Amazon Trike Review
Amazon Adult Trike Review on August 14, 2020
The Amazon trike is one of the worst quality products I have ever seen in the bicycle industry and I have been in the bike industry for over forty years. The Chinese company is selling these trikes on Amazon for $317.66 with free shipping! WOW doesn’t that sound amazing, how can this company do a trike so much less expensive than anyone else? Now ask yourself that question again “how can this company do a trike so much less expensive that anyone else”. Answer. You have to sacrifice quality at every opportunity that there is available.
Frame: The description on Amazon says the frame is made out of Iron. The frame is not made out of Iron just some low grade steel.
Paint: It’s painted, what can you expect for $317.66.
Drive Train: Seven speed with a no name rear derailleur.
Brakes: Front V Brake and rear band brake. Front brake worked okay; however, the rear brand brake did not work well.
Seat: Back rest was too small, to low and gave no support. The back rest was fixed to the bottom of the seat and is not adjustable. No matter though on the back rest, you will find the seat uncomfortable and will have to replace it anyway. Although, if you need any back support you should be buying a recumbent trike rather than an upright trike.
Wheels: Surprisingly, the rims were aluminum despite the twenty five cent per wheel they could have saved by using steel rather than aluminum.
Ride: The distance between the seat and handlebars was fairly close; this gave the trike a small feel but also gave it a less steady feel. Additionally, the head angle is steeper than the trikes by Sun or Trailmate. The steep head angle made the trike steer quickly, probably not what most people are particularly looking for in an adult tricycle. If you look at the Sun and Trailmate brands in contrast, you sit much farther back on the trike adding safety and stability to the trike.
In conclusion: This trike is junk! Do not waste your money. Notice how there are no decals on the trike and name plate, kind of tells you how proud the company is of their product. The company has a YouTube assembly video you should watch it. https://youtu.be/3RCBXIdRFsA
Pros: If you buy it, you are only out $317.66.
Cons: This has to be one of the most difficult tricycle to put together on the market. I have put two of these trikes together and so many problems. We actually rate this trike 0 out of 10 stars if you are still unclear about making a purchase.
Best place to buy: Nowhere just do not do it!
Please consider these alternatives: Sun Traditional, Desoto Classic, EZ Roll Regal
- Only $317.66
- Wheels were aluminum (which is standard)
- Very difficult to put together
- Horrible quality
- Uncomfortable seat
Best Place to Buy:
Think with your head not your wallet. This trike is so bad it is unsafe.