This Monster Truck Trike Will Stop You From Sinking on Snow and Sand

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If you've ever ridden your bike onto a beach or into deep snow, you've probably experienced the joy of then having to walk it back out because it was impossible to ride. But with the recent rise in popularity of fat-tired bikes that can seemingly float on sand and snow, that's not a problem. Especially with Standard Bearer Machines' new Rungu new Juggernaut, which adds a third wheel into the mix.

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Illustration for article titled This Monster Truck Trike Will Stop You From Sinking on Snow and Sand

As far as bikes and trikes go, the Juggernaut sends a message that people should get well out of your way when you come riding through, lest they be crushed under your massive tires. But the design has other benefits too, like making it easier to ride on soft surfaces since the tires are less likely to sink and get stuck, and the dual front wheel design provides added stability for keeping balanced.

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As Gizmag points out, though, the Juggernaut's two front wheels—which turn together thanks to a clever linkage assembly—might not be ideal for thin forest trails since the twin tires might actually just straddle the path, leaving you to traverse rough terrain. But if you don't intend to take the Juggernaut out for anything but lazy rides down the beach, that won't be a problem for you.

The starting price of $2,500 might be, but that's the cost of being a biking badass. [Rungu via Gizmag]

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So what's the advantage of two wheels up front other than this being a pointless gimmick? Most of the rider's weight is on the rear wheel, not the front. Furthermore, it's the rear wheel that needs traction when climbing. It looks like this bike would make for a miserable, exhausting climb and a constant risk of endo'ing on downhills. Forget trying to jump anything.

This thing is garbage. For $2,500 you can find a supremely capable mountain bike.