Hand Pedal Trike

Hand Pedal Trike with Power Assist

Off Road Hand Pedal Trike with Power Assist

Ti-Trikes, after years of research, has developed its innovative Tadpole hand cycle. As the first production hand cycle, manufactured in Connecticut, this trike uses two steering wheels in the front and a single drive wheel in the back. The Tadpole design separates the steering system from the drive or propulsion system, so that power to the hand cranks doesn’t affect steering and steering doesn’t affect power. The net result: improved hand cycle stability and better overall control, creating a major performance gain for any hand cycle rider. The T-450 uses lightweight, titanium tube.  Like its Ti-Trike stable mates, it uses the same high end components including brakes, drive train, steering damper and seating, resulting in a comfortable, lively ride that delivers top performance.

     The T-450 is equipped with great features, including a crisp-shifting 20 speed Shimano drive train, a FSA Patterson Transmission, and ultra comfortable and adjustable two piece NASA foam seat set up to allow the rider to side transfer.  The Power Assist model uses the same electric motor and battery as our T-250 Power Assist model. 

The next generation in handcycle technology

T-450 Purchase Price: $3,595.00 (Manual version)

T-450E Purchase Price: $5,995.00 (Power-assisted electric version)

FrameAerospace grade welded Titanium (Grade 2) with custom machined aluminum rear dropouts. 33" track and available in four different wheelbase lengths (according to rider size): 40" - 42". Front boom adjusts up to 5". Width is same on all at 33” CL to CL of front tires.
Carrying LoadUp to 450 pounds, including rider weight and cargo, based on a 20" rear wheel. 26" rear wheel version is limited to 250 pounds carrying capacity.
Rear DrivetrainShimano 10 spd SLX GS. Combines with two speed front gear system for 20 gears in total. 10 speed compatible chain with integrated idler wheels.
Front GearsetInternally geared Patterson planetary bike transmission.Fully enclosed, low maintenance. Equivalent to conventional 28/45 tooth chainrings. Shifts under any conditions, including while pedaling, coasting, or standing still. Improved safety and ground clearance.
Brakes90mm Sturmey Archer X-SD drum brakes, weatherproof, low maintenance.
SteeringAckerman direct steering with integrated hydraulic steering damper. Improves stability while cornering. Handlebars adjust for reach and hand grip rotational angle.
SeatNASA contoured memory foam for improved comfort and durability. Seat fore/aft adjustment = 5". Seatback adjusts 5" depth within a 30º Range, 6" height.
Wheels and Tires20" front wheels, 20" rear wheel, 36 spokes. 20” wheel has greater torque and is better on hills; also looks better visually on the shorter Trikes. 26” wheel is faster. Equipped with durable Schwalbe Marathon tires. Tire inflation is 110 PSI for 20 x 1.50 tire, 100 PSI for 26 x 1.50 tire.