Westport Folding Trike Review

Kent West Port Trike
Lets look at the main features of the Westport Folding Trike:

Ok so what makes this bike special?  The first two features worthy of mention are the folding latch and the suspension.  Both add extra weight, so is the trade off worth it? Westport folding trike.

The folding mechanism is a good additional feature, it allows for storage of the bike in a much smaller area than would otherwise be possible.  Its not like a folding bike like a Dahon, you couldn’t for example take this on public transport. It would be far too heavy to carry anything more than short distances.

By adding suspension the Westport Folding Trike is much easier and forgiving over potholes and rough terrain.  As trikes tend to be less agile than their two wheeled equivalent this could come in handy, and definitely adds to make this a comfort bike.

The smaller wheels of this folding trike mean that its set lower to the ground than others, combine this with the low slung cross bar and its very easy to mount.  Great if you are of limited mobility.

When on the bike you will appreciate the comfortable saddle, and easy controls.  There are no gears, minimizing the amount of maintenance and dexterity required to operate.

Pros: The front Shock front fork helps smooth out the ride a bit. Nice Paint evenly applied and the frame was TIG welded together like the Fold and Go. The West Wind came with a wide comfortable seat but it is lacking the springs. Chain appears to be nickel plated which should help it from getting rusty.

Cons: No Options, the Westport folding trike only comes one way single speed freewheel with only a front hand brake. No dealer network, good luck finding replacement parts.

Best place to buy: Amazon

 

Pros:

  • Front shock makes the ride nicer
  • Nice paint and welding
  • Comfortable seat

Cons:

  • Only a single speed
  • Front hand brake only
  • No dealer network

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Trike Detailed Specifics

Spec Type Spec Value
Wheel Base
56.5″ (143cm)
Overall Length
73″ (185cm)
Width
30.5″ (77.5cm)
Seat Height
22″ (56cm)
Weight
56 lbs
Weight Limit
300 lbs
X-Seam
32-48″
Full Specifications As of 2013
Frame: High Tensile Steel, TIG-Welded
Fork: High Tensile Steel, TIG-Welded
Headset: Steel, Caged Bearings, Sealed, 25.4 x 34 x 30mm, Black
Handlebar: Steel w/2 Bottle Braze-ons
Stem: Alloy, 22.2 x 240mm Quill x 40mm Ext., Black
Grips: 2-Tone Kraton Gel
Front Brake Lever: Alloy, Linear Pull, Black/Silver
Rear Brake Lever: Alloy, Linear Pull, Black/Silver
Front Brake: Alloy, Linear Pull, Black
Rear brake: Single Mech. Disc
Front Shifter: Sram MRX 3-Speed Grip Shift
Rear Shifter: Sram MRX 7 Speed Grip Shift
Front Derailleur: Microshift, DP, 31.8mm Clamp
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tourney, Black
Sprocket: Fixed Sprocket 15mm x 20T
Rear Axle: Rear Axle EZ3/X3 SX
Saddle: Contoured Foam w/Tri-Color Cover
Seat Mesh: Cool Mesh Seat Back
Seat Back: Cool Back Steel w/2 Bottle Mounting Points
Seat Cover: Tri-Stitch, Permanent
Seat Mount: Steel 1″ Black
Seat Mount Binder: QR M6x50mm Alloy
Seat Back Pivot Bolt: 10mm, Chrome
Upper Strut: Steel 150mm Black
Upper Strut Bolt: M5x35mm
Upper Strut Washer: Curved Nylon Washer
Lower Strut: Steel, Clamp Type, 240mm BLK
Strut Clamp: Pin with QR
Crank Set: Alloy 170×48/38/28 (steel rings)
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge, 68 x 118mm
Chain: 1/2″ x 3/32″, Sil/Gry, (218 Link Total)
Chain Guide: Single Guide Wheel
Chain Guide Hardware: Guide Wheel Hardware Double
Pedals: Resin Pedals, 9/16″
Front Hub: Alloy, 28H x 14G with Q/R Axle, Black
Rear Hub: Trike, Pinned Steel, 36H, Black
Front Rim: 16 x 1.5-1.75″ Alloy SL 36H
Rear Rim: 20 x 1.5-1.75″ Alloy SL 36H
Spokes: 14G Stainless Steel with Brass Nipples, Black
Front Tire: 16×1.50 BW Kenda Kwest 60psi
Rear Tire: 20×1.50 BW Kenda Kwest 60psi
Weight: 56 Lbs