FATCAT … SOUNDS GOOD TO ME

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That’s a FAT CAT (& I know one when I see one)

(The question is “is it real or photoshopped?”

The head doesn’t look right … too small)

But hey, I am not here to talk about kitty cats. While out riding my tadpole trike recently I got to thinking about the fact that Catrike seems always to be slow to bring out models that other manufacturers have offered for years. One thing I can say is that when Catrike finally does offer such models they seem always to be superior to those offered by their competitors. Call me biased if you want, but I think this is a true statement. As I was riding along thinking about some of the models Catrike has come out with … their most recent being the Dumont … a full suspension model … it came to me that fat tire tadpole trikes have become quite popular and Catrike has not yet come out with a FATCAT model. There … I named it for them. There is only one problem. Utah Trikes already offers their quad and trike fat tire models they sell which they have named FAT CAT 4 and FAT CAT 3, respectively.

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They use a Catrike Villager model as the base for these 3 and 4 wheel models. They offer gobs of options some of which can get very expensive, but hey, the end product is sure nice.

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So anyway, Catrike may not be able to use that name. If not, it is too bad, as I think it would have made a great name for a fat tadpole trike model which they would produce (and I assume they will eventually come out with). All I can say is HERE KITTY KITTY! Bring it on Catrike. I sure hope you can name it “FATCAT“. I like that name.

FREE GIFT awaits you!

About Steve Newbauer

I have a few current blogs (tadpolerider1, navysight, truthtoponder and stevesmixedbag) so I am keeping busy. I hope you the reader will find these blogs interesting and enjoy your time here. Feel free to email me at tadpolerider2 at gmail dot com (@gmail.com)

Posted on February 24, 2017, in FAT trikes, quadricycles, tadpole trikes and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Prior to ordering my ICE Full Fat in March of 2015, I was in touch with Catrike regarding a fat tire trike. I offered to be their guinea pig if they wanted someone to test a new fat tire rig in the field under rugged conditions. I was hopeful they would opt to develop one. I thought that the Catrike model could be called the Fatrike, but I like your Fatcat even better. In any event, they told me they had no plans whatsoever to develop and introduce a fat tire recumbent trike. I was disappointed, as I was impressed with the quality of my Catrike 700, and figured a fat tire trike by that company would be a great one. So, I went ahead and ordered my ICE instead. At the time however, Catrike was not using suspension, so if they had developed a fat tire trike, it would have likely been rigid, which would not be optimal for the terrain I would be riding. Now that they have figured out a good suspension paradigm with the Dumont, can you imagine that place on a fat tire Catrike? Would be pretty awesome, I’m sure. Yes, you are correct that Catrike typically seems to be the late player in these new trends, although suspension isn’t new. I also have the impression that Catrike keeps their research and development phases under heavy wraps, top security if you will, so they may be working on a fully suspended fat tire trike as we speak, but we wouldn’t know about it until it is released. They love to spring things on the triking community – just like a cat springs on its prey! Let’s hope Catrike follows the leaders on this one.

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