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.
About this time last year, TerraTrike’s model line-up was approximately as long and confusing as a Leonardo DiCaprio film. There was the Rover, Rambler, Path, Cruiser, Tour, Zoomer and Tandem. To make matters even more complicated, most of those models were available in several different trim levels. This was all fine and good when TerraTrike was a smaller manufacturer, but now that they’ve grown into the largest recumbent company in the country, something had to change.
The Tour II steering linkage has been changed to improve the trike’s turning radius. It’s comes with a chromoly steel frame and has the same comfortable mesh seat that comes on all TerraTrike models. TerraTrike offers it with 3 boom choices with the most popular being medium and large. The new sliding seat mount makes sizing adjustments easier than previous models.
The Tour II comes in three different specs starting with a 8-speed model, 24 speed Base model and capping out with the Pro Model.
The Tour II Base Model 24-speed MicroShift drivetrain and Bengal disc brakes all worked impressively.
TerraTrike comes with 40 psi tires that provide a comfortable ride but some riders may want a faster higher pressure tire such as the Schwable Marathon’s as an option.
The Tour II comes in a bright yellow color which provide a nice sporty feel as well as good visibility.
The New Tour II is an upgrade to the platform which included the Path, long-time best seller Cruiser as well as the original Tour models. TerraTrike earlier this year discontinued both only to now be rolled into the new Tour II.
The new Tour II will feature the same award winning frame design along with a few new twists. Standard now on all models are the locking ProMax brake levers as well as a new tighter turning radius and still featuring linkage steering. It also comes standard with the new sliding seat bracket that is currently being used on the Rambler model. This allows for quick adjustments between riders of similar leg length and gives the seat a sleeker look.