TerraTrike announced it has released its Spyder and Spyder ATC.
The Spyder ATC is a product of TerraTrike’s “Advanced Trike Concepts” division.
Lightweight, carbon fiber rims offer a “30 percent efficiency advantage over conventional aluminum rim profiles.” An oversized idler, with a custom tooth profile and sealed cartridge bearings, comes standard in the ATC, improving chain engagement and release to “provide a more efficient drivetrain.” The contoured carbon fiber seat is lightweight and directly mounted to the frame, adding “front-end rigidity and sharp, precise handling.” The boom is also carbon fiber.
“As a former professional triathlete and lifetime endurance junkie, the Spyder and Spyder ATC are by far the most compelling models in the TerraTrike line for me,” said TerraTrike Sales and Marketing Director Marshall Randall. “I’ve taken this trike on rides over 50 miles with average speeds just under 20 mph. I’m no spring chicken, and I’m not one to brag, but that’s just how good this new trike is. It’s capable of things that people don’t think of when they think about recumbent trikes.”
The Spyder ATC comes equipped with hydraulics, performance road tires from Schwalbe and a Shimano Ultegra/GRX drivetrain. Weighing under 30 pounds, the Spyder ATC comes in a deep red and charcoal gray color.
In a more budget-friendly configuration, the Spyder shares the same two-piece 7000-series aluminum frame as the ATC version, with alloy wheels, Shimano Deore hydraulic brakes and Shimano 105 components. Spyder also gets TerraTrike’s sport touring seat with a breathable mesh body and adjustable backrest.
Both Spyder and Spyder ATC feature vertical handlebars, internal cable routing and an “aggressive, laid-back riding position” for a “streamlined look and maximum aero gains at high speed.”
At 35 pounds, the TerraTrike Spyder “is among the lightest, fastest recumbent trikes available.”
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