Tricycle and Mass-produced Upright Trikes

Topics: Tricycle, Recumbent bicycle, Cycle rickshaw Pages: 3 (372 words) Published: October 12, 2010

Critical analysis
Of Product

What is tricycle?
Three-wheeled vehicle" redirects here. For three-wheeled motorized transport, A tricycle (often abbreviated to trike) is a three-wheeled vehicle. While tricycles are often associated with the small three-wheeled vehicles used by pre-school age children, they are also used by adults for a variety of purposes. In the United States and Canada, adult-sized tricycles are used primarily by older persons for recreation, shopping, and exercise. In Asia and Africa, tricycles are used primarily for commercial transportation, either of passengers in pedicabs, or of freight and deliveries.

Types of tricycle

1 Design
o 1.1 Layouts
o 1.2 Adult and child model comparison
• 2 Riding
o 2.1 Braking
o 2.2 Strengths and weaknesses
• 3 Special purposes
o 3.1 Hand and foot trike
o 3.2 Tandem and hand trikes
o 3.3 Freight trikes
o 3.4 Trike rickshaws



Special purposes
Some tricycles (such as the Christiania and the Pashley load trike) are designed for load carrying. Others are designed for racing or for comfort. Some recumbent tricycles are fully enclosed for all weather use as well as aerodynamic benefits; these are known as velomobiles. Some tricycles, such as the Zigo Leader, are designed to transport children. Manufacture

Makers of upright trikes include George Longstaff, Higgins, Trykit and Pashley Cycles in the UK. Italian company Di Blasi make a folding upright trike, which folds to a compact 68 x 28 x 62.5 cm. There are also many inexpensive, mass-produced upright trikes available through mass-market retailers.

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