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Coming to a MUT near you.(10 posts)

Coming to a MUT near you.fracisco
Oct 16, 2003 11:04 AM
From (from Interbike).
re: Coming to a MUT near you.BigFatSal
Oct 16, 2003 11:37 AM
Wow.... Is it just me or does that thing seem very dangerous??? Sure you can have a clear view of what the little guy (or girl) is up to, but man, this is just way too wide to be safe, or practical, on MUT's or roads... And forget singletrack....
re: Coming to a MUT near you.MShaw
Oct 16, 2003 3:55 PM
I don't know. Doesn't seem too different than a sidecar on a motorcycle, and we all know they work.

Different? yes. Dangerous? I dunno. Will it require a different kind of riding? Most certainly!

WOW! A moving ski jump for bicycles. nmbimini
Oct 16, 2003 11:47 AM
would think rear mounted would be more stable (nm)ColnagoFE
Oct 16, 2003 12:18 PM
Unless it is fully articulated,RickC5
Oct 16, 2003 2:59 PM
steering and turning would be really difficult, just like riding a tricycle. What a scary-looking contraption.

BTW- lots of the trails around Denver are too narrow for something like that.
It is articulatedtorquer
Oct 17, 2003 8:22 AM
According to the article, the bike can lean independently of the sidecar through turns. On a motorcycle, by contrast, the side car truly does form the third wheel of a tricyle, making right turns (towards the sidecar) at speed a really sketchy proposition, since you can't lean into a turn and can't sense when the counterweight of the sidecar is about to be overcome by centrifigal force and you tip leftward. Ouch!
Agree about the width issue, though.
Not so wide, moto-sidecars can be articulated / suspendedoff roadie
Oct 17, 2003 8:53 AM
It doesn;t look any wider than a normal jog-stroller. I don't think anybody using that sidecar is gonna go faster than the typical roller-blading stoller mom.

Motocycle sidecars aren;t so bad becuase the wheel is suspended, so the whole bike can lean a bit either way due to suspension compression. Some of them are fully articulated as well.
re: Coming to a MUT near you.slow4now
Oct 16, 2003 6:20 PM
How long before someone with twins mounts one on each side of the bike to make a true wide load.....
and for triplets one off the back too!ColnagoFE
Oct 17, 2003 10:35 AM
I've actually seen a tandem with a trail a bike that had a burley trailer attached to that. talk about LONG load!