Reverse tryke

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One of the two basic designs for a three wheeled buggy, with two front wheels and one rear wheel. See standard tryke for the alternative. The two most common steering systems used in a reverse tryke are wagon steering and Ackermann steering.

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An example of a reverse tryke.


Current teams using the reverse tryke design

  • AEPi
  • CIA
  • Fringe
  • PiKA
  • Pioneers
  • SigEp
  • SigNu

Pros

  • Egonomics: Because the rear wheel is usually located behind the driver's feet, and the front wheels outside the shell, the driver's compartments is essentially sealed off from the wheels and the course. This can improve safety, visibility, and the ease of loading and unloading.

Cons

  • Complexity: Two front wheels generally means two steering wheels. Two wheel steering designs are fundamentally more complex and require more parts and a less direct connection between the driver's inputs and the wheels.
  • Alignment: With two steering wheels, mechanics must ensure that in a neutral steering position all three wheels are parallel.