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7 December 2013 - 11:17pm
 

Fun

 

Trikes are fun! Everyone loves them. Everyone can ride them.

This means that you'll be looking forward to your next ride instead of dreading it.

These are not your grandfather's trike, though.... Look closer. These are recumbent: which means you sit back in comfort. No pressure points on your wrists or prostate. No cricking of the neck.

Bottom line: "Fun" means this is a machine you will use well.

Take another look: At first blush, they all look the same... but, upon closer examination (and, this is why we encourage you to come in to see and try them personally), you will see stark differences:

  • How high is the seat?
  • How reclined?
  • Does it fold?
  • What steering mechanism does it use?
  • What wheel configuration does it have?
  • Frame construction?
  • Suspension?
  • What brakes?

There are no right or wrong answers, but there is a right answer for you.

We have every commercially available trike that is worth its salt. We'll help you sift through the options. We'll guide you to likely candidates. We'll listen to your feedback.

At AlphaBENT, we are committed to your happiness. We want you to get the right trike no matter what brand, how much you spend, or what options you want... and we won't upsell you and if you are looking at trikes or options that will have you spending more money than you need to spend, we'll tell you so.

 

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Information

Catrike Eola lead banner image

Catrike announces the Eola, a new recumbent trike model for 2019.

Pinking handlebar mechanism has serrated edges that mate with serrated clamp to remember previous position and angle

"Memory" is designed into handlebars on ICE recumbent trikes with sawtooth edges like those produced with pinking shears.

New Bacchetta B3 seat strikes middle ground between Recurve and Euromesh seat-styles.

Electric-assist and retrofit electric motor company Bionx has gone bankrupt and its assets are being sold off.

Sideview of ICE Full Fat recumbent trike with Rohloff Speedhub drivetrain

This ICE Full Fat off-road recumbent trike with Rohloff 14-speed Speedhub and full packing rack system and will be used for exploring and hunting off-road in the Sierras.

JCS on his Catrike 700

Researchers in Britain studying elderly endurance cyclists have discovered profound benefits to cycling at an older age.

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Classifieds

Terratrike

Virtually new, ridden less than 15 miles. 24 speed, tadpole style recumbent trike. Includes flag, mirrors, combo light and mounts, seat bag, chain guard, speed and distance computer, water bottle cage, rear rack, trunk pack bag, bike pump, safety bell, and cover. Bike has knee saver adapters installed on cranks. These can be removed. Very little wear due to knee and back injuries. Trunk pack bags are not in the photos but include a main bag that sets on top of the rear rack and panniers on both sides that fold and zip closed when not in use.

Original cost $3000 + $55 cover.

Catrike

This new hyper-yellow Catrike 700 is one of last 700's produced in this color.

The eye-catching color is best described as a dayglo or tennis-ball color and it contrasts well with the black highlights of the rest of the trike.