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Revolution Cycle Company | Trimtab 3X3 - This concept vehicle is part of a Master's thesis centered around the concept of Slow Design. It is a lean-steered, electric assisted recumbent tricycle with features that include a canopy, seasonally adaptable nylon skins & seating, and flatbed storage.

The prototype is coming together through a partnership with Losantiville Kunstwerkhaus and Stress Engineering Services, both in Cincinnati, OH. Production models may be available as early as fall.
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Revolution Cycle Company | Trimtab 3X3 - This concept vehicle is part of a Master's thesis centered around the concept of Slow Design. It is a lean-steered, electric assisted recumbent tricycle with features that include a canopy, seasonally adaptable nylon skins & seating, and flatbed storage.

The prototype is coming together through a partnership with Losantiville Kunstwerkhaus and Stress Engineering Services, both in Cincinnati, OH. Production models may be available as early as fall.
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Revolution Cycle Company | Trimtab 3X3 - Design for the sake of design seems a bit like an onanist perversion of fine art. If you want to draw cars, draw cars, but don't pretend that your art is design.

My work is concerned not with pretty concept art, but with realizable design.

How better to tell if your concept will be successful than to actually build it? This photo shows the frame jig I'm using to fabricate the frame of a working prototype of the Trimtab 3X3. The prototype should be complete in early June.
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Revolution Cycle Company | Trimtab 3X3 - Design for the sake of design seems a bit like an onanist perversion of fine art. If you want to draw cars, draw cars, but don't pretend that your art is actually design.

My work is concerned not with pretty concept art, but with realizable design. How better to tell if your concept will be successful than to actually build it?

This photo shows one of the first welds on Trimtab.
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Revolution Cycle Company | Trimtab 3X3 - This concept vehicle is part of a Master's thesis centered around the concept of Slow Design. It is a lean-steered, electric assisted recumbent tricycle with features that include a canopy, seasonally adaptable nylon skins & seating, and flatbed storage.

The prototype is coming together through a partnership with Losantiville Kunstwerkhaus and Stress Engineering Services, both in Cincinnati, OH. Production models may be available as early as fall.
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Revolution Cycle Company | Trimtab 3X3 | Frame Progress - Another shot of the frame being welded in the jig. This shows the two rear support tubes coming together.
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Revolution Cycle Company | Trimtab 3X3 | Frame Progress - A side view of the frame in the jig. Rear support bars have been tacked in place. Front wheel dropouts are welded.
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A closeup showing a detail of the accessory bar—the horizontal bar that supports the front chainstays (wheel holder bars) and around which the windscreen pivots to open.

This bar and the angled supports in front of it are 1" OD to accommodate the huge array of handlebar-mounted bicycle accessories available. Trimtab is shown here with a pair of Oberon motorcycle mirrors and K&S LED marker lights (typically shoved in the ends of motorcycle handlebars).
Trimtab Prototype - A short video of the trimtab prototype.
Trimtab Prototype 2 - Another short video of the trimtab prototype.
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Revolution Trimtab Prototype - No skins yet. Here are a couple images of the thesis before our test run.
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Revolution Trimtab Prototype - No skins yet. Here are a couple images of the thesis before our test run.
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Revolution Trimtab Prototype - No skins yet. Here are a couple images of the thesis before our test run.
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Revolution Trimtab Prototype - No skins yet. Here are a couple images of the thesis before our test run.

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