The ICE Adventure Folding Recumbent Trike -
In 2010 Trice replaced their T model with the new
Adventure. Both the T and the Adventure are higher,
more relaxing, easier to get into and out-of and a
bit slower than the old Ice Q/new Ice Sprint trikes.
The Adventure is available with 20” rear wheel, no
suspension, 20” rear wheel with suspension and 26”
rear wheel with and without suspension. The trikes
with 20” wheels have lower gears for climbing than
the slightly faster 26” wheel version. All Ice
Adventure models have the Ice compact flat twist
frame. The Ice Adventure’s handling is very good.
High speeds are easily controllable, low speed
handling is fine and the U turn circle is average.
Brake steer and pedal steer are minimal. Being
higher than the Sprint it will be slightly more
likely to tip in fast, sharp turns. In practice this
is rarely an issue for mature riders while those
tough youthful riders of any age (you know who you
are!) may like the high speed cornering of the lower
Sprint. The Adventure also has more ground clearance
which can be nice on some dirt roads or maybe urban
obstacles like speed bumps.
The Adventure is available in many configurations.
In ascending price they are: 20” rear wheel rigid:
20” rear with rear suspension and fully suspended.
Ice’s rear suspension is not much changed from the T
and Q. It’s a simple short travel elastomer and
works well to smooth out road bumps. Their new front
suspension uses a similar elastomer.
Adventure Rigid 20"
This is the entry level Adventure. Without their
rear suspension it’s a bit lighter weight and
lighter on your wallet too. This is a fine little
trike, good high speed handling, fine low speed
handling and a middle of the road turning circle.
The 20” wheel gives lower gears for hill climbing.
Adventure 20” and 26" with suspension
The Ice rear suspension is available with a 20” or
26" rear wheel. It works well on smaller bumps and
road vibrations. It’s not an off road/large hit
system. Riding the suspended Adventure you can
forget it has suspension. It is silent, no squeaks
or rattles. Climbing it doesn’t bob and suck your
Ice Adventure FS
The Adventure fs trike comes with 20" wheels all
around or 20" on the front and 26" on the rear and
elastomer suspension on all three wheels. The
Adventure’s high ground clearance allows you to ride
in some rougher places where a the all wheel
suspension will be appreciated. It’s not a racing
trike but it is quick enough for commuting or
touring. The low pedals and high seat combine to
make this a very relaxing trike.
Ice Adventure HD
All of the Adventure line are offered in an heavy
duty (HD) version. The HDs have a 1 1/2" wider and
deeper seat, 2" wider space between the front wheels
and go from 1.5" to 2.0" tires. The weight limit is
raised from 275lbs to 330lbs. The width and depth of
the seat really increase the comfort of the trike.
When the seat is set at its most upright some people
feel like they are sliding off the front of the
standard seat-the increased depth makes a lot of
Another thing to know is that Ice trikes are made so
it is an easy thing to change the configuration if
your needs change. If you buy a rigid version but
decide you really should have added the rear
suspension we can unbolt the rear portion of the
trike and add on the rear suspension. That is a
great feature that not many people realize.