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Trident Trike

Postby Steff » 4 Jul 2019, 12:14am

Hi CyclingUK Members

I am new member, I have done a lot of research trying to find a UK Dealer or seller to buy a Trident Trike. The closest one I have found is in Scotland. I am from Northern Ireland does anyone know of anyone over here? I also have a disability, I am looking at getting the ICE RS Trike? Is that light weight? What other light weight and easily transportable Trike’s would people recommend? I have tried Spike the Trike before and I really enjoyed it. It was so comfortable and easy to use. Thank you for taking the time to read my message:

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Re: Trident Trike

Postby [XAP]Bob » 4 Jul 2019, 8:46am

Light weight means different things to different people.

ICE do several trikes with rear suspension (the RS label), I use a Sprint RS - I wouldn't describe it as particularly lightweight the way I have it set up, but it rather depends what lightweight means to you
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Re: Trident Trike

Postby Steff » 4 Jul 2019, 9:14am

[XAP]Bob wrote:Light weight means different things to different people.

ICE do several trikes with rear suspension (the RS label), I use a Sprint RS - I wouldn't describe it as particularly lightweight the way I have it set up, but it rather depends what lightweight means to you


Thank you for your reply, I found a demo ICE Adventure RS Trike going for £1950 plus delivery from Scotland. It comes with mud guards and rack, neck rest. 3 x 20" wheels with rear suspension. Equipped with Tannus 'airless' tires. I don’t really know much about Trike’s But I know there’s are nearly £4K just for the frame not including the accessories. Should I go for it?

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Re: Trident Trike

Postby [XAP]Bob » 4 Jul 2019, 9:36am

If you are paying £2k for *anything* I’d suggest trying to go and try one...

Where in Scotland? Kinetics?
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Re: Trident Trike

Postby Steff » 4 Jul 2019, 9:41am

[XAP]Bob wrote:If you are paying £2k for *anything* I’d suggest trying to go and try one...

Where in Scotland? Kinetics?


I’m not too sure where they are based in Scotland, I am from Northern Ireland. It might be a bit difficult to travel over in my own. I was looking at buying from somewhere local but I don’t think anyone in Northern Ireland sadly sells trikes.

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Re: Trident Trike

Postby [XAP]Bob » 4 Jul 2019, 9:44am

The adventure is a decent trike, very well made and specced.

ICE are UK based. And have excellent after sales support.

£2k for a decent condition adventure doesn’t seem overpriced, so you would likely recoup most/all of that if you look after it and still decide it’s not for you.
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Re: Trident Trike

Postby Steff » 4 Jul 2019, 11:36am

[XAP]Bob wrote:The adventure is a decent trike, very well made and specced.

ICE are UK based. And have excellent after sales support.

£2k for a decent condition adventure doesn’t seem overpriced, so you would likely recoup most/all of that if you look after it and still decide it’s not for you.


I thought that was a decent price but I wasn’t sure, I haven’t seen the Trike but I’m just going to have to take the seller’s word for it that it will be in good condition. I think I will go for it. I have contacted ICE Trike’s to see what they think of it, it’s nice to know that they are based in the UK, I thought they were an American Company. I’m so pleased to find a UK Company.

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Re: Trident Trike

Postby D.TEK HPVS » 4 Jul 2019, 12:49pm

Before you jump and buy any old or new trike
Probably without the benefit of test rides or any safety net in place
or using the pin the tail on the donkey method ???
I have the largest ICE Demo fleet in the UK other than the works :o
My typical pre owned stock holding is around 48 trikes from around the world .
Some with zero or less than 20 miles others with thousands on the clock :!:
But more importantly I can offer practical and sound advice based on a few years experience (30 years )
These days most ICE buyers hit the Pick n Mix One arm bandit pricing machine on the ICE website .
The total price can be found on the bottom of the page :shock:
Many first time recumbent trike buyers phone me direct whilst waiting in the local hospital A & E department ????? :lol:
Having suffered sudden shock and possible heart attack whilst looking at the ICE website prices :wink:
Actually great value for money and the residuals are lets say...…….rather good …..if you know what your doing !
Worth a call ..................Over to you .
Regards Kevin D TEK

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Re: Trident Trike

Postby Tigerbiten » 4 Jul 2019, 2:04pm

According to ICE's web site there is one site in Northern Ireland with a couple of demo trikes.

Life Adventure Centre
The Grange Yard, Forest Park, Castlewellan,
County Down, BT31 9BU, Northern Ireland
028 4377 0714

Maybe give them a ring for a trial and to see if an ICE trike works for you.

Luck ............ :D

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Re: Trident Trike

Postby squeaker » 4 Jul 2019, 4:20pm

Steff wrote:Thank you for your reply, I found a demo ICE Adventure RS Trike going for £1950 plus delivery from Scotland. It comes with mud guards and rack, neck rest. 3 x 20" wheels with rear suspension. Equipped with Tannus 'airless' tires.
Nice trike: shame about the tyres :roll: Marathon Plus tyres would be my choice if 'virtually no punctures' were a requirement.
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Re: Trident Trike

Postby Steff » 4 Jul 2019, 4:29pm

D.TEK HPVS wrote:Before you jump and buy any old or new trike
Probably without the benefit of test rides or any safety net in place
or using the pin the tail on the donkey method ???
I have the largest ICE Demo fleet in the UK other than the works :o
My typical pre owned stock holding is around 48 trikes from around the world .
Some with zero or less than 20 miles others with thousands on the clock :!:
But more importantly I can offer practical and sound advice based on a few years experience (30 years )
These days most ICE buyers hit the Pick n Mix One arm bandit pricing machine on the ICE website .
The total price can be found on the bottom of the page :shock:
Many first time recumbent trike buyers phone me direct whilst waiting in the local hospital A & E department ????? :lol:
Having suffered sudden shock and possible heart attack whilst looking at the ICE website prices :wink:
Actually great value for money and the residuals are lets say...…….rather good …..if you know what your doing !
Worth a call ..................Over to you .
Regards Kevin D TEK


Thank you for your helpful advice, I have sent you a private message.

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Re: Trident Trike

Postby Steff » 4 Jul 2019, 4:33pm

Tigerbiten wrote:According to ICE's web site there is one site in Northern Ireland with a couple of demo trikes.

Life Adventure Centre
The Grange Yard, Forest Park, Castlewellan,
County Down, BT31 9BU, Northern Ireland
028 4377 0714

Maybe give them a ring for a trial and to see if an ICE trike works for you.

Luck ............ :D


Thank you I have just contacted them they do have a trike for sale. The ICE Adventure HD 2018 for £2,600 it is also an ex demo and it’s 6 months old. It looks nice it comes with a 10 year grantee. Which is also nice because if anything goes wrong with it then at least O would have their support.

Would I be better going for the newer model instals of and old 2015 model? Thank you

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Re: Trident Trike

Postby Steff » 4 Jul 2019, 4:35pm

squeaker wrote:
Steff wrote:Thank you for your reply, I found a demo ICE Adventure RS Trike going for £1950 plus delivery from Scotland. It comes with mud guards and rack, neck rest. 3 x 20" wheels with rear suspension. Equipped with Tannus 'airless' tires.
Nice trike: shame about the tyres :roll: Marathon Plus tyres would be my choice if 'virtually no punctures' were a requirement.


Oh right are they. It good tyres?! What kind of tyres would I need to get if I did get that one? Thank you

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Re: Trident Trike

Postby squeaker » 5 Jul 2019, 10:52am

Steff wrote:
squeaker wrote:
Steff wrote:Thank you for your reply, I found a demo ICE Adventure RS Trike going for £1950 plus delivery from Scotland. It comes with mud guards and rack, neck rest. 3 x 20" wheels with rear suspension. Equipped with Tannus 'airless' tires.
Nice trike: shame about the tyres :roll: Marathon Plus tyres would be my choice if 'virtually no punctures' were a requirement.


Oh right are they. It good tyres?! What kind of tyres would I need to get if I did get that one? Thank you


See this thread(for example) for thoughts on Tannus tyres. (I've never been tempted myself. I'd also be concerned on a trike due to the high lateral loads that can be achieved.)
As to what you 'need', that depends on what sort of riding you want to do (road or mainly gravel tracks) and what your tolerance to punctures is...
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