I was wondering about a recumbent trike as a way to take the stress of balance out of the bike ride, so I could just enjoy the scenery.
The main thing I don't like about the recumbent trikes is that they are expensive (compared to a regular bike), storing them can be a pain, and that they are so low to the ground which makes visibility an issue. I'm also slower on a trike than a bike by about 2 mph (this is normal).
But they are fun to ride and my biking distance increased because it wasn't limited by how my bum felt.
My main concern right now is weight and size. I have to store this trike somewhere and I need it to fit in the back of my minivan with the middle seats still in. I also need to be able to lift it.
|Terra Trike Rover||Sun Eco tad sx||KMX Tornado||KMX Typhoon||KMX Cobra||Catrike Expedition||Catrike Villager|
|Material||Carbon steel||Hi tensel lightweight steel||TIG welded high carbon steel with aluminum front boom||TIG welded high carbon steel with aluminum front boom||TIG welded high carbon steel with aluminum front boom||7005 hardened aircraft aluminum||7005 hardened aircraft aluminum|
|Comments||fits in my toyota sienna||Will need upgraded tires||16” front tires, same frame as the typhoon||20” tires||not cheap, but aluminum frame and well regarded||not cheap, but aluminum frame and well regarded|