True Bicycle makes there Fold and Go Tricycle in many different variations of the same trike. The Fold and Go come in a single speed with two hand brakes or three speed with front Drum Brake and rear Coaster brake. Both the single speed and three speed versions are available with a 500-1000 Watt Direct Drive motor and lead 36 Volt 15 Ah battery. True Bicycle also manufacture the Fold and Go with a Bafang 250 Watt geared motor and a 36 Volt 9 Amp hour battery. We tested the Fold and Go with the three speed coaster brake.
True Bicycle Fold and Go adult tricycle is probably the most practical trike that we have ever tested. The folding mechanism works superbly. Simply unfold the quick release lever and lift up slightly to disengage the safety lock. The front of the trike will then fold back upon itself and the front wheel will be positioned inside the left rear wheel. The handle bar stem and handlebar can be easily removed by loosening the quick release lever on the handle bar stem and slipping the handlebar stem out of the fork. The shifter cable and brake cable are long enough, so you can place the handlebar inside the basket. The seat and seat post can either be removed easily or lowered down by using the quick release seat post clamp.
Frame: The frame is made out of steel that is Tig welded together. The welds are very nice and consistent looking. True Bicycle did a very nice job with the hinge, adding a safety engagement pin and some extra reinforcement inside of the hinge. We liked the extra gusseting that was welded to the hinge to add extra strength to the frame. The hinge would be the weakest point of the frame so the Fold and Go Deluxe has a 215 lbs. rider limit.
Drive Train: The Fold and Go three speed uses a Sturmey Archer, three speed hub with a coaster brake for sure stopping. The Sturmey Archer model SRC3 hub is made of aluminum to help keep the weight down. The gearing seemed to be just right, not too easy or not too hard and the rears are spaced a good amount apart. The rear axle is coupled with four high quality sealed bearings along with two sealed bearings in the non drive wheel. The chain is a standard 1/2 x 1/8 that you can find at any bike shop. The crank is a simple one piece design with a traditional American bottom bracket.
Ride: Folding trikes are meant to be light and versatile. The Fold and Go is both of these. The short wheelbase of the folding trike, along with the smaller 20″ wheel make the trike perfect for tight areas. One area that we thought the extra maneuverability would be great, at is street fairs or group outing. Folding trikes are perfect for shorter rides. If you want to go say five miles or more at a time, you might be better served by a recumbent trike that folds, but for short rides, the Fold and Go is close to perfect.
Summary: The Fold and Go is perfect for people who wish to transport their tricycle often and need a convenient folding tricycle that can be stored in a small space. The low step through frame makes this tricycle ideal for senior citizens, mobility challenged people, and people who have balance issues. The Fold and Go is very versatile and can accommodate everyone from kids to grandparents. Not only is the Fold and Go perfect for shorter riders it is ideal for people between 4’-6’’ and 6’-0’’. 52 lbs.
Pros: Far superior quality to all the other trikes in our review
Cons: Something I would not want to ride for twenty miles at one time but other than that I think the trike is perfect.
Best place to Buy: Your local bike shop or www.truebicycles.com