The leading US recumbent trike manufacturer Terratrike has once again shook the entire recumbent trike industry. It has launched the first recumbent trike loaded with a 750W 5-phase motor to support zero resistance peddling system. Rambler E.V.O. (EVO is abbreviated for Electric Vehicle Option) is an innovative one of its kind, an electric assist recumbent trike, not only in US but across the world.
Terratrike joined hands with Falco eMotors around two years back to build this electric motor for them. The motor comes fitted into the rear wheel hub. The embedded torque sensor in the motor boosts your peddling experience to make it seamless and smoother.
“We’ve been working on this for over two years with the Falco team,” said Yonker, “and we couldn’t be happier with the result. The E.V.O. represents the next step for recumbents – getting our customers out for longer rides, taking the overall triking experience to a new level.”
It is clear that TerraTrike is one of the top selling recumbent trike brands out there and the trike fans have a lot to say about these recumbent trikes! Our recumbent trike owners have taken the time to share their opinions and trike reviews with us. Our Terratrike reviews cover how TerraTrikes line up against one another and against other trikes available in the market.
Is the TerraTrike Rambler a “Sell Out” for going Ultra Comfort with its higher seat and wider Harley style handlebars? Or is it just selling out. Well the latter is more likely the case. The Rambler has been the trike of choice for new trike owners.
Is Rambler the Ultimate Comfort Trike?
After surveying many Rambler trike owners, it seems to be because with its lighter cro-moly frame for lifting into cars and trucks as well as the up to 27 speeds for better gear ratio allowing for better hill climbing and faster on the bike trail.
TerraTrike describes the Rambler as the “love child” of the Rover and the Cruiser. Since I’ve been fortunate enough to ride all three, I have to agree. I am brand new to recumbent triking, and I was fortunate enough to be able to ride a loaner Rover while I was waiting (and waiting and waiting) for the release of the Rambler. I took a few days to compare the two of them, and the following is my assessment of the two trikes.
While the Rambler definitely looks like a deluxe model of the Rover with its crossbow design, high seat, and horizontal handlebars, the Cruiser DNA isn’t readily apparent … that is, until you get it on the road.
I have not seen a more eagerly anticipated anticipated trike – posters on our forum greeted the announcement of its impending release with cheers, and each subsequent delay with jeers. Finally, it is released. Some early adopters have already received the trike, but many more are pestering dealers with questions about details, how it differs from existing TT models, and how long before there are more in stock for test rides and possible purchase. I was lucky enough to get my hands on one for a review. Well, make that two! And my conclusions? Was it worth the wait? Should you consider the Rambler? The answer is: Yes! And No! Turn the page for more.
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.