The best adult tricycle in Australia
You want to find the best adult tricycle in the country, but you don’t have the time (or patience…) to check and test every trike bike in Australia. Does this sound like you? Then you’ll want to keep reading.
Filtering through all the different 3 wheel bike brands and models – each with their own special features and benefits – takes too much time and effort. But equally, you don’t want to just buy the first adult tricycle for sale that pops up, without doing any research first, right?
Not to worry. We already tested and reviewed the best adult tricycles for you. Below, you’ll find the key findings of our research, listing the top 5 best tricycles for adults of 2020. Let’s have a look!
Top 5: Best adult tricycle brand and models of 2020
We’ll give you some extra pointers on what to look for when trying to find an adult tricycle for sale that meets all your requirements.
If you’re interested, you can find all this information at the bottom of this article. If not, you can just stick to the summary of our research and straight away pick the right trike bike for you. Here are the winners:
1. Artudatech 7-Speed 24″ Adult 3-Wheel Tricycle (Best Choice)
- Gears: 7 Speed Shimano Drivetrain
- Wheels: 24″
- Frame material: Aluminium
- Weight: 27 kilograms
- Colours available: White or yellow
- Features: Backrest for extra support, large basket, reflectors for safety
- Award: Best Choice
The winner of our Best Choice award is the Artudatech 7-Speed 24″ Adult 3-Wheel Tricycle. It offers the perfect balance between price and quality.
This adult tricycle comes with all the features you need from a trike. The seat is comfortable and includes a backrest for extra back support. The sturdy 24″ wheels offer great stability and easily carry both the light-weight aluminium frame and yourself while riding the trike.
Other extra benefits include the large basket at the back (great for when you’ve been to the store) and the multiple reflectors for additional safety on the road.
Lastly, this tricycle for adults comes with a 7 Speed Shimano Drivetrain so you can easily shift between gears. Shimano is one of the largest cycle gear and brake brands in the world.
Who is it made for?
This tricycle is made specifically for adults and elderly people. Do bear in mind that you still have to pedal the tricycle yourself, so it might not be suitable for everyone, depending on physical condition.
- Gears: Shimano 6 Speed Smart Shift Gears
- Wheels: 20″
- Frame material: Alloy
- Weight: 25 kilograms
- Colours available: Silver
- Features: Electric pedal assist, front and back basket, safety bell, reflectors for safety
Next up is the Trike Bike 20″ Electric Tricycle Silver. If you need some extra help while cycling, the Trike Bike’s motor (with rechargeable battery) might be the best pick for you.
You can reach speeds of up to 25 km/h with the electric pedal assist feature of this tricycle. Still want the exercise of cycling?
Then just switch it on when you need it, for example when going uphill, and turn it off once you’ve made it to the top. Due to its easy-to-use panel, you can use the electric pedal assist whenever you want it, and only when you want it.
Aside from the motor, this tricycle comes with both a front and back basket to carry your bags or groceries, and an LED headlight (battery operated) for when you’re driving at night.
Who is it made for?
The electric Trike Bike is made for adults and elderly people, in particular people who need (or just want) that extra assistance while cycling.
Do note that the added motor results in a hefty price tag compared to a non-electrical trike like the Artudatech. That’s one of the reasons why the Artudatech came out on top as the best adult tricycle.
3. FREIHE Adult Tricycle 20″ Wheels (Best Tandem)
- Gears: None
- Wheels: 20″
- Frame material: High carbon steel
- Weight: Not specified
- Colours available: Black or red
- Features: Large back seat, front basket, safety bell, lock, tail lights, raincoat, pump
- Award: Best Tandem
Just imagine driving your kids (or grandkids) to school with this bad-ass 3 wheel bike! You will definitely get some looks, and the children will have the time of their lives. But that’s not all this adult tricycle has to offer.
First of all, it comes with a spacious front basket for your personal belongings, as well as extra storage room below the back seat. Aside from that, you get a lot of additional gifts with your purchase.
For extra safety, you get a pair of tail lights, a bell, and even a lock for your tricycle. You also receive a pump and a raincoat, both included in the price as well!
Who is it made for?
This trike is for adults and (fit) elderly. Due to the added back seat and the lack of gears, you will have to pedal yourself, which means this adult’s tricycle isn’t a good choice for people who are not that physically fit.
How to find the best adult tricycles
So how did we pick the best adult three-wheel bikes in this list? More importantly, which are the specific features and benefits we looked for (and you should look for) in trikes? Let’s have a look at the two most important things to consider.
No matter what you do, safety should always come first. You can just purchase the cheapest knock-off trike bike brand you can find, but will you really feel comfortable and safe knowing it can break down any second? Just imagine what can happen if you’re riding on a dark road at night without any reflectors or lights…
Buying your adult tricycle from a reputable brand that follows government safety guidelines while constructing your trike means you can hit the road with complete peace of mind (1).
Aside from the brand, you want to look out for features like reflectors, a safety bell, or an LED light.
Let’s face it, if you are no longer in your prime, you will probably struggle to ride a heavy adult tricycle up a hill without any gears. Heck, even most young people would struggle with that! But maybe, challenging yourself and using your trike for exercise is actually exactly what you want. Cycling is a great way to burn calories after all (2)!
That’s why the second most important thing to look out for when searching for an adult tricycle for sale is functionality. What do you want to use it for?
If you are physically fit and enjoy having a tricycle for getting around, as well as a bit of exercise, then you’re best off with our Best Choice tricycle. You do the pedalling yourself, but you do have six gears at your disposal to help you climb hills.
Are you feeling strong and do you like a tough trek? Or maybe you just live somewhere without hills? Then our Best Tandem tricycle is a great choice for you.
Lastly, do you want a bit of extra help every now and then, or are you physically not as fit as you used to be? Then an electric trike might just be the one for you.
- National Guidelines for Individually Constructed LE1 Motor Tricycles. Retrieved from: https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/vehicle_regulation/bulletin/files/NCOP15_Trike_Guidelines_V2.0_01Jan2011.pdf.
- Calories burned in 30 minutes for people of three different weights. Retrieved from: https://www.health.harvard.edu/diet-and-weight-loss/calories-burned-in-30-minutes-of-leisure-and-routine-activities.