I thought I would share with you guys something that a friend showed me the other night, which completely blew my mind. That thing was drift trikes.
Now, I am aware that drift trikes have been around for quite some time, but what I can’t believe is it’s taken me this long to discover them!
The video below pretty much sums up in 4 minutes why they look like sooo much fun!
In essence drift trikes consist of the front end of a BMX, two solid nylon wheels, a old seat and some steel frame work at the back.
I would also presume that they can be quite expensive to make as you would need to cut up a complete BMX to make a drift trike, but none the less they still look amazing.
Some of the tricks that the guys in this particular video are pulling off on their drift trikes are pretty amazing. What blew my kind is that most of the tricks a done flat out down hills! Tricks include 360′s and 720′s and two wheel coasts.
In my opinion they really could catch on, and I have managed to find some online for sale, but unfortunately they appear to be for young children which have pedals at the front… This clearly isn’t what these guys are riding in the video. If someone could produce drift trikes on mass they would sale like hot cakes I am sure.
The thing I like about drift trikes so much is that can be fully bespoke depending on the budget you have and the materials you use. I’ve managed to find a mixture of materials that have been used these including steal, aluminium and even wood.
There also seem to be some dedicated online communities around drift trikes already if you are interested in finding out more. The top sites I could find include;
If you do have any pictures of your drift trike I would love to see them and if you have any videos of you blasting down a hill one, even better!