Searching for an e-trike for a short person

IronDadinAustin

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USA
City
Austin
Hi Everyone! Anyone bought the Addmotor M 340?
We are looking for an e-trike for my 11-year old daughter. She has CMT so diminished leg strength and balance issues. She rides a Mobo Triton now which is a small recumbent but can't make it up hills with her friends. She desperately wants to ride to school and swim practice in the neighborhood so we are looking at e-trikes for balance. She is 11 years old and 4'7". The Addmotors and most other etrikes list 5'2" as a minimum height. Unfortunately, there is no dealer or place where she can try the bike first here in Austin. The 340 has a small wooden platform which would help her step up onto the pedals. She COULD ride it like a moped until she gets taller. As she is getting into her "tween" years I also thought the Addmotor had a bit of "cool" factor since it is fat-tired. Note: She is also extremely cautious so speed and tipping over since this is a trike probably wouldn't be as big of an issue. I am worried about an electric recumbent thinking her feet my slide off the pedals and get caught under the bike she most electric recumbents are still too bike for her. She also likes the look of the 340. Our local recumbent store is great and is willing to try to fit her and add a conversion kit to a non e-bike but I have concerns about conversion kits.

1. Love to hear your experience with Addmotor 340 or any other Addmotor trike.
2. Any advice on sizing? Or any other options I am not aware of?

Thanks for your help.
 

J.R.

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Region
USA
Liberty trike will fit.


They support kids with SMA so I think it would work for someone with CMT.


Not sure about the cool factor though. They do sell other trikes.


Best of luck!
 

J.R.

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Region
USA
Oh and one of the best things is they are a company located in Philadelphia. An actual business, not just a warehouse location. The company started out as ebikekit.com many years ago. I've known people that have purchased from them with excellent customer service. Addmotor has a sketchy history in that regard (see their sub-forum here on EBR).
 

IronDadinAustin

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Region
USA
City
Austin
just curious, does she prefer recumbent or upright?
She has only ridden the mobo which is a recumbent. She hasn't tried a full-sized trike since she was a toddler. Personally, I like the recumbents for balance, speed, and center of gravity.
 

Timpo

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She has only ridden the mobo which is a recumbent. She hasn't tried a full-sized trike since she was a toddler. Personally, I like the recumbents for balance, speed, and center of gravity.
This one?

It says you need to measure your X Seam
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