The tricycle is a first step in learning to cycle. It allows your child to discover the pleasure associated with a bike ride, while guaranteeing maximum safety. Since you still have a little time before you are faced with the choice of a large bike, here are some tips to follow to choose the right tricycle.
Models of tricycles
The many models of tricycles differ mainly based on two particularities:
The crankset: located on the front or central wheel, the electric tricycle pedals are an essential element. In the first configuration, they allow better comfort and limit efforts. In the second, they are particularly suitable for “all-terrain” practice.
Classic or evolutive: if the majority of tricycles offer “only” the discovery of the bicycle , other evolutionary models offer other options such as the transport of a removable gondola to allow to transform the tricycle according to the needs.
Safety: intended for young children, the tricycle must guarantee the greatest possible safety, and this must necessarily be your first criterion of choice. The absence of a seatbelt on a model must therefore slow you down in your choice.
Adjustments: your child grows and evolves very quickly. It is therefore preferable to opt for a tricycle model that can be adjustable in height and depth.
Aesthetics and accessories: some models of tricycles offer to board a small trailer or a small tipper at the rear, very useful for taking your cuddly toy or toys on a ride. As for the aesthetic choice, your child surely has a favorite color.
Perfectly suited to people who need to be reassured or who lack physical strength, the 3-wheel bike offers great stability and allows you to practice cycling in peace.
Adult tricycle lighting
It is important to be seen when riding a tricycle (and even 2 to 3 wheels in general).
- Day and night, the lighting should not be overlooked.
- According to the highway code, the cyclist must necessarily have: a white or yellow headlight and a red rear light, a white or yellow front reflector and a red rear reflector, reflectors visible laterally (reflectors which are fixed on the spokes of your wheels, or tires with reflective sidewalls) and finally pedal reflectors.
- Remember to regularly check the condition of your lighting so that it is always safe for you.
Adult tricycle mirror
Having a rear view mirror is a guarantee of safety when you ride a tricycle. It allows you to have a good vision of the environment and the dangers that can occur from behind. The mirror is therefore a real asset for your safety. It lets you see what’s going on around you in the blink of an eye. You can be more reactive and anticipate potential dangers with a single movement. The mirror is fixed on the right and on the left according to the preferences. The left mirror is however more important. This is the one you use most often. No need to turn around when you want to change direction. In the blink of an eye in the rearview mirror, you will be reassured and will be able to carry out your maneuver.