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Different Types of Three Wheeled Bikes

Often people think of tricycles being only for kids. However, this is not the case. More and more adults are turning to 3 wheeled bikes. An adult tricycle provided a stable and comfortable ride. There are many options to consider when purchasing an adult tricycle.

What are the different types of three wheeled bikes?

  1. Rickshaw Also known as pedicabs, rickshaws transport one or two people. Initially, they were pulled by foot, but bike components were eventually added. Rickshaw tricycles feature two back wheels and a steering wheel in the front.
  2. Drift Drift tricycles are ideal for descents on paved roads with steep gradients. They feature slick rear wheels that allow for countersteering around corners.
  3. Electric These tricycles are similar to conventional modern trikes, but they have the added bonus of electricity. The additional source of power is beneficial when riding uphill.
  4. Children’s A children’s trike is a smaller, simpler version of an adult tricycle. They’re typically designed for children ages two to five. Most children’s tricycles feature brakes or gears.
  5. Conventional Modern Upright This type of tricycle comes in two models: tadpole and delta. A delta model has two wheels in the back and one in the front. While a delta is more stable than a traditional bike, it does have poor dynamic lateral stability. A tadpole model is the opposite, with one wheel in the back and two in front. While this is a less popular model, it offers superior stability.

 

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