Well, long story short, today I spent some time with him helping to build up his brand new ICE Sprint.
I have to say, I love my trike but this one really pulls out all the stops. Some of the things that have changed over the years since I got my Trice QNT are apparent in the website photos and text. However, there were a few surprises today.
Here's some off the top of my head:
- Mesh Seat: is now much nicer, has padded edging sewn on and a top pocket. Same great support system.
- Front Post: area that extends is now black with adjustment
markings. Looks nice.
- Front Post: area beyond the black one mentioned above is now painted to match your trike. Mine is all silver. I think this is a very nice visual enhancement.
- Seat Adjustment Bracket: now black rather than aluminum, looks nice but you'll never see it..
- Front Suspension: this looks very well engineered. Mine does
not have this. It is an option (see models below).
- Steering Tie Rod: black rather than aluminum, looks nice.
- Crank Arms: black rather than aluminum.
- All Rims: black rather than aluminum. Janet's are too, mine are not. Looks great.
- Handle Bars: now black and have a new shape allowing shifter cabling to drop out the bottom rather than come out from the rubber grip.
- Parking Brake: actual brake rather than just the Velcro strap. Now standard, used to be an upgrade.
- Rear Swing Arm: built with a different design that uses standard bike type tubing rather than the big over-sized tubes that are on mine and Janet's. Works great but I'm actually very happy that I have the old version here as mine looks very cool.
So basically, a lot of the changes are aesthetic and very nice. The ones that are functional look like definite upgrades to me.
Most importantly, I have another friend on an ICE trike, which are the best trikes I've ever seen in person to date.