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    What companies offer adult tricycles (multi-speed)?

    Looking to get an adult tricycle, preferrably multi-speed. Been looking online at major manufacturers like Giant and Schwinn, but I don't think they make these type of bikes.

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    The only one I remember hearing of recently:

    http://worksmancycles.com/
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    Hmmm, there is greenspeed and catrike for starters. You will find a lot more info at bentrider.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autobus View Post
    Looking to get an adult tricycle, preferrably multi-speed. Been looking online at major manufacturers like Giant and Schwinn, but I don't think they make these type of bikes.

    Help? Thanks
    Sun makes some--they have some "upright" ones under the Cycles category (the Deluxe has the Nexus-3 as an option) and then they have some recumbent trikes too (the recumbents have full range gearing).
    http://www.sunbicycles.com/sun/index.htm
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    Thanks for the responses. I should have clarified that it was a Father's Day present for my dad, who's 77 years old...no high-priced speedy recumbents need apply!LOL
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    if you're looking for cheap, look at wizwheels and sun. Sun is as cheap (and heavy) as it gets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autobus View Post
    Thanks for the responses. I should have clarified that it was a Father's Day present for my dad, who's 77 years old...no high-priced speedy recumbents need apply!LOL
    Oh, C'mon, when I am 77 I would be so jazzed if my son bought me a snazzy hi-tech recumbent trike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aikigreg View Post
    if you're looking for cheap, look at wizwheels and sun. Sun is as cheap (and heavy) as it gets!
    People with limited mobility (and often older people too) usually don't want a tadpole trike at all, because it sits too low to the ground to get into and out of easily.

    The Sun EZ-3 sits just a bit lower than a regular chair would, although as far as I know the Sun bikes cannot be had with internal gears from the factory. Non-biking people generally prefer internal hubs for their easier shifting (while not moving, mostly).
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    It seems like there are a gob of adult trikes out there- check at local stores. I think Richardson Bike Mart had two or three different models when I was in there. Worksman makes them. I think Walmart sells some, although you may have to order online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aikigreg View Post
    if you're looking for cheap, look at wizwheels and sun. Sun is as cheap (and heavy) as it gets!
    Heavy, yes...cheap, no! A Sun EZ-3 AX costs around $1500, and weighs about 50 lbs. But it has lotsa gears...it's 27-speed, with gearing roughly comparable to a mountain bike...a range of about 18 to 90 gear-inches. The granny gear is about like walking speed. I like mine...



    Notice the unusual arrangement of the chains and sprockets. It avoids the extremely long chain run typical of recumbents. The chain is split into two segments with the "rear" cassette and derailleur in the middle, and a separate chain linkage to a rear wheel (only a single rear wheel is driven, but it doesn't feel at all strange).

    The seating position feels kinda like driving a car, and I'm about eye-to-eye level with drivers.
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    You're looking at the wrong Sun. That's a recumbent, which he doesn't want. Go to http://www.sunbicycles.com/sun/index.html, click on the "cycles" (not recumbents) and there is a "trikes" link that has the upright trikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    You're looking at the wrong Sun. That's a recumbent, which he doesn't want. Go to http://www.sunbicycles.com/sun/index.html, click on the "cycles" (not recumbents) and there is a "trikes" link that has the upright trikes.
    No, I think I'm referring to the "right" Sun. The EZ-3 trikes aren't "recumbent" in the same sense as the low-slung tadpoles. The seats are nearly upright...much like an automobile seat as to angle and height. Catrikes have seat-back angles of 45 to 60 from the vertical, for example, and seat heights of around 8" compared to the approximately 20" of the EZ-3. Further, the trikes you reference are all single-speed, and he said he wanted multi-speed.

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    Parklane makes an adult tricycle, distributed by Norco in Canada. Retail is under $700. I believe it is a 7 speed.

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    Schwinn has some available through Performance... or possibly could be ordered from a stocking LBS.

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