Electric Bikes and Trikes on Sale (Up to 25-35% Off). Adult trike ebike

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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.

Size Guide

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 Bikes and Trikes on Sale (Up to 25-35% Off)

Why pedal all the time? Adding an electric motor to your adult tricycle not only will save you some energy but, because it doesn’t use gasoline, an electric trike motor is environmentally friendly, too!

Although many of our adult tricycles have an electric kit available for them that can be added as an option, ONLY the trikes that have an electric kit option are listed in this section.

Check out the tricycles that we offer an electric motor add-on for, below, and be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page where we provide more information on the benefits of adding an electric motor to your adult trike.

Worksman Side-by-Side Team Dual 3-Speed Recumbent Trike

Worksman Side-by-Side Team Dual 1-Speed Recumbent Trike

Trailmate 24 Desoto Classic Adult Tricycle

Trailmate 26 Desoto Classic Adult Tricycle

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Save Energy, Protect the Environment. Add an Electric Motor to Your Adult Tricycle!

Whether you are using your tricycle to run errands or you are using it to commute to and from work, sometimes you simply can’t pedal anymore. You get tired over long distances or a hill is just too tough to climb.

Never run into that problem again! Adding an electric motor to your adult tricycle allows you to pedal when you want to and switch to an electric powered bike whenever you don’t want to pedal.

When you reach your destination, you will not have to lug your adult tricycle inside to recharge it. The Lithium Ion cell battery can be easily removed and recharged. Then, just pop it back into the frame when you are ready to go again!

Sure, there are gas engines available for bicycles that could be easily used for adult trikes. But, is that what you really want? If so, why not just drive your car? An electric trike motor is clean burning and better for the environment so you can rest assured (literally) that when you need a break from pedaling, the motor your tricycle is using is not doing harm to the environment.

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How to Select An E-Bike Kit for Trikes

If you own a trike and have been contemplating switching from manual pedal power to the new age of personal electric vehicles (PEVs), this article is for you. (Also, check out the video at the end of this post.) The steps below outline how to select an e-bike kit for trikes to gain electric pedal power. Often the plunge into the world of electric bikes is quite daunting. Though not a new market, the market segment has exploded in the past two years in the United States. This has generated tons of kit options and combinations to retrofit your current ride into the PEV you desire. The price for these kits varies from 350-1200 and is predominantly affected by the type and quality of battery as well as the type of motor chosen.

The Trike

There are quite a few models of tricycles (trikes) on the market. The model trike above is a common economical and versatile option available in several variants from online retailers including Amazon for around 300-400.

For this conversion we don’t want to exceed 1000 in total costs, including the original cost of the trike.

The key component for conversion is understanding your trike in relation to the kits available.

Wheel size is the most important. The motors are programmed specifically to the diameter of the whole wheel, tire included. It’s important to know what the full diameter of the wheel and tire combination is. The wheel size for this trike is 26” which is the diameter of the wheel from tire tread to tire tread across the middle of the wheel.


The brakes are a vital factor for consideration. Disc brakes are optimal for e-bike conversions due to the increase in stresses to the trike wheel, brakes, and frame. The trike discussed in this post has v-brakes on the front wheel and Band brakes for the rear wheels. This style of brakes puts the kit selection into another specific group. Therefore, it’s important for the PEV to have enough stopping power. 36V motors would keep the trike near the limits of braking capability. Simply put, don’t get a motor more powerful than the rider’s perceived pedaling power. Get a motor that simulates the rider’s power for a sustained period of time.

Brake Handles

The structure of the brake handles on the trike is important. Some kits come with Hall sensors that are attached to the existing brake handles when installing the e-bike kit. These sensors detect when the brake handle is pulled and cuts off the motor. However, another kit may include full replacement of the handles with built-in sensors. Either way it is important to understand your options and whether or not the sensors will work with your brake handles or whether the replacement handles with built-in components are picked.

Handlebar Real Estate

Though not an integral decision point for all e-bike conversions, it’s important to understand what is on your handlebars. The accessory space is needed and is required to add components like a display and throttle new or different. This trike has a twisting Shimano Revoshift Shifter for the rear derailleur. They can be purchased at multiple online retailers like Amazon.

Battery and Controller Placement

Take inventory of potential places to store your controller, motor (if mid drive) and battery. This trike is a bad candidate for a mid-drive motor. The addition of the motor would drastically reduce ground clearance below the bottom bracket. There is plenty of storage in the rear basket area of the bike and beneath the basket but occupying good usable space is not ideal. The installation should not overburden the available usable space or structural integrity of the trike.

The Kit

The trike used in our review of how to select an e-bike kit for trikes will be an introduction for the user into the PEV arena. It doesn’t need to beat any speed records and won’t be going any further than 20 miles at most. The location, Florida, is flat. So, the stress of extreme vertical inclines is minimal to non-existent. Remembering that our total budget is less than 1000 including the trike, a 36V Electric Bicycle 26″ Front Wheel Conversion Kit was chosen. The battery is small and stored in the wheel/motor/hub itself eliminating the need for space. Average travel distance for this kit is approximately 12 miles with an unassisted top speed of 15 mph. The necessary installation position, or angle of the battery side of the wheel might require the removal of the fender mount location for the fender. This will require a modification to the fender mounts if the fender is desired after the installation.

Lectric XP Trike first ride: Testing the low-cost electric trike made for everyone

Lectric eBikes is know for two things – making affordable e-bikes and making a lot of them. The company’s main goal has been to look at the e-bike market, figure out what people want, and find a way to make it more affordable. They’v’e done it time and again with their other e-bikes and that’s exactly what they’ve done this time with the new Lectric XP Trike.

The company invited me out to see the new e-trike at their headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. There I had the chance to hop aboard and get a sense of just what this 1,499 electric trike can do.

And the answer, it turns out, is a lot. It can haul. It can climb. It can fold. It’s a three-wheeled Swiss Army knife with a ridiculous amount of torque and seating for one.

I only spent a single day with the capable little trike, and so this isn’t a full review… yet. That’s still to come. But even with only a few hours in the saddle, I can already tell you that this is absolutely going to be a major hit… if they can keep it in stock.

Check out how the Lectric XP Trike performed in my first ride video below. Then keep reading for the nitty gritty details.

Lectric XP First Ride video

The Lectric XP Trike has a 500W motor that puts out 1,092 peak watts of power. It’s mounted in a mid-drive setup as the trike’s jackshaft, giving it the ability to power both of the rear wheels via an open differential axle.

It draws power from a 48V 14Ah battery with 672 Wh of capacity, which is enough for 60 miles (96 km) of range in the lowest power mode on pedal assist. But honestly, even on throttle at the trike’s top speed of 14 mph (22 km/h), you’ll probably still get a solid 30-40 miles (48-64 km).

The bike rolls on 20″ x 2.6″ tires, has a single speed drivetrain, and rocks hydraulic disc brakes on 180 mm discs. The brake levers each have a parking brake, which I’ve never seen before on hydraulic brakes.

The 69.5 lb (31.5 kg) e-bike folds to fit in tight spaces, and that folding trick allows it to arrive in fully-assembled form. You don’t have to bolt anything together, you just unfold it and ride. That’s going to be a major benefit for many riders, especially older ones that don’t want to be bent over a box lifting a 70 pound bike around.

Speaking of weight, it’s actually relatively lightweight for an electric trike. And the low step-through size makes it great for shorter riders down to 4’10” (147 cm). It’s apparently good for taller riders also, with a rating for folks up to 6’4″ (193 cm). I’m squarely in the middle of that range, so I can’t personally speak to the extremes, but it felt great to me in terms of sizing.

It can also fit a wide range of rider weights thanks to its maximum capacity of 330 lb (150 kg). In addition to the rider payload, the rear rack can carry 75 lb (34 kg), while the front basket can carry 35 lb (16 kg).

And as part of the launch, Lectric is including the cargo package consisting of the front and rear basket for free! Getting an entire trike plus the cargo package for just 1,499 is a hell of a deal.

So how does it ride?

Here’s the crazy part: Despite being nice and gentle when you keep it in the lower power modes, there’s some significant torque in the higher power modes that is great for hill climbing.

The Lectric team took me to a hill that looked like a small mountain, and I was able to ride the Lectric XP Trike right up the side of it. We even put a few dozen pounds of steel weight in the rear basket to give me a sense of what it’d be like if I was a heavier rider. The trike didn’t care – it just kept climbing like a machine.

Coming back down the side of the mountain helped me appreciate those hydraulic disc brakes, especially when I remembered how much steel weight I had in the back.

Moving to a park next, I did a combination of paved trail and off-road grass riding. The trike performed well at both. Tight donuts are even possible, though you have to be careful about going too tight. I could get the outer wheel to lift up in tight turns if I really tried, but it was something I had to make an effort to achieve. I never felt like I would tip in a normal turn.

Is it as stable as the RadTrike? Not quite. That one feels like the king of stable trikes to me. And the Lectric XP Trike is a tad narrower in the back and has a bit higher center of gravity with taller wheels and a higher cargo rack in back. But it still feels plenty stable, and I’d be comfortable putting my parents on it – if that puts things into perspective.

While there’s no suspension on the trike, you’re never really going fast enough to feel like it’s critical. Suspension is more important to me at higher speeds where I hit obstacles with more force and where I have less time to avoid them. At a maximum speed of 14 mph, you see things coming up in slow motion and can easily wiggle around them.

As you can see in the video above, I even took the Lectric XP Trike over some seriously rugged terrain in a washed out dry riverbed. I was truly surprised how well it handled such rough off-road conditions.

That being said, the three wheels takes some getting used to when avoiding obstacles. You have to learn how to put the pot holes or rocks between two of the three wheels or take a wide berth around them.

It’s something that new trike riders will take a few days to get used to, but quickly becomes second nature.

Top comment by tanker

I think this Lectric Trike is an industry disruptor; at 1499, no other manufacturer is offering so many features on an e-trike. Either other manufacturers will lower the of their trikes, or Lectric is going to raise the price of its trikes soon after the first production run sells out.

FWD trikes are simply not able to compete with the performance of RWD trikes.

Rear differential mass centralization of putting the motor battery in the middles of all three wheels is key to stability of a trike.

At its price, can probably resell it quick if the performance is not what’s expected.

I’m tempted to buy two of them just to have one trike per in-law so they won’t fight to ride.

Yes, tadpole recumbent trikes may be faster, more stable in corners, but not many elders have the flexibility to bend down near ground level and hoist themselves onto the low seating of a recumbent.

Getting off a recumbent after a good ride? good luck with those tired legs/knees.

It may not seem difficult for those who have the flexibility strength to get in out of a low seating recumbent, but for older folks that might as well be getting in out of a DeLorean.

Lectric has done their homework with this trike; I hope they keep the price low and sell a ton of these trikes.

At just 1,499, this is a smoking hot deal, and it follows Lectric’s playbook of bringing popular e-bikes at affordable to the masses.

How long will the bike last? I have no idea. I only spent a day with it.

But the trike felt solid so far, and I also saw a room full of customer service representatives sitting in Lectric’s Phoenix headquarters waiting to help anyone should they have an issue in the future, which gives me good confidence on the customer support side.

For the thousands of people aging into electric trike territory every day, I’m excited to see options like this hitting the market. And once I get even more time on the XP Trike than just a fun day in the sun, I’m sure I’ll like it even more.

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Rad Power Bikes launches RadTrike, first major e-bike maker with affordable 3-wheeler

Seattle-based electric bicycle manufacturer Rad Power Bikes has just unveiled its latest model, the RadTrike. Expanding upon Rad’s extensive line of diverse two-wheeled electric bicycles, the RadTrike offers a new three-wheeler option designed to open the door to a wider range of riders.

How much does the RadTrike cost?

Priced at 2,499, the RadTrike might not sound very budget-level when compared against the company’s other bikes starting at nearly half that price.

But compared to most electric trikes, it’s a deal.

I was recently riding a 3,100 electric trike, and my sister’s electric trike that she uses to tote around her kids costs an even pricier 3,800. Don’t even get me started on the fancier options that can easily range from 5K–8K.

But not only is the new RadTrike perhaps the most affordable electric trike available from a major manufacturer, but it’s also finally offering what it says is “the single most requested model in Rad’s history.”

Rad Power Bikes has long been a favorite among returning riders – those that enjoyed riding bicycles decades ago but have since given it up due to the exertion required.

Electric bicycles make it easier to ride thanks to an assist motor that lets riders use less pedaling effort (or no pedaling effort if they elect to use the hand throttle).

But for riders who lack not just the strength to pedal by themselves but also the balance required by a two-wheeled bike, electric trikes can be the perfect solution.

That was a big part of the inspiration behind the RadTrike, as Rad Power Bikes senior product manager Sarah Bruce Courtney explained:

To some, two wheels is daunting and prohibitive. That’s why we created RadTrike. It was engineered specifically for comfort and stability but designed for fun and adventure. It was thoughtfully crafted so those who simply haven’t ridden a bike in a while, struggle with balance, or face mobility challenges can ride Rad with friends and family. Now, these individuals can ride to the grocery store, cruise around their neighborhood, or pursue new outdoor activities.

Who is it for?

But the RadTrike isn’t just for older riders or those with mobility issues. As Mike Radenbaugh explained on a call with Electrek, he envisions the three-wheeler being used in a number of roles ranging from leisure to utility.

And with the ability to load up baskets on the front and back of the trike with heavy cargo (and not having to balance that tippy load on just two wheels), e-trikes have the added benefit of serving as ultra-stable cargo platforms.

The RadTrike is designed with that stability in mind. When looking at early pictures of the bike, I commented to Mike that it seemed to be wider in the rear than other e-trikes I’ve seen. He explained that they designed it to be as wide as possibility for stability while still fitting through a standard exterior door.

The 18″ wheels also offer a compromise between the compactness of 16″ wheels and the better ride quality of larger 20″ wheels.

Speaking of compactness, the RadTrike is designed to fold. That makes it easier to store in a tight space or transport in a vehicle. It can fold in half like a typical folding e-bike, but if riders only need to get it into the back of a minivan or SUV, then the handlebars can be folded down to lower the height of the bike during transport.

RadTrike design features

Other familiar e-bike parts that we’ve seen on other Rad bikes are the five levels of pedal assist as well as throttle control. Though on the RadTrike, pedal-assist level 1 is designed to be extra slow and match an average walking pace. That allows someone riding a RadTrike to pedal along while still keeping pace with their walking partner.

The single-speed setup is optimized for a more typical trike speed or around 8-12 mph (13-20 km/h), though the bike can reach a top speed of 14 mph (22.5 km/h). That might sound slow compared to the rest of Rad’s 20 mph (32 km/h) e-bikes, but trust me when I tell you that everything feels faster on a trike. In fact, everything feels tippier too, which is why the speed is lower. Slowing down for turns is an important part of riding a trike to ensure that all the wheels stay firmly planted on the ground. The extra wide design of the RadTrike combined with the smaller wheel size create a lower center of gravity that helps increase its stability, but that still doesn’t mean anyone should try to turn this thing at 20 mph.

Some other unique parts on the RadTrike are a reverse feature, a 750W front wheel motor, a parking brake (since the lack of a kickstand means it could theoretically roll away if parked on a hill) as well as a coaster brake in the rear. An updated design is implemented for the 48V 10.4Ah battery pack, including a more precise 10-segment state-of-charge readout on the battery case.

There’s no suspension on the bike, but it’s also designed for smoother paths. This certainly isn’t an off-roading trike with fat tires — it’s a bike lane trike. Plus the steel frame has more flex than rigid aluminum frames, which should add a bit more absorption on bumps.

The removable battery is said to offer a range of 20-35 miles (32-56 km), and the comfy seat with backrest should make those miles quite pleasurable as well.

With a payload capacity of 415 pounds (188 kg), the RadTrike can fit both larger riders and a pile of cargo. It is also compatible with a large amount of Rad’s existing accessory line, including many of the cargo basket accessories, so riders will be able to haul around groceries and gear right from the start.

They won’t have to wait long either, as the RadTrike is already available to order for 2,499 with inventory ready to ship out in mid-January. Those wanting to take a test ride can find the RadTrike in stock at Rad’s flagship stores in Seattle; Brooklyn, NY; Huntington Beach, CA; Salt Lake City; and soon in St. Petersburg, FL.

Electrek’s Take

Yes, sign me up! I know it might sound strange but I actually love electric trikes. I see them as the pickup trucks or the SUVs of the e-bike world (without the egregious waste of resources of those actual vehicles).

They take bicycle parts and combine them into something that can comfortably haul around so much more.

Top comment by Paulywood

I think that 15 mph is plenty fast for a trike. I also would like to mention that having a parking brake is a must and I’m glad that they included it. I really think that a enclosed Basket in the back with a locking lid would make a lot more sense than what I’ve seen on here. The fact that it Folds in half and also that the handlebars fold down is awesome. I would like to see them make it so that you could stand it up on the back wheels as well and save even more room in your garage. The fact that it’s a front hub motor seems kind of primitive. Right now I consider a really high value trike The Buzz tricycle. It has a lot of features for the price. Mine got delivered for a thousand less than this bike I’m very happy with it.

Rad is being very careful to shy away from calling the RadTrike a kid-carrying vehicle, which I understand from the liability side. But at the same time, that’s going to be a HUGE feature for something like this. Where I live in Tel Aviv, it’s common to see parents riding an e-trike for school drop-off with two or three kids on a bench on back. I’ve even seen four kids with a dad on an e-trike (the smallest child was on a front-mounted child seat). Around here e-trikes are just treated as an obvious choice for a second vehicle. If one parent is already out with the family car, then the other parent can do after-school pickup on the trike.

Obviously you have to ride extra safely when you have kids on board, but in that sense the RadTrike could be a huge opportunity to legitimately replace a second family car with an e-bike (err, e-trike).

And of course when you factor in all that cargo space for grocery runs and other gear-intensive trips, this thing is a no-brainer.

So while it’s definitely going to be a nice option for the elderly and balance-impaired, don’t count it out as a totally normal e-bike for those that just want a bigger pedal vehicle for carrying more stuff. Like I said, the RadTrike is the SUV of the e-bike world.

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