Check Out Our Recumbent Tricycle Reviews Before You Buy
Recumbent tricycles aren’t just for kids. Many modern models are designed for adults, and allow riders to enjoy leisurely rides, or more intense workouts at a faster pace. Trikes offer the added benefit of extra support and stability, which is great news for younger users or anyone with mobility issues.
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With many bikes looking the same and offering similar features, narrowing down your choices to just one model can be difficult. We’re going to make your decision a little easier by sharing some of the top models on the market. Here are some things to keep in mind when comparing them:
- Size: Some recumbent tricycles are made for adults, while others are made for younger users. Even in these categories, many of the models may have adjustable frames that allow you to accommodate users of different heights. Make sure that you choose a bike that’s the appropriate size for you or any other potential riders.
- Portability: If you enjoy taking your trike out for a ride on the trails, portability should be a top concern. Some models are more portable than others. A folding recumbent trike, for example, would be easier to take to the park than a full-size model with a solid design. If you can’t find a folding model you like, make sure you have the means the transport the bike when you’re ready to take it out for a spin.
- Ease of Use: Recumbent tricycles are easier to steer and stay balanced easier than a conventional recumbent bike. With that said, some trikes are easier to steer and ride than others. Many of the models we’ll be reviewing have joystick-style steering sticks that alleviate pressure on the arms and legs.
Reviews – The Top Recumbent Tricycles for 2017
Mobo Triton Pro – The Mobo Triton Pro does more than just improve your cardiovascular health – this recumbent tricycle also boosts hand-eye coordination and builds strength in the legs and arms.
A unique rear-wheel steering system helps enhance cardiovascular function, while the recumbent design of the bike minimizes stress on the arms and shoulders.
The Triton Pro offers a sturdy construction with adjustable features to accommodate riders between 4’2” and 6’3.” Ten slots allow you to adjust the length of the frame to suit your height.
The low frame and safety flag improve both visibility and stability for a smooth, comfortable, and safe ride.
If you’re looking for a luxury recumbent tricycle that offers enhanced comfort and durability, the Mobo Triton Pro is the right choice.
Mobo Mobito – Designed to match a young rider’s comfort level and needs, the Mobo Mobito is a durable recumbent tricycle that’s sturdy and easy to ride.
Thanks to the unique steering system, no balance is required to ride this bike, and this model has a free wheel without a chain.
A safety flag is included for easy visibility, and the adjustable frame can accommodate users between 3’ and 4’5.” The backrest adjusts as well, with six angle settings available.
The youth-sized Mobito comes in four great colors: black, red, yellow, and purple.
The design of this tricycle improves hand-eye coordination while boosting arm and leg strength. The Mobito is a great choice for parents who want their kids to stay active.
Mobo Triton – Mobo calls the original Triton model the “Ultimate Three Wheeled Cruiser,” and it’s easy to see why: this model is comfortable, durable, and easy to steer.
Like other Mobo recumbent trikes, the Triton is designed to improve hand-eye coordination while boosting leg and arm strength. And the placement of the joystick-style steering sticks alleviates pressure on the arms and shoulders.
A low frame allows for better stability, while the included flag improves visibility.
Sturdy and adjustable, this bike can accommodate users between 3’5” and 5’3.” The frame has eight slots for length adjustment, so younger users can continue using this bike as they grow.
KMX Cobra – The KMX Cobra is the king of all recumbent tricycles. Luxurious, durable, and easy to ride, you’ll be using this trike for years to come.
The Cobra is an all-terrain bike that accommodates riders of all ages. Rather than having two smaller wheels in the back and one larger wheel in the front, this trike has the complete opposite design.
The Hardshell bucket seat can be adjusted to whichever angle you prefer, and even includes lumbar support. KMX says this model is also easy to upgrade – you can even add a motor if you want.
Easy to assemble, the Cobra is the luxury choice for users who want the best-of-the-best in recumbent tricycles.
Mobo Mini – For the youngest of riders, the Mobo Mini recumbent trike is the right choice. This small luxury cruiser is ergonomically designed for children between the ages of 2.5 and 5 years of age.
A high-performance rubber front tire adds stability, while the two “never flat” back tires create a smooth, pleasurable ride. Using Mobo’s unique steering system, this trike improves hand-eye coordination, and builds up strength in the arms and legs.
The adjustable frame features five slots to accommodate users between 30” and 42,” so little ones can continue using this bike as they grow.
Custom decals and safety flags allow kids to customize their bikes to their personalities.
Buyer’s Guide – How to Choose the Right Recumbent Tricycle for You
We’ve given you quite a few excellent trikes to choose from, but choosing just one model isn’t easy. Earlier we discussed some important things to keep in mind when comparing models. Here are a few more factors that can help you choose the right trike:
- Steering: How do you steer the trike? Is the steering system easy to use, or complicated? Many people prefer the rear-wheel steering system that Mobo uses, but other riders may have an easier time with another system.
- Wheel Placement: Most recumbent tricycles have one large wheel in the front and two smaller ones in the back. However, the KMX Cobra and other similar bikes have the opposite setup. Both offer stability, but the feel of the ride is different. Determine which wheel setup you prefer.
- Rider Age: We talked about bike size earlier, but it’s important to consider the age of the rider when choosing a bike. You wouldn’t want to buy an adult’s bike for a child, and you wouldn’t want to buy a child’s bike for an adult – even if they were on the short side. Find an age-appropriate bike. We included models for all age brackets.
- Design: The look of the bike isn’t the most important feature, but still one that should be considered, especially if the bike is for kids. Some kid-friendly models even come with decals and are made in fun colors, so little ones can choose a bike that suits their personalities.
- Cost: The cost of the bike is the final consideration, and not one that should be taken lightly. Recumbent tricycles are an investment – no matter what size or age group you’re buying for. Make sure you set a budget, and find a quality model that fits into that budget.