Adult Tricycle Comparison Review

An adult tricycle is a great option for someone who may not have the balance needed for a two-wheeled bike or maybe likes the added security the three wheels of a trike provides, or for someone that has never learned to ride a bike.

This article reviews four different tricycle models made by three different manufacturers.

When I review a product(s), I only consider those that have earned a 4+ star rating. You may be able to find a less expensive trike, but for the most part, they have a lower customer rating.

In two previous posts, “Bicycles and Seniors – I Bet You Haven’t Forgotten How” and the “Best Exercise Equipment for Seniors.” There was mention of bicycles, and one of those options is the adult tricycle. If you haven’t read those two posts, you can click on them, and you will be taken to those articles. 

Barbella Single and 7 speed

Barbella Adult Tricycle

ASIN – B07P8X95VS

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Features:

  • 24″ wheel size
  • 300 lb limit
  • Handbrakes
  • Carbon steel frame
  • Basket
  • Some models have a backrest on the seat
  • Unisex

Cons:

Customers are dissatisfied with the instructions provided for assembly. If you are not an assembly type person, it might be best to take the bike to a bike shop and have it assembled.

No mention of handlebar or seat adjustment.

No warranty was mentioned, and as I searched the internet, I was unable to find a webpage for this information.

Pros:

Low step through.

Choice of single or 7 speed.

7 speed has a backrest behind the seat.

It comes in a variety of colors.

H&ZT Single & 7 Speed

H&ZT Single Speed Adult Tricycle
ASIN – B07NT1XSLC

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Features:

  • 24″ wheel size
  • 330 lb limit
  • Handbrakes
  • Iron construction
  • Basket
  • Some models have a backrest on the seat
  • Low step-through
  • Variety of colors
  • Unisex

Cons:

No warranty was mentioned, and as I searched the internet, I was unable to find a webpage for this information.

Pros:

The assembly instruction video helps with assembly.

Low step-through making it easier to get on.

Choice of single or 7 speed.

Variety of colors.

Adult Schwinn Tricycle Single Speed

Adult Schwinn Tricycle

ASIN -B01KH36JZO

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Features:

  • 26″ wheel size
  • 300 lb limit
  • Handbrakes
  • Single-speed
  • Folding basket
  • Aluminum frame
  • Unisex

Cons:

The biggest customer complaint was not getting the right color that was ordered.

Warranty information on their website.

Only available in single-speed, but that may be all you need depending on your riding terrain.

Pros:

A brand name that is known might be a plus for you.

Single gear might be all you need.

Basket folds.

Warranty information easily obtained.

Schwinn Meridian Tricycle Single Speed

Schwinn Meridian Tricycle

ASIN -B011OZUNZ6

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Features:

  • 26″ inch wheels
  • No weight limit is given, but most adult trikes average 275-300 lbs.
  • Handbrakes
  • Single-speed
  • Low step-through
  • Folding basket
  • Aluminum frame
  • Unisex

Cons:

The single gear is the only choice, but that might be all you need depending on your riding terrain.

One color

Pros:

Customers who commented seem happy with customer service.

Name brand

Basket folds

Warranty information easily found on their website

FeatureBarbella H&ZTSchwinnSchwinn-Meridian
Wheel Size24"24"26"26"
GearsSingle or 7Single or 7SingleSingle
Low Step ThroughYesYesYesYes
ConstructionCarbon SteelIronAluminiumAluminium
Review Stars44.345
ColorVariety availableVariety availableColor not guaranteedRed
BasketFoldingHas but not stated if foldsFoldingFolding
Adjustable HandlebarsNot statedYesYes Yes
Adjustable SeatNot statedYesYesYes
Type of Seat7 gears has back rest/Large Soft7 gears has back restPadded comfort saddleComfort saddle
Weight Limit300330300None given
HandbrakesYesYesYesYes
WarrantyNot statedNot statedYes found on websiteYes found on website


I would love to hear the experiences you have had with purchasing or riding an adult tricycle.  Or if you have any questions please comment below.

2 thoughts on “Adult Tricycle Comparison Review”

  1. I like that you shared the different types of bikes but also included the pros and cons. when researching for items such as this one, I always want to look for what is good in the product and what’s not. Thank you for sharing!:)

    Reply
    • Hi Kaitlyn,

      Thank you for reading and commenting on this post. I agree it’s always good to know the good and the bad with a product before purchasing. If you end up purchasing a bike I would love to hear of your experience.

      Reply

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