Alligt announced that their four-wheel
velomobile is now available. The Sunrider Velo Quad has been tested and is now
available for orders. The current Velo Quad prototype had logged approximately
8,000 kilometers and has been properly tested.
According to the company, the four wheels
provide an advantage in terms of safety compared to a three-wheel velomobile.
Velo Quad Sunrider is equipped with assistance that will have a maximum assisted
speed of 45km/h, faster than the three-wheeler version.
Ligfiet also reports that Alligt has
produced a new 20in velomobile wheel.There are no specs released yet but will be the subject of a future
report by the publication.
Fietser announced that they offer
water-cooled drum brakes.The brakes
provide the reliability of drub brakes and increased braking power under heavy
brakes were tested on a recent trip from Austria to Portugal and back.These water-cooled drum brakes proved to be a
much better solution than regular drum brakes or disk brakes.
Several participants reported on the
information presented at the Velomobile Seminar.There were interesting information being
discussed including emerging velomobile design concepts and a review of tire
testing methodologies and results.
As I mentioned previously it is unfortunate
that participants were mostly from a limited number of European countries and
did not provide the sharing of ideas across continents. Papers and
presentations have not yet been posted on-line,
Information on the company’s website shows
no deliveries in October.Maybe they
have not been posted yet due to the recent move to the new location.
There are 30 velomobile on order at the end
of October, 3 of those were ordered in October.One interesting thing about ICB’s order book is that four of those
orders are over one year old.
Velomobiel presented the rideable QuattroVelo
at the Velomobile Seminar last week.Participants had a chance to sit and try the new velomobile.
In October Velomobiel delivered 9 velomobiles including the QuattroVelo
prototype.It also includes 1 Quest XS,
3 Carbon Quest XS, 2 Quest, 1 Carbon Quest and a Carbon Strada.
Meanwhile at the end of October there were
54 velomobiles on order at Velomobiel including 3 new velomobiles that were
ordered in October.