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Wolfe Competition (Wolfe Designs)

Wolfe Competition Buggy

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Wolfe Design
Competition
114 x 150 x 40 cm
104 x 65 x 10
14 kg
Standard fork, Spring-back back-rest. Travel cover

The Wolfe Design, designed and manaufactured in France, is a descendant of the G-Force and represents an improvement. Thisi s a top-of-the-range machine in terms of both design and materials. It is made entirely from navy blue 316S stainless steel. The Wolfe can be divided into 2 sections.

1. A 38mm diameter rear axle to which the 2 wheels are attached. The chassis is welded to the axle. The seat is made from webbing. The bearing are protected by caps. The front section is a large-diameter tube which attaches to the chassis with 2 screws and can be adjusted for length. The fork housing is at the other end. The fork can be dismantled in seconds using a milled screw. It also has a ride adjustment.

2. The fork, front wheel and 2 pegs. The pegs are welded directly on to the fork, making them much sturdier. Ground clearance: 19 cm.

SUITABILITY FOR FREESTYLE
The Wolfe can perform all types of figures (2 wheels, 360 turns, reverse, etc.) However, these figures are harder to get into than on other buggies. The pegs are located a little too low (either that, or they are too long) and sometimse scrape the ground.

GROUND HUGGING CAPABILITY
Very good. The very slight cambering due to the metal becoming deformed after welding enhances its grip on the sand.When the Wolfe starts to skid, slight pressure on the pegs are enough to bring it back into line.

COMFORT
The Wolfe's broad and comfortable seat makes it suitable  for drivers of all sizes. A back-rest can be added very easily (the manufacturer offers one as an option: the Spring-Back) and we strongly recommend this. The webbing on the seat is stretched very tight, which may make the seat slippery. There is no protection from flying sand and pebbles. A skirt is essential.

KP's VERDICT
This buggy is presented as a top of the range machine, a cliam justified by the materials employed and its impeccable finish (quality of welds, attention to detail). The Wolfe's chassis is extremely rigid. The tubes used are oversized in order to be able to handle the various conditions the buggy may encounter. The Wolfe had some problems at first (weak welds), but the designer has now solved them all. It's capabilities on the ground make it the leader of tubular type machines. Just as good at freestyle as long distance, this buggy is a very good choice. Pity it's price makes it prohibitive. After-sales service is excellent, with parts available in the shortest lead times.

For Against
Sturdiness
structural rigidity
versatility
can be dismantled fully
looks
price

 

Kite Passion Magazine

Buggy Review taken from
Kite Passion Magazine March/April 97

 

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