Which trike is best really depends on you.
Sun Traditional Trike
Pros: If you’ve got bicycling on your mind but crave the added stability and comfort of a three wheeler, then the Miami Sun is just what you’re looking for. This user-friendly trike uses 24″ wheels and a custom frame design to give you an extremely low step-through for easy on and off access. Once seated you immediately notice the impressive comfort of the famous western style saddle. If bigger is better, then we’ve hit pay dirt with this saddle. Additionally, the trike comes with weight saving alloy rims, a front fender and a vinyl coated rear basket for easy trips to the market or your favorite shops. It’s been a best-seller for years, for good reason. Available in a variety of colors to suit any taste.
Cons: Not much we can find fault with, The Miami Sun trikes was easy to assemble and everything fit together well. The only thing we could have hoped for was a bit more adjustment with the seat height, and a smother welding on the frame.
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Best Place to Buy: Your local bike shop or www.threewheelbicycles.com
Low Step Trike
Pros: The Low Step trike is available in single speed with two hand brakes and three speed with front hand brake and rear Coaster Brake. It is obvious why True Bicycles named this trike the Low Step with a step over height of only eight inches it is the easiest trike to get on of the group. The trike will accommodate riders from 4’-6’’ to 6’-2’’ and come with a quick release seat post for easy adjustment. A western style seat can be added in place of the
current seat of someone so wishes. The Low Step frame is made of aluminum which makes it lighter than the other trikes and the welding and paint is beautiful dun. The rear axle come with sealed bearings to keep dirt out. The Low Step also has the larger basket and come with three fenders painted to match the frame. Only 56 Lbs.
Cons: A slight bit less stable that the other trikes due to a more upright seating positions.
Pros: Trailmate has been building the Desoto Classic just about forever. It is a proven well constructed trike with a large western seat. The seat is more adjustable than the seat on the Sun Traditional and wider than the seat on the Low Step. Available in single speed freewheel, single speed Coaster brake and three speed Coaster Brake, 20″, 24″ or 26″ wheel and four colors. If you live by the ocean the Trailmate can be had with plastic mag wheel which not only look cool but do not rust. Come with a vinyl coated rear basket, alloy rims and chrome plated front fender 66-71 Lbs
Cons: If you get the coaster brake kit or three speed kit it add a high level of complexity to get the chains and frame adjusted properly. Wimpy looking fork compared to the other trike and raked way out made it less responsive compared to the Sun traditional or Low Step.
EZ Roll Regal
Pros: Trailmate has been building the EZ Roll Regal just about forever like the Desoto. You can get a better fit no matter if you are vertically challenged or very tall due to the EZ Roll Regals adjustable length frame.. The EZ Roll Regal frame is made of square tubing which is stronger than the Desoto although both bike have the same weight rating of 250 Lbs. Available in single speed freewheel, single speed coaster brake and three speed coaster brake all with 24″ wheels. If you live by the ocean the Trailmate can be had with plastic mag wheel which not only look cool but do not rust. Come with a vinyl coated rear basket, alloy rims and chrome plated front fender. 65 Lbs
Cons: The Lawn tractor seat should have stayed on the Lawn tractor. The seat is thinly padded but the sharp front edge simple did not work well against the underside of our legs. The only way around this problem was to run the seat to low which hurt our ability to go up hill efficiently. More difficult to assemble than the Sun Traditional or Low Step Trike. Same wimpy fork as the Desoto and same less than responsive steering.
True Bicycles Journey
Pros: Six speeds to choose from to make pedaling easier. The trike comes with a nice blue metallic paint with front and rear fenders painted to match. We liked the fenders which are about a sixty dollar upgrade on most other trikes. The Journey also came with an adjustable angle handlebar stem so you can easily adjust to get your perfect fit on the trike.
Cons: A lower step over on the frame may be important for people with mobility issues.