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Old 02-13-21, 06:44 PM
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sun seeker recumbent Ez classic question

Hi there
can a sun seeker ez recumbent trike be transported on a good trunk style carrier?
I have a two bike Saris carrier
I am looking to buy a used one but need to get it back home to do some minor repairs

thanks
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Old 02-15-21, 08:50 AM
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I don't know which model you're referring to, but trikes in general don't normally go on a 2-arm trunk carrier very well. I'd expect better results using a 3-tray bumper rack. Also Sunseeker in general are pretty heavy; you won't want to lift one very far.
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Old 02-21-21, 10:33 PM
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Got it home in a big SUV ....this was too back heavy and unbalanced to be transported on my trunk rack.
thanks all for your help.
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Originally Posted by Tpsfoto View Post
Got it home in a big SUV ....this was too back heavy and unbalanced to be transported on my trunk rack.
thanks all for your help.
When you were struggling to lift the Sunseeker into the back of the SUV, did that not inform an opinion that ... that maybe something this heavy should have a motor or something? Are you planning to e-assist it?
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Old 02-24-21, 05:11 AM
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please be specific. You didn't mention the model.
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It doesn't matter which model it is because all are very heavy. Specifications taken from the Bicycleman Alfred NY website.

EZ-3 and EZ-3 tri-classic 67 pounds
EZ3-AX (aluminum frame) 52 pounds
EZ-3 USX 65 pounds

It is somewhat of a challenge to ride anything this heavy up a decent hill much less lift it to put it in place on a rack or a roof. I tried bringing a friend's 50's vintage Schwinn one-speed tank bike home on a rack and decided it was too heavy to carry that way safely plus darned hard to lift to get it on a rack.

That's not to disparage the Sun trike. It's cheap, sturdy, readily available, has moderately decent components, and can serve well as a first trike for someone willing to put up with pedaling that much weight. It has a far better gear range than a lot of entry level trikes.
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Old 02-28-21, 01:28 PM
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Don't know if you are talking trike or two wheeled EZ. I have transported two-wheeled EZ series bikes on a traditional bike rack with no problem. I found the EZ-Sport was best mounted on the rack upside down.
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Don't know if you are talking trike or two wheeled EZ. I have transported two-wheeled EZ series bikes on a traditional bike rack with no problem. I found the EZ-Sport was best mounted on the rack upside down.
"sun seeker ez recumbent trike" <<< First post of the thread.
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Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
"sun seeker ez recumbent trike" <<< First post of the thread.
Don't you hate it when people don't read a post carefully before responding to it with a stupid suggestion?
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