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Great once it is assembled and the bugs ironed out
In his post, Mike from Perth says everything I was going to! I politely emailed Trike Bike about their inadequate home made instructions/videos but received NO response. The trike is great but took quite a while to do despite me being a competent, mechanically minded DIY person. Ikea style instructions would be a god send!
Black Satin finish Trike Bike
Parts some damage. Bike doesn't sit square leans to one side
When brake leaver fully applied doesn't stop bike. Brakes not functioning properly
Poor quality tyres and tubes.
When the bikes arrived took them to a reputable bike shop for assembly and he pointed out the faults and poor quality. When he pumped up tyres one tube split apart and required better quality tyres and tubes to be fitted.
I have to say I won't be recommending Bike Trikes to my family or friends
Very poorly made and shoddy products and materials used
Purchased in August 2020 at Trike-Bikes Online Store for $1,695.00.
If the trike came undamaged then I would be super happy. But it didn't. I only wrote this review due to the disappointing customer service, which for a bike that costs over half a ton, you expect better.
The trike came damaged (UNDER the protective wrapping), in many places. The packaging was not damaged or dented, nor was the protective wrapping, under which the damage was hiding.
There are paint chips right down to the bare metal in several places as if it had been poorly handled before or whilst packaging it. In my opinion, the trike has ...been assembled previously, and very carelessly disassembled. The derailleur has OBVIOUSLY smashed into the cross member and the seat post socket is scratched to buggery where it appears the locking bracket has been twisted off. One of the wheels was buckled and needed the spokes adjusted to straighten it. AND NO..... It wasn't over torqued! The seller assures me that they are packed in the factory and it has never been assembled before! If that is truly the case then three things. 1) That's not my problem. 2) I suggest the seller does then open the packages from the manufacturer and do some quality control. And 3) Not my problem Don't try to make it so! I believed that I had purchased a brand new, in the box, never used trike bike. As advertised. That is not what I received. Had I known the trike would be damaged like this, I would not have purchased it. Even at a discount!
Purchased in September 2020 at Trike-Bikes Online Store for $588.00.
Price great, postage to NSW during covid within three days. Customer service brilliant.
Instructions on assembly great, but if your not familiar in putting bikes together I’d pay a bike shop just so you don’t damage your beautiful trike and it will get you in the road quicker. My husband was able to assemble it no problem.
Couldn’t be happier. Thanks heaps
Purchased in September 2020 at eBay for $549.00.
Chain coming off
just had my trikebike put together, by a local bike repair man I’ve used over the years for all my bikes. he has done abt 8 trike bikes and was working on one when I dropped mine off.
I took it out for a spin and chain came off. Managed to get it back on with help from passerby. Came off a second time.
Why and how to I prevent this from happening?
Purchased in August 2020 at Trike-Bikes Online Store for $480.00.
The Schwinn Meridian trike is a nice bike except ...
I have this trike and as many others have said, it has a clunking noise in the rear assembly. Apparently it is a common problem with this trike. One person said it is the bearing but it could be the rear brakes. It's quite annoying. I'm going to take it to a repair shop to see if it is fixable. I will add that going over bumpy roads doesn't make for a comfortable ride.
Purchased in June 2020 for $414.00.
Really loving my new Trike Bike
I’ve only had my Trike for a couple of weeks, but so far I’m really loving it. It took a few practice goes near home to get used to it, as it is a different feel to riding a normal bike. I purchased it so that my little dog & I can enjoy a daily ride together and it is working very well for this purpose.
The only drama that I’ve had with it was that the rear basket was damaged when the parcel was unpacked, but a quick email to Trike Bike had it all sorted easily & a replacement basket was sent straight away.
I’m very happy with both the trike & service that I’ve received with it & highly recommend them to anyone thinking of making a purchase.
Purchased in April 2020 at Trike-Bikes Online Store.
Love the Trike Bikes
I bought a second hand trike bike 3 years ago and its been great, I ride for 2-3 hours every second day and pop the 2 dogs in the back, I’ve put the grandchildren in the basket and they have a great time too, we also doing our shopping. Both my husband and I ride trikes bikes through the bush and have a great time, it gets us out and keeps us fit.
Purchased in March 2017 at Gum tree.
never be left disappointed.
Bought a trike electric bike second hand of Gumtree about a year ago. Have been riding every fortnight carrying the dog and the baby having tons of fun. Could not be happier. Unfortunately just this last week I had an issue with the bike, would not be able to name what went wrong with it, all I can say is the amazing customer support Michael gave me. During the weekend even Sunday, he took time and replied all my emails, within minutes. On Monday 30 of December he asked me to come around to the shop and went over and beyond to help me and f...ixed the bike. Long story short, I'm taking time to wright this review in gratitude and respect for this company and it's customer service! If you are looking into getting on a tricycle either electric or not, trust this guys, you will never be left disappointed.
More than impressed
Delivery to outskirts of rural township was extremely quick. My 26" Electric Trike-bike from Brisbane was well packed. Only thing missing was instructions for the electric trike but instructions for construction for normal trike was in box, it helped but needed more info, a phone call and all sorted, easy.
well you get what you pay for
45 minutes to assemble it took me three days, and then at a bike shop to check over., cost me $120 the front brake assembly to fit the mudguard had to be replaced and also the rear brake line was frayed. Told by the bike guy at local , it was rubbish. .. as the bike shops do. Their all rubbish all brands other their own. don't believe them .BUT they all come the same place china (not a problem) I have no problems with trike bikes, they are ok.so go and buy one.Harry south coast nsw xx get someone to assemble it. good on you.
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Happy with purchase
I'm really happy with the Fraser trike. Delivery was within a week, as I'm not 'handy person', I had it assembled by a bike workshop and so far I've had no problems, great for shopping trips, my little terrier happily sits in front basket. It's a taken a few trips to get used to having 3 wheels and therefore remembering the back is wider but overall fun to ride!
Beware - this is not a quality product.
Bought this bike around a year ago. First ride and a rear tyre punctured, Second ride and the other rear tyre punctured. We took it to a bike shop and they said the tyres were rubbish. The rear disc is bent (from new), makes a clunking noise on every revolution and can't be replaced - it's a welded item, not bolted. The bike came with an electrical cable unattached - a cable that goes into the braking system on the handle bars, assumedly to cut out the motor when braking. I sent an e-mail about the cable to the shop owner at trike-bike.com....au and never received a reply. The bike hasn't been used much throughout the year and now the motor won't go - battery shows it's fully charged, but the motor just won't go. Perhaps it's a case that you get what you pay for - there are a lot of more expensive electric trikes out there. But, in retrospect, I'd have paid more money and purchased a quality electric trike.
Good quality ride it everyday
Bought the bike probly three months ago and love it. I bought the larger frame with baby seat and am able to take my two Pomeranians along with me no dramas.
I researched a lot about the different brands and found trike-bike to be the most helpful and cost effective.
Mike was quick to respond to any questions I had and the sass in his response to online questions is hellerious .
The lady who works the phone was the nicest receptions I've talked to in a long time and was more than helpful placing the order
The bike arrived quickly 3 days t...
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Only lasted 12 months :-(
I thought it was amazing for the first 12 months but it's been nothing but problems since. The crank now completely falls apart on a weekly basis & I'm lucky I have a patient & helpful neighbour who is a qualified bike mechanic & fixes it each time for me as I don't have a car & with a disability it's the only transport I have to get my daughter to daycare each day. I'd also have no way of getting the bike to a bike shop for constant repairs nor would I have the funds to continuously have to keep getting it repaired. It was only fixed 3 days ag...o & it's already fallen apart again. I bought the bike 2 years ago but wasn't able to start riding it until 12 months ago. I ride it for 15min in the morning & 15min in the afternoon which is not excessive use, so I expected it to last a lot longer than 12 months before having continuous problems.
Bike is great, instructions need much improvement
The web-site tries (but fails) to properly handle the need to phone for a delivery quote if you are not in QLD, it's too easy to get all the way through ordering, only to find you're not paid the right amount for delivery. From a usability perspective, Trike-Bike need to redesign the shopping cart to make this process more obvious.
Let's also ignore the fact that TNT managed to split the two packages up and delivered one a day late and the other two days late! Incompetent twits.
The first point is that the packing is not adequate - bubb...le wrap is ok until the bubbles burst then it's no better than cellophane, the points of contact between parts should use cardboard to separate and protect them. We ended up with four not insignificant scratches which I feel would have been avoided with the judicious use of cardboard fillers. It would also be nice if they could identify a suitable matching car paint for each colour so that the user could do decent matching touch-ups. Next, as noted by other reviewers, the instructions are also inadequate. There is no parts list down to the level of the nuts and bolts - including to-scale of nuts and bolts, etc - making identifying which to use when a little difficult. I disagree with Trike Bike's comment that the instructions are getting too large - have you see a Lego instruction guide these days, or an IKEA one? The instructions should show a close up exploded diagrams of each and every fixture so there is no room for error. I found it necessary to watch bits of the video just to identify some parts. The photo's are often too small, with insufficient details and skip some of the important parts. The video and the instructions assemble the bike differently - the instructions say they take precedence yet also keep pointing to the website and the video - make up your mind!!! This made finding the corresponding part in the video a lucky dip - videos can have embedded bookmarks added guys! Also there are some parts of the instructions which contradict the video (but the video was correct on at least one occasion). I write software for a living and the system instructions have to leave no room for error, you CANNOT have too much detail in the instructions, learn from IKEA. Once assembled there were also a few aspects of the brake/gear adjustments which were again poorly detailed.
Love Love Love my trike!
I have had my trike for over 12 months. Its amazing, I have poor balance and often fall off two wheelers, so this has given me freedom and safety. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to get out there get fit or just have some fun. The only downside was I mistakenly assembled it inside the house.... HMMMMMM then couldn't get it out...a lesson learned.
Perfect for shopping
Everthing I could want climbs hills with ease. Easy to handle love the seat with the back rest. Very comfortable to ride able to harness my dog in the rear basket. Purchased a rear mirror for right handle bar. Also added a rear flashing tail light. I am 57 and the envy at the local shops.
Great for me.
Absolutely the best for me. a little difficult to get used to at first due to the road camber.
But when most of us old farts were around 3 years old we rode trikes.
You just have to be a bit cautious at first.
Easy to assemble fr anyone with a mechanical aptitude.
I did a couple of modifications on the seat tube and clamp.
Questions & Answers
I just bought a Schwinn 24" wheel One speed Meridian Adult Tricycle, I just tried to ride it and found the pedals will go back wards but wheels don't so if I need to back up I have to get off bike and do it by hand! Is this right or wasn't something put to gather right?
Do both rear wheels turn when peddling? I read the left rear wheel might just be a free spinning wheel.
Sorry not sure bike still being assembled in bike shop so I haven't even been able to ride it at this time
Hello Ray, with all tricycles on the market only one wheel drives and brakes on the rear. BMW spent €3 million in a research project trying to design a differential system for pedal tricycles and in the end they gave up because the requirement was for one third of a horsepower just to overcome the friction in the differential. An Olympian can only do this for about 20 seconds apparently so it was no use to help in any further for the recreational market. Their best design was based on magnets as the differential.
There are some trikes in the market with a solid rear axle with both wheels locked but this is a disaster because it means the tricycle can't go around because properly unless you lean and lift up one of the wheels. The tires will wear out in about 50 km and they are generally unstable to ride so that is why the majority of trikes have only one wheel on the rear which is locked and acts as the drive wheel and the braking wheel
Hi there,I’m after a schwinn meridian 26 inch wheel trike.is this a good choice?
I’m an active 40 year old male.
I just want it to go to the markets and carry some groceries yet strong enough that the wheels won’t buckle under a bit of bumpy road.the schwinn just looked pretty nice.
I don’t have any experience with trikes but have ridden bikes all my life.
Any help on where to get one in Sydney or something better would be much appreciated.
Thanks very much.
Hi there Schwinn is made in Taiwan but I don't think there is any importer for them in Australia at the moment, there was about one year ago but nothing since that I am aware of.
This site specifically for the brand Trike Bike you may find another section here for Schwinn and you would be better off asking their
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