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Sun EZ-3 USX Recumbent Tricycle

 

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Sun USX Delta Recumbent Tricycle Built for Comfort - Not Speed

 

The EZ-3 USX HD has the stability, comfort and control of a recumbent trike. Starting in 2009 the Sun EZ USX became the Sun EZ USX HD. HD is for heavy duty, this trike is warranted for riders up to 400 lb. It is by far the least expensive trike I know of with a warranty weight over 300 lb.

The USX HD is also the least expensive delta trike with Under Seat Steering (USS). Some riders find the under-the-seat steering offers a more relaxing arm position. The only way to know if you like USS is to try trikes with USS and OSS (Over Seat Steering). The USX can be adjusted to fit riders from about 5’ to about 6’3”. Its 21 speeds allow most riders to (slowly) climb most paved hills. Beware the 3 speed recumbent trikes if you ever want to climb hills. The 3 speeds just aren’t enough to get a heavy trike up a hill. Several of our customers just love their USX trikes, but they don’t typically ride over 10-20 miles a day and certainly don’t race.

The USX, like the EZ-3 AX has a lower seat than the Sun EZ-3, and the rear wheels are cambered giving a low center of gravity to increase stability when cornering. Three 20-inch wheels mean only one size tire and tube so you can get matching replacements easily. Its three-wheel brakes stop this trike well.

The EZ-3 USX is too heavy for an enthusiast and not stable enough for the daredevil, who may tip one over. The EZ-3 USX is for casual riders, perfect for sunny days on the bike path and tooling around the neighborhood running errands while getting in shape.

The USX frame has a hinge in the middle with a spring on it. This feature makes it foldable and gives some suspension.

As a folding trike it is poor, it does not fold quickly or get very small. Tools are required to fold it and it does not fold up small enough to fit into the trunk or back seat of a mid-sized sedan. It is the least foldable of the foldable trikes. Want easy folding? See the Greenspeed GT3 or Trice trikes. They fold more easily, get smaller and are much lighter to lift. They also cost 3 to 4 times as much as the EZ-3 USX HD.

The USX has a spring suspension, but the suspension does not do much to absorb bumps, especially for taller riders who sit right over the rear wheels. Looking for a suspended (with suspension) trike? Check out the Hase, Lepus or Trice trikes. They have much better suspension and are lighter but cost 3 to 4 times as much as the USX HD.

I have been pretty critical of the Sun USX here, I just want to point out three things:

  1. It is in no way a performance trike.

  2. Its suspension doesn’t do much to absorb bumps

  3. Its folding feature is mot or less useless.


The USX HD is a rugged, comfy, fun and relaxing trike that is easy to get used to. As I said previously, several of our customers just love their USX trikes, but they don’t typically ride over 10-20 miles a day and certainly don’t race. Try one and see if it is the trike for you!


I have been pretty critical of the Sun USX here, I just want to point out that it is not a performance, suspended (with suspension) folding trike. It is a comfy fun and relaxing trike that is easy to get used to. As I said previously, several of our customers just love their USX trikes, but they don’t typically ride over 10-20 miles a day and certainly don’t do races.

 

  • Wheel Base: 60"

  • Overall Length: 78"

  • Width: 32"

  • Seat Height: 18"

  • Frame: High Tensile Tig Welded Steel

  • Fork: High Tensile Steel

  • BB: Loose Ball 68mm

  • Crank: Alloy 170mm with 52/42/30 steel rings

  • F. Derailleur: Shimano TY32

  • R. Derailleur: Shimano Acera

  • Shifter: Sram MRX

  • Freewheel: 13-28 7sp

  • Pedals: Wellgo LU-812A

  • Brake Front: Linear Pull

  • Brake Rear: Dual Mech. Disc

  • Brake Levers: Alloy w/L.H. Lock

  • Headset: 1" Steel

  • Handlebar: Steel

  • Stem: Alloy

  • Hub Front: Alloy QR

  • Hub Rear: Alloy Sealed Bearing Disc Trike

  • Rims: 20x1.75 36h Alloy

  • Spokes: 14g. Stainless Steel

  • Tires: 20x1.50 BW Kenda Kwest

  • Saddle: Contoured Foam w/Lycra Type Cover

  • Seat Slide: Steel

  • Seat Back: Mesh, Adjustable

  • Wt 65 lbs


If you can’t find a Sun dealer in your area we can have one sent to a bike shop in your area. We can usually work with your bike shop so we pay their assembly fee.

 

NOTE: Sun does not allow us to ship their bikes to customers in the US. If you live too far away from us to come test ride and cannot find a Sun dealer in your area we could ship the Sun recumbent of your choice to most any bike shop near you for assembly. We usually can arrange to pay the shop for the assembly.

 

Sun Bicycles Recumbent Owner's Manuals
Sun 2008 to date owner's manual 1.45Mb For Sun Bicycles 2008 models to date
Sun 2007 & earlier owner’s manual 800Kb For Sun EZ Series 2007 and older

 

 

 

 

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