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Why do they not sell bicycles with four wheels? They do sell vehicles with four bicycle wheels. As Carel said, Two wheels is by definition a bicycle Three wheels is a tricycle four wheels is a quadricycle Google "quadricycle bikes" and you can find a variety of small companies that make them. Here is one example: VierBike Sport Standard This ...


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Trikes, particularly recumbent trikes, are relatively common and provide the kind of stability you're talking about--although they (and quads) are prone to flip in turns if you don't know how to corner. My impression is that whatever marginal advantage a quad might have over a trike is not worth the disadvantages. Riding a trike or quad on a flat tire would ...


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The main downside to a quad wheel is keeping all wheels on the ground. The surfaces we ride on are not flat, so there's always a situation where one wheel would be off the ground or at least lower ground-pressure. If the bike has one powered wheel, then it can get hung up with the powered wheel off the ground. This can be reduced by adding a locking ...


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In addition to all the other answers: A trike or quad won’t fall over on slippery surfaces, but you can still lose traction causing you to crash or go off the road. Unless you are going very slowly your forward speed is much more dangerous than the meter or so your center of gravity is above the ground. The mere act of falling off the bike is relatively ...


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You can. The rim widths aren't stated but I'd be pretty certain you could go down to 35mm, and probably 32mm. Here's a rather cautious compatibility chart. However I wouldn't do so until you've got the bike in your hands. The specs are nonsense so you can't be sure what you'll end up with: "Frame: 700x40 max tire" "Tires: Kenda 1052 ...


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Look into the winter road below (image credit), similar (little worse) than that I need to deal with: A bicycle with wide, knobbed MTB tires can take the car spur on the right. It is not a very nice ride but it would work on lower gear. In my case, my electric engine will help me to pull through if not too far. But a tricycle would need to dig a thick snow ...


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They exist. And no, you won't fall to your death. Chances are simply very slim.


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It’s totally fine to use the maximum tyre pressure. The only thing I’d worry about with high tyre pressures is if your rims are too narrow for the tyres you are using. Rim sidewalls can break when used with too wide tyres at higher pressure. It’s especially problematic if you have rim brakes and are wearing away the sidewall over time. But it looks like the ...


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There is a Velomobile on 4 wheels. The QuattroVelo. And it can come with a child seat in the back. I have heard about two seater velomobiles which have the second person behind the first but could only find pictures and websites with them side by side, making quite a big item which will likely not fit on the bike infrastructure where you live. As all the ...


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While other answers have pointed out some 4-wheel "bikes", TrikExplor make an off-road quad recumbent which can even be 4 wheel drive and have electric assistance. Stick some fat studded tyres on that and it will be very capable indeed. Parking won't be easy and I suspect the cost is bank-breaking given that they're built to order.


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Local laws usually don't allow 4 wheel vehicles to be classified as bicycles, so that is the main reason you don't see them except at the beach and as rentals in larger parks. Equipping them for the road would require a windshield, safety equipment- on and on until it is too expensive to buy for use on the street.


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Possible names for the category of "gravel bike that can accommodate 29″×2.25″ tyres": Drop-bar mountain bikes Rigid mountain bikes (if the stress is on avoiding all suspensions, rather than on using dropbars)


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