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WizWheelz Terra Trike Tadpole Recumbent Trikes - Tricycles

 

 

WizWheelz TerraTrike
WizWheelz TerraTrike out for a ride

 

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Bicycle Man was one of the top 20 TerraTrike dealers in 2011

 

WizWheelz has been making TerraTrike Chromoly recumbent tadpole trikes for over 10 years. The WizWheelz TerraTrike Tour, TerraTrike Cruiser and Terra Trike path are the latest of these recumbent trike models. They are simple, rugged trikes and fairly wide at 34”. These TerraTrike Tadpole recumbent tricycles have indirect Under Seat Steering (USS). They share a reliable Chromoly steel frame; at ~38 lb they not feather weight but are lighter than the Sun trikes.

 

The WizWheelz Cruiser is the most economical trike I’d recommend for distance road riding. All of the TerraTrikes are quite durable. They adjust to fit the rider by moving the seat. This seat is a full mesh seat which also can be adjusted to different recline angles with telescoping struts & grenade pins as fond on many recumbent bikes. This makes them more adjustable than many other tadpole trikes. One feature of the TerraTrikes is their relatively low bottom brackets. Your feet aren’t higher than your seat. Dual front disk brakes work well and cause only a little brake steer. The adjustable seat means you don’t have to mess with chain length when adjusting between riders, an advantage if you plan to share the trike.

 

TerraTrike tadpole frames come in 3 sizes to fit a wide range of rider sizes, from about 5’ to 6’5”. The Cruiser, Tour and Path have USS handlebars which can be adjusted to a comfortable position for your arm length. To fold them for travel you can remove the seats and that is about it.

So, these trikes have the same frame, seat and handlebars, steering geometry. That is enough for the similarities. Now for the differences.

The Tour and Cruiser both have dual derailleurs giving a good range of gears. The Path has
One significant difference between the Cruiser and Tour you will notice right away is the gear shifters. Now I don’t like twist shifters much on any USS (Under Seat Steering) recumbent. Twist shifters are designed for mountain bikes where you operate it with your stronger index and middle fingers. On a USS recumbent trike or bike with vertical handlebars you shift with your less robust pinky and ring fingers. We have had several customers who find their hand strength is not up to the task. I’ll admit twist shifters do leave the top end of the handlebar available to mount a rear view mirror. I think this is the nicest place to mount a mirror on moist trikes (though the Greenspeed mirror mount is excellent also.)

If you don’t like twist-shifters either we can install Shimano Dura Ace bar end shifters and a Shimano LX rear derailleur on a new WizWheelz TerraTrike Cruiser for $145. The Shimano Dura Ace bar end shifters are standard equipment on the Tour.
The brake calipers on the Road are easier to adjust but the Tour stops fine once adjusted well.

Lets clear one thing up: WizWheelz IS TerraTrike and TerraTrike IS WizWheelz. They just like to keep us guessing like Bacchetta - X-Eyed. (How do YOU pronounce that?)

 

WizWheels TerraTrike Tour

WizWheelz TerraTrike Tour


In our experience WizWheelz trikes have been more reliable than average and they have honored the warranty without a hassle.

 

See WizWheelz TerraTrike Specifications page for more info
 

 

 

 

 

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