So often, when we think of tricycles, we envision a young child first learning how to ride a bike. However, that image is quickly changing. Adult tricycles
have been gaining popularity, with many choosing them over the traditional two-wheeled rider. The decision to purchase a tricycle for adults depends on the individual and their particular wants and needs.
Let's look at four major factors buyers consider when shopping for a new bike and how a tricycle adds up.
- Comfort - Whether you're going on short drives or long day trips, you want to be comfortable. Tricycles offer seats with tons of cushion. When riding a trike, you maintain a position that's easy on your lower back.
- Safety - Due to their stability, tricycles are less likely to result in injuries due to loss of control. They don't topple over as easily as bicycles. However, they are lower to the ground, which makes them less visible to cars on the road. Consider attaching reflectors or flags to your trike to help drivers see you better.
- Stability - One of the main differences between tricycles and bicycles is stability. Traditional bicycles require good balance to avoid tipping over. The design of tricycles brings your center of gravity lower to the ground, which makes you feel more secure and maintain your balance.
- Climbing - One must maintain a certain speed to avoid tipping over when climbing a steep hill on a bike. Tricycles are easier to ride up hills because they stay steady even when at lower speeds. Tricycles allow riders to go slower when climbing hills without tipping over.