My wife and I have started pulling our daughter in a trailer (we ride mountain bikes) down the paved trails in Jacksonville Fl (not many choices BTW). And, my Mom is moving down here so we've been looking at trikes for her to ride on the pavement. We just checked out the Catrike Trail. She sat on it, but wasn't offered a chance to ride it . The Trail seems to be a very nice trike, and probably more than fast enough to keep up with my wife and I and plenty of gears for FLAT Florida. But, my Mom's 5' 2" so I think the Pocket would be a better fit (and it fits through doorways better). We'd probably add the rear carrier and the headrest. I like that it comes with SPD pedals. Anyone know why the Pocket costs more???
There's a Catrike dealer in Jax, which I really like because they'll do lifetime minor stuff for free if we buy from them. It seems like that's our only choice if we go with a LBS. I'd checked out the Utah trikes online, and like the fact that they're shipped assembled. But, any service or adjustment will cost something at the LBS so I have to keep that in mind.
Any other suggestions? A folding trike would be nice, but she drives an Odyssey minivan so she can transport it in there when she puts the seats down. We probably won't be buying for a few months so if something new is coming please let me know.