Our Advantages

Ti-Trikes logo Recumbent Tricycles

NOT all recumbent trikes are created equal.

 

Hover over the photograph below to find out why we build a better trike:

See how we stack up against the competition.

ItemTI-TRIKECompetitorTI-TRIKE Advantage
FrameTitanium, aerospace grade, welded.Hi-ten or 4130 chromoly steel, 6061aluminum, welded.Greater strength, lighter weight, no paint needed, corrosion resistant.
Power AssistStandard with the T-250, optional with all other models.Not available.Easier pedaling, less fatigue, greater range, improved hill climbing, makes cycling available to those with disabilities.
AdaptabilityAdaptive By Design (ABD), highly adjustable and customizable.Non-adaptive or partially adaptive.Better fit, more comfort, meets the needs of diverse groups of people with disabilities.
Front GearsetPatterson planetary bike transmission, fully enclosed.Conventional bicycle crank arms and chainrings.Improved shifting, ability to shift while stopped or under full pedaling load, greater safety.
BrakesSturmey Archer X-SD drum brakes, Disk brakes.No loss of braking effectiveness in the rain, lower maintenance.
SteeringAckerman direct steering with integrated hydraulic steering damper. Non-compensated, damperless.Improves stability while cornering, no tire scrub. Susceptibility to wobble at speed.
SeatNASA Foam contoured seating, highly adjustable.Nylon fabric or mesh fabric, no padding or lightly padded, conventional foam, limited adjustability.Greater comfort, greater adjustability for better fit, molds to each person's shape. Ability to ride longer distance in comfort.
Seat HeightMid-levelVery low, low, or mid-levelEasier mounting and dismounting, more natural and familiar body position.