The adult trike has been making great headway in the Baby Boomer market. Adult tricycles have a number of advantage over their two-wheeled counterparts, with stability being the number one advantage. Baby boomers, particularly those in the upper ranges of the age group, become increasingly worried about losing their balance. And older folks may have osteoporosis, or simply be worried about the effects of any fall upon a weakened skeletal structure. A fall that might have simply cause a bruise in a younger person can result in a serious fracture in the elderly.
The adult tricycle reduces much of this worry. The stable three-wheel design makes tipping sideways more difficult. And the seat provides a comfortable spot for sitting while visiting friends and chatting with neighbors while the tricycle is stationary. Finally, hills are less of a challenge since the bike can be placed in an extremely low gear that will result in easier pedaling but uphill speeds so slow that a two-wheeled bike might lose its stability.
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Oh – one other feature that is appealing to Boomers. Adult trikes have space between the back wheels for a large carrying basket for transporting groceries and other goods.
I’ve recently been introduced to the recumbent trike by a friend who swears by them and had another friend’s recumbent tricycle available to borrow. He took me on a half-day excursion through the rolling hills near his house, where we used the generous paved shoulders to negotiate the relatively busy highway before finding the less-travelled country roads that took us to our ultimate destination – a lookout that provided an incredible view of a canyon. The trike was a revelation for me. The low seated position took much of the stress off my backside, since I was positioned over a narrow bike seat, with most of my weight balanced on that narrow-pressure point of a seat. It was more like sitting in living room furniture and both my back and my backside thanked me for it. We were able to negotiate some very steep hills at a very low gear and subsequent low speed without fear of tipping over. And, when we finally made it to the lookout, we were able to use the trike as an actual seat. We sat on the trikes and ate our lunch while admiring the view. The three wheels made for a stable base that couldn’t tip over. You can’t do that on a regular bike.