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    New to Bents

    I recently got a triton trike is this to start with

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    You might want to edit your post to complete the sentence so we know what you are asking. I'll give it a try anyway.

    Sorry to disappoint you but this trike is more of a kid's toy than a trike for going any distance on. The ones featured in the company advertisements brag about "no greasy chain" which also means single speed and front wheel (direct) drive. Occasionally you can come across a used Sun EZ-3 delta trike for less than what you will pay for a new Triton. There's one on my local Craigslist for $200. It is heavy but it does have multi-speeds and decent economy components. Lots of people ride them quite a few miles at a clip. There are also a lot of them on the secondary market as owners move up to a better, lighter trike.

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    I've noted quite a few newbie posts like this. I'm not certain but I suspect that these posters are zombies:


    Computers are pretty user friendly and the first generation zombies, before putrefaction sets in, can be pretty sharp.

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    Well, to start with, I .......
    RANS V3 (steel), RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer

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    can i get some positive feedback i'm a senior citizen who just want to keep active being on a fix income i can't afford those highend bents i know that a triton trike is not a true bent after a heart attack and stroke i'm still trying i found that this so call toy is still better than doing nothing i was a regular rider at one time to all of those people who turn up their noses and put me down all i can say is good luck on getting old

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    Just so we are talking about the same thing, you got one of these?

    TRITON.jpg

    The specs say it's made for up to 5'5" tall, and lists for $399 (although you can apparently find them for less.) The others are right; it's really made to be ridden slowly on a path or a sidewalk. With soap-box-style rear steering (the entire axle turns,) it wouldn't be stable at speeds higher than what you can do with a 20" drive gear, which my calculator puts at around 5 mph. If that's the kind of riding you intend for now, it should work fine. I'm hoping that you will be able to graduate to something else.
    Last edited by BlazingPedals; 07-09-12 at 07:31 PM.

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