There are a myriad of reasons for making the change to electric assistance. While a great deal of our work is done to assist those looking for a convenient alternative means of commuting, there are many who look to electric conversions as a way of regaining mobility. For that reason, we are proud to offer a range of conversion options to suit adult tricycles. Adult tricycles are an ideal fit for those who want the benefits in mobility and independence that cycling can afford but who may lack the confidence to ride a conventional 2 wheeler. In addition to ease of balance, tricycles also allow for greater luggage carrying capacity, giving them outstanding utility. So what happens when an already versatile means of transport is fitted out with one our electric conversions?
This is a recent build of ours that we put together for Kerry. She was looking for something to use as an alternative to driving with good capacity for groceries and luggage. Furthermore, the riding position had to be comfortable with a good range of gearing. The Gomier 24″ tricycle turned out to be a good fit. It’s all steel stepthrough frame makes it rugged enough to withstand daily use whilst also being comfortable and compliant. the 3 speed Shimano Nexus internal hub makes this tricycle capable of handling reasonable inclines without the increased maintenance incurred by externally geared machines. To top it off, the Gomier features a full set of fenders and the capacity for up to 30 kilograms of luggage stored in the rear basket.
On to the electrics: We’ve fitted our extended range Super Tube Kit running a 36Volt 11.6 Amp PANASONIC tube type battery capable of providing the tricycle a maximum range of between 20 and 30 kilometres between charges. This battery has been paired to our tried and tested mini-motor laced into a double walled 24″ rim producing 200 Watts in this configuration. The rear mounted battery has allowed the bulk of the electrical components to be discreetly incorporated onto the frame and the battery itself has been specially canted to make it’s unlocking and removal for charging easier.
Electric conversions allow a great deal of personalisation, particularly on our range of electric tricycles. This model is our recommendation, with the 3 speed internal hub making for a virtually maintenance free machine, however, there are other options available, such as the 6 speed externally geared model and the Single-speed version offered in a range of colours. Depending on the electrical setup, prices for these electric tricycles start at $1950 complete but can be tailored to suit different power and range requirements. If you’re looking for something to enhance your mobility, come in and see us and we can take care of the rest.