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Xtracycle Goes Off Roading

Some folks think that the Xtracycle was designed just for street use or stictly for commuting. Well, I came to find out from Kipchoge himself (Xtracycle founder) that this SUB is totally capable of handling the trails.

So Priscilla and I took it through some single track…at night! I on my Ibex Alpine equipped with the Xtracycle and Priscilla on her Ibex Trophy.

You can read more about our adventures HERE.

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Xtracycle Is Xtra-useful

Today I had to run out to the grocery store to get some water. So I took my Xtracycle out to fetch me a pail of water. Actually it came out to 5 gallons total.

Here’s my load. 2.5 gallons of water on each side. As long as I am loaded up evenly, the Xtracycle does just great. If I wasn’t even, I’d have to compensate by leaning as I ride.
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The challenge I have with the Xtracycle is storing it. I have a Tandem-Two Car garage. Basically its 1 car wide, but its 2 cars deep. So I have make use of space the best I can.

Other than leaving the Xtracycle on its kickstand, the only way to store the bike is upright. I used a basic bicycle hook and mount it as high as I do my other bicycle hooks. Mount the bike!

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Just make sure the rear end of the Xtracycle is flushed to the ground, this should help it stay stable.

Here’s how it looks once mounted.
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My Redline 925, the Xtracycle are my favorite bikes to ride. I take the 925 when ever I am doing errands around the city. But when I need to carry anything big or heavy, the Xtracycle is what I use. Funny how the actual bike is an IBEX Alpine, but once I installed the Xtracycle, I automatically started calling it by it’s rear end… 🙂