Disclaimer: As a product reviewer for Commute By Bike, I am providing my unbiased opinion of any products provided to us by any company. I do not posses any type of relationship with the product's company or parent companies. Companies that send in their goods to be reviewed do not compensate me in any way. It’s quiet, it folds small enough to fit under your desk or in the trunk of your car. It has dual sided brakes for great stopping power.
Product Tested: Trikke T8
What I liked:
This has to be one of the most unique man powered vehicles on the planet. I loved how smoothe it feels when riding it. You definitely get tons of attention on it. Anyone that tries out the TRIKKE immediately fall in love with it. Once you fully understand how the contraption works, there’s no stopping you from going pretty fast.
Test Location: Streets of Fullerton and Brea California
What I didn't like:
It doens’t do too well on streets that have pot holes. You must ride it on smoothe surfaces like sidewalks or a well paved street.It takes some time to learn it. But once you do, you can kick some butt with it. It’s very difficult to climb hills. I’m not saying its impossible because when I rode the LA Bike Tour in 03 and 04, I saw the Trikke Street Team riding these things through 23 miles of Los Angeles streets.
Would I recommend it?
Yes I would, but not for commuting long distances. The TRIKKE provides an awesome full body workout and its just plain and simple, fun! However, I wouldn’t recommend anyone commute distances over 3 miles with it until they get the full understanding on how to use it. But once you do, then knock yourself out. It’s an awesome ride and I have a great time on it everytime I ride it.