__________As of December 2017 after having spent more time on ICE Sprint 26 full suspension trike I have come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as a fast suspended performance trike. I now feel that Catrike's lineup is adequate to address the needs of just about every rider. Even though my opinion has changed I left the below post on my blog.
I feel Catrike makes some the best trikes on the market. You get a quality trike without having to dig too deep into your piggy bank.
BUT there's a gap in their product line that doesn't allow for riders like me. When I heard that Catrike would soon have a fully suspended model I imagined a sub 40 lb (18 kg) trike with the attributes of the Catrike Expedition. What came out instead was a hefty 43 lb (19.5 kg) trike with a cushy seat and an adjustable seat angle of only 42 to 49 degrees. A great trike for some riders but not for me.
A fully suspended ICE Sprint 26fs weights in at 36.9 lbs (16.7kg) with a mesh seat. The seat angle can be adjusted to as low as 37 degrees. Lower if you opt for the carbon seat. The ICE Sprint 26fs is still a performance trike with the added benefit of a minimalist full suspension system that provides enough comfort with minimal sacrifice in performance and speed. The ICE Sprint 26fs fills in the gap between ICE's high performance VTX and the Adventure model.
Catrike works hard at trying to address the needs of it's diverse customer base. I hope Catrike will follow ICE's lead and develop a sub 40 lb (18kg) suspended performance trike with a more aggressive seat angle than the Dumont. Also no over padded seat.
Catrike's top of the line performance trike with a seat angle of 25 degrees. Unsuspended and fast.