Recumbent trike overview
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• ICE Sprint X 26 Tour
• 3x10 with 11-36 rear option
• Bar end shifters
• Versions from £4200
• Steps EP8 from £9k
Link to Sprint 26 Review

• ICE Adventure (inc HD)
• Folding / many gear options
• Front suspension available
• From £3400 (30 speed)
• Steps EP8 from £8.9k
Link to Adventure HD Review

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• ICE Sprint X range
• 26 rear
• 3x10 SRAM folding trike
• Suspension options

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• 700c lightweight hard tail
• Ultegra 50-34
• GRP or Carbon seat M or L
• From £5200 (30 speed option)
Review by Dave McCraw

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• ICE Full Fat
• All terrain trike
• Rohloff version available
• Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 26”
• Folding frame

All ICE models fold using the ICE Flat Fold system except the VTX. The seat removes easily along with quick release QR levers. **** E-Steps versions available on all models ****

• Azub range
• Made to order in Czechia
• Custom colour no extra charge
• Folding / full sus options
• Azub TI-Fly with titanium front sus
• Hub gear, lighting, Steps E-assist choice
• All Azub trikes made to your spec
• Range offers big choice of touring racks
• Test ride our T-Tris demo

• Hase delta range
• Easy to use delta trikes
• Hub gear and lighting choice
• Steps E-assist Trigo from £5.2k

UPDATE (September 2023) E-trikes are now the most significant part of our requests for quotes and deliveries. Many e-trike models use the Shimano Steps system. Our first Steps sale with Di2 Alfine 8 hub gearing was back in 2015 - a fantastic full suspension Hase Kettwiesel. Since then we’ve done a few (!) ICE E-trikes as well. (Links to our Flckr photo library). Since Brexit most of our sales have been of ICE models. Our current demo is a green Adventure 26RS with a Steps EP8 motor and automatically geared Enviolo hub. We also have an unpowered ICE Sprint 26 hanging on our wall.

The trikes featured above are the ones we’ve sold most of over the years. Others are available of course and the intention here is to give you a quick comparison of the most important points of each model. The factor that will count most is how you fit to a particular trike. If you haven’t tried a trike then be prepared to have your pre-conceptions challenged. Trikes offer all year round cycling. Some people think that triking is just for people with an excuse (ie balance or injury issues). The modern folding recumbent trike re-defines human power and is a distinct branch of cycling in its own right. Like two wheelers trikes are fun. Take a test ride and enjoy ‘scrubbing’ round corners and staying low out of the wind. Safety-wise trikes are as visible as any other low vehicle on a road - maybe more so. Laid Back customers use trikes for touring and commuting. Fairings can be added to give weather protection and performance enhance.
Velomobiles are of course the next stage on from a faired trike, but be prepared to wait whilst your machine is being made. Not a cheap option (£4k+) but does offer you another level of comfort and performance. Expect to test ride a trike first though as demo machines are thin on the ground.

A good source of reviews and info on what we sell is found here at the new
Bike Scotland Blog and at Dave McCraw’s web sites. For actual details of whether a particular trike will suit you then email Laid Back. We also have pdf sheets we can send out in addition to the links to manufacturer web sites.