Recumbent tricycles are a
cure for cycling boredom

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. 


  • Frame: Cr-Mo
  • Steering forks: Cr-Mo
  • Steering link-rod: Aluminum alloy
  • Seat: Aluminum alloy frame with AIR MESH
  • Handle bar: Aluminum Alloy
  • Head parts:1"
  • Brake lever: Alloy
  • Brake: PROMAX Mechanical disc
  • Shifter: SRAM Centera 24 speeds wist or microSHIFT twist type speeds Front derailleur: Shimano Sora or microSHIFT 3X
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Acera or microSHIFT 8X
  • Cassette: SARM PG-850 11-32t
  • Cranks/Chainwheels: Alloy 52/42/30t
  • Chain: KMC Z72
  • Pedal: Alloy, Bearing
  • B.B.: Alloy BB-7420AL
  • Rim: Double wall CNC side walls
  • Hub: Alloy, Bearing
  • Spoke: Sus
  • Tire:Kenda high pressure F/20", R/26"


  • Removable seat and folding mechanism
  • 70mm Drum brakes
  • Sturmey Archer front hub
  • Shimano rear rear hubs
  • Stainless steel 14G spokes
  • 16 x 1-1/2 wheels
  • JetSet Alloy black rims
  • GreenSpeed Scorcher 40-349 tires
  • Prowheel cranks
  • 170mm crank length
  • 52-42-30T chain rings
  • Shimano front derailleur
  • Shimano 11-28T cassette
  • Shimano Altus rear derailleur
  • KMC 8 Speed chain
  • Shimano Ultrgra bar end shifters
  • Black plastic pedals
  • GS Scorcher 40-349 Tires
  • Rear Mudgurd + Flag + Rider weight limit of 265 lbs + Luggage weight limit of 66 lbs

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 assemble 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

Check manufacturer's specifications for rider weight, height, and inseam dimensions.

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