure and interview with Sam to report his first impressions as a Catrike Trail rider!
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