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Old 02-09-2019, 11:55 AM   #59 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Angel And The Wolf View Post
Often, a reverse trike will have a double wide rear tire to give both ends the same grip. Front wheel drive is better, but more complex and expensive.
Grip also requires weight. We get fooled into thinking rubber matters more because the weight shifts also produce more traction. More rubber just gives slightly more friction per kilo, but that difference can balance the handling with four wheels.

In a corner, there is a lot of weight shift at one end of a trike, and none at the other, so deltas always oversteer, and tadpoles understeer. There's nothing you can do about that without spoiling everything else.
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