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Front fairing for ICE Sprint trike
« on: December 07, 2018, 03:59:48 pm »
Does anyone have any experiences, good or bad, of using a front fairing for a modicum of weather protection in the rain and cold on a recumbent trike (esp the ICE Sprint)?

I’m trying to work out if they work enough to justify the expense and weight and which if any are best at the job.


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Re: Front fairing for ICE Sprint trike
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 04:59:38 pm »
I know Tigerbiten OTP uses one.  AIUI it'll keep the wind off your feet and lower legs, but delivers accumulated rain into your face when you hit a bump, so it'll help keep you warm but not necessarily dry.

You'll also have to give some thought to how you attach lighting, so it doesn't just reflect off the inside of the fairing.
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Re: Front fairing for ICE Sprint trike
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 09:38:21 pm »
I've used a Streamer fairing on my ICE Sprint.

It does help stop a lot of the air flow over your body.
But it doesn't stop you getting wet in the ran.
The water dripping off the front soaks your feet.
The spray off the front wheels at over 10 mph soaks your bum.
But your knees stay dry ....... ;D

As Kim says, in the dark you need your light outside the fairing, otherwise reflected light stops you seeing where you're going.
But in dim light and rain the whole fairing lights up, so you're more visible.

I like it because it much better at making your trike look bigger from the front.
It can also make half of a good roll cage with the seat headrest making the other half, don't ask me how I know ........  :facepalm: