Priced at $25,000, the Trefecta DRT sports a folding 20″ military-grade aluminum frame and carbon fiber six-spoke, 26″ wheels to ensure that it can go anywhere. It’s powered by a 4-kW motor, paired with a 14-speed Rohlof Speedhub and a SmeshGear transmission to enable it to achieve a top speed of 43.5mph with up to 184 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheel. The motor has a 62-mile range before needing to be recharged. Other features include” Schwalbe mountain bike tires, Hope disc brakes and a built-in handlebar computer. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
“The DRT frame is built from 7075 aluminum and has rejected the conventional tubed frame approach for a brawny, block like setting. The radical approach was developed with military applications in mind; it had to be sturdy and stable, completely protect the vulnerable electrical components on the inside and withstand the elements – basically, it had to be indestructible. Along with aluminum, Trefecta also used a liberal amount of carbon fiber, particularly for the rims, to keep the overall weight down,” reports Gearheads.