7 Adult Trikes, From Tame To Game For Anything
How about a trike ride? An adult trike ride. Trikes provide a more relaxing ride than bikes, and if you get a recumbent trike, it's less stressful on your joints and your back than a bike. Either way, the trike's the trip right now.
Of course, like bicycles, trikes are available in all price ranges. Here are a wide range of trike styles with price ranges from about $250 to $5000 for you to peruse.
Remember your first bike? Mine just happened to be a Schwinn, so this one really hit me in the memory. Happy to see, though, that instead of training wheels, this one has two nice big balancing wheels in the rear. And guys, there's no bar on the trikes, so you don't have to worry about hitting yourself on it. In blue and black cherry (yum). You can find this bike on Amazon here.
3. Triton Pro Cruiser Recumbent Trike
Here's a recumbent trike that is just made for exercise and fun. Made for adults, the trike accommodates persons up to 6"3" and 250 pounds. The Triton Pro Cruiser boasts a unique steering system, safety, and low maintenance. Also available in other colors.
The Mobo Triton Pro is a popular and afforable recumbent trike designed of the casual rider looking for fun way to do some leisurely neighborhood cruising . It has sporty low, rugged chassis with a dual-joystick steering system and free-wheel mechanism for easy maneuverability. It is designed with an ergonomic recumbent seat to minimzie pressure on your back. If you use the bike on relatively flat roads for gentle riding, you should be happy with this trike. It gets rave reviews and can be purchased here on Amazon.
This trike is an very comfortable and stable 8 speed designed to fit the needs of almost anyone looking for a high quality easy to ride trike. With 8 speeds, it offers many of the benefits of a bicycle but the stability of an additional wheel on the road. The Rover has been designed with a higher seat than a traditional recumbent trike, making it easier to get on and off the vehicle as well as be safer by offering higher visibiility. It can easily be converted to a tandem trike as well. You can look at the excellent reviews and purchase this on Amazon here.
Be inseparable! This lovely Tandem allows one or both of you to pedal, so if you get tired, there's always him. The frame separates into two pieces for transport.
Just For Eye Candy: TerraTrike Edge Recumbent Trike
If price is no object ($5000) and you like to race, the Edge comes as close to a Formula One race car "as you can get in a human powered vehicle." (Update: Unfortunately, this trike is no longer being made but I have left it in this article just to share how cool a trike can be. Another premium trike designed for speed I discovered recently is the Leaux Trike.)
See you on the trike trails! (For recumbent trike vocabulary, check out RBR.)
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Article originally published March 2010. Revised and republished January 2015.