THE JOY OF RIDING A PEDAL ASSIST MOTORIZED TRIKE


came across this  video and thought it would be a good one to share with others. This man rides a HP Velotechnik Scorpion FS26 Pedelec trike which is a factory made electric motorized trike rather than an after market add on kit.

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Posted on December 29, 2017, in electric motorized trikes, motorized trikes, pedal assist, tadpole trikes, videos and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Speaking of Electric Assists, a few months ago I purchased a BaFang assists kit and installed it on my wife’s TerraTrike Tour 2. I also has five levels of assist. She was having trouble keeping up with me on the trail. After riding with her a few times, she was putting me in the wind so I got a kit for myself. We have been well pleased with both of our units. It is relatively easy to install and and it has enabled us to get plenty of pedaling while extending the total miles we ride each outing. And the best part it cost under $900. The only negative is you have to do some wire patching because it is primarily made for a bicycle. We will ride 26-30 miles and still have 80% left on our battery. You need to have some ability to work on a trike to install or you can get your local bike shop to install for you. I have the model that installs on the crank. They do sell a rear wheel driven model also but the cost is a few hundred dollars higher.

  2. Recently I said here that I was interested in obtaining a peddle assist for my Recumbent.. After watching this short video it confirms what opinion I have made of an electrical assist motor for my recumbent… Not needing to over power my ride, but enough power to get me out of trouble when trying to cross a road, or just taking on a steep overpass or just trying to get home, or to just take shelter from one of Florida’s sun showers.. Any way you cut it I need only to get a simple assist and not a rocket, but also I want something to just give me enough torque, and as many miles as I can get out of a battery pack as possible.. I think today is a good time to make the change from self assist to power assist, and can hardly wait to apply the powers of assist to any who are in need of it.. Granted it’s not the power assist of lets say one of the electric scooters we see in the local market, or motorized wheelchairs of today that takes out shopping, and back home again all from the covariance of a power assist chair.. It’s been a long time coming, and it’s a great impact for the ecology of world today…

    Armadillo Zack

  3. To Armadillo Zack, you will like the power assist. Our fear is it would interfere with our workout because we thought we wouldn’t pedal as much. But we now realize that we pedal just as much as we did without the assist and because we are riding twice as far we get more pedal exercise. But the best part is that it takes out the struggle to get up the long hills and it helps us to get across a busy street quicker. Power assist has definitely increased our “smile factor”.

    • Thank you so very much for your response to my comment, and I agree with your comment as well.. I believe it would be a lot more a pleasure to climb a nearby railroad crossing without having to get a full running head start, and having to pedal very hard the rest of the way up in order for me to do any shopping for other than groceries.. living in a large subdivision I am far from the malls and other stores alike them for me to shop.. So this motor assist will come to be a much need accessory to my bent…! I know for sure i will be smiling …!

      • Yea Zack, you will love having electric moto pedal assist. I would classify it as a “god-send”. 350 watt may be sufficient. 500 watts should be as much power as you need. My 350 watt BionX hub motor climbs hills around here in northern Indiana just fine. Keep in mind that the bigger the motor the more battery power it consumes. So I definitely suggest not going any larger than 500 watts. And I definitely suggest buying the biggest battery you can in hopes that it won’t run out of “juice” part way thru your ride.

  4. Oh I agree wholeheartedly…! I have been doing my homework you might say, and have been getting some great information from others who have moved to electric assist, and they pretty much say the same as you .. I am not looking for a flat out electrical rider, if I had been I would just move to a hoveround.. I am just looking for some help with hills, and here in Florida the greatest hill you will ever see is an overpass, or a garbage dump..LoL…! Other than those I mentioned will I be wanting to electrify my ride for as I enjoy the ride most all other times and can only think when it rains would I want to peddle like no tomorrow with a electrical assist… It is so awkward to say I want to be electrified when raining.. But only to get out of the rain fastest as I can..! Thank you for your help, as I always like hearing good information..
    Armadillo Zack

  5. hey Steve, perhaps that HP Velotechnik might be worth your investment to replace your Catrike, and all the issues you’ve been having with your electric assist devices. I was impressed with that fellow’s video presentation – a superb trike that he is clearly very happy to have.

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