Triton: Three Wheeled Cruiser, ASA Products Inc., 5+, retail $379.00
So you haven't
gotten on a bike since you were a kid. You just never learned
to ride a two wheeler. Your balance is off? Just don't have the
stability to ride a bike? Whatever reason you may have had for
not riding a bike or taking advantage of the effortless, enjoyable
cardiovascular workout, you can forget them now.
We have found
the ultimate easy to ride trike, the Triton. It is not your ordinary
trike, and although it isn't specifically designed for people
with different abilities it really opens up bike riding for many
who were previously not able to manage the traditional bike. It
is designed for use by kids and adults, so ease of use and comfort
are key elements in its design.
Unlike a traditional
tricycle or bike you don't sit upright unsupported or leaning
forward, you sit back in a seat more like a rowing machine, with
full back support. Your legs are extended in front of you to pedal,
not underneath you. Your steering is done by two hand controls
at your sides, something like ski poles. The Triton has a unique
and innovative, non-standard steering mechanism that makes riding
a new and exciting experience.
When I say
this not your traditional bike or trike ride, I mean it. The Triton
offers a pleasant and stress-free ride, smooth slow down or agile
stopping, and a nimble and natural ride. Your seat is approximately
six inches off the ground, your hands are at your sides, and your
legs are outstretched in front of you. Riding seems effortless
but after awhile you realize you are working up a pretty good
sweat! The Triton cruiser is uncomplicated and clear-cut to maintain
with, no chain, caliper hand brakes, front freewheel mechanism,
and inflatable tires.
This is a trike for long comfortable rides on reasonably smooth
surfaces. It is not for mountain or off road trekking. The Triton
three wheeled cruiser sits rather low to the ground and has a
tall flag attachment for the seat, it is important to use the
flag so that you are more visible to others. It is also suggested
that you ride on designated trails where there is little to no
automobile traffic. It is important to wear proper safety gear
and check and tighten fittings before riding, as you would before
any long bike ride.
Another key feature of the Triton and the Triton Pro cruisers
are the adjustable frames that allows you to size them to the
rider making riding comfortable for the whole family young and
old, big or small. The Triton frame fits riders from 3' to 5'8"
and supports up to 220 lbs., the Triton Pro fits riders who are
4' to 6'3" tall and weigh up to 250 pounds. When the Triton
frame is made longer the turning radius increases, for sharper
tighter turns you need to shorten the frame base.
Safe, comfortable and durable, easy to ride, no greasy chains
and easy maintenance, and the obvious health benefits of a light
workout through self propulsion make the Triton an amazing ride
for kids of all ages.
Gears: Single Speed
Dimension: 40" L - 49.5" L-extended x 26.5" W x
Seat Height: 10" above the ground
Weight: 41 lbs
Weight Capacity: 220 lbs
Height Capacity: 3' to 5'8"
Wheel Size: 16" front; 12" rear
Length Adjustment: 7-slot adjustments for 9.5" length
the Author: Mary Rose is a Mommy, a writer and an early childhood
educator who believes in learning through play and the value of