The ICE Folding Recumbent Trikes - Tricycles
Adventure | Sprint |
Everything you know about Ice Trikes changed in
2010. Well, almost.
The Ice Q and T are no more but
their replacements are willing and able to take over
for them. The lower, sportier Ice Q has been
replaced by their Sprint while the higher; less
performance oriented Ice T is replaced by the
Adventure. These trikes have a 29.5 inch track width
which is between their old standard width and their
old “NT” narrow track.
Adventure | Sprint |
The big change
These trikes fold in half quickly
and easily, without any tools. When I demonstrate
how a bike or trike folds I like to keep it
interesting, so I offer the customer a stop watch to
time me. With the new Ice trikes 30 to 60 seconds is
usually all it takes. That is a bit faster than the
45 to 80 seconds I spend folding a Greenspeed GT
series trike. The Greenspeed GT1; GT-3 and GT-5
trikes fold smaller than the Ice trikes but require
one Allen wrench. When you come test ride these
trikes be sure you bring the vehicle you want it to
carry it in so we can be sure it fits! Like last
year’s Ice “T” and Ice “Q” models the 2010 Ice can
also be disassembled further to fit in airline
Things that did not change:
The handling of the Ice trikes remains good. Stable
and easy to control at high speed and pretty good at
low speeds. The turning circle is larger than say a
Greenspeed or a Catrike so U turns can be awkward on
Ice seats still can be adjusted to
your favorite reclined angle, a nice feature not
available on a Greenspeed or Catrike.
All Ice trikes include:
- A Parking Brake on the rear wheel with an
independent parking brake lever.
- An adjustable pedal boom with etched fit
markings to adjust for leg length.
- Handlebars are adjustable for width and
- Rear triangle that is Rohloff 14 speed
internal gear hub Ready
- Compatibility with many optional I.C.E.
So get out and do some test riding. You may love the
adjustable seat recline and fold-ability of an Ice,
you may prefer the lightweight and maneuverability
of a Catrike, you may find only the Greenspeed folds
small enough for your needs.