BUY

If you want to acquire your own trike, but don’t have a handy trike shop in your neck of the woods, do not worry. Help is as near as your computer and telephone! Many of us are not lucky enough to be able to drive to a local trike dealer, take test spins on various models, and choose a trike based on first-hand riding experience, so we must research it all online, call the trike shops, and talk to those who already have a trike.

Here are some places to start your search. These well-known recumbent trike dealers have good reputations, helpful staff, and various ways to get a trike delivered right to your doorstep in short order. Most of these dealers have physical stores that you can visit in person to test ride their trikes.

They are listed alphabetically for your convenience.

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RECUMBENT  TADPOLE  TRIKE  DEALERS

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ALPHABENT – fun, health, and adventure … on your trike!

http://alphabent.com/

AlphaBent Trike Shop

1114 C St., Sacramento, CA 95814
916-572-9699 sac@alphabent.com

Open: 11-5 Saturday -Thursday

11 Commerce Ct, #7, Chico, CA 95928
530-521-8101 info@alphabent.com

Open: By appointment

AlphaBent Trike Shop 2

Hugh and the staff at AlphaBENT / PBW know human-powered cycles from the inside out and have the experience that can only come from many years of hands-on mastery helping people across the globe achieve their goals of having FUN, HEALTH, and ADVENTURE riding. See you soon!

A Reverse Chronology of PBW / AlphaBENT

2013: Peregrine Bicycle Works moved the Dixon shop into downtown Sacramento where it has made a permanent home at 1114 C Street.

PBW began using the moniker AlphaBENT to reflect its leading position in the recumbent market. AlphaBENT / PBW is a Premium dealer for ICE and HP Velotechnik, and enjoys the enviable position of being one of the very few Catrike Concept Stores in the world.

2010: PBW made its first expansion starting a shop in Dixon, CA midway between San Francisco’s Bay Area and the Sacramento Capitol City. The business expanded quickly as the recumbent trike revolution continued.

2007: Within a few years of selling the first Greenspeed GTO touring trike, the recumbent trike business became the primary focus of Peregrine Bicycle Works.

2006: HP Velotechnik develops their first recumbent trike — the Scorpion. PBW immediately brings them into the fold and becomes a premium HP Velotechnik dealer.

2005: ICE shifted focus from the custom trike business to a broader spectrum market and signed up its initial dealer network. PBW was at the top of the list and immediately became one of the top ICE dealers in the world.

2003: Paulo Camasmie’s Catrike manufacturing business came online and PBW immediately brought Catrike products onto the floor and became a Catrike dealer.

2002: Hugh traded a couple of folding bike frames for a Greenspeed GTO frame and thereby became a Greenspeed recumbent trike dealer. That same year, PBW quickly became Greenspeed’s largest California dealer.

2000: at a trade show showing PBW folding bikes in England, Hugh met Greenspeed’s Ian Sims and saw and sat in his first Greenspeed recumbent trikes. It was love at first ride.

1997: Peregrine Bicycle Works (PBW) started when Hugh Kern started making custom-built folding bicycles. While learning metalworking, Hugh watched with great interest the progress of a young man named Paulo Camasmie who was developing a manufacturing system for a new brand of recumbent trikes. A year and a half and many metal-splinters and burn blisters after officially starting the business, the first PBW folding bike was shipped.

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ANGLETECH CYCLES – CycleDifferent:

http://www.angletechcycles.com/index.html

Angletech Cycles website

Call (800) 793-3038 to place an order or make an appointment to visit and take a test ride.

In store hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday – Saturday Mountain Standard Time. Special times by appointment.

Address: 1483 Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

(719) 687-7475

Orderline: (800) 793-3038

Email: info@cycledifferent.com

Recumbent bikes & trikes, Crank Forward cycles, Folding upright & recumbent cycles, and the Adaptive Cycling world. We have a real walk in full service store in Colorado Springs like you have never seen where every cycle invites you to have a seat and a test ride! Can’t make it in person? A thorough consult with CycleDifferent by phone and E-Mail will result in a cycle that truly fits every expectation.

We carry Azub, Catrike, ICE, Greenspeed, HP Velotechnik, KMX, Sun, and TerraTrike tadpoles.

Azub Angletech CyclesClick the Azub image above to visit products page.

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BACKCOUNTRY RECUMBENT CYCLES:

http://backcountryrecumbentcycles.com

550 SW Industrial Way, Suite 104
Bend, Oregon 97702

Telephone: 541- 323-3460   Email: info@backcountryrecumbentcycles.com

Hours: 11-5pm. Saturday. Rest of the week by appointment only.

Backcountry Recumbent cycles is a recumbent specific cycling shop. Currently, we share our retail space with Bend Electric Bikes, located at 223 NW. Hill St., Bend, OR. 97701. We are in the heart of downtown Bend, but just enough off the main drag to afford test riding a new trike or bike on quiet neighborhood streets.

Our focus is toward serving the needs of the touring recumbent cyclist, whether your idea of touring is a quiet afternoon’s ride on a bike path or a summer spent riding across the continent. BRC has the experience and equipment to make your human powered, self-propelled dreams come true.

Learn more about BRC HERE, and see photos.

http://www.backcountryrecumbentcycles.com/

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BARR BIKE & FITNESS:

http://barrbike.com

1710-86th Street – Des Moines, Iowa 50325

“1-Block North of University in Clive”

Contact us at:

515-223-6111

Barr Bike and Fitness was not only Terra Trike’s #1 sales dealer of the year but we are also the proud recipient of Terra Trike’s first Dealer Of The Year award!

 Dave Hoss, Owner

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BAYTRAIL TRIKES:

http://baytrailtrikes.com/Home.html

Telephone: (510) 292-6457   Email: steve@baytrailtrikes.com

We sell recumbent trikes, parts, accessories and adaptive modifications locally in Albany, California. We offer test rides on the San Francisco Baytrail in Albany California by appointment. We modify trikes to fit many different needs – check our adaptive cycling page.

We currently sell:

ICE trikes (Inspired Cycle Engineering): Adventure, Sprint, Vortex and Adventure HD–in all their “mix and match” configurations, including non-suspended, rear suspended, fully suspended models and accessories. / Hase: Kettwiesel, Handcycle, Lepus, Trets trailer and many adaptive cycling parts and accessories. / Greenspeed: Anura and Anura Quad. / Lightfoot Cycles: recumbent trikes, Quad cycles, tandem cycles and special needs adaptions. / TerraTrike: recumbent trikes. / SUN: recumbent trikes. / Ridekick: Electric assist trailer / BionX: electric assist system.

And a few odds and ends.

Bay Trail Trikes 2

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BENT UP CYCLES:

http://bentupcycles.com/

11522 Burbank Boulevard

North Hollywood CALIFORNIA 91601

(One block west of Lankershim Blvd and one-and-half block east of the #170 Freeway at Colfax.  The shop is 4 blocks away from the MTA Red Line terminus, 3 blocks away from the MTA Orange Line Busway and the Chandler Boulevard bike path!)

Email: sales@bentupcycles.com

Phone: (818) 358-2740

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 to 6:00

Sunday – Monday: Closed

Service, repair, demo rides, and sales are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Dana Lieberman, owner

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BICYCLE MAN:

http://www.bicycleman.com/recumbents/trikes/recumbent-trikes.htm

Peter Stull, President

Email: pete@bicycleman.com

OPEN 10:00-6:00, Wednesday through Saturday

6392 State Route 21 – Alfred Station, NEW YORK  14803

Phone: 607-587-8835

Yes, we have a selection of recumbent trikes!

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BIKE RACK:

http://thebikerack.com/

We carry Greenspeed and Catrike

Hours: Mon,Wed,Fri 10-5:30 Tues,Thur 10-8 Sat 9-5

2930 Campton Hills Road
St Charles, Illinois   60175
Phone: 800-711-2453
Fax: 630 584 1295

Email: CustomerService@thebikerack.com

The service room

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COVENTRY CYCLE WORKS:

http://www.coventrycycle.com/

2025 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Portland, OREGON  97214

(503) 230-7723

(503) 231-2882 Fax

staff@coventrycycleworks.com

CLOSED on WEDNESDAYS

Mon – Tue, Fri – Sat 10-6

Thursday 10-7

Sunday 1-5

Your Friendly Neighborhood Bicycle Shop & Recumbent Headquarters of the Pacific Northwest

TRIKES: ICE, Greenspeed, Catrike, TerraTrike, and Sun

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HAMPTON’S EDGE:

http://www.hamptonsedge.com/

8294 E. Orange Ave.

Floral City, FLORIDA  34436

Phone: 352-419-4809

Email: bentedge@earthlink.net

Hours of Operation

Monday & Tuesday Closed

Wednesday 9am – 4pm

Thursday 10am – 5pm

Friday 9am – 4pm

Saturday 9am – 4pm

Sunday 10am – 3pm

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HOSTEL SHOPPE:

http://hostelshoppe.com/

USA Toll-Free: 800-233-4340 Outside USA: 715-341-2453

email: info@hostelshoppe.com

Store Hours: (CST)

Monday thru Friday – 10:00am to 7:00pm

Saturday – 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday – Gone biking!

3201 John Joanis Drive

Stevens Point, WISCONSIN  54482

Phone: 715.341.BIKE (2453)

Fax: 715.341.7414

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LAID BACK CYCLES:

http://laidbackcycles.com

Your Premier Recumbent Trike and Recumbent Bike Shop for Sacramento Valley and Bay Area

Laid Back Cycles – Sacramento Valley – Open Tuesday Through Saturday 10am to 5pm

8137 Sunset Ave., Suite 180 (In-Back)

Fair Oaks, CA 95628

916-304-2453

STORE HOURS: Sacramento Valley

Tue: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Walk-In)

Wed: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Walk-In)

Thu: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Walk-In)

Fri: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Walk-In)

Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Walk-In)

Sun & Mon: Closed

Laid Back Cycles is a premier specialty recumbent trike shop located in Sacramento, Bay Area and Northern CA. Our goal is to be THE premiere trike source in all of California. We have the know-how to custom fit a trike just for you. We carry the full range of trikes from WizWheelz TerraTrikes, Greenspeed, KMX Karts, Sun Trikes, and more. We have more TerraTrike models of recumbent trikes in stock than anyone else! We pride ourselves on being knowledgeable and easily accessible. Have a question? Just call or email!

We service from WizWheelz TerraTrikes, Greenspeed, KMX Karts, Sun Trikes, Big Cat, HPV, Catrikes, HP Velotechnik, ICE Trice, Intrepid Hand trikes and more.

Laid Back Cycles

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PDX TRIKES / KMX OREGON

http://pdxtrikes.com

pdxtrikes@comcast.net (email) or 971-400-3565 (telephone)

PDX Trikes5847 SE 62nd Ave., Portland, OR 97206
Pickup orders ready in 60 minutes

PDX Trikes is the exclusive KMX Karts trike dealer in Oregon, We stock KMX kids models and build custom trikes. Our company principals have been designing, manufacturing, and selling trikes in Portland, Oregon since 1981! Visit our website www.PDXtrikes.com. Office visits are by appointment only, as we are usually working in our Fab Shop assembling trikes. Please e-mail us at pdxtrikes@comcast.net for an appointment!

PDX Trikes mapHow to get here!

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PEDDLERS TRIKES!

http://www.peddlersstore.com/

Info@peddlersstore.com

605 South 30th Street

Heath, OHIO

1-740-522-0605

Peddlers Logo

We’re Peddlers, in Heath Ohio! Actually many know us of who we used to be… We owned and operated Bike Corral, Inc. from 1980 until October of 2004 when we sold the corporation. The new owners unfortunately survived only 3 years and went out of business. After a year and much discussion, we decided to re-open a bike shop! Our store is called Peddlers, and we’re located at our old location, 605 S. 30th Street in Heath, Ohio. We carry Raleigh and Diamondback bicycles, & several recumbent lines, including ICE, Sun, TerraTrike, HP Velotechnik, Catrike, & Trident. We also service bikes and recumbents, with over 30 years of experience.

Peddlers Trikes

Peddlers Trikes is a store that stocks, sells, services and specializes in recumbent trikes. We enjoy trike riding and hope to have the opportunity to show you the benefits of owning a recumbent trike. With our experience in the bike business spanning over 30 years, you can be assured a trike from Peddlers Trikes is properly assembled and adjusted. Being a specialty recumbent trike store, we carry the best trike brands in the industry. Brands such as ICE (Inspired Cycle Engineering), TerraTrike, HP Velotechnik, Catrike, Trident and Sun. At Peddlers Trikes, we keep a large inventory of recumbent trikes in stock. Our trikes are assembled and ready for a test ride on our indoor test track! With the best brands, a wide selection of accessories, and the experience to supply you with a quality built trike, Peddlers Trikes is your recumbent trike superstore. At Peddlers Trikes, recumbent trikes are our specialty, not a sideline!

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PEREGRINE BICYCLE WORKS (PBW):

Now AlphaBent (see AlphaBent listing above alphabetically)
Recumbent Cycles for Northern California by
Catrike, ICE, Hase, Greenspeed, HP Velotechnik
Peregrine Bicycle Works, Inc.
1114 C Street, Sacramento, CA 95814  916-572-9699

http://www.pbwbikes.com/

Local: 530-521-8101
Tollfree: 877-PBW-BIKE (877-729-2453)
Email: hk@pbwbikes.com

175 North First Street

Dixon, CALIFORNIA  95620

Offering quality products from:

Catrike, Greenspeed, ICE, Hase, HP Velotechnik, WizWheelz, RANS, PBW, Rohloff, Schlumpf, Arkel, Burley, Mueller

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POWER-ON CYCLING:

http://poweroncycling.com/

Power On Cycling, Riverview, FLORIDA   33578

Phone: 813 671 2200 Fax: 813 671 2202

Store Hours: T – F 10 – 6, Sat 9 – 4, Sun: We Ride!

Email: sales@poweroncycling.com

WE PROUDLY STOCK: BACCHETTA, CATRIKE, CYCLE GENIUS, ICE, LIGHTNING CYCLE DYNAMICS, RANS, AND POWER ON CYCLE WORKS URBAN BIKES

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MIKE’S GOT WHEELS:

http://www.mikesgotwheels.com

(864) 487-9966
111 E. BIRNIE ST.
GAFFNEY, South Carolina

29340

Hours
Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm
Closed on Sundays

Email: Mike@MikesGotWheels.com

We currently carry Sun Bicycles & TerraTrikes, and expect to add several other quality brands very soon, including ICE. Traditional upright bikes as well as recumbent bikes and recumbent trikes can be found at our store!

Mike’s Got Wheels is proudly owned by Mike & Fatima Henley of Gaffney, South Carolina.

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RECUMBENT TRIKE STORE:

http://www.recumbenttrikestore.com/

1-303-618-5711

Email: chasjstern@comcast.net

Test rides are available by appointment from the shop location:

490 Lincoln Court, Louisville, COLORADO  80027

You can ride directly onto the local trail system which can include a relatively steep climb as well as a high speed descent. Maintained trails with a fine gravel surface are also immediately accessible. The Recumbent Trike Store presents an excellent opportunity for thorough personalized testing.

While The Trike Store primarily serves the local community, we do ship trikes, accessories, and custom parts throughout the US and to Canada.

There is no additional shipping charge on ICE trikes to the lower 48.


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RENU CYCLE:

http://renucycle.net/

Western Canada’s #1 source for recumbent trikes!

Address: 4702- 59 Ave, Leduc, Alberta, Canada T9E 7A2

Phone: (780) 980-2729)

Email: info@renucycle.net

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RenuCycle?ref=hl

RenuCycle Website

benefits-of-a-trike

RenuCycle Group Ride Canda

A group ride at Renu Cycle

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RIDE SOUTH RECUMBENTS:

http://ridesouth.com

Phone: 601-992-2490 or 888-822-3647

For personal service call ahead for an appointment anytime.

Email: info@ridesouth.com

Address: 105 Avalon Court

Brandon, MS 39047

Hours*: Monday 1pm-6pm

Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

*Sometimes we’re out test riding, so please call ahead for an appointment anytime.

About Recumbents:

We are often asked why recumbents are better than the familiar upright bike. There is the obvious answer of a much more comfortable riding position, promoting more miles ridden. But we think the real secret of recumbents lies in where they will take you. Recumbents will take you through your neighborhood, with style and ease. They will carry you across town, or even across the country, in a safe, natural and efficient riding position. You will compete with superior aerodynamics and speed, or sit still and relax on a recumbent. Perhaps most importantly though, your first rides on a recumbent will transport you back to your childhood, when you first learned to ride a bicycle. Back to the feeling of accomplishment and liberation as… suddenly, your horizons have expanded beyond your imagination.

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN RECUMBENTS:

http://springcreekrecumbents.com/

2111-G South College

Fort Collins, COLORADO  80525

(970) 221-4838

Hours:

Monday: Closed.

Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm.

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TRIKE SHOP (Belgium):

http://www.trike-shop.be/ (located in Belgium)

Bremstraat 11, 3520 Zonhoven

tel. +32(0)11 72 06 18

gsm +32(0)489 42 78 85

Email: info@trike-shop.be

Openingsuren Trike-Shop
Maandag 18:00 – 20:00
Dinsdag 18:00 – 20:00
Woensdag 18:00 – 20:00
Donderdag gesloten
Vrijdag 18:00 – 20:00
Zaterdag Open op afspraak
Bel of mail ons.
Zondag Open op afspraak
Bel of mail ons

We carry KMX, HP Velotechnik, Azub, and ICE trikes!

Trike Shop BelgiumHi Steve,

For several years, I am a fan of your website. I like the way you assemble all this info on trikes and their usage. Well, I am from Belgium, and a dedicated triker myself. I do run a trikes-only shop (Trike-Shop) in Belgium, and I thought it might be a good idea to let people know that if they would visit Europe or Belgium there is a place they can visit for all trike needs when on the road. You never know … There is already a link to your website on our website for a long time.

I am official dealer for the most popular trike brands like HPVelotechnik, ICE, AZUB, KMX and we do have the expertise for repairs. This all to let you know that if on the road in Europe you’re not alone.

Best regards, Yvo, proprietor Trike Shop

hpvelotechnik scorpion fxThe folding Scorpion trike

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T.RYX RECUMBENT TRIKES:

http://www.t-ryx.com/

316 West Mission Ave
Suite 123
Escondido, California
92025 USA

[phone] 760.741.0411
[fax] 760.741.0243
[cell] 760.500.8418
[email] hoppy@t-ryx.com

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UTAH TRIKES:

http://www.utahtrikes.com/

Call or email anytime for quick response: Toll Free: 866-446-2065

Local: 801-804-5810

trikes@utahtrikes.com

Store Hours: Mon-Fri 9-6 (MST), Sat 10-4 , Closed Sun.

40 S Main St., Payson, UTAH  84651

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WILDFIRE HUMAN POWERED VEHICLES

http://www.velomobiles.net/wildfire/index.htm

Email Us: recumbo@roadrunner.com or ethan@velomobiles.net

Call Us: 1-207-423-7360

Wildfire Human Powered Vehicles
281Mountain Rd. Arundel, ME 04046

Your source for recumbent bikes, trikes and velomobiles in Northern New England!

Wildfire Human Powered VehiclesLocated next door to Kennebunkport, in Arundel, Maine (207) 423-7360
Showroom hours by appointment only (weekdays and weekends)

Vehicles that are propelled by pedal power are part of an active, healthy, fun lifestyle and are also an environmentally conscious and sustainable way of getting yourself from place to place. Wildfire HPV is a shop specializing in recumbent bikes, trikes and other human powered vehicles. We also offer servicing and a variety of products to make cycles of all types more practical and useful.We have a variety of cycles available for test rides to help you decide which one is best for you.

OUR TRIKE PRODUCTS:

Greenspeed, HP Velotechnik, ICE, Steintrikes, Sun, Trident Trikes

Steintrikes 06Wildfire sells the Steintrikes brand in the United States

hpvelotechnik on roadThe HP Velotechnik brand is also available for you.

Trident The Trident Trikes brand is one of our offerings.

Greenspeed MagnumGreenspeed’s Magnum is available through our business.

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16 Responses to BUY

  1. Marvin says:

    RBR in State College, PA is a very good shop from which I bought my Catrike 700. They are very helpful.

    • Craig Willis says:

      I’m trying to compare a Catrike and ActionBent type used trikes to my current Rans Stratus recumbent. I’m worried about the more severe reclining position and head/neck jarring on bumpy trails/roads.

      1. What trikes are a bit more upright or adjustable recline positions with good or more vertical neck positioning while riding?

      Also I believe I prefer the larger diameter rear wheel for better speeds and handling.

      2. What are thoughts about the larger wheel diameters?

      3. What bike shops currently or generally carry the best range of bikes and configurations for test riding?

      Thanks (help me lots) – Craig

      • Trike Hobo says:

        Howdy Craig,

        Well, your curiosity is precisely what prompted me several years ago to create this Trike Asylum website, because all your questions are common, shared by most of us who get into triking. I wanted to create a resource where many answers, or at least links to the answers, existed in a convenient place for learning. Trike Asylum has grown considerably since its inception, and now it requires some searching to find exactly what you seek, but most of your answers are here already, and by posting your question, hopefully our helpful TA readers will add their opinions to assist you.

        There are many trikes that are more upright than others, in fact, the majority are adjustable to allow for a wide range of personal preferences. What you eventually get may depend somewhat on your country of residence, which can make acquisition and support easier if you remain more regionally local on the planet. There are more possibilities than can be articulated in a response here, and that is the fun part: discovering your perfect trike!

        Some thoughts after reading your comment: Catrike and ActionBent are in different leagues in my opinion – there is no comparison. ActionBent is no longer “made” or distributed (company closed up shop), but there are trikes that reportedly use the same imported basic trike, but just with a different name (Performer is one that I have heard is the reincarnation of the defunct ActionBent). Catrike is made in the USA and is an absolutely top-quality trike in all regards, furnishing excellet customer support if needed. Catrike is right up there with the best of them, such as ICE and HP Velotechnik (different designs yes, but superior quality).

        TerraTrike (USA) offers some very good choices for affordable triking, with seats that adjust to your preference. Of course, HP Velotechnik makes some entry level trikes like the Gekko, which you may like. If money is an object, you still have plenty of choices. If money is no object, then you have even more! Whatever trike you get, a neckrest is an absolute MUST for ultimate riding comfort. Some trikes sell them as an expensive option, other trikes include them in the purchase price. Either way, make sure you get a neckrest with your trike (supports head at the base of the skull because helmet prohibits using it as a headrest).

        The larger the diameter of your rear wheel, the faster your high speed potential. I have owned both a 20″ rear drive wheel on a trike, and a 700c rear drive wheel. There is no comparison in the upper speeds I can achieve, as there is also no comparison in the ability to accelerate from a standstill. I do not base this on mathematical formulas, but rather on personal experience of someone who loves to really clean out the spider webs now and then. My current Catrike 700 leaves my former ICE Q in the proverbial dust. Of course, if I compared it to the ICE VTX, that’s a different story, because it is also a very fast race trike.

        By the way, with the neckrest properly adjusted and positioned on my Catrike 700, even with its extreme reclination angle of only 25 degrees, I find it incredibly comfortable, so don’t just automatically assume that the more upright the seat, the more comfy you’ll be. Another thing is that if you are interested in a large drive wheel for speed, that can be somewhat conterintuitive to a more upright seat: Speed is increased by more seat recline, and so is lateral stability when cornering, as the more upright a rider is, the less stable laterally. And, the higher off the ground one sits, the more one loses cornering ability. Much of this depends on what your priorities are, and HOW you intend to use the trike.

        One of the best bike/trike shops for test riding is Hostel Shoppe in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, but what are the chances you live in close proximity and can actually go there to test all the different makes and models? Your last question depends on where you live on this planet of ours. I live no where close to a place where I can test ride trikes, so I have been making my decisions based on reading online, and also (luckily) having an ICE trike and Catrike locally that I was able to sit on and ride prior to my two trike buying decisions these last five and a half years (pure happy happenstance). I got lucky!

        Hopefully Craig, other TA readers will toss in their two cents worth on these questions of yours. My opinions are just that: my opinions, and they may not be shared by everyone (in fact, I’m sure they are not). Multiple heads are better than one, so let’s see who else chimes in here.

        See ya’ …
        steve

      • kate the bent says:

        Catrike, the Florida manufacturer of 7 different tadpole design trikes in 7 colors, just introduced a year-end $200 reduction in 6 of their 7 models (through 12/31/2014). The sale does not extend to the just introduced folding Trail but an Expedition, a Pocket, or the rear suspended Road in one of the candy colors for a $200 discount merits a test ride! My big factor is personal fit and the vibe that “this trike is a hoot!” Best wishes in finding just the right one that spins your wheels!

    • If I myself would again buy a trike, new or used, I would only study and analyze the framework, its quality and opportunities for equipment with self- selected quality bicycle parts. There are deferrent frame models but such opt out when you´ve got the knowledge about the function and handling. Put your self personally firmly into the welded structures, gearing calculations and speed tables before selecting frame and equiment. I mean thoroughly as quality bike parts are expensive stuff and a wrong choice can cost you dearly. This can take months of your time but pays for all time when you later can choose the frame by assessment with your eyes. Do not rely too much on a dealer verbiage, or me. Rely only on what you can calculate properly and do not get lost in alternative methods of calculation.
      In addition to the aestetic, there is no reason to use large rear wheels to get some speed. By selecting the right appropriate gear equipment that allows the desired topspeed, almost all trikes with small rear wheels theoretically turn into High Speed Trikes without installing larger wheels, but they do not thereby become lightweight trikes.
      Small wheels have great advantages in terms of stability, durability, weight, sparetire advantages and the ability to maintain a proper low gear. These benefits exceeds many times the small increased rolling resistance which is marginally in relation to air resistance, which increases dramatically with the increase in speed.

  2. Hi Steve! Please consider putting us on your store list. Thanks!

  3. Bikes4Health, LLC, formerly a trikes-only shop in Seattle, now carries a wide range of recumbent bikes and trikes, specializing in fitting ALL people, including those with disabilities and special needs, as well as serious commuters. We often mount electric motor kits, which allows people to navigate the hills of Seattle who otherwise were unable to, and makes commuting practical for many more people.

  4. daniel says:

    i had been looking at an action bent trike a while ago
    now i can’t find their website
    does anyone know where i could still find one?
    daniel

    • Steve says:

      Hello Daniel,
      Word around the trike community is that ActionBent is no longer in business. My information is only hearsay, so it might be worth further investigation on your part. If this is factually correct, then you may be looking at acquiring a used trike rather than a new one. In the used market, you can get trikes for rock bottom prices compared to new, so shop around. Also, visit bentrideronline.com and trikeasylum.freeforums.org and post your needs there. If there is anyone with a used trike for sale, you’ll hear about it on the forums. If any of our readers here have one for sale, they might also comment here to contact you.
      Steve

  5. Kate says:

    I greet customers, introduce them to the ten manufacturers we represent in wheel goods and encourage successful ride techniques on the demonstration vehicles. My role is to inspire confidence and build rider competence on recumbent bicycles and tricycles. I also answer telephone inquiries and support the shop mechanics in setting appointments for service and repair.

  6. Kate says:

    In November 2010, Bent Up Cycles relocated its shop to 11522 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood California 91601. (One block west of Lankershim Blvd and one-and-half block east of the #170 Freeway at Colfax). The shop is 4 blocks away from the MTA Red Line terminus, 3 blocks away from the MTA Orange Line Busway and the Chandler Boulevard bike path!

    Their North Hollywood telephone is (818) 358-2740. Service, repair, demo rides, and sales are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

    Will an update of the website be possible? Thank you.

  7. GMC(SW/SCW) Peter M Michelson says:

    Greeting Steve,

    Chief Michelson here Great site. While on Wounded Warrior Last Soldier Ride from Las Vegas to Phoenix had a Great time riding an ICE QNT The boyz at ICE really put together a great machine. Trikes and bikes were provide for riding by Creative Mobility in IL. Totally Great folks in every respect. Please add them to the list of Recumbent, trike, handcycles, and adaptive cycling. My favorite shop of all times BentUp Cycles. The Team of Dana, JV and Kate 5 star customer serivce in every respect. In Southern cally its Real Honest recumbent shops are hard to come buy. Most just stell a combination of stuff the key word is Sell. But Bent Up Cycles does more then just Sell recumbents, and trikes They Care about Customers and doing the Job right the first time, from advising, fitting, model selection to price point, and after care. Yes its a ways to drive, but when your investing go to the Best. I am completely happen with Bent up Cycles. If your looking for Great selection of rides to choice from, expert advice and skill of fitting and knowing wehat will work make the journey to BentUp Cycles in North Hollyood. Tell them Chief Michelson set you!

  8. Geralyn says:

    I just got off the phone with Cinday and forgot to ask if you have any used Recumbant Trikes — (any brand)?

  9. Gary W. Bunting says:

    There is an excellent trike shop in Escondido, CA that is not on your list. That is: T.Ryx Recumbent Trikes at 316 West Mission Avenue, Suite 117, Escondido, CA 92025. Phone: (760) 741-0411; FAX: (760) 741-0243. Owned and operated by Terry ‘HOPPY’ Dean. Hoppy’s a great guy and gave me an excellent deal on a 2010 Catrike ROAD. When you buy a trike from him, you 10% off on all further purchases. Comes in handy. Hoppy’s son Jeremiah is the mechanical/technical end of the business and really knows his stuff. Good people. You can’t go wrong at T.Ryx!

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