Reviewed by Adulttricyclereview.com
ICE Sprint FS, Posted on November 13, 2015
While there are faster trikes out there and trikes with more
suspension travel, ICE has positioned the Sprint right down the middle
between comfort and all out performance. The ICE Sprint is available in a
variety of configurations. First is a rigid frame with a 26 inch rear
wheel. Second is a rear suspension and rigid front end with either 20
inch or 26 inch rear wheel. Third is a front and rear suspension with
either 20 inch or 26 inch rear wheel. ICE offers all three
configurations in an “X” version. An “X” version is the same, just built
with no compromised high end parts. The ICE Sprint is one of my
favorite trikes, the workmanship in all ICE trikes are second to none.
Frame: The main frame on the ICE Sprint is 100% 4130
Chro-moly steel TIG welded together. I would have to say the welds are
beautiful and of the highest quality in the industry. You will not be
able to find any manufacturer building a better quality frame than ICE.
Paint: The ICE paint jobs are fantastic. The paint jobs are just
perfect. It just not possible to do anything better. ICE offers three
colors on most of the Sprint trike models, blue, red and black.
Drive Train: The shifting is superb on the Sprint, ICE
chose a premium SRAM drivetrain combination with nine gears to choose
from in the rear and three in the front, for a total of twenty seven.
The SRAM X-7 front and rear derailleur performed flawlessly. ICE mateded
the SRAM X-7 derailleurs with the SRAM X-5 twist type shifters.
Brakes: ICE chose my favorite mechanical disc brake
system the Avid BB7 brakes with the Tektro disc brake levers. This
combination stopped the trike consistently and had no brake rub. I have
no issue with the mechanical brakes and I am a big Avid fan. They are
simple, reliable and easy to adjust. A super convenient feature of the
Avid mechanical brakes are that each brake pad can be adjusted
independently, so you can reallyily dial in your brake adjustment. ICE
trike use a rear “V” brake and a remote lever for it’s parking brake.
The parking brake works very well and is very easy to use.
Seat: The seat height on the Sprint is a low 8 inches
and the angle is adjustable from 37 to 44 degrees. Sprint seat fabric is
the best in the industry, they are way ahead of their competitors. The
seat mesh is breathable on the back, so your back does not get so hot
and sweaty and the bottom is breathable as well. ICE put in a breathable
foam pad in the bottom of the seat to give you some extra support, plus
extra comfort. The sides of the seat mesh have just the right amount of
extra padding to not only cushion you from the seat frame, but also
helps hold you in the seat a bit.
Ride: There are a lot of good trike manufacture out
there building premium trikes and ICE is one of the companies at the top
of that list. The ride and handling on the Sprint is simply awesome.
Riding the full suspension Sprint, you will instantly notice the
suspension smoothing out the ride. Both the front and rear suspension is
easily adjustable. The rear suspension can easily be adjusted by moving
the elastomer up or down on the swingarm. The elastomer also can also
easily be changed out to one that is stiffer or softer depending on your
personal wants and needs. I have rode all the ICE Sprint models and
they all feels glued to the ground around corners, even the full
suspension version. I thought how can I test the ICE Sprint’s front
suspension in the the most extreme condition? Lets just do everything
that you should not do on a trike. So I went out to find a down hill
section and headed down. When I got some speed built up I turned hard
and braked at the same time knowing just what could happen. I was very
surprised, the trike seem to know that I was about to do something
stupid. I thought the front suspension would dive under during hard
braking, especially going down hill and into a turn but that just never
happened. The Sprint full suspension was just super stable and gave me a
very confident feel after my test. The indirect steering that ICE
offers is precise and accurate, the feeling is light and you do not have
to use much effort to make the trike go where you want it to go. Living
in the Midwest our roads and paths are quite bumpy, for my personal
taste. I like the full suspension best with either the 20 inch or 26
inch rear wheel. Yeah, The full suspension is more money and Yeah, ICE
trike can get expensive, but man you can’t take that money with you to
the grave. So what are you waiting for? You should live large, treat
yourself to something way cool every now and then, and you will be happy
you did on down the road.
In conclusion: The ICE hit the nail in the head with
the Sprint. The Sprint is lively, fun, comfortable and handles
fantastic, everything you would want in a trike. The Sprint is very
stable, if you are a person who wishes to ride the trike like you stold
it, you will really like the sprint.
Accessories: ICE is one of the best companies when it
comes to accessories. ICE has just about everything you would ever want
to add to your trike.
Pros: Fantastic handling, and comfort with some of the bust build quality in the industry.
Cons: This trike is fantastic. There is not one thing I
can knock this trike on. The seat height of 8 inches may be to low for