Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo

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MSCG
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Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo

Postby MSCG » 11 Jun 2019, 8:30am

Hello
This is my first post and I need help from fellow Recumbent Trike riders...
I’m looking to purchase a recumbent Trike for my husband to get him back out cycling after health issues that means he can no longer ride is road bike.

I’m Stuck between the Delta and Athens Tadpole design which is best?

Does anyone have a KMX Koyote?
Does anyone have a Hase Trigo?

Please can you give me any advice

Thank you in Advanced
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[XAP]Bob
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Re: Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo

Postby [XAP]Bob » 11 Jun 2019, 8:56am

Where are you based?
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those can extrapolate from incomplete data.

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Re: Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo

Postby Tigerbiten » 11 Jun 2019, 9:31am

If you're anywhere near or can get to East Anglia then try contacting .......

Kevin Dunseath
Main Street, Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, CB6 1BR
Tel:- 01353 648 177
Email:- dtekhpvs@btconnect.com

He can be a bit iffy to contact if he's busy.
But he may also be able to give you test rides on the trikes you're interested in.

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

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Re: Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo

Postby yakdiver » 11 Jun 2019, 9:49am

Does anyone have a KMX Koyote ?
I have the KMX Cobra the model before Koyote, the KMX is well made and thought out, but comparing it with the elite and more expensive it in my mind “holds it's own”, but it is on the heavy side which puts people off. I've had mine for 4 years and still get a smile when I ride it after many thousands of miles.
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Re: Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo

Postby nigelnightmare » 13 Jun 2019, 2:12am

It depends on your husbands health issues!
But Tigerbiten's advice is good.
Kevin should get you sorted.

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Re: Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo

Postby sharpedge » 20 Jun 2019, 9:31pm

Get Cycling in York are specialists in cycling for the disabled. I bought my Ice Adventure HD there - they have both Ice and Hase trikes to try. The Ice won due to being lighter - lifting into and out of the car. I have the seat riser fitted - my first trike I tried was a KMX and it was difficult to get out of. Great friendly place to go to. Mine goes back in August to have the Bafang electric assist fitted. Something else to consider.

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Re: Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo

Postby sharpedge » 9 Sep 2019, 7:48pm

Bafang 250W fitted and a long weekend away in south west scotland to finish the Carlisle to Glasgow route. Friday did 18 miles in a couple of hours without pushing it too much. Battery was not fully charged at the start and showing four bars. Not using more than 5 on the setting did alter the battery level. Charged it overnight so with a full battery and using all settings the trike went like the wind going over 16 mph without much effort on the old railway paths. Most of the time I went no higher than 7 as using 9 I could see the battery dropping. Ended the day on level 4. Sunday went out without charging the battery again for a short run of 20 miles into Glasgow. A lot of short sharp hills when I was on level 7 again and ended the day with level 3 on the battery. Looks good for over 30 miles per day without a problem. So go for the e-assist.