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July 08, 2021

Obviously a lot of people choose a tricycle for many different reasons, one of them maybe balance concerns, another reason might be for carrying things or dogs around. 

Who makes a good candidate for a tricycle? For those that never learned how to drive a bike, or haven’t ridden a bike for a very long time, a tricycle is a very good option. Riding a tricycle is actually pretty simple, because there is basically nothing to learn, you just sit and peddle. You do not need to learn how to balance or anything like that. That being said, if you are someone that has a really bad balance, then a tricycle is also a great option. It is a great bicycle for seniors as you do not have to learn how to balance, it is basically sitting and pedaling. It is very stable. Another advantage is that the bike is wide, so you are very visible.

That being said, a tricycle is also kind of fun, it is comfortable, you don’t have to worry about how to hold the handle, or how to balance, and you can throw a ton of stuff at the back.

When it comes to mounting a bike, it is also much easier than mounting a normal bike, because it is pretty much stable, you don't have to worry about losing your balance or anything like that. It is going to be almost the same as sitting in a chair. With a tricycle, your bike will not go anywhere, as long as you push the brake down, and you can get easy off the bike, without balancing. 

If mounting and dismounting is challenging for you, we recommend a tricycle with a lower stepover, like our Tritan Bike. A lower stepover is obviously easier for shorter people or people with balance concerns. 

The main thing you have to be aware of is taking turns: tricycles are not made for fast pace riding, because they need a wider radius for turning.

Also mounting can be more challenging, but therefore you might want to use a bike with several speeds. However, if you go flat around 5 miles an hour then one single speed is sufficient, and you have less things to worry about.