Recumbent tricycles take a completely unique approach to cycling. About the only resemblance to traditional tricycles is they both have three wheels. The laid back riding position, the method of steering and pedaling result in a completely different design and appearance. They definitely are not for everyone but if you are looking for a fast, fun, easy riding cycle they may be just what the doctor ordered.
These clever designs enable more efficient pedaling as well as a wide seat with a seat-back that is super comfortable and easy on the rider's body. The low center of gravity cuts way down on wind resistance.
The steering mechanism on some designs use standard handle bars but many recumbent tricycles use grips on both sides of the seat. This takes some getting used to but actually lets the rider steer with their arms in a more relaxed position.
The turning radius is longer than a more standard trike but vary rarely is an issue. Some older riders may have a problem mounting and dismounting if they have stiffness or joint problems.
Here are a few of the available styles of recumbent tricycles
Here is are the features and specs on two popular models. To see more styles of recumbent tricycles go here.
Please note, that Bikemania requires recumbent tricycles to be shipped
to the bike shop of your choice to have a professional complete the
assembly. AND they will refund you UP TO $100 to have the bike shop
it for you.
Then just fax a copy of your assembly receipt to them and write your order number on it.
Please make sure to per-arrange with the bike shop so they know its coming