The Trivek Lets You Sit Tall While Reading

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - May 11, 2015
References: hiele.co & gizmag
The Trivek is a trike, developed by Australian manufacturer Hiele, that is essentially a semi-recumbent trike. This trike allows riders to sit back in a comfortable, secure seat while sitting tall enough to be easily seen by motorists.

The trike has a truly unique front wheel-drive drivetrain setup, with a bottom bracket and a front wheel hub combined together, with cranks and pedals sitting on either side of the front wheel. A chain on one side of the wheel transmits the rider's pedaling power to an 8-speed hub transmission mounted above the wheel.

However, the lean-friendly setup of the Trivek is what really marks it out among an increasingly crowded field of trikes. This system allows for increased comfort while riding, while boosted visibility makes the setup safer as well.