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The Electric Juggernaut: The Fat-Tricycle Mountain Bike You’ve Always Feared

We hate to admit it but we kind of want a go...

All photos: Rungu

Ever looked at your mountain bike and thought; this could really do with some fatter tyres, a motor, and maybe even a second front wheel?

No? No. Neither have we. But evidently someone has, because for one reason or another, the people over at Rungu have decided to bring this beast of a fat-tyre tricycle into existence (scroll to bottom for video footage).

It’s called ‘The Electric Juggernaut’, and it reminds us of a joke we were once told; that Dr. Frankenstein once entered into a body-building contest, and seriously misunderstood the objective.

See, we imagine the invention of this went something along the same lines as the creation of Frankenstein’s monster. There were probably a load of spare parts lying around and some crazy scientist / bike builder decided it’d be a good idea to throw them all together and see what happened. What happened was that he created the Juggernaut – ‘the first electric, all-purpose utility vehicle for personal use’.

It’s certainly ugly enough to be Frankenstein’s monster, though thankfully it’s not quite as emotionally unstable as Mary Shelley’s creation. That said, being a three-wheeled fat-bike, we do imagine that this thing would be rather insecure if it did have a brain.

Arguably the worst thing about the Juggernaut though? We kind of want of shot. Like… Yes, it’s ridiculous. So, so ridiculous. But can you really look yourself in the mirror and say that you don’t want to see how this bad boy handles on your local mountain bike trails?

After all, Frankenstein’s monster would probably have become a fine young gentleman had anyone given it a bit of love.

The Juggernaut is available with a 2,100W electric motor, rear-mounted, “making it even easier to tackle snow, sand and other terrain,” and letting you go up to 20mph.

The battery lasts up to 30 miles per charge, which will hopefully be enough to let you ride out to somewhere where nobody will recognise you as you tar your hard-earned reputation on something which sounds like it was named after a slighter better than average blender. Have a look at the thing in action below:

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