Hands down, the most innovative suspension engineering design on the market. Based on Indy car technology, CSC's suspension features a vertically stabilized opposing rocker mono shock independent suspension. It also includes:
- Purpose designed QA1 shock for the Opposing Rocker Arm System
- QA1 300Lb. linear wound racing spring designed to accommodate a loaded weight of up to 650lbs.
- O.E.M. electro hydraulic preload adjuster is retained for preload adjustment by the rider to compensate for varying loads
A custom cast and machined aluminum differential houses our purpose built proprietary ring and pinion.
Our driveshaft was designed exclusively for CSC by our engineers and is machined from solid pre-hardened 4340 alloy steel. It is then nitrided for wear prevention and a final Electroless nickel plating is applied for superior corrosion resistance.
DISC BRAKE SYSTEM
Introduced in 1998, our revolutionary three-disc braking system surpasses all others in efficiency and safety.
Consider the challenge:
With the OEM brake system, the hand brake operates the right front caliper and the foot brake operates the left front caliper AND rear wheel caliper. This is fine for two wheels, but not three and here's why. If an emergency braking situation aries while cornering, and a wheel lifts, the natural inclination is to hit the foot brake. This could cause a three-wheeled vehicle to flip because of the left front caliper being activated. With the CSC Trike system, the foot brake operates only the dual rear calipers, while the hand brake, with a newly modified master cylinder, operates both front calipers. The net result is a significant reduction in stopping distance, easier maintenance, and greater peace of mind.
Truly masterful engineering went into the design of CSC's disc brake system and the result is truly confidence-inspiring braking performance.
The brakes are completely integrated with the O.E.M Linked Braking System and we are the only trike manufacturer to offer full ABS integration.
Proprietary, patent-pending, CNC machined four-piston aluminum alloy brake caliper
11.5" purpose-designed cast rotor
CSC TRADEMARK THREE POINT SUSPENSION
A trike has suspension problems no one ever thought of before, because when you take a moving weight and suspend it at three points, the world of rolling dynamics changes dramatically.
In 1995, CSC Trike introduced the concept of a fixed three point suspension system featuring two high-performance Progressive Suspension shocks.
Several features of the Progressive shock make it uniquely well suited for the CSC Trike application. The Progressive shock spring is a true progressive rate spring that eliminates the constant minor road bumps while also handling the really big ones. Additionally, the shock is gas charged, meaning high pressure nitrogen gas forces oil in place of air bled out of the shock cavity. This eliminates shock fade caused by residual air bubbles, especially when cornering, the most critical maneuver with any three-wheeled vehicle. Finally, the shock has sophisticated multi-stage automatic damping with a five position preload adjustable cam.
We've also incorporated the OEM air shock, allowing you to fine tune the ride for varying load and road conditions. The result is a CSC Trike suspension that leaves the competition in the dust.
CSC'S REVOLUTIONARY INTERNAL SWING ARM
A major contribution to the trike industry, CSC's Internal Swing Arm has set a benchmark that few manufacturers have been able to equal.
Aside from the obvious good looks of the trike, the ride comfort and stability is improved dramatically.
The bottom line - the CSC Trike uses an in-line drive shaft.
One of the most critical components on a solid-axle suspension, the driveline experiences more wear forces, and transfers more vibration energy, than any other component of a trike. If a drive shaft is spun in an axis that is not perpendicular to its power source, the spinning ends will try to spin in an elliptical or oval pattern rather than in a perfectly round circle. The rear end, axles, and wheels all work in unison to restrain the unstable drive shaft. The result is vibration, which causes undue wear and tear on the universal joints as well as discomfort and pilot fatigue. At CSC Trike, we modify the rear end to acccomodate an in-line driveshaft. It is the only proper way to build a solid axle suspension vehicle that will safely perform to the high standards of CSC.
We use a remanufactured 8" Ford Mustang rear end that is built with new axles, bearings and seals. The rear end is shortened to achieve an offset differential and the axles are cut and re-splined, NOT re-welded. The 3.00 gear ratio is the optimum choice for fuel economy and performance.
All CSC Trike conversions are completely bolt-on kits. No welding required.