The Best 3 Wheel Bikes For Seniors Review 2020

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Schwinn Meridian Adult Trike

Top Pick
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The Schwinn Meridian Adult Trike is a stylish three-wheeled design that offers comfortable cruises around town or in your neighborhood. The aluminum frame has a low standover height, making it especially easy to get on and off. The design comes in multiple colors and allows users to sit upright with handlebars that can be adjusted close to the rider.

We love the rear folding basket that provides plenty of room for cargo like bags, groceries and more. This model also comes with a wider saddle, making the seat extra comfortable.

This bike is not made to navigate through routes with hills and lots of elevation, as it is only a single speed. However, it is a great option for those looking to get outside and cruise down boardwalks, through flat bike paths or around the neighborhood.

Key Features

  • Super low stand-over aluminum frame
  • Alloy 24-inch wheels
  • Large springer cruiser seat with quick release adjustment
  • Large fold-down rear basket for storage
  • Wide, upright handlebars adjust from 37? to 40?

Specifications

  • Brand: Schwinn
  • Suggested rider height: 5’4?-6’2?
  • Recommended weight limit: 300 pounds
  • Rear basket is 18. 5? (H), 22. 5? (W), and 11. 5?(L), with a 50 lb weight limit
  • Front and rear linear-pull hand brakes
  • Ships ready to be assembled and comes with a 5-year limited warranty

Pros

  • Fairly simple to assemble
  • Good sized basket
  • Smooth and stable ride

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Single-speed

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Mobo Triton Pro Adult Recumbent Bike

Honorable Mention
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The Mobo Triton Pro is a recumbent three-wheel bike, great for exercise, leisure rides or a quick trip to the store. The ergonomic recumbent seat provides evenly cushioned back support and extra comfort to let you ride for longer. Dual-joystick steering offers smooth maneuverability with simple hand movements.

We love that the frame on this model is adjustable, making it suitable for riders 4 feet 2 inches tall to 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing up to 250 lbs.

While designed for adults of all abilities, the Mobo Triton Pro also functions as a bike for autistic and special needs adults who have problems with balance.

Key Features

  • Dual-joystick steering
  • Adjustable aluminum frame
  • Cushioned back support

Specifications

  • Brand: Mobo Cruiser
  • Suggested rider height: 4’2? – 6’3?
  • Recommended weight limit: 250 lbs

Pros

  • The recumbent style allows you to move faster
  • Great for adults of all abilities

Cons

  • Sitting lower to the ground can make riders harder to see

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Slsy Adult Tricycles 7 Speed

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The Slsy Adult Tricycle is one of the sturdiest in our review, is made of i-tensile steel and can support up to 350 lbs. The model is a 7-speed trigger shifter and is suitable for different kinds of road surfaces as well as hills and elevation. The wheels are available in 24? or 26? wheel sizes and have full wrap fenders to keep them clean. The seat is easily adjustable with a post clamp, and the tricycle comes with a user manual, assembly tools, and a water bottle cage.

We love that the large seat is extra padded and the large rear basket makes it super convenient to take this tricycle shopping or our for a picnic.

Key Features

  • 7-speed shifter
  • Made with Hi-tensile steel for extra durability and stability
  • Available with 24? or 26? wheels
  • Comes with a water bottle cage

Specifications

  • Brand: Slsy
  • Product Weight: 24? tire – 63lbs, 26? tire – 69lbs
  • Supports weight up to 350 lbs
  • Suggested rider height: 4’2? – 6’3?

Pros

  • 30-day return and money-back guarantee
  • Extra durable

Cons

  • Assembly instructions could be confusing for some
  • Assembly make take longer than others in our review

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Weanas 7 Speed Adult Tricycle Trike Cruiser Bike

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The Weanas 7 Speed Tricycle is made with a high-quality carbon steel frame and equipped to handle multiple road conditions. We love that this tricycle offers a full cover fender and comes with a lock.

Weanas offers a one-year warranty on all defective or damaged parts and a 30-day return and money-back guarantee.

Key Features

  • Full cover fender
  • Available with 24? or 26? wheels
  • Front V-brake
  • Comes with lock, pump, paint-shedding stickers, and assembly tools and instruction

Specifications

  • Brand: Weanas
  • Product Weight: 66.14 lbs
  • Supports weight up to 300 lbs
  • Suggested rider height: 4’2? – 6’3?
  • Basket Size: 21.6? (L) x 17.7?(W) x 11?(H)

Pros

  • Anti-theft lock and pump included
  • Sturdy carbon steel frame

Cons

  • Assembly may be fairly difficult

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HIRAM 3-Wheeled Adult Tricycle with Removable Basket

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On the town, down by the beach, to the farmers market, or just an afternoon cruise, this the HIRAM 3-Wheeled Adult Tricycle is a great option for running errands or just a relaxing ride. Hiram’s Tricycle includes an extra-soft saddle with springs to keep you cushioned throughout your ride. Handlebars are swept back for stability and are fully adjustable.

We love that this option comes equipped with two baskets. The one in the back is removable and has a collapsible handle to help you with your shopping!

Key Features

  • Made with high-carbon steel
  • Available with 24? or 26? wheels
  • Conveniently foldable basket
  • Extra-soft, high elastic saddle
  • Wheels are made from all-natural rubber; preventing skidding
  • Comes with safe-lock, a water-proof dust bag ergonomic handle for a soft grip, 2 rear reflectors for night riding, and s classic bicycle bell
  • Wrap-around fenders on all wheels
  • One-year warranty on all defective or damaged parts

Specifications

  • Brand: HIRAM
  • Product Weight: 66 lbs
  • Supports weight up to 400 lbs
  • Suggested rider height: 5’4? – 6’2?

Pros

  • Removable and collapsible shopping cart
  • Front and rear basket
  • Low stand-over frame

Cons

  • Single shift

A three-wheeled bike or tricycle is a great option for seniors who may not be comfortable on a traditional bicycle, but want to enjoy the freedom and benefits from bike riding.

Here are just a few things to consider before making a purchase.

Type Of Use

Depending on where you will be riding, and the type of riding you intend to do, consider if you need a bike with shifting gears, or if a single shift will suffice. For riders that plan on cruising along mostly flat roads and trails, a single shift is likely all you need. However, if you plan on biking along hilly terrain with steep elevation, you may want to consider a shifting gear bike to make those hills more manageable. Unlike many standard bicycles, three-wheel bikes can be quite heavy, making steep hills seem extra difficult.

Consider also, three-wheel bikes and tricycles are not made to be speed machines. Their size and design make them great for casual commutes and bike rides, but you shouldn’t be trying to break a record with them. Recumbent bikes are easier to go fast, because of their low profile.

Size

Be sure to review the size and weight capacity for each bike. In general bikes with bigger wheels will be better for larger riders. Consider also if the frame and/or seat of the bike is adjustable to your needs.

Assembly

Review how complicated assembly will be, and if you will need assistance. Most manufacturers will provide instruction manuals but if the assembly is not your thing, consider taking the bike into a specialty store for assistance.

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