Cyclists come in all different fitness levels, shapes or sizes. If you’re a larger rider, finding a suitable three wheel bike that is able to handle your body weight might be a challenge. You should look for certain characteristics of the trike. It is always advisable to choose an adult trike that has a bigger wheel and strong frame. It is also important to ensure that the rear wheel is able to bear your weight. In the section below, we have reviewed 3 adult tricycles especially designed for heavy people.
1. Weight capacity: 300 lbs – Schwinn Meridian
The Schwinn Meridian Adult Tricycle is a perfect trike bike for all ages. This single-speed 3 wheeler features a lightweight aluminium and low step-through frame, making it an excellent choice for larger riders. The Schwinn Meridian has a padded spring cruiser saddle. But if you’re a large person, we recommend you to get a larger bike seat because the one that comes with it might be a little too small and hard. The Schwinn Meridian also has a large, solid and foldable rear basket which is perfect for groceries storing or carrying your pet around.
Although the weight limit for this 3 wheeler is 300 lbs, some owners commented it is able to hold their weights up to 350 lbs (with empty basket). But you have to be more careful when riding and taking a turn. You should also always check the tire pressure and not to over fill your tires. The Schwinn Meridian has 2 wheel sizes – 24” wheel and 26” wheel. For an overweight rider, we recommend going for the 26” for better stability. More
2. Weight capacity: 400 lbs – Commander Electric Trike
The Commander Adult Pedal Electric Tricycle is the perfect trike for those who have concerns with their balance or stamina. This electric tricycle comes equipped with a silent 500-watt hub electric motor on the front wheel and a twist grip speed controller with zero to 12 mph. With the weight capacity of 400 lbs, this 24″ wheel adult electric tricycle also includes a 36V automatic charger and 36V battery pack.
The Commander is a wonderful trike. It is well built and the electric part of it is just fantastic to an overweight rider who has a stamina problem. This adult electric tricycle will definitely give you tremendous freedom and the joy of cycling out doors again. The only drawback we found is the price. This electric trike might be a little too pricey to some people. More
3. Weight capacity: 500 lbs – Worksman PAV
If you are on the hunt for a super sturdy, heavy duty adult tricycle, Worksman Personal Activity Vehicle (PAV) is clearly your choice. Designed to carry up to 500 lbs, this semi recumbent trike bike is perfect for extra-large people.
The PAV is a 3-speed trike bike with coaster brake and front drum brake. The design is very rider friendly – it allows you to sit back and exercise in a fun way. Unlike other 3 wheel bike with a normal bike seat, the PAV has a wider, padded bench-style seat which is fully adjustable, plus optional fold-down armrests. These features make the PAV a very comfortable three wheel bike. Built up with industrial strength parts, the PAV is an excellent sturdy option. It is a very reliable and durable vehicle. This trike bike may not be the cheapest among all options, but it is definitely worth the money in the long run. More
|Schwinn Meridian||The Commander||Worksman PAV|
|Dimension||75"(L) x 31"(W) x 38"(H)||70"(L) x 29"(W) x 43"(H)||73"(L) x 33.75"(W)|
|Weight||77 lbs||102 lbs (with motor & battery)||76 lbs|
|Capacity||300 lbs||400 lbs||500 lbs|
|Gearing/Electric Feature||Single speed||Electric Trike||3-speed|
|More info||More info||More info
One thing to note here is that the weight limit of a trike is not just the rider. You should also take into account of your bring along (water bottle, tools, jackets, food, etc.) which can easily add 20 lbs extra.