ONLINE SHOPPING FOR A TADPOLE TRIKE
Posted by Steve Newbauer
Not everyone lives near a dealer where a tadpole trike can be purchased. In this day and age of the computer and the internet we don’t even have to leave home to shop for a trike. There are dealers who ship out trikes pretty much anywhere and everywhere here in the United States and even beyond. Two of the best known are Utah Trikes and Hostel Shoppe. Another well known, popular and respected online retailer is Amazon. And, yes, they sell some tadpole trikes … namely KMX (K 3, Kompact, Venom, Tornado, Viper, and Typhoon), TerraTrike (2 & 3 speed Rovers, Rambler GT, and Tandem Pro), and Performer (X 27, JC 20, JC 70, and Trike E). For those not familiar with Performer trikes they are basically the same thing as ActionBent trikes. ActionBent is now defunct (out of business). This may not be a complete list, but it is all I found. There are some manufacturers who will sell and direct ship their trikes to the individual customer rather than going thru a dealer. I know that Trident does. I have a friend who bought an ICE trike this way. I need to mention that he did so by telling them he wanted to become a dealer. He has bought two trikes from ICE this way thus far. Both are for his personal use. He has not yet sold any ICE trikes as a dealer even though he would like to. Anyway, I am not sure just what their policy is on this. Looking at their website I don’t see this mentioned. Perhaps by contacting them it can be done. Keep in mind that when one orders a trike shipped to them they might find themselves dealing with some setup work. If this is the case one needs to be mechanically inclined and equipped to do such work.
Concerning Performer trikes you might want to read this customer’s write up about his personal experiences upon ordering one.
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About Steve NewbauerI have a few current blogs (tadpolerider1, navysight, truthtoponder and stevesmixedbag) so I am keeping busy. I hope you the reader will find these blogs interesting and enjoy your time here. Feel free to email me at tadpolerider2 at gmail dot com (@gmail.com)
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