Low rider electric trike
You may have noticed that the shipping date for some models is currently listed as several months away.
While we understand that this is a long time to wait, we wanted to make sure that these bikes were available to purchase for any rider who had their heart set on a preferred model and wanted to secure theirs well in advance.
The dates listed are as accurate as possible, but please note that the entire manufacturing world is in the middle of a global supply chain challenge. As a result, there are some variables that are out of our control (like container shortages, port delays, and the Suez Canal incident).
We know how excited you are to get your new ebike and we are continually scaling up our operations to get it to you as soon as possible.
RadTrike Electric Tricycle Assembly
Our riders say that this model is easy to assemble, however if you want help, our ebike assembly service will have you ready-to-ride.
What to Measure
Your “bike inseam”.- or inside leg length.- is the distance between your body where it sits on your bike saddle and the ground. This will typically be an inch or two longer than the length of your trousers, but you’ll want to measure to be sure. You’ll use this number on the chart to get a feel for how the different models will fit you.
How to Measure
Wearing your regular riding shoes and with your back to the wall, stand with your feet spread so there is about 7 inches between them. this is about the distance apart your feet would be when straddling a bike with your feet on
Place a hardcover book against the wall with the spine of the book facing upward. Slide the book upwards towards your groin until it is solidly against your body. This may be a bit awkward, but is way more comfortable.- and safer!- than trying to ride a bike that is too big.
If you have a buddy helping you, get them to measure from the floor to the top of the book spine while you hold the book in place. If you’re going it alone, carefully hold the book in place and measure from the ground to the top of the book spine.
Electric recumbent trikes allow you to enjoy longer rides and extend your workout time. It takes less effort than riding a normal bike so you can go further faster and can conquer rough terrain, hills, and distances for the ultimate recumbent trike experience.
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About Electric Assist on Recumbent Trikes
If you want to enjoy the experience of a recumbent trike but you have issues when it comes to keeping it going with your own leg power, electric assist may be precisely what you need. With an electric recumbent trike, you can enjoy longer rides and lengthen your workout times with a little boost from an electric motor. With electric assist, you can still enjoy all the benefits that a recumbent trike has to offer, but you don’t have to miss out on conquering rough terrain, hills, or longer distances because you can get a boost when you need it.
As the name suggests, electric assist helps you out when you need a little extra power, but it doesn’t use the electric motor all the time. You still have to use your own muscles and can still get a great workout. If you’re getting older and haven’t been able to ride in the same areas you did before, or you’re having trouble keeping up to your group, an electric recumbent trike is a great solution. Electric assist lets you exert yourself as much as you’d like while making it easier to travel the routes and trails you choose. There’s less stress on your body with an electric recumbent trike because you get to choose when to push harder and when to ease off and let the electric motor take over.
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Review of Pedego Trike Electric Tricycle
Pedaling outside is not reserved only for fit young people and athletes with powerful legs and perfect balance. With an electric tricycle for adults like Pedego Trike, anyone can enjoy a spin around the town and get a good exercise.
This tricycle puts you in a comfortable upright riding position, and its low-step frame lets you get on and off with ease. Thus, it is very accessible.
- Powered by a 250W geared front hub motor with 30Nm of torque.
- The 396Wh (36V 11Ah) battery can take you up to 33 miles on 10 cents worth of electricity.
- Disc brakes front and back ensure the best possible braking performance.
- A 3-speed internal gear hub lets you shift at standstill.
- Comes with a spacious storage container that can carry all of your necessities.
Pedego Trike is a versatile three-wheeled machine that can help elderly people or riders with injuries reclaim their freedom. However, it can also be used by everyone else as a cargo hauler or just to have some fun.
Is it worth the money? Let us find out.
- MSRP: 2,995
- Class: Class 2
- Motor: 250W brushless geared hub, 30Nm
- Battery: 396Wh (36V 11Ah) with Panasonic cells
- Range: 25 to 30 miles (estimated)
- Read more on Pedegoelectricbikes.com
Pedego Trike is built around a low-step aluminum frame with a high tensile steel fork. The frame has a forward pedaling position, which puts the rider closer to the ground while giving them full leg extension. This provides more stability, and it makes it easier to hop on and off the saddle.
The frame is pretty bulky and strong, though the company does not disclose what the maximum carrying capacity is. All we know is that they say ‘most’ of their bikes have a 250 lb. weight capacity, but that there are examples of heavier people riding without any issues.
The geometry puts the rider in a relaxed upright position, while the wide saddle with a padded backrest provides extra support.
Pedego Trike is heavy, but not extremely so. The total weight of this tricycle is around 80 lbs, with the battery included. That’s not bad at all, considering the size. There are even some electric bicycles that weigh the same.
Pedego Trike Motor and Battery
Pedego Trike is a Class 2 electric tricycle, which means it offers both pedal-assist and throttle functions.
The company chose to equip it with a 250W geared hub motor, placed inside the front hub. Due to the unique frame design, there was no room for the motor on the rear axle. With 30Nm of torque, this motor performs decently, but there is an occasional wheel spin when you use the throttle too hard. The reason is that most of the weight sits over the two rear wheels.
Pedego Trike’s battery capacity is not impressive, but the low maximum speed means that you can still get a manageable range out of it.
Pedego Trike is powered by a 396Wh removable battery that’s neatly integrated into the frame. capacity would certainly be nice, but a 30-mile range you get from it is far from negligible. Depending on how often and how far you ride, you’ll probably charge it once or twice a week. The battery comes with a lock and a battery charge indicator, so you can track how much farther you can go.
An important thing to point out is that Trike’s maximum speed is limited to 7 mph in throttle mode and 11 mph in pedal-assist mode. Tricycles are very stable when riding in a straight line, but they can flip over when cornering too fast. That’s why Pedego limited the top speed for safety reasons.
Pedego did a really good job when it comes to the components they chose to include on the Trike model.
Firstly, this tricycle has mechanical disc brakes on both front and rear wheels. That’s a big plus as it’s not very common; many similar trikes have rim brakes on the front wheel. This setup gives Trike great braking performance, especially when riding downhill with a heavy load.
Both brakes on Pedego Trike can also function as parking brakes, which will help you get on and off the saddle and load and unload the rear bucket.
Next, Pedego Trike drives with a 3-speed internal gear hub that requires no extra maintenance. It shifts smoothly, and the three gears provide enough range to pedal with ease on flats, downhills, and moderate climbs. Best of all, you can shift gears while standing still, so you can start pedaling from a full stop without stomping the pedals.
What’s also important to point out is that this trike rolls on 20″ wheels with Schwalbe Big Ben 2.15″ tires. They feature puncture protection and a slime inner tube sealant, so you don’t have to worry about flats.
Spacious Storage Container
Pedego Trike includes a massive, custom-built storage container mounted atop the rear wheels that can carry all of your necessities. It’s made of lightweight, but durable plastic, textured with an “orange peel” tread that masks any scratches.
The dimensions of the container are 20” W x 13” L; Overall Width: 30”. Pedego also included drainage holes on the bottom, so you can easily wash it and keep it clean.
The container is pretty large, so you can easily fit all of your weekly groceries inside or a large backpack with all of your necessities.
The good news is that the basket has a regular shape, so most of the space can be used. The bad news is that the container’s shell protrudes too far, so you can scrape your heels on it, especially if you have large feet. If this happens, I recommend just cutting off the part that protrudes since it’s there just for style, not for function.
Pedego Trike Assembly
Depending on where you buy it, you may receive your Pedego Trike fully or partially assembled. If you buy from one of Pedego’s local dealers, they will assemble the trike for you, adjust and tune all the components, and make it ready and safe to ride.
However, if you buy Pedego Trike on the company’s official website, you’ll receive it in a box, partially assembled. But don’t worry, you’ll receive all the tools necessary for assembly and detailed instructions on how to do the last few steps.
Pedego Trike is easy to assemble. It takes about 30 minutes or less, with just a few tools that come in the box, with the trike.
All you need to do is attach the stem to the frame using the 6mm Allen key and align the handlebar. Next, attach the pedals using the 15mm wrench, making sure to pay attention to the left and right size denomination. Finally, insert the battery in place, and lock it with the provided key.
After you check that everything else is in place and tightened up, you can take your Pedego Trike for its first real ride!
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Do you have some burning questions? You’re likely to find the answers below.
Is Pedego Trike safer than a bicycle?
Thanks to its three-wheel design, Pedego Trike feels very stable to ride. It’s easier to maintain balance and get on and off a Pedego Trike than a bicycle. However, keep in mind that tricycles are not very stable when cornering; if you go too fast, you might tip over.
How fast can Pedego Trike go?
Pedego Trike has a 7 mph maximum throttle speed and an 11 mph maximum pedal-assist speed. This is lower compared to most electric bicycles, but Pedego lowered the maximum speed to make Trike safer in corners.
Is Pedego Trike worth the money?
Yes, Pedego Trike is worth the money. It provides really good value for your investment with excellent components and a practical design. Pedego Trike features a high-quality motor and battery, as well as reliable mechanical components.
Why are Pedego bikes so expensive?
Pedego bikes are more expensive than similar bikes made by competition because they come with a 5-year warranty and a lifetime warranty on the frames. Pedego also offers seamless customer support through their massive dealership network in the US. Their bikes also have great components, made by reputable cycling brands such as Shimano.
Is it hard to ride a 3 wheel bike?
It is very easy to ride a 3-wheel bike. It is much easier to get on and off compared to a traditional bicycle. You also do not need to worry about keeping balance, as tricycles support themselves. Therefore, riding a trike is easier than riding a bike, overall.
Pedego Trike Size Recommendations
Pedego Trike comes with a one-size-fits-all frame. This is a low-step frame with a pedal forward position, so short riders should be able to ride with ease. You can raise the saddle quite a bit, so riders taller than 6 feet can pedal comfortably as well. You can also raise the handlebar using the adjustable stem.
Unfortunately, Pedego does not provide any type of size chart for the Trike model, so we can’t recommend it to you based on your height. It’s advisable to visit a local Pedego dealer and try the Trike if possible, to see whether or not it fits you.
Alternately, you can take a look at the geometry chart below to get a feel for the dimensions of this trike.
The accessories you get with Pedego Trike are definite standouts. This tricycle features a front fender and a cargo bucket that doubles as a rear fender. Therefore, you will be completely protected from water, mud, or grit when it starts raining.
Trike also comes with bright front and rear battery-powered lights that will illuminate your way and make you more visible at night. The headlight is adjustable, so you can raise or lower the beam, improving visibility.
A few other handy accessories include a chainguard, a comfy saddle with a backrest, and adjustable stem, and the storage container that we’ve already talked about above.
Therefore, as you can see, Pedego Trike comes with all the necessary accessories to enjoy riding it in the city or around the block.
Bottom Line: Ride or Pass?
With a 2,995 price tag, Pedego Trike is far from being a budget-friendly buy. Still, once you look at what this electric tricycle offers, you realize you’re not paying through the nose. You’re getting your money’s worth back.
Pedego Trike provides maximum stability and comfort, which makes all the difference. If you’re not riding, getting the exercise, and spending time outside because you don’t feel confident on a traditional bicycle, you will love the freedom that Trike comes with.
Though there is some room for improvement, this trike has great components, an accessible design, good accessories, and a nice paint job.
We recommend it to elderly people, those looking to lose weight, riders with injuries or disabilities, or anyone else who fancies a relaxed three-wheeled ride!
Review of Rad Power Bikes RadTrike
The three-wheel design is more stable than other electric bikes, and the folding handlebars make the RadTrike perfect for easy transport.
The RadTrike electric bike is all about accessibility. While other e-bikes are heavy and limiting, the RadTrike e-bike is quite the opposite.
Its step-thru frame allows riders with limited mobility to mount its extra-cushioned seat, with the folding handlebars making the RadTrike easy to store and transport.
In this article, we’re going to provide a full Rad Power Bikes RadTrike review. From the specs and frame, to the motor and components, this is what makes the RadTrike special.
The RadTrike electric bike is built with quality specs from tip to bottom. At this price point, each feature is what you would expect. But the accessories and capabilities of the RadTrike set it apart. First, let’s take a closer look at the specs.
- Motor: 750W brushless Rad Power Bikes geared hub motor
- Battery: 480 Wh
- Frame: Chromoly steel
- Fork: rigid steel
- Drivetrain: 42T single-speed crankset
- Brakes: front mechanical disc brake and rear coaster brakes with semi-metallic brake pads
- Tires: Kenda Kontact 18” x 2.25” with K-Shield puncture-resistant liner
- Weight: 82 lb (37 kg); 73.6 lb (33.2 kg) without battery
Sturdy Aluminum Frame
RadTrike electric bike has a super sturdy Chromoly steel frame supported by its three wheels. These combine to give the RadTrike a super stable feeling which is perfect for beginner cyclists.
The RadTrike e-bike has a steel frame that comfortably fits riders from 4’10” to 6’4” tall.
Its low-step frame design is perfect for riders with limited mobility since they can easily step over the bike to mount the saddle.
Rad Power Bikes has a complete sizing chart on its website, which includes inseam measurements and more for the RadTrike. This bike comes in one frame size. We recommend taking a closer look at the bike’s sizing chart since the step-thru frame has quite a unique shape.
This bike is also built with an extra-cushioned saddle and backrest, which can be adjusted for the perfect and most comfortable riding position.
RadTrike electric bike is designed with a very upright position that is comfortable and confidence-inspiring. Its handlebars also have a fold-down feature that helps you load the RadTrike into smaller spaces or vehicles with lower clearance.
The handlebars are supported by a 50mm stem with a 30 degree tilt, making for a 35mm rise that is upright and comfortable.
Rad Power Bikes RadTrike comes with a great list of components, starting with the 42T crankset and single-speed gearing. C-star 180mm brake rotors on the front wheel provide plenty of stopping power. Plus, the rear wheel is built with a coaster brake for extra stopping power.
Unlike other e-bikes, the RadTrike has a single-speed setup that does away with front and rear derailleurs. The 42T crankset is built with a steel chain ring and is somewhat limiting on hilly terrain. But that’s where the pedal assist and throttle come in.
On this bike, you’re riding on 18” x 2.25” tires, the Kenda Kontact. These tires are exclusive to Rad Power Bikes, and they come with both K-Shield puncture-resistant liner and reflective sidewalls.
Motor and Battery
The motor is positioned on the first wheel, which is a bit unusual and only seen on tricycles and electric bike building kits.
RadTrike e-bike comes with a redesigned 10Ah/450Wh battery that powers a range of up to 55 miles. There are also 10 battery light indicators to help you better track your trips.
Powered by a 750W brushless Rad Power Bikes geared hub motor, the RadTrike e-bike has an estimated range of 20-55 miles per charge. Intelligent pedal assist offers five different levels, plus a low-profile cadence sensor. There is also a half-twist throttle for an extra bit of assistance.
Water-resistant connectors and wiring harness keep the RadTrike’s system safe from the elements. Front and rear LED lights keep you safe and seen, plus the integrated tail light includes a brake light.
As you might expect for a larger e-bike, the RadTrike has a top speed of 14 mph.
The bike comes with five levels of pedal assist and a throttle, which is perfect for all levels of e-bike riders. This makes the RadTrike electric bike a Class 2 e-bike since it has both pedal assist and a throttle.
An often underrated feature of the RadTrike e-bike is its turning and motor capabilities. Specifically, this bike can maneuver safely through curves, fit through most doorways, and go in reverse at the push of a button.
It also features a parking brake, the first time RadBikes included such a feature on one of their electric bikes.
RadTrike electric tricycle comes with an industry-leading weight capacity, topping off at 415 lb. (325 lb. max rider weight). That means you can carry a cooler, luggage, groceries, and more. With its three-wheel design, the RadTrike e-bike is super stable, even with 60 lbs of luggage on board.
With such a large weight capacity, the RadTike’s top speed is limited to 14 mph. But that doesn’t mean you won’t have plenty of assistance from the pedal assist and throttle.
Apart from the technical stuff, there are countless ways to customize your RadTrike
RadTrike e-bike is built for safety and efficiency. Reflective striping is built into the sidewalls of the Kenda tires, while LED headlights and taillights are included with every model.
The folding handlebars are a great feature of the RadTrike e-bike. That means you can transport and store the RadTrike in smaller vehicles or on trains or buses. You can also get it in and out of the house with ease.
There is also a power button with easy on, easy off. This is an underrated feature for beginner e-bike riders who may not know the ins and outs of electronic bike motors.
On the handlebar-mounted display, you can see your battery life, a fuel gauge for your electrons. You can also see your pedal assist level, with the higher numbers corresponding to the more powerful levels of the motor.
Every time you ride the RadTrike, the headlight turns on automatically. But of course, you can switch it off from the easy display.
Lastly, a PAS button allows you to safely use the throttle in reverse in case you get stuck in a tight spot.
Rad Power Bikes RadTrike is the perfect choice for riders getting into e-biking for the first time. Its powerful motor and massive weight capacity make it fit for almost any rider.
The bike features a step-thru frame which is ideal for riders with limited mobility, and folding handlebars which make the bike easy to store and transport.
Overall, the RadTrike is designed for beginner e-bike riders looking for a comfortable ride with a large towing capacity.
You can fit hundreds of pounds on the RadTrike, while also taking advantage of the powerful 750W motor and 55 mile range.
There are countless features that make the RadTrike ideal for beginners or older riders, and the upright position is perfect for those with limited mobility. The RadTrike is truly a reminder that e-biking is for everyone.
About The Author
Zach Nehr is the head of ZNehr Coaching, a freelance writer, and an elite-level rider in road, gravel, cyclocross, and track racing. Zach earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science at Marian University- Indianapolis, and quickly thereafter earned his certification as a USA Cycling Level 3 Coach and TrainingPeaks Coach. He has a passion for writing and has a number of published articles on his website as well as Velonews, Cyclingnews, CyclingTips, TrainingPeaks, Final Surge, and Cyclist UK.
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