If your a DIY trike builder type, I can see this happening. Team up the Atomic Zombie Warrior trike plans and an Aero Bullet Velomobile Body Kit and you could have an aerodynamic velomobile of your own for $1500 or so. This could happen if Silver Bullet Bodyworks brings their velomobile kit to market in 2014 for the target price of $1,000. Brad, owner of AtomicZombie, has stated he has never spent over $250 on an AZ build. This could be the perfect match up.
As quoted from the Aero Bullet web page, “The Aero Bullet prototype is mounted on a Catrike Trail model but is designed to fit most recumbent trikes currently on the market. The body fastens to an undertray rigidly hung from the chassis with ride height adjustment.” Their website further states “Prototype testing shows a speed increase of over 30% with the same effort. Wind tunnel testing is scheduled for late 2013 and kits are projected to be available in early 2014.” They also state “Production bodywork will be Kevlar with fiberglass edges. Total body weight is expected to be 12 to 13 lbs” In other places I have read that the side walls of the Aero Bullet are vertical allowing you to trim the bottom to adjust the velo body height to fit your trike. Well 2014 is almost here dangit, bring it on. I’m excited.
I’ve been a frequent visitor of the Atomic Zombie forum and I have seen many nice builds of the AZ StreetFox and AZ Warrior trikes that may be a perfect match with the Aero Bullet kit. Canadian builder Spinner has built a beautiful AZ Warrior if you would like to read through his build thread.
I see no exact measurements on this kit so I guess we’ll have to wait and see if mods will need to be made to what we are presently riding.
I can see this as being a viable option for us having a truly aerodynamic velomobile at an affordable price. I wish them well. If you have a real interest in this product you could send a note showing your support. Info is on their contact page.
I think I’ll paint mine RED.