TerraTrike Announces New Trike Named Rambler

TerraTrike Rambler Review
By Travis Prebble
RecumbentJournal.com
Posted on April 8, 2011

In celebration of TerraTrike’s 15th anniversary, they have promised to release 15 new products this year. Their latest offering is the brand new Rambler recumbent trike.

With its sleek styling, higher seat, round tubing and adjustable seat, the Rambler is the love-child of their popular Rover and Cruiser models, taking the best of both and creating an exciting new trike.

The Rambler starts off with a newly engineered “crossbow” style frame that adds even more stability and comfort. Fabricated from round chro-moly steel tubing with an adjustable aluminum boom the frame is sleek and stylish. TerraTrike then gave it a new “Coffee Shop” color scheme of an asparagus green color with custom color decals so you can customize your trike to your liking. Custom colors are also available for an additional charge.

They’ve kept the direct steering and comfort-grip horizontal handlebars of the Rover design, but shortened the overall length and wheel base more similar to the Cruiser.

However, the most exciting feature of the Rambler is its gearing. Available as an internal 8 speed, externally derailluered 24 or 27 speed and features 4 different component levels.

The Rover was, no doubt, very well received in the market, and we were very pleased to see the trike helping so many new people get into or back into cycling. But, there were still a lot of people asking for something similar but with a more refined design and more gearing, so we created the Rambler.” says Jeff Yonker, Marketing Director at TerraTrike. “We think this design combines all the great features of the Rover and Cruiser and then takes it to the next level.”

The Rambler also comes with a new improved TerraTrike adjustable seat. Recline adjustments from 40 to 90 degrees allows the rider, not the manufacturer, to set the angle at which you feel most comfortable – and at 15″ high, it’s still a full 5″ taller than most trikes. Similar to the Rover, the seat also slides along the frame allowing for quick adjustments for riders with similar leg lengths. This trike is easy to get in and out of and adjusts in seconds.

Because of the design, it has a very small turning radius (in most cases even shorter than a standard upright bicycle). You can take your Rambler into places that had never before been accessible to trikes. They’ve also included locking brake levers as a standard component so you’ll stay put once you get to where you’re going. No more rubber bands or velcro straps!

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