Review by Delores Watts
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I was looking for a replacement to the bicycle I used to ride, it was such a convenient way to get to and from town during the summer and fall months. Riding a bicycle when wearing heavy glasses (bi-focals, strong prescription) isn’t ideal, I have been nervous about getting around my neighborhood. It’s a bit too much for an older retiree like me to manage – so I asked some friends at church and one of them recommended an adult tricycle.
This Port-o-Trike is a good option for me, it folds up easily enough for someone like me to manage, and I can even take it when I travel with my kids and grandkids. I can keep up with the grandkids when their riding their bikes and it gives us some time together as a family – the younger kids hang back with me and the teens ride ahead with their parents, it’s refreshing to be able to be part of the outing, even though I’m not as springy and light on my feet as I used to be.
The dimensions of the tricycle are great, the seat is about 26-28” from the ground, about 30” wide, and the handlebars are at about 36”, the height of the handlebars and the seat are adjustable, I lowered them to make it easier for me to get off the tricycle. The seat is very wide and comfortable, and the 20” wheels give it lots of stability. Having the basket on the back allows me to ride to the store now and then to take care of my errands and not have to bother my neighbors for a ride to the store or need to call my son to take me there.
Having a stable, comfortable trike like this has given me a small measure of my independence back, it’s hard not being able to drive and living about 6-8 blocks from where the nearest store is. Being able to ride there is a fun experience on a cool summer morning, it reminds me of my youth, riding my bike into town with my brothers and riding just about everywhere there was pavement. I never thought I’d be back on three wheels, but I just love the comfortable ride and not having to worry about losing my balance.
My only complaints about this tricycle is how small the basket is on the back – I’m thinking of finding a larger basket to make my store trips count for more and the other complaint is that the single speed can be a little slow at times. Not that I’m a spring chicken, but maybe if I oil it a bit more, it’ll move a little faster. It’s worth a try, not sure if the speed is a reflection of the trike or the rider. Read more user reviews.
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