Two new CURVE prototypes - one for Trident and the other for an Actionbent mesh seat.
What makes the Trident kit different is that it uses a "T" tower instead of the standard "L" tower. Also the tower is longer to accommodate the lower horizontal seat brace, but the 6061 aluminum tubing is really sturdy so there's no flex. The prototype has a longer throw mtb stem then the one in the standard CURVE kit to get the tower away from the rear wheel. I left the tower's horizontal tube longer as well to allow tail lights to be mounted. If only someone made lights we could slide into the tube ends like caps. Something particularly nice about the Tridents is that all models, including the new Spike, use the same seat. I shipped this prototype off to Trident World Headquarters this afternoon to see how well it fits on a whole trike, not just a seat sitting on my kitchen table.
Making a prototype mount without actually being able to put my hands on the trike, or even just the seat, is a challenge. I made this bracket for Mike Clark's new T1X, and if it fits he should be able to mount a CURVE kit using a "T" tower rather than the standard "L". This will most likely be a one-off. I think most Actionbent owners have hard shell seats. Also, the company markets so many different types of bikes, and I think most of them have slightly different seats, even the mesh ones. If this bracket works on Mike's T1X I'll be happy.