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.industrialbicycles.com
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.
Pros: Super low step over so getting on and off the trike is easier, rear fender come with the trike, and a genuine Shimano coaster brake.
Cons: The only fault I can find with the trike ws that I though the paint chipped fairley easily.
Amazon Adult Trike Review on August 14, 2020
This 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. This Chinese company is selling these trikes on Amazon, for $317.66 with free shipping! WOW doesn’t that sound amazing, how can this compamy do a trike so much less expensive than anyone else? 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 ok but 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 thought on the back rest, you will find the seat uncomfortable and will have to replace it anyway. If you need any back support you should be buying a recumbent trike rather than an upright trike.
Wheels: Actually the rims were aluminum which was a surprise, they could have saved twenty five cent per wheel 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. 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 looking for in an adult tricycle. If you look at the Sun and Trailmate brands in comparison you set much farther back on the trike adding safety and stability to the trike.
In conclusion: This trike is junk! Do not waist your money. Notice how there are on decals on the trike and name plate, kind of tell you how proud the company is of there 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 themost difficult tricycle to put together on the market. I have put two of these trikes together and so many problems.
Best place to buy: Nowhere just do not do it!