We now have numerous tadpole trikes in stock! Check us out!
Tadpole Recumbent Trikes:
The trikes we ride are known as "tadpole recumbent trikes".We can also order
delta trikes which have the two wheels on the rear & one on the front.
"Recumbent" means that you are sitting in down with your feet in front
of you. These "trikes" have three wheels with two in the front and one
behind the rider. This style of trike is known as a "tadpole".
These trikes ride like a little sports car or a go-cart. With their extremely
low center of gravity it is easy to take fast turns without fear of flipping
over. Like a bicycle, these trikes are pedal powered and will go as fast
as you can pedal. Unlike a bicycle, the trike does not lean when turning,
so it is up to the rider to lean and keep all the wheels on theground.
Turning is done with the steering bar that goes under the seat and has
handles on each side.
Riding a trike is similar to pedaling a really comfortable lawn chair. Most
of our trikes have a mesh seat which keeps you cool, and many models
offer adjustable seat positions. Some people ask if it is uncomfortable
to pedal with your feet in front of you. Actually, it is very easy and
isolates most of the pedaling effort to your legs, which means that
your entire upper body does not become fatigued. The recumbent trike
is fast becoming the cyclist's machine ofchoice for long tours precisely
because you can ride all day without hurting.
It depends on who is asking and how much riding experience you have.
Because of the recumbent position of the rider, different muscles are
used to pedal. You cannot use gravity to help you by standing on the
pedals and instead you learn to "spin" the pedals. Most people that are
currently fast riders will find the trike to be slower initially because of this.
Once accustomed to the recumbent style of riding it is possible to go very
fast. One of our team riders has a modified trike and regularly
cruises at 25mph, with flat-road burst speeds of 35+mph.
Adult trikes range in price from $699.00 usd to over $5000.00 (import costs
will apply as charged to dealership).. Just as with bicycles, much depends
on the features and components. We offer many ways to customize
your trike to best fit your needs and budget. When considering the price of
gas nowadays, people everywhere are looking for alternative transportation.
Replacing some of your commute with riding a trike will save you money and
provide a healthier you.
Riding a trike is very safe and offers some safety advantages over riding a
conventional bicycle. It is verystable at any speed and eliminates the need to
balance. Instead of wobbling up a hill you can go as slow
as you want and even rest without taking your feet off of the pedals.
Riding in traffic is also very safe. Since most people have not seen trikes
regularly they usually give you more room and slow down to take
a look. If you are riding in tight traffic you can enhance your visibility
with a flag or neon colored tailsok.
If you want to learn more about trikes we have lots of information on our
website. For trike reviews and articles about trikes check out
"recumbent tadpole & delta trikes....."
Where to find them?
Bentley Cycle & Trading Post
Bentley, Alberta, Cdn.
4932-50th Ave. P.O. Box 114
Phone /Fax # 1-403-748-3176
RedRimCycles - quality USA handbuilt trikes, no longer in production - unfortunatley!
adjustable seat height & angles.
More people are pursuing the Recumbent Tadpole Trike.
They are fast, comfortable and stable.
Everyone loves the "Sports Car" handling & ride of a Tadpole Trike
Stop in for a test ride that you will never forget !
more trikes to their line ups - so please check out their websites.
We offer all models of their trikes for your cycling & health needs.
Bentley Cycle always has numerous Trikes in stock."
We are also THE Canadian Dealer for the "Award Winning"
Catrike Tadpole Trikes: WWW.CATRIKE.COM
Catrike "700" - The Ultimate low, fast trike
Catrike "SPEED" - no longer in production.
Catrike "ROAD" - rear shock - 2012....NOW HERE !
THE NEW - Catrike " TRAIL"
The NEW - CATRIKE "VILLAGER"
(Trike of the year for 2011 - www.bentrideronline.com )
For specs, options and models click http://www.catrike.com/
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