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Bill Hole
08-21-2011, 09:55 AM
My wife is interested in maybe getting an adult trike, non-recumbent. Is anybody aware of dealers in the DC area that carry such things and where she could try one out?

Thanks.

bikesnick
08-21-2011, 04:41 PM
bikes@vienna do not list non-recumbent trikes on their website (http://www.bikesatvienna.com/), but they are very knowledgeable of specialty bikes.

/bs

jabberwocky
08-21-2011, 08:04 PM
bikes@vienna or mt airy cycles up near frederick.

Bill Hole
08-22-2011, 05:57 PM
Thanks for your responses. I've been at both Bikes@Vienna and Mount Airey in the past and haven't seen any adult non-recumbent trikes at either, but I'll give them a call and see if that has changed.

jabberwocky
08-22-2011, 06:20 PM
You are looking for a delta trike (as opposed to a tadpole, which has two wheels in front and one in back). Most (though not all) deltas are upright. Look at something like a Sun X3 or Greenspeed Anura.

Bikes@vienna has definitely had some in there when I've been in, though its been a while. I think they even rent them.

Recumbent tadpoles are definitely more popular. Has your wife tried one? They are pretty comfy.

Dirt
08-23-2011, 06:29 AM
Recumbent tadpoles are definitely more popular. Has your wife tried one? They are pretty comfy.
I love my lawn chair. ;) Very comfy and pretty quick too. Doesn't get a lot of use now that I'm back riding a 2-wheeler. I still love it though. :D

Bill Hole
08-23-2011, 12:23 PM
My wife has tried recumbent trikes. In fact, we have a recumbent tandem bike that doesn't get ridden much. She doesn't like riding with her legs out in front of her. I'd rather get her onto something like one of the Sun recumbent trikes because they have a wide gear range for our hilly neighborhood, and because they're harder to flip, but she's not interested. She wants something that's like a regular bike with two wheels in the back. They're available online, but she (rightly) wants to try one before buying.

CCrew
08-30-2011, 03:40 AM
Saw this on CL, and was thinking maybe?

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/bik/2572737164.html