Special steering geometry
This bike from the one person company 'Special Products' has a different steering geometry: It has a negative trail. That's the reason that it can be easier ridden at low speeds, but in braking at higher speeds it's less stable.
|Geert van der Weide
|HPV-nieuws 12/1 page 4
This aluminium trike, designed and built by the Finn Esko Meriluoto, steers with a mechanism comparable to the Flevo, but it has no tilting seat like the FlevoTrike has. Moreover, this trike has - from the same philosophy as the 'Special' (above) - a negative trail.
In order to limit the danger of folding up at high speeds, the steering mechanism is equipped with a damper.
The maker describes this vehicle extensively on his own site.
|picture by Erik Wannee
The Swedish Finn Åke Gustavson has built an experimental Flevobike with an extremely low seat. It's difficult to ride it, and cannot be ridden hands-free.
You can read more about it on his own site.
|photograph by Åke Gustavson