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Not as previous reviews describe-disappointed
on January 23, 2013
I purchased this trike on Amazon based on reviews here and also other places on the web. This bike was not cheap --at least for me--and I thought it would be a safe bet based on all of the glowing reviews.
The bike itself is very nicely painted and I like the color scheme. Just sitting there it looks sturdy and shiny and ready and capable to do all the things you expect to do with a bike like this --but then you ride it. I am an experienced bike rider and did not expect this to ride like a ten speed but it is not a pleasurable experience at all. My husband used to build bikes so he put it together for me in a very sturdy and safe way. Even with that the bike wobbles, the seat moves around, it is unsteady, cumbersome, uncomfortable and wholly disappointing.
I can't return it because it has been opened and "used" but I would send this back if I could. I live in a totally flat, paved suburban area and wanted this bike for errands and light shopping because I am trying to use my car less and get exercise. I was really, really excited to get this bike but now I would rather walk than ride it. Even though it has "speeds" it is like riding a brick. Now it is sitting on my porch and I have to figure out what to do with it.
Also, be aware that riding a trike is difficult in that there is no independent rear suspension so when you are on uneven pavement such as a street that dips down toward the sidewalk even slightly you will feel like you are going to tip over--not fun. Also the turning radius is much larger than you are probably used to so you have to plan for that. And it is very difficult to "walk" this trike because of the rear wheels and how they stick out. I'm just saying its something to consider.
My friend called it an old lady bike which doesn't bother me but also there is NO WAY an old lady could ride this bike. It is so cumbersome and un-sturdy.
After receiving and riding this bike I don't know if all the other reviews on here are authentic but I wish someone --at least one person-- wrote the truth then I may not have wasted my money.
I hate to be so negative but it was $500 down the drain and another set back for me trying to be car free.