Pedego Trike Review

2017 Pedego Electric Trike Review
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2017 Pedego Trike Plastic Storage Bin Bucket With Drain Holes
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2017 Pedego Trike
2017 Pedego Trike Integrated Spanninga Trendo LED Headlight
2017 Pedego Trike Removable 36 Volt 11 Amp Hour Battery Pack
2017 Pedego Trike Lcd Control Panel Twist Throttle
2017 Pedego Trike Grip Twist Shifter Parking Brake Levers
2017 Pedego Trike 250 Watt Dapu Geared Hub Motor
2017 Pedego Trike Rear Disc Brake Finger Adjustable Avid Bb7
2017 Pedego Trike Mechanical Avid Bb7 Disc Brakes 160 Mm Rotors
2017 Pedego Trike Velo Oversized Comfort Seat With Back Rest
2017 Pedego Trike Plastic Storage Bin Bucket With Drain Holes
2017 Pedego Trike 30 Inch Width Fits Through Doors
2017 Pedego Trike 3 Speed Shimano Nexus Drivetrain Right Wheel Drive
2017 Pedego Trike Manual Charger Pedals Touch Up Paint

Summary

  • A custom designed electric trike with large plastic cargo bin at the back, three-speed internally geared hub can be shifted at standstill and is more durable than a traditional derailleur
  • Two mechanical disc brakes provide good stopping power, max speed limited to 7 mph in throttle mode, up to 11 mph in pedal assist with three power levels to choose from
  • Large LCD display panel is easy to read and navigate, there's a USB charging port at the base of the display and the trike comes with an integrated LED headlight and back light as well as reflective tires for safety
  • Heavier and more difficult to move than a traditional two-wheel ebike but much more stable, I hit my heels on the tub when pedaling at times, no reverse drive mode

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Introduction

Make:

Pedego

Model:

Trike

Price:

$2,995

Body Position:

Upright Relaxed

Suggested Use:

Neighborhood, Urban

Electric Bike Class:

Throttle on Demand (Class 2)
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Warranty:

2 Year Comprehensive, Lifetime Frame

Availability:

United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Europe

Model Year:

2017

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

73.6 lbs (33.38 kg)

Battery Weight:

5.8 lbs (2.63 kg)

Motor Weight:

6.17 lbs (2.79 kg)

Frame Material:

6061 Aluminum Alloy

Frame Sizes:

13 in (33.02 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

13" Seat Tube Length, 29.5" Reach, 13" Stand Over Height, 73" Length, 30" Width

Frame Types:

Step-Thru, Trike (Cantilever Style)

Frame Colors:

Metallic Blue

Frame Fork Details:

Rigid Steel, 10 mm Axle with Nuts

Frame Rear Details:

10 mm Independent Axles with Nuts

Attachment Points:

Bottle Cage Bosses, Welded Rear Rack with Spring Latch

Gearing Details:

3 Speed 1x3 Shimano Nexus Internally Geared Hub, Chain Tensioner

Shifter Details:

microSHIFT inter Grip Twist on Left

Cranks:

Alloy 165 mm Crank Arms, 39 Tooth Chainring with Integrated Torque Sensor

Pedals:

Pedego Branded Wellgo Aluminum Alloy Platform

Headset:

Threadless External Cup Sealed Bearing, 1-1/8"

Stem:

Tool-Free Adjustable Angle, 0° to 80°

Handlebar:

High-Rise, 28" Width

Brake Details:

Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc with 160 mm Rotors, Tool-Free Adjustable Calipers, Tektro Levers with Motor Inhibitors and Parking Brakes

Grips:

Padded Stitched, Black

Saddle:

Velo Oversized Comfort with Back Rest and Rubber Bumpers

Seat Post:

Aluminum Alloy

Seat Post Length:

300 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

28.6 mm

Rims:

Double Wall Aluminum Alloy, Paint Matched, 36 Hole

Spokes:

Stainless Steel, 13 Gauge with Brass Nipple, Silver

Tire Brand:

Schwalbe Big Ben, 20" x 2.15"

Wheel Sizes:

20 in (50.8cm)

Tire Details:

30 to 55 PSI, Performance Line RaceGuard Puncture Protection, LiteSkin Reflective Sidewall Stripe

Tube Details:

Schrader Valve, Pre-Slimed

Accessories:

Paint Matched Steel Chain Guard, Paint Alloy Matched Front Fender, Integrated Plastic Rear Fenders, Plastic Bucket with Drain Holes, Parking Brake Pins on Both Brake Levers, Integrated Spanninga Trendo or Luxo LED Headlight (15 Lux and 40 Lux), Integrated Spanninga Rear LED Light, (Press the Power Button Once When On to Activate Lights), Flick Bell on Right, Optional Rain Fly to Cover Bucket

Other:

Locking Removable Battery Pack, Quick-Connect Modular Throttle and Motor Cables for Easy Repair or Replacement, 1.8 lb 2.5 Amp Charger

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

Dapu

Motor Type:

Front-Mounted Geared Hub
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Motor Nominal Output:

250 watts

Motor Peak Output:

650 watts

Motor Torque:

30 Newton meters

Battery Brand:

Panasonic, 18650

Battery Voltage:

36 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

11 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

396 wh

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium-ion

Charge Time:

4 hours

Estimated Min Range:

25 miles (40 km)

Estimated Max Range:

30 miles (48 km)

Display Type:

Fixed, Monochrome, Backlit LCD

Readouts:

Speed, Assist Level (1-3), Battery Level (5 Bars), Time, Odometer, Trip Meter

Display Accessories:

5 Volt Standard Sized USB Port (Hold Set and + to Activate)

Drive Mode:

Twist Throttle, Torque Sensing Pedal Assist

Top Speed:

11 mph (18 kph) (7 mph Throttle Only)

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Written Review

Pedego introduced their first electric trike in late 2013 and I got to test and review it at a shop called Rocket Electrics in Austin Texas. This was one of the first ebike tricycles I had ever seen and the custom design was inspiring and exciting. Rather than use a sharp rattly steel basket, Pedego had developed a paint-matched plastic bucket of sorts and its polished curved lines looked radically different. More like a side-car on a motorcycle or the rumble seat of an old fashioned car… Three-wheeled bicycles tend to easier to mount and more stable to ride than those with just two wheels. They are well suited to cargo hauling, like groceries or books, but without electric assist their heavier weight and comfort-oriented geometry can make them difficult to pedal. Notice how the cranks on Pedego’s trike are positioned forward and the saddle has a back rest built in. The handle bars are raised up and swept back and there’s a tool-free adjustable stem. It’s a “one size fits all” platform that’s sold exclusively through dealers where you can get fitted and go for a test ride. Of course, the price is a bit higher at nearly $3k but you get a solid warranty and end up with some upgraded components and accessories. For me, the internally geared three-speed hub (that can be shifted at standstill), reflective tires, integrated batteries and disc brakes are stand outs. This is a trike with pedal assist and throttle mode but no reverse (likely to keep the control interface simpler and more intuitive).

Driving the trike is a modest 250 watt internally geared hub motor spoked into the front wheel. The peak output is around 650 watts and it’s made by Dapu which is a higher-end brand with zippier performance. One thing I noticed with their new hub design is that the motor power cable comes down through the axle vs. out the end. This keeps it tucked away, reducing snags and bends that can eventually ruin the motor. Rather than 20 mph or even 15 mph the Pedego Trike is speed limited to 11 mph in pedal assist and 7 mph in throttle mode. Trikes are more stable when mounting and loading but they can get up onto two wheels at higher speed when taking sharp turns. The lower top speed here might be a nod to safety and it probably also improves range. You can hear it operating at full power but overall, I’d say the motor is quiet… complimenting the now quieter plastic tub, front fender and chain cover. For a trike with all of these extras added on, I was also impressed with the 73.6 lb curb weight.

Powering the motor, backlit display and LED lights is a very average sized battery. But again, the lower top speed helps to extend range and LED lights don’t take much juice… The pack offers 396 watt hours (36 volts, 11 amp hours) of capacity and uses high quality Panasonic cells that should last. Unlike the older trike, this battery is easy to reach and remove if you’d like. It’s right there in the frame tubing which helps to bring weight forward on the trike (improving front wheel traction) and locks on securely with a key. Some electric trikes make you leave the key in while riding, like the ignition on a car, but not this one. It would be in the way and vulnerable to being kicked if so. Basically, they did the battery right. You can charge it on-frame using a port on the left side of the frame or take it off and charge it inside. The pack has a folding handle to give you a solid grip (dropping batteries is not good) and there’s even a little LED charge level indicator built in so you know how full it is even if it’s not mounted to the bike.

Operating the new Pedego Trike is very easy… Once the battery is charged and locked in place, just press and hold the power button on the brilliant LCD display for a few seconds. It flickers to life showing battery capacity, speed, assist level and trip stats and it starts in zero. This is a good thing because the twist throttle could get bumped if the trike started in level 1-3 and take off on you. I recommend sitting down on the trike before powering it on, then arrow up one, two or three clicks and begin pedaling. Note that this electric trike uses a fancy torque sensor vs. a cadence sensor. I’m not sure I love the choice because it required more leg power than expected during my test rides. I was consistently in the highest level of assist but still opted to use the twist throttle most of the time to get going. The combination of a “shift anytime” internally geared hub, three levels of assist and the throttle option make the experience great and I suppose that cadence sensors (which tend to have an on/off jerky feeling) wouldn’t be as smooth. And so, maybe down the line the controller will be adjusted so you don’t have to pedal as hard to get the motor to respond and note, this was a pre-production build of the trike which had been used for demos. I recommend visiting a dealer to try for yourself :)

There’s a lot to love about the new Pedego Trike. Part of me misses the glossy red of the original but I appreciate the thought that went into their new black cargo bin which won’t smudge or scratch as easily. The metallic blue would look good with a male or female rider and all of the comfortable, adjustable touch points are there to make it enjoyable to ride. I especially like the large metal pedals which grip your foot but do not have sharp pins on them! They are partially rounded so as not to scrape legs and shins if you lose traction. Paul Auclair, an engineer product manager at Pedego, even mentioned the possibility of a rain fly cover for the cargo bin at some point in the future. There’s a lot of thought that went into the cables, frame design and gearing of this trike. Very few options even exist in this space and many upright neighborhood designs like this do not have disc brakes for example. Overall, I was very impressed and had a great time. I didn’t feel like the limited top speed was a deal killer and I loved how maneuverable the trike was. This would be an excellent platform for someone with limited balance who still enjoys cycling and might also want some utility for shopping. My Grandfather, for example, has a limited license which does not allow for driving after dark but with the Pedego Trike he could visit friends or dash to the store easily and stretch his legs in the process.

Pros:

  • A purpose built (from the ground up) electric trike with color matched wheels, chain guard and front fender
  • Comfortable and stable yet narrow enough to fit through most doors (it measures 30″ wide), the oversized seat with back rest and high-rise swept back bars offer an upright body position
  • Feet-forward design allows for lower seating position and easier mounting, the deep step-thru frame is very easy to step onto and sit down on
  • Both brake levers have locking pins so you can steady the bike when loading/unloading and have it stay put when not in use (trikes don’t usually have kickstands so this feature is important)
  • Unique plastic cargo bin in the rear looks sleek, is textured with “orange peel” tread to hide blemishes and has drains in the bottom for easy cleaning, I like that it doubles as a fender for both rear wheels
  • The battery pack on this e-trike is relatively easy to access and doesn’t require that your keys be left in to operate, you don’t have to bend way down or reach under the cargo bin to get at it… if you do take it off, there’s a plastic handle on top making it easier to move around
  • Top speed is limited to ~7 mph in throttle mode and ~11 mph in pedal assist for safety, these speeds are more stable on a trike and should extend your range as well
  • I like the adjustable stem, it doesn’t require tools and is designed to bring the handle bar up or down to provide a more comfortable fit for riders of different sizes (the trike only comes in one size)
  • This electric tricycle has disc brakes! I was really impressed to see two discs and found that they stopped fairly well and were easier to use than some band brakes and linear pull brakes
  • Integrated LED lights (that run off the main battery) keep you safe, aren’t going to get lost and aren’t as easy to leave on accidentally as after-market lights, I like the positioning of them and appreciate that the headlight is aimable… note the reflective sidewall tape on the tires for an even larger visual footprint for cars to see
  • In addition to the LED lights, there’s a standard sized USB port at the base of the display so you can run an extra light, charge your phone or bring some speakers or string lights for fun :P
  • I absolutely love that you can shift gears at standstill thanks to the internally geared three-speed hub, this makes starting from rest easier (especially on an incline) if you forgot to shift down earlier when moving
  • Dapu hub motors are well designed and tend to be zippier than the competition in my experience, the power cable does not come out the end of the axle (where it could get snagged or bent if the trike tipped), it comes down and tucks near the fork arm
  • The original Pedego Trike had a rear-mounted battery which added to the weight of the two wheels and bucket… for the new one, having the battery up front makes the frame more balanced and allows for more space in the bucket

Cons:

  • As with many front-wheel-drive trikes, the hub motor is zippy and powerful enough to spin out a little if you blast the power on, I usually ease in using the twist throttle gently so as not to wear the tires or damage some types of terrain
  • There’s no reverse mode on the trike, some competing products let you go backward which can be useful for parking and moving (especially when the cargo bin is fully loaded)
  • To me, the torque sensor felt weak and required more leg effort than expected. Considering there are three levels of pedal assist, I would have expected the highest level to be more powerful… I ended up using the throttle most of the time as a result
  • Several times when trying to pedal, I snagged my heels on the plastic bucket shell, I wear 9.5 shoes (so my feet aren’t especially large) and feel that the shell of the bin should not protrude so far… it’s just the plastic cover, not the inner box that snagged me so I feel like they made it long for style vs. function and maybe you could cut adjust it yourself if you snag your feet too
  • Pedego products are sold through dealers and come with a great warranty but that makes them a bit more expensive, for $2,995 you get a pretty custom setup here so it’s not too bad
  • The trike is much heavier than a two-wheel electric bike and could be difficult to transport after purchase, consider a small trailer for your car from Harbor Freight and remove the battery and seat to reduce weight
  • Pedego introduced another trike several years ago that used more wires, had a louder cargo bin at the rear and just wasn’t polished… this oone still has some noise from the plastic bin but is much quieter, I prefer plastic to metal which can cut and sometimes get rusty if it’s a steel basket
  • All of your pedal power and rear braking goes to one wheel, not both, so the right tire might wear out faster and if you slam on the brakes the stop might pull you to the right a little
  • This is more of a warning than a con, be careful with the chain cover because it’s easy to kick and bend when mounting and riding the trike

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Shaggy
7 months ago

This would be perfect for my senior citizen mom who one day will stop driving. Senior citizens who are not driving can have a way to get around, not be shut-in, and be happily independent – this is very important to self-esteem. Groceries could fit in the back. Interestingly, I believe trikes are more stable and steer better if the two wheels are in the front. In that arrangement, the rear single wheel could use a large hub motor to drive several hundred pounds or so. At my work, I could see these used by Facilities workers which would avoid gasoline and require less parking space. I really think 3-wheeled designs offer a lot of promise in multiple contexts. More power seems needed, especially to push a rider with cargo, add copious throttle because it could be too much weight to pedal for most except the physically most fit. Something trike-like between this Pedego design and the recumbent-style SunSeeker would be exciting evolution.

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Court Rye
7 months ago

Good thoughts Shaggy, thanks for sharing! I agree that it’s nice to have a few choices emerging and that electric trikes can bring back independence and fun for people who might be stepping away from more conventional options. My Grandfather lives in a retirement community and many of his friends drive golf carts around :)

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Lee
2 months ago

Shaggy,,,Your review is good. I am living in a cottage behind my kids house. I do have a car, but rarely use it. My kids bike or ELECTRIC skateboard daily. I want to go with them on their rides. The only thing that bothered me was the limit on speed. I am seriously looking to buy this trycycle in next week or so. MUST give some thought to the speed. Thanks for your review. Any Seniors on here to put in their two cents. Would love to hear from you.

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SomeGuy
1 week ago

About me:

The biggest reason for wanting an electronic bike is to help me get over hills. My price range is no more than $2,000 ($2,199 absolute max) (but not including accessories or shipping/tax). I'm 5'11", weigh 190 lbs (with a 10-15 lbs variance over time). Eventually, I'll live somewhere in the outer Boston area and will commute into Boston, (mostly on roads/sidewalks) possibly 6 - 18 miles one way (16- 36 both ways), 5 days a week. This bike will be my primary source of transportation.

I will be riding in the rain and snow. Eventually I’ll either buy or make a rain/snow shield. (which will increase drag). I’d also rather buy snow tires than a fat bike.

Features I want:

Mid-drive with throttle (prefer a trigger throttle, and that the mid-drive and throttle can handle being used together)
Class 3
Riser bar
Rear rack to be able to carry groceries and things.
Removable Display in center of handlebars
high step
Prefer a 28mph bike (the speed demon in me)
Long lasting battery (I’ll charge the battery at work, and eventually will buy a 2nd one)
Durability to handle New England weather (hot and cold temps, rain, snow)

Features I do NOT want:

Twist throttle
Half-twist throttle
Low step
Drop handlebars
Small tires
Small frame
Tandem
Trike
Fat bike

What frame size should I buy? Any suggestions on which electronic bike to purchase with these guidelines? I do understand that there won't be a perfect bike for a low price. Thank you.

Dewey
1 week ago

The TreGo is essentially a dolley you can attach to a bicycle front fork or tow behind as a cargo trailer. The concept has been subject to both a Kickstarter and IndieGoGo fundraising campaigns and they are estimating delivery from February 2018. As with all crowd funded efforts the proof will be when the finished product is delivered to the backers, but the maker is investigating a child seat attachment.

rich c
1 week ago

@FlaDeziner, the "Reverse Trike" in your image is not going to be any more maneuverable or capable of leaning than a regular trike. There would have to be independent suspension on the 2 front wheels which your Chinese trike does not have. Independent suspension will have some cost to it; probably more than $2300. It just takes a little practice and slowing down just a bit on turns and a regular trike or tadpole trike will work.

Independent front suspension is not mandatory. This is a screen shot from https://www.bikerumor.com/2015/11/13/rccpbe15-cruzbike-shows-prototype-leaning-trike-conversion-carbon-seat-box-for-front-wheel-drive-recumbents/

Or here, http://cruzbike.com/trike.html#

Also in development, also not independent; http://trego-trolley.com

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Dewey
1 week ago
Sonoboy
2 weeks ago

I ride a Bosch CX series mid-drive bike. I recently rode a rail-to-trail near my home for about 9 miles. I am 65, and am ‘relearning’ cycling ; the last time I cycled was in the early 80’s. I was going along great at about 14 MPH, a speed which was comfortable for me. A guy on a recumbent trike BLEW past me and disappeared over the course of ten minutes or so. After several miles the grade increased, and I started to catch him. I wasn’t really trying, as my cyclic rate was the same. So I zoomed past him on the next incline. Again, it wasn’t a race, we were both doing our most comfortable pace, but the e-bike made the almost imperceptible difference when a hill climb came into the picture. For me, it was a world of difference. I FELT LIKE A KID AGAIN.

Ann M.
2 weeks ago

@FlaDeziner, the "Reverse Trike" in your image is not going to be any more maneuverable or capable of leaning than a regular trike. There would have to be independent suspension on the 2 front wheels which your Chinese trike does not have. Independent suspension will have some cost to it; probably more than $2300. It just takes a little practice and slowing down just a bit on turns and a regular trike or tadpole trike will work.

Kim S
2 weeks ago

Something like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/332133596775 (Not electric,but a trike)
Or this: http://www.riderungu.com/shop/product/2017-kilimanjaro/ (electric trike)

Gary Shannon
2 weeks ago

Nice looking. But a huge frontal area. A 24 mph headwind drags me down to 5.5 mph on my pedal mountain bike with 21"x17" frontal area baskets loaded with supplies. Those 5.5 hour 30 mile trips are the reason I bought a hub motor - too much exercise. I hope your hub motor has plenty of heat transfer if your trips are very long.

You know, I didn't really think about frontal area, but you're right! Happily my longest trip is probably going to be about 3 miles one way, and I'm pretty happy going 10 MPH in the bike lane. :)

For sport riding I'm thinking about the possibility of getting myself a recumbent trike some day when I save up enough pennies.

FlaDeziner
2 weeks ago

Is there no retailer in the USA which imports the pictured Chinese reverse trike I originally posted?

Gary Shannon
2 weeks ago

Gary; very creative as well as practical set of e-wheels :). Do use caution with any kind of heating device with lithium batteries. Would be preferable if you could pull the battery out once you were home and then keep it at normal room temperature. Schwinn has the fenders for the Meridian trikes; that ultra low-step is an easy on/off design. Keep us posted with your Trike Adventures, please!

That for all the replies.

Yes, I'll be very cautious with the battery warmer. It will warm the air in the cargo box, not "heat" the battery directly, and is designed only to keep the inside of the cargo box between 35 and 40 degrees F, so it's a "warmer" and not an aggressive "heater" by any means. The spec sheet on the 18650 gives a safe storage temperature range of 0 C to 35 C (32 F to 95 F) and I have a number of battery powered tools that use 18650s that have been stored in the same garage for many years without any ill effects. Also, our local temperature seldom goes below 32F anyway.

If the weather gets extremely cold I probably will bring the battery inside, but with my two wheeler I find it very annoying to have to keep taking the battery off the bike and then putting it back every time I want to go somewhere. Since I want this to be a practical day-to-day vehicle I'd like to minimize the hassle factor.

Yes, I will keep you posted on any developments. :)

Ann M.
2 weeks ago

Gary; very creative as well as practical set of e-wheels :). Do use caution with any kind of heating device with lithium batteries. Would be preferable if you could pull the battery out once you were home and then keep it at normal room temperature. Schwinn has the fenders for the Meridian trikes; that ultra low-step is an easy on/off design. Keep us posted with your Trike Adventures, please!

Gary Shannon
2 weeks ago

This is a 24" Schwinn Meridian trike with a 26" front fork (long story) and a custom cargo box. I was concerned about the weight so I put a beefy 1000W 48V motor on it, and, frankly, that's more than enough juice to pull it around. In fact, since completing it a few days ago I haven't had the throttle above about 1/3 yet. It's going to be a great grocery-getter, even in the rain thanks to the "Bag Boy" golf bag umbrella holder. I didn't have a 26" front fender handy, so I'm waiting for one I found on eBay.

It's going to be parked in a non-heated space, so I'm going to add a thermostatically controlled warmer to keep the battery at a safe temperature overnight when it freezes outside.

The cargo box is a lot deeper than it looks because the lower half is painted black and tends to "disappear", making the box look a lot bigger on the inside than on the outside. The top of the box is covered with marine grade waterproof vinyl upholstery fabric, with a flap covering the hinge at the front of the lid.

Dewey
2 weeks ago

Thanks, but a semi-recumbent doesn't really fit the bill for me

The only upright tadpole trikes are cargo or delivery trikes like the Wike, Worksman, or Virtue Schoolbus, with their peculiar hand-over-hand steering. Of those only Virtue offer an ebike version the Virtue Schoolbus+

J.R.
2 weeks ago

I am a casual rider who now needs to be concerned about stability when riding. I'm in Florida and it's flat, flat, flat. I have tried riding a regular trike and find it very uncomfortable and unstable because the trike does not tilt on turns. I want the ability to bike to the store and get some power if needed.

I'm convinced a trike with 2 wheels and some type of suspension in the front will work for me, but I'm not in the market to spend $6k on a Butchers & Bicycles trike or even $2,300 on a PFIFF

Certainly, there is a source in the USA to purchase this China Made trike I have posted above or something similar. Can someone direct me to a source? Thanks in advance for the assist.
Mount these to your favorite ebike.

https://www.ez-trainer.com

You can use whatever bike you like, get the stability you need and move them to the next one when you inevitably upgrade. Best of all worlds.

Dewey
2 weeks ago

The Sunseeker Eco Tad would be about $2300 with shipping, it doesn't have suspension but it is a recumbent tadpole trike with a mesh seat.

FlaDeziner
2 weeks ago

Very nice and certainly well priced, but it's not a reverse trike.

ReallyGoodEbikes
2 weeks ago

Based on your particular needs, I would strongly recommend taking a look at the electric trike from Priority Electric Transportation. They build a high quality etrike that is quite affordable. Call me if you have any questions.

FlaDeziner
2 weeks ago

I am a casual rider who now needs to be concerned about stability when riding. I'm in Florida and it's flat, flat, flat. I have tried riding a regular trike and find it very uncomfortable and unstable because the trike does not tilt on turns. I want the ability to bike to the store and get some power if needed.

I'm convinced a trike with 2 wheels and some type of suspension in the front will work for me, but I'm not in the market to spend $6k on a Butchers & Bicycles trike or even $2,300 on a PFIFF

Certainly, there is a source in the USA to purchase this China Made trike I have posted above or something similar. Can someone direct me to a source? Thanks in advance for the assist.

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Ann M.
2 weeks ago

@Lapeyrouse, is the battery for your trike SLA or Lithium. Could you upload a picture of the controller with any markings from the case so we can see the connectors. I think you could find some decent generic controllers that would work at Electricscooterparts.com or on Ebay. You might have to change a couple of the connector ends but the project sounds doable!

Lapeyrouse
2 weeks ago

I want to make an etrike for a friend with no sense of balance and bought an ebike to canabaise and use the rear wheel as the front wheel of the bike.

It seemed perfect as it uses a twist grip and dropping the wheel into the front forks of a Pashley trike would make the perfect vehicle for my frind (a 75 year old lady).

Sadly I found that the MOSFETS on the controller board were all dead and unrecognisible and I don't even have a make for the bike.

I have attached a picture of a similar bike (36V battery seems OK) and wonderd if anyone might recognise it or even have info on repairing the controller.

Sorry to make a cry for help as my firdt post but time is unning out for this project.

Many thanks,

Keith

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Dewey
3 weeks ago

Acquire a Worksman delivery bike or trike and kit convert it with a wheel hub motor. Keep the original wheel and if the motor conks out swap out the wheel, remove the heavy battery, and you’ll still be out making deliveries while the problem is fixed.

https://www.worksmancycles.com/cargo-bikes.html

BreakAes
3 weeks ago

Thanks for the replies. I didn't realize I had gotten responses. I'm now going to submit a grant application for an Azub Fat trike, so I made another thread to find the best conversion kit for that. I think it'll be a mid-drive kit with a Rohloff gear hub.

BreakAes
3 weeks ago

Hi all,

I'm going to be getting an Azub Fat trike: http://azub.eu/recumbent-bikes-and-trikes/trikes/26-wheels/fat/ and I'll need an electric conversion kit with both a throttle and pedal-assist.

It seems like the best motor option for me is a 750 watt Bafang mid-drive motor. I'd like to have a torque-sensing motor, but I understand that Bafang is behind on releasing theirs, and they only have a cadence-sensing system at the moment.

I'm wondering what the difference in practice would be between a 48v and 52v battery. I also want at least a 17 amp hour battery, and if it's not too heavy, something around 20 amp hours or more would be nice.

I'm looking for suggestions on where the best place is to get the kit. And how hard would it be to install it? Should I have a shop do it, or is it easy enough to do it by one's self?

Here are the stores I know of for electric conversion kits:

https://www.eradkits.com

https://lunacycle.com

http://www.ebikeco.com

http://www.rosecityrecumbentcycles.com

Let me know what you think, thanks!

Sonoboy
4 weeks ago

Yeah, us older types can probably remember "Rowan and Martins Laugh-In" on NBC in the late 60's. They had a character that would ride into the scene on a trike, and just fall over, for no apparent reason. That's how I felt this morning.

Daniel Lucena
2 weeks ago

Yes sir!!!That's what I call EVOLUTION!!!By the way how much for one of these?Really great Trike!!!!!

Jessica P
4 weeks ago

proper step through helps women in pencil skirts! you should cover different attire with your bike reviews. flowing skirts, pencil skirts, flare wide leg trousers, long coats...

PIE FACE
4 weeks ago

I do not understand why the front wheel is used and not the mid drive that I think is far more efficient.

Hardy Stuttgart
1 month ago

Very interresting introduction video. I`d like to buy the trike in Germany!
Conzept is great, coz trikes r always to high in seat, so there is a danger in driving bend. A deeper u seat, as more sure u r on the street!
Thatswhy i think the conzept "longer & deeper" ist great.
My opinian is: 22" fat tires front, 2x 20" fat tires in back. The Standard-Trike-Design means to be powerfull in sitting position. When there`s electric power, the design should be comfortable, like this pedego trike.
Regards from Stuttgart/Germany

christothegreat1
2 months ago

Pedego make the hub motor do Regenerative braking

Don Mega
3 months ago

if it was atleast 500w. how do you expect to pull any cargo up a hill with a 250w i wonder.

Tom Purcell
3 months ago

Cool trike!  I'd like one.  I want so many E-bikes and E-trikes now!  I mentioned the Lithium Super 73, and I'd also like your analysis of the Phantom Vision and/or Phantom Shadow.

frederic lassemblee
3 months ago

le prix  merci

Thomas Dukes
3 months ago

Can kids go in the back?

Rachel
2 months ago

no, it's not safe. It holds up to 50 lbs on the back.

Lydia Marie Spicer
5 months ago

I really like this bike ,been searching for the perfect i many speed does it go how many gears ,plus what the price where i can find one to buy

Laura Powers
6 months ago

Great replacement for golf carts in retirement home areas.

Laura Powers
6 months ago

Is there a lid lock for the bucket?

Laura Powers
6 months ago

Great city substitute for scooters. Great for inner city commuting.

boop lover
6 months ago

Speaker seems gay.

trike rider
4 months ago

So?

Chris Gunn
7 months ago

I'd like to see a review on one of these. This trike has a 900 watt front hub motor and has a top speed of 25 mph. Also has 3 gears for the back wheels, mainly to use to help out in rough terrain as they are low gears. Pretty sweet though, check out the link. They also have a main website as well.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/hunting-ice-fishing-camping-bicycle-mountain-trike-electric-fat-tire-USA-archery-/112337122931?hash=item1a27d07673:g:~fQAAOSwSlBYytLj

xbluebells
7 months ago

I love this but would want my trike to go at least 19 miles per hour. My husband and I race our electric trikes on the bike trail and while 11 miles an hour is OK I think that is too sleepy of a speed. I would love if you could govern the max speed up and down. We have been riding trikes for years now and if it wasn't for the slowness this would be a contender for our next trike!!! Nice job. Very nice looking!

Gavin Keaty
7 months ago

Would it be possible to upgrade the motor and software oneself to make it a bit faster? Thanks.

xbluebells
7 months ago

Yes! Let's add a speed option on this and I will be a buyer!

When she gives the succ
7 months ago

Hey man could you do a review on electric ride review?

Bob A
7 months ago

That is an awesome trike. Very utilitarian vehicle for groceries!

ShiSha
7 months ago

Could you do a review of the momo design 20 inch folding ebike?