Sun Traditional Trike Review

Sun Traditional Trike

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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  • High-tensile steel ultra-low 15.5″ step-through frame
  • Lightweight alloy 24″ wheels
  • High-rise handlebars
  • Alloy v-brake front handbrake
  • Single-speed gearing
  • Western style saddle with adjustable rear struts
  • Vinyl-coated basket, 21″x15″x9″
  • 250 Pound Limit (Rider and Cargo Combined)
  • Outer Dimensions (30.25″ Wide x 68″ Long)

Product Links
Sun Bicycles Warranty

Variations (Click the variation for more info)
Sku: 68313    24″ Black
Sku: 68312    24″ Metallic Blue
Sku: 68885    24″ Metallic Mint
Sku: 68311    24″ Metallic Red
Sku: 68719    24″ Pearl White
Sku: 68314    24″ Raspberry
High Tensile Steel, TIG-Welded
1-1/8′ Hi Tensile Steel, Curved Tapered 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 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)
Steel, Caged Bearings, 22.2 x 30 x 27mm
Steel, 27.6″ Wide x 9″ Rise, CP
Steel, 205mm Quill x 60mm Ext, CP
Foam, Black
Brake Lever
Alloy, Linear Pull W/Parking Lock, Black/Silver
Front Brake
Alloy, Linear Pull, Silver
Rear Brake
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, 12″, CP
Seat Support Bar
Steel, 19″, CP
Western Style, Black
Saddle Hardware
Crank Set
One-Piece Steel, 6″, CP
Steel, 36T, CP
Bottom Bracket
Steel for OPC, Caged Bearings, UCP
Taya 410B, 1/2″ x 1/8″, Black
Steel, Painted
VP-560, Plastic, Black
Front Hub
Steel, with 3/8″ Bolt-On Axle, CP
Rear Hub
Steel, Large Flange, with Cartridge Bearings, Black
24″ x 36H x 14G, Alloy, Silver
Front Wheel
24″ x 1.75 x 36H x 14G Alloy-Trike, Bolt-On
Rear Wheel
24″ x 1.75 x 36H x 14G Alloy-Trike, Bolt-On
14G Stainless Steel
Innova 24″ x 1.75, Black Wall
24″ x 1.75″, Schrader Valve
Front Fender
Steel, Full Wrap, W/Single Strut, Stainless Steel
Rear Fender
Steel, Vinyl Coated, 21″ Long x 15″ Wide x 9″ High
Basket Hardware
Trike Basket Mounting Hardware
28 comments on “Sun Traditional Trike Review
  1. James Taylor says:

    Is the Miami Sun Trike suitable for a 6 foot tall person? Are there parts that have to be acquired separately? – James Taylor

    • brian says:

      Yes, the Sun Traditional will fit someone 6′-0” I would recommend a recumbent though so you can streatch out you legs. You will feel a bit cramped on the Sun Traditional

  2. Dot says:

    Everything looks good about this trike except for the high handle bars. Can you substitute another style of handle bar?

  3. Verna says:

    Which is the best trike to convert to electric? Or do you already have one? Thank you

    • brian says:

      Most trike can be converted easily by adding an electric motor kit to the trike. If you look at a trike like the True Bicycles Freedom you will see the trike has all the wiring ran through the inside of the frame for a much nice look.

  4. Mary says:

    Am just going over for my bike shop to measure me for this bike, was a gift and I’m hoping make the right choice….after reading reviews here, I’m very pleased…thanks!

  5. Senior says:

    Brian, I would like advice on the type of bike to get for a both knees done knee replacements person such as I, and I’m a senior. Do I get the Sun trike or get a Loop folding bike and get adult training wheels put on for balance? I got the loop because I thought that it would be easier for me to get back to biking for exercise, and it is just 20 inch wheels. No balance now.

  6. James says:

    Noticed the weight limit of 25 lbs. Is there a version of this that can handle a 300 lb person?

  7. Marilee Rogers says:

    Can I add a 3speed to my sun traditional trike ?………I would like to go up inclines easier….because trying to walk this trike is an issue with the back wheels running into your leg all the time.

  8. Michael Wiggins says:

    I have a Sun traditional trike bought last year. I would like to convert it to electric assist . Are there any kits that you would recommend for this model?

    • brian says:

      You can see both Direct Drive and Gear drive motor here
      Direct drive offers the most power and torque and Gear drive motors are a bit more efficient and a slight bit lighter. If you are above 220 Lbs choose the Direct Drive or if it is hilly where you will be riding choose the Direct Drive. The battery is just as important, 48 Volt will give more power than 36 Volt.

  9. Claire says:

    I have just bought this trike and am finding it very scary to ride. It seems to have a mind of its own. It veers to the right and seems most unhappy if there is even a slight incline either up or down or from one side to the side. Tricks to safe riding?

    • brian says:

      That is some of the negatives of a traditional delta style of trike. A recumbent with a low seat height would be more stable.

  10. Pat McBain says:

    I am thinking of buying either a Sun Traditional Trike or a Trailmate Desoto Classic. I’ll be using the trike to get some exercise and run errands. Which of these would you recommend and why? Thanks!

  11. Tina Mooney says:

    I happily got to test drive this trike by renting it for a few hours at a local bike shop near a bike trail. I thought I was going to love the “tractor” or “saddle” style seat and was thinking about even ordering a seat like it with a back. Turns out it was waaaaaay too wide for my legs and I wound up with a bruise on my inner thighs, so I’ll need to buy a more traditional seat instead. Other than that I like the trike a lot.

  12. Marie Foti says:

    I just bought Miami Sun n adult trike. Need heavy duty cover is one made for cold snowy day weather? May be interested in electric kit

  13. D Van Fossen says:

    Sku: 68719 anything can be done to increase weight limit to 325 lbs

    • brian says:

      No the rear axle and wheels will only do 250Lbs. Look at the Husky T-326, Husky T-124 and True Bicycles Carry All. They all have weight limits of 500Lbs Plus

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