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TRIKEWARS Custom-Made Trikes

This story is also running today on the popular Tadpole Rider website, and is a cooperative effort to spread the word of Warren Quijano, of the Philippines, who is just starting a trike company in his country so that local cyclists can afford a three wheeled trike. Below is Steve Newbauer’s story from his TR website:

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by Steve Newbauer

I recently came across some images of a custom made trike, and upon taking a closer look at it, discovered it was made by a man who calls his trike fabricating business “Trikewars”. His name is Warren and he is located in the Philippines just north of the capital city of Manila.

TrikeWars Fabrication

I am not going to try to post much here, as he has a Facebook page you can visit with lots of photos of the trikes shown all through the construction process. You might find that, in and of itself, interesting. I certainly did.

Warren Quijano Philippines Trike 01

As a welder/fabricator myself, I can appreciate what is involved to produce something like this, especially when he has a very limited shop setup as far as tools, machinery and equipment. Even the work area is quite small. That in itself makes the job challenging.

TrikeWars Blueprint

From what I understand, factory manufactured trikes are fairly rare in the Philippines, and very expensive to buy. That being the case, it is good to know there exists at least one person in the nation who is custom building tadpole trikes that are much more affordable. That being said, understand that the Philippines is a country where most of it’s citizenry is quite poor, so even at a greatly reduced cost over factory manufactured trikes, these custom made trikes are still quite expensive for most Filipinos and most would never be able to afford one. I have heard that the economy has been improving, and for several of the peoples in the Philippines life has improved, and they have had more disposable income. I am glad to see that these trikes are being offered, and I wish him well. Hopefully more and more tadpole trikes will “make the scene” there in the Philippines.

Here is Warren’s contact information:

Warren Quijano
Trikewars custom made trike & bike
369 Cadena de amor st. brgy. Saluysoy
1329 Meycauayan, Bulacan
+63 915 279 7130


TrikeWars Painting


4 responses

  1. armadillozack

    As always it is great to hear that there is one more trike manufacturer in the business of making recumbent trikes… I have always said that the more manufacturers that are starting to build recumbent trikes as well as bikes, will get the word out to the general public that we are not an oddity, nor a fad, but a thriving community whose needs exceed the common bicycle, and its offshoot accessories, for a more conducive cycle in which for various reasons such as special needs of the public in which have disabilities, and abnormalities which preclude them from riding regular cycles of which are of the common types… Not that there are not more reasons for which the recumbent trike, and bikes should be more available to the general public, but because of it’s other benefits, such as its low impact on the human body while riding, and for better health effects on the human body overall during regular use of cycles during the public’s general daily lifestyle through regular riding for fun, and fitness, as well as its impact on those who make use of them to commute to and from school, and the workplace.. Generally speaking not only does jive well for the human body, but it also makes an impact on the ecosystem as well, by having people riding recumbents, and bikes of all types lessons the carbon impact on the world in general…
    How much more do I have to say…?
    Armadillo Zack

    June 17, 2016 at 7:34 am

  2. Jackson

    Thank you very much for posting this.
    There used to be a KMX Karts dealer in Cavite, Philippines but I believe they shut it down. Currently there’s a Terra Trike dealer in Makati, Metro Manila. But even with Terra Trikes prices compared to, say, ICE, a Rover would still be something not many Filipino locals can afford.
    Warren Quijano also offers for his customers to provide particular parts themselves if it’ll help them cut the price even further down. But Trikewars trikes are already substantially cheaper than either KMX Typhoon or Terra Trike Rover so far.
    I am proud to be the owner of Trikewar’s Nubian RT (that blue one and the trike sketch). And if there’s anyone in Baguio-Benguet interested in taking it for a spin, just let me know.

    June 17, 2016 at 2:10 pm

  3. Warren

    thank you sir Steve Greene for publishing this. this will help me a lot in letting my countryman know that there is one here can offer them a trike. thank you sir.

    June 17, 2016 at 10:05 pm

  4. Stevie G.

    Hello Warren,

    You are most welcome my friend! The folks here at Trike Asylum are happy to help a fellow trike enthusiast get started with an endeavor such as yours. Together, we will all continue to spread the word worldwide! We wish you the best of luck with your new business! Trike on …

    the trike hobo

    June 19, 2016 at 8:03 am