The Contes Engineering Athos Quad-Cycle is Made for Off-Roading

By: Sarah Moore - Published: May 3, 2012 • References: contesengineering and gizmag
The serious off-road biker who has tired of their motorized ATV, but doesn't get the handling needed out of their two-wheeler, may consider giving the Contes Engineering Athos quad-cycle a test drive.

A strange hybrid between a two-wheeled bike and a four-wheeler, this adventure-seeking mode of transport boasts four-wheel drive with independent braking on each of its wheels. This enables riders to power down some seriously rugged terrain with more ease than on a traditional bicycle.

The cycle comes in three different variations depending on the type of off-roading capability the user requires. Ranging from one-speed to 11 speeds, this bike offers serious variability. The only problem, however, stems from the lack of turning capability in the wheel frame, which could make quick and unexpected maneuvering of the vehicle a little difficult.

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