There are so many experienced folks here with massive knowledge, I wonder if you all could pool your knowledge into a near perfect
customized Rover set up for all terrain (i.e. up & down hills, flats, hard-pack trails, rocky trails, urban/suburban/semi-farm roads).
And how would you set this up: Rover single-speed, then build from there? What size cranks, pedal types, type(s) of derailleurs or IGH (internally geared hubs)? Please list brake types too, and any other suggested (yet brief) items.
Still stuck on longevity & cost to replace of chain/cassette verses the IGH setup. Have read stories where IGH are good between 1K to 4K miles, and bicycle wise chain & cassette every 3K miles. So the replacement cost would have to be figured in too, as one that invests in a custom trike also would want reliability & peak performance.
Not sure everyone can agree on the same setup, but using the Rover as base model since it can hold 350 to 400 pounds. None of the other models come in a steel frame to support near the same weight with a lower seat - so Rover would be a base model to work with.
Could even go so far as (a) basic setup for hill & flats, to (b) more advanced setup, to (c) suggested pro version.
Thank You :geek: