Schwinn Meridian Adult Trike, Three Wheel Cruiser Bike, Multiple Speeds, 26-Inch Wheels, Cargo Basket, Multiple Colors
|Wheel Size||26 Inches|
|Brake Style||Linear Pull|
|Number of Speeds||1|
|Item Weight||73 Pounds|
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- Designed with 26-inch wheels, this bike provides a comfortable ride for those 5'4" to 6'2" in height
- Single speed drivetrain is easy to use and maintain
- Linear-pull brakes deliver smooth and intuitive stopping, and both front and rear fenders help keep clothing clean in damp weather
- Wide upright handlebars provide a stable, balanced ride, and the adjustable, padded cruiser saddle absorbs bumps
- Super low, stand-over, step-through aluminum frame allows easy step-through access
- Includes limited lifetime warranty for as long as you own the bike
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From the manufacturer
Haul it all!
You probably haven't been on a tricycle since you were 5 years old. But it's time to get the tired notion that trikes are only for toddlers out of your head.
If you need a daily hauler you can depend on, look no further. The Schwinn Meridian's extra large mesh basket lets you haul farmer's market finds or new antiques for the den. Put the car away and take the Meridian for some of those extra trips. The Meridian comes in 1, 3, 7-Speeds and an electric option.
The Schwinn Meridian is America's Favorite Full-Size Tricycle!
Available in a variety of different colors, speeds, and electric!
The Meridian Trike cargo bike has a super low stand over aluminum frame with easy step through access, classic swept back handlebars for a relaxed, upright riding position, and adjustable springer cruiser seat for comfortable riding. The full fenders are stylish and helpful for keeping you clean and dry and the alloy rims help keep the ride light and smooth. The best part is the huge rear folding basket, capable of bringing home a week's worth of groceries or taking an entire picnic to the park.
Meridian 1-Speed Trike
The Meridian’s stylish three-wheeled design provides more stability than a bicycle. It’s single speed drivetrain will have you cruising around for errands or joyrides in style. (Note: the basket is not suitable for children, pets, or other passengers.)
Meridian 3-Speed Trike
Ride with confidence and style on the Meridian 3-Speed tricycle by Schwinn. When you need a few extra gears for the ride! Experience the joy of cycling like never before with the Meridian tricycle.
Meridian 7-Speed Trike
This full-sized tricycle for adults is perfect for those who want to enjoy the outdoors. It features a 7-speed drivetrain, front linear pull brake, and rear expander brake to create a fun ride that’s simple to use.
Meridian eBike Trike
Why electric? Hauling extra weight up hills and longer distances are a breeze when you have the eMeridian’s 350W Bafang Max Drive pedal assist motor. When you pedal, the motor activates and provides an extra level of assistance that you control with a thumb pad on the handlebar, up to 16 MPH.
An American Icon
Founded in 1895 in Chicago, Illinois, the Schwinn mission has been to develop bicycles that allow people to experience the confidence and freedom that comes from riding a bike.
Over the last century, the bicycles, designs, and riders have evolved, but our commitment to the Schwinn mission has remained strong. Schwinn is excited to be on this journey with you.
As we continue to build upon our heritage of being America’s most loved bicycle brand; we look forward to another century of sharing our bicycles with explorers of all ages. You can trust that you have our continued dedication to the quality and innovation that has become synonymous with the Schwinn name.
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That said, if you are just hoping for a quick experience putting it together, you may want to get help or pay a bike shop. I rate the bike 5 stars because I love the style and I think it was a GREAT value. It seems to be working well. But for the sake of those who read reviews, here are some notes that might help you.
--The color: I read a lot of reviews that complained that they were hoping for a more BLUE bike. This should be called "Ice Blue" or something like that, not Slate, because the bike is really a silvery blue not a darker color like I would think Slate would be.
--Packaging: I ordered from Amazon Warehouse Deals, which said the item would be repackaged, so I expected that. The large box it came in was not TOO badly roughed up from shipping, but when I opened it, the inner box that was holding all the bike parts was fairly frightening. Torn spots, dents in the cardboard, etc. From reading a lot of reviews about dents, I wonder if shipping is just really hard on this. Mine came basically double boxed. I wonder if someone returned it because of the condition of the original box! The original box did not appear to ever have been opened and resealed? Anyway, I probably got lucky, but my guess is this is a shipping issue and perhaps unavoidable when you have parts, like fenders, that are easily bent out of shape.
--Assembly: Yeah, there were a few head scratching moments where I had to look at the diagram, re-read and THINK, but I figured them out. I saw a YouTube video of a guy who was pretty mechanical and putting this bike together for one of his parents and he had pretty much the same issues I had! I used (after googling!) Vicks VapoRub for grease for the handlebar stem and it is working great. Did have to laugh at the whiff of menthol I got just before my second ride on it, when I adjusted the handlebars. Vaseline would work too if you don't have a tube of grease that they call for. I confirmed with a mechanical friend that this will be no problem, we're not dealing with high temperatures or huge amounts of friction. I had to really work to get fenders lined up to the holes for the bolts that hold them on, then I had to bend them into shape a little to keep them from rubbing. This is no big deal to me, but if it is to you, you're forewarned. If you can't find the stem for the seat, look inside the hole in the frame, lots of people think they don't have one then find it there! Brakes might take a while to get them adjusted properly. If any of this really doesn't sound like something you want to mess with then definitely find a handier friend or take it to a bike shop for assembly. I didn't mind the tweaking.
--Riding: THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN A TWO WHEEL BIKE! You have to really remember this or you may think something is wrong when it is not. If you learned to ride a two wheel bike, you instinctively *lean* to keep balance. Leaning on this bike is not necessary and may even make your sensation of being off balance WORSE. You *might* even want to lean OUT of a turn (the opposite direction) a tiny bit! I did feel a bit wonky on this trike at first, but I just took a deep breath and tried to remember that this was different. Much better as time goes on! Also, the road where I live is slightly graded to allow rain to runoff so if I'm riding on the road, I realize that it is going to feel off balance. I only take the road for a short while, then I am on the rails-to-trails near our home. That too is ever-so-slightly graded for runoff, but I can work with it better there. If the trail is clear, I just take my spot up the middle and my fellow bikers let me know they are coming with a friendly call or ring of their bell and I move over. :)
--Mount/Dismount: At first, I kept whacking the back of my legs with the back wheels. Just needed to get in the habit of remembering that unlike a 2 wheel bike, I have to watch for them.
--Seat: I'm a middle aged woman with an ample middle aged figure. The seat is just *okay* for me but since I got such a nice price on the bike, I don't feel badly about seeking out a wider, more comfortable seat. Until switching the seat, I only had gone about 3 miles at a time to avoid a sore posterior.
If you want a flawless, seamless experience to get up and running, look elsewhere or get professional help to assemble and fine tune. If you're willing to deal with a few little issues, you'll have a great trike at a great price.
I was born with a genetic disorder (EDS) that has my bones aging three times as fast as my body. That being said even at only 24 I have MAJOR joint problems, including a sprained PCL, but I wanted something that would be easy on my bones while helping me keep active. I received this as a Christmas present from my mom- AKA she gave me her card and said buy yourself a trike. I did not want to buy something super expensive and at the time this was on sale for about $275, so my mom agreed it would be good for the price.
The shipping was fast and I was not home when it arrived, luckily my apartment maintenance guys love me because it was in my third floor apartment when I got home from my trip. This box is heavy- it took two guys to carry it up three flights. I have a 100 pound dog who I carry fifty pounds of dog food up three flights of stairs every two weeks, and yet I still found myself scooting the box around the apartment because of its heaviness.
I could not put this bike together- I took it apart three times over a week before a co-workers husband took it during his bonding night with his son and put it together in less than three hours. I have always been handy challenged, but I would still recommend not spending the money on labor and just bring someone handy the bike, some beer, and a pizza because it is do-able.
Once it was put together, it was still too heavy to bring back upstairs daily, so if you don't live in a trusty neighborhood take that into consideration.
As for the riding, I LOVE this bike because it's super easy to ride. So far my longest ride was 12 miles with a 300ft elevation- in total during the past few months this bike has seen me through a total of over 50 miles and 700ft elevation in weather up to 100 degrees plus humidity- and this bike has held up. I ride to the store all the time, load up one of my five gallon bins with $100 worth of groceries, stick it in the basket, and ride home easily. I live in a very humid extremely hilly area of south Texas, and this bike handles both the hills and my weight extremely well.
When I received this bike I did not like the seat and upgraded to one without a horn, which I do suggest looking into.
I was 5.4 and 220 pounds when I received this bike, and have already lost 10 pounds by riding this bike for fun. This was my first bike ever, and I didn't know how to ride the first time I got on this bike, yet I have never fallen nor crashed- even coasting down a steep hill at 10mph. I would highly recommend this bike for older adults who have bone issues like myself, mobility challenged individuals, or anyone who wants a cargo type trike that is easy on the ecosystem. If this bike ever fails me, I would not even think twice about spending the asking price for this trike, it has quickly become my child and new favorite hobby.