Sun Atlus Deluxe Industrial Trike Review

Atlus-Deluxe

Sun bicycle have been building quality adult tricycles for over forty years and has become the largest seller of adult tricycles in the world.  I personally know Jack and Ben, the owners  at Sun Bicycles, and there are no harder working guys in the bike business.  Sun Bicycle’s philosophy has always been to offer good quality products at a low price and then stand behind the product.

Frame: The frame on the Sun Atlus Deluxe is MIG welded together in Taiwan and has a 250 Lbs. capacity.  The frame is easily put together by bolting the rear section to the front by using four bolts.

Gearing: The stock set up of the Sun Atlus Deluxe is a one speed freewheel.  Most factory and industrial users will add the coaster brake kit to the trike so the trike can be stopped by pedaling a quarter turn backwards with the pedals.   Sun also offers a three speed and five speed coaster brake kit which is a nice addition if you have to ride up a ramp or hill.

Braking: The Sun Atlus Deluxe uses a “V” style front brake which is welded to the fork of the trike.  The “V” brake come with oversize brake pads and can stop the trike more than sufficiently.  The braking will very depending on which wheel set you choose.  The best stopping can be achieved on the aluminum rim followed by the steel rim and then the mag wheels.

Seat: Big, oversize and with springs, all of our trike tester feel the stock seat is of good quality and more than comfortable enough.

Ride: We like the ride on the Sun trikes.  The cranks are positioned a bit farther forward and gives the Atlus Deluxe a more recreational feel and adds stability.  While moving the cranks farther forward helps stability it also make riding the trike standing a bit more awkward.  The Atlus Deluxe handing is precise and predictable and all of our testers thought Sun has offered up a good designed product.

Wheels:  Sun offers lot of wheel choices for the Atlus Deluxe.  The stock set ups is with aluminum rims, aluminum hubs and stainless steel spokes.  The most popular wheel set is the mag wheel set up which is only $10.00 more.  The mag wheel are molded from a plastic like material which will not rust and should not get out of true.  The heavy duty steel rims offer the most durability and come with extra thick spokes.

Other Stuff: Large rear basket, front fender and reflector set are included.  Sun also paint the handlebars, cranks and and other parts to make the trike very corrosion resistant.

Pros: The Atlus Deluxe 24 brings safety, durability and stability to everyone who rides this well built trike.  Features sealed crank, headset and rear axle bearings, extra wide saddle with springs, heavy duty rear basket and three different types of wheel to choose from.  The frame is Mig welded together and the construction is solid.  The trike is very corrosion resistant, paint is applied evenly and consistently to not only the frame but the other parts as well.

Cons: Only a 250 Lbs weight limit

Best place to buy: Local Sun Dealer or www.Industrialbicycles.com

Specifications:

  • High-tensile steel ultra-low 15.5″ step-through frame
  • High-rise handlebars
  • Alloy v-brake front handbrake with parking lock
  • Sealed bearing headset & BB
  • Extra-large deluxe trike saddle with double coil spring suspension
  • Heavy-gauge vinyl-coated basket, 21″x15″x9″, (thicker than traditional trike basket)
  • All components coated with ED black finish to resist rust
  • 250 Pound Limit (Rider & Cargo Combined)
  • Outer Dimensions (30.25″ Wide x 68″ Long)
  • Custom Wheel Options
  • …Skyway Mag Wheelset (Black/Grey/White)
  • …Lightweight Alloy Wheelset (14G Stainless Spokes)
  • …Heavy Duty Steel Wheelset (12G Stainless Spokes)
  • Add-Ons & Accessories (Sold Seperately)
  • …1-Speed Coaster Brake Kit
  • …3-Speed Coaster Brake Kit
  • …5-Speed Coaster Brake Kit
  • …Rear Fender Set
  • …Solid Tires

Product Links
Sun Bicycles Warranty

Variations (Click the variation for more info)
Sku: 69085    Black
Sku: 69086    Safety Yellow
Specifications
Frame
High Tensile Steel, TIG-Welded
Fork
1-1/8″ Hi Tensile Steel, Curved Legs, Double Eyelets
Frame Rear Unit
High Tensile Steel, TIG-Welded
Rear Unit Hardware
Rear Unit Hardware (INCLUDES 4 BOLTS, 6 NUTS, 4 WASHERS)
Rear Unit Bearing
Rear Unit Bearing (QUANTITY OF 4 NEEDED FOR REAR UNIT)
Rear Unit Axle Complete
Rear Unit Axle, 14.8 x 765mm (INCLUDES 1 AXLE, 2 NUTS, 2 WASHERS, 1 AXLE SPACER)
Rear Unit Axle Nut
Rear Unit Axle Nut (FOR 14.8mm AXLE)
Rear Unit Axle Washer
Rear Unit Axle Washer (FOR 14.8mm AXLE)
Rear Unit Axle Spacer
Rear Unit Axle Spacer, 20mm (FOR 14.8mm AXLE)
Rear Unit Axle Key
Rear Unit Axle Key (FOR 14.8mm AXLE)
Headset
Steel, Caged Bearings, Sealed, 25.4 x 34 x 30mm, Black
Handlebar
Steel, 27.6″ Wide x 9″ Rise x 25.4mm Clamp, Black
Stem
Alloy, 25.4 x 205mm Quill x 60mm Ext., Black
Grips
Heavy Duty Rubber, 125mm, Black
Brake Lever
Promax , Linear Pull W/Parking Lock, Black/Silver
Front Brake
Alloy, Linear Pull, Black
Rear Brake
none
Freewheel
20T x 1/2″ x 1/8″
Freewheel Adaptor
Freewheel Adaptor (FOR 15mm AXLE, INCLUDES 2 SET SCREWS)
Freewheel Adaptor Set Screw
Set Screw for Freewheel Adaptor
Seat Clamp / Binder Bolt
Integrated Bolt/Nut Type, Silver
Seat Post
Steel w/o Clamp, W/Anti-Slip Knurling, 28.6 x 12″, Black
Saddle
Deluxe Cruiser, Double Coil Spring Suspension, Black
Crank Set
One-Piece Heavy Duty Hot Forged Steel, 6″, Black
Chainwheel
Steel, 36T x 1/2′ x 1/8′, Black
Bottom Bracket
Steel for OPC, Caged Bearings with Seal, Black
Chain
Taya 410B, 1/2″ x 1/8″, Black
Chainguard
Steel, Painted
Pedals
VP 875, Slip Resistant Top, 1/2″, Black
Front Wheel
none
Rear Wheel
none
Tires
CST C1382N 24 x 1.95″, Black
Tubes
24″ x 1.90-2.35′, Schrader Valve
Front Fender
Steel, W/Single Strut, Painted
Rear Fender
none
Basket
Heavy Duty Steel, Black Vinyl Coated, 21″ Long x 15″ Wide x 9″ High
Basket Hardware
Trike Basket Mounting Hardware Kit