Raptorr - 8 years ago
originally posted on https://www.mobocruiser.com
So for my review i'll start simple. I saw this on a random video speer on youtube i believe. or maybe it was on walmart or something. I was instantly hooked by it, as it totally reminded me of a Green-Machine i used to have and that was a BLAST. even tho it did cramp my back abit as their seats aren't comfy and the plastic wheels weren't exactly made for long related rides. But still it was epic. So this was the golden ability. Compared to other standard recumbet trikes which are the reserve (tadpole) or costume made (Delta configuration) trikes. This was exactly like a Green-machine, but for adults and was better, cheaper. and just epic. Even if it has single speeds it was still worth a buy. I had my ups and downs to buying it or not. but start of 2016 i said just screw it and i'll buy the sucker and will see what goes down. And did. It was a dream come true. It's fun. It's comfy, it's Simple, and you get alot of looks of people going 'Wow' I'm probably the only one in my city with one currently, so yea i'm quite the epic sight when riding heh. It's also quite interesting when riding on the sidewalks cause unlike a 2wheel bike where you're centered balanced. With the Shift/3wheel cruisers. You have to tilt along the driveway ramps every time. So it's like wooosh wooosh woosh every time you ride along the sidewalk past peoples driveway ramps. Heh. Even tho alot of people on here/buy websites for the triton/pro/shift complain it's 'slow' cause it's only got 1speed. I think that's a + for alot of people for starting out, and allows them to keep a stable ability. cause when these really get up in speed. They have a prob in turning sucking. basicly when you're turning at speeds. The trike tends to wanna go even more into the turn and if you do it to much, It'll cause you to flip over. Tightening the middle turner screw on the steering could fix this abit. but it'll make turning harder when your going slower. But etherway. It's great and allows you to enjoy the scene around you as you ride. Even if it takes you 5hours. you get to enjoy, work out, get out, and get amazing sight for people to see. If anything. it's as great as sitting on your computer chair. You can enjoy it for hours without being tired. And even if you are. Just pop your feet off the peddles and relax. The trike rides smooth, and even in windy times being low and more arrow shaped. The wind doesn't effect you as much as a standard bike does. With a standard bike you're like a brickwall and always get pushed back. But this, it's barely effects you. And it's not as bumpy as people would believe, cause it doesn't got suspension. It's pretty smooth. With the tires being correct psi and the spokes not tight as most tire spokes do, along with the longer design to the trike. The bumps are more softer then you feel on a 2wheel bike. Unless you get those kinda bumps that are like 3inches out of the ground from roots growing under sidewalks. Then you'd feel those. but most time it's a smooth enjoyable ride. But there are a few things that should be improved i believe, Durability has abit of work needed. 1 front fork could use abit more reinforcement inside near the wheel so the fork can take abit more beating as going over humps and bumps it seems pretty mmm, Along with the spring pin to hold the frame in it's position for the required height. Could use a extra pin holder as the single pin tends to get bent under the forward push of the trike when riding. Making it unusable to pull it out, requiring the person to unscrew the whole mount of it to just adjust the front frame. The back rest also needs some reinforcement to as when you're riding the trike. Your back is tending to push back and the extension rode for the adjustable back rest gets pushed down, so it bends the rear frame wielded mount posts. Other would be the shifter leaver. You'd expect the shifter leaver to twist all the way backwards when locking the shift into fixed mode. But instead it points up along with the handlebar. So this makes it annoying to hold the left handlebar while riding the shift in fixed-wheel mode. So maybe a twist shifter could fix this prob. Or a brake/shifter 2in1 system. Along with the brake leaver itself. The parking ability is a joke. It doesn't lock the wheels enough to keep it 'parked' like other parking brake leavers do. This barely holds the leaver at 20%. when others hold it at around 80% of braking power. The rear wheels could also use maybe a touch of a upgrade. Being their only 28spoked and their not twist mounted like common bikes do. yet somehow the front wheel is twist spoked, Odd. Maybe if they went with a higher spoke count and twisted them it'd give abit more strength for impacts better. Maybe farther upgrades can also be made. Like a lead-weight front wheel fender cover system that'll make more heft into the front wheel so going up hills are better improved. This can probably be easily worked by making it mount to the 3 location points the standard front fender mounts to and ability to sit on the fork's side rods so it doesn't 'wobble/shake'. And the biggest question is the internal speed hub system. I don't see it being a swipeable option for the Shift model as their hub design for the shift is longer then the triton/triton-pros and the locking feature for the fix wheel would get removed if upgrading. But Maybe a possible option for a electric conversion kit to change the rear wheels into special hub motors and a small battery pack/electric speed controller system, Would make a great option for the shift if people are looking for more power/speed in their trike and the rear power ability will improve performance on hill climbing/offroad. Also the option for Roadwheels. Being these trikes are 'recommended' for flat smooth surfaces. You'd expect it to come standard with road tires. But instead they come with soft rubber mountain bike tires? Kinda odd. But a option to op for those instead of the soft wheels would be a good feature ti decrease rolling resistance and improve the riding experience. Other, if possible. would be a upgrade kit to possible beable to change the trike from 16inch rear/20inch front. to 20inch rear and 24inch front wheel base. This'll give abit more higher off the ground and also give it alittle more speed for those into that. It'd probably be a conversion kit, seeing as it'd require the removal of the front fork system and rear wheel assembly. But i'm sure if this was a option. People will probably be highly interested in buying it. I already have ideas for a 'Road' version they should make. and a 'Mountain trike', and a modern/slick rocker version (that'll grab attention to those 'techy' guys.). And being ASA/Mobo cruisers are the only companies making these frontwheel driven/chainless trikes. If they make the Road version trike with atleast 5speed internal gear hub. They'll having people buy it like nuts. Including if they broke the impossibility of making a Mountain bike trike that still uses their unique front driven chainless peddle design i can guarantee they'll be out of stock before they even release it! They'll be the only people in the world that'll have FWD mountain Trike. I can see these people making adults kids again. With that. I love my shift, it's brought good times back to my old self. And good way to get out and work out heh. ====================================== As with that. I think i'm the only one who probably wrote a big real review like this...... So. enjoy!