We have discontinued selling Ti-Trikes T-450 Please check the following handcycles at the links below.
Greenspeed Magnum Handcycle
Quickie Shark Handcycle
Sun Hand Trike
Handcycle trikes have been around for many years, but there�??s never
been a handcycle like this before. Most other handcycle manufacturers
build their tricycles using an old-style Delta frame configuration a lower cost approach with a single drive wheel in the front and two
wheels in the back. The Delta design�??s major shortcoming is due to its
front wheel configuration; the same wheel is used for both steering and
propulsion. The problem with this approach is rather obvious to any
rider. Every push on the right and left handcrank acts like a small
sidewards twist or correction to the steering. Rather than traveling in a
relaxed straight line, the trike subtly snakes down the road as it is
cranked. And the problem gets even worse when cornering, as the steering
and cranking systems end up fighting each other even more. Awkward?
Yes. Ideal? No.
Enter Ti-Trikes. After careful research and testing, Ti-Trikes has
developed an innovative Tadpole handcycle, the first production
handcycle that is made in the USA that uses two steering wheels in the
front and a single drive wheel in the back. The Tadpole design separates
the steering system from the drive or propulsion system, so that power
to the handcranks doesn�??t affect steering and steering doesn�??t affect
power. The net result: improved handcycle stability and better overall
control, a major performance gain and confidence booster for any
But the T-450�??s virtues don�??t stop there. The T-450 uses a
lightweight, durable Titanium frame like its other Ti-Trike stablemates.
And components like the brakes, drivetrain, and seating are first rate,
resulting in a comfortable, lively ride that will deliver top
performance for years to come.
Aerospace grade welded Titanium (Grade 2) with custom machined aluminum rear dropouts. 33" track and available in four different wheelbase lengths (according to rider size): 40" - 42". Front boom adjusts up to 5". Width is same on all at 33�?� CL to CL of front tires.
Up to 450 pounds, including rider weight and cargo, based on a 20" rear wheel. 26" rear wheel version is limited to 250 pounds carrying capacity.
Shimano 10 spd SLX GS. Combines with two speed front gear system for 20 gears in total. 10 speed compatible chain with integrated idler wheels.
Internally geared Patterson planetary bike transmission.Fully enclosed, low maintenance. Equivalent to conventional 28/45 tooth chainrings. Shifts under any conditions, including while pedaling, coasting, or standing still. Improved safety and ground clearance.
90mm Sturmey Archer X-SD drum brakes, weatherproof, low maintenance.
Ackerman direct steering with integrated hydraulic steering damper. Improves stability while cornering. Handlebars adjust for reach and hand grip rotational angle.
NASA contoured memory foam for improved comfort and durability. Seat fore/aft adjustment = 5". Seatback adjusts 5" depth within a 30?� Range, 6" height.
Wheels and Tires
20" front wheels, 20" rear wheel, 36 spokes. 20�?� wheel has greater torque and is better on hills; also looks better visually on the shorter Trikes. 26�?� wheel is faster. Equipped with durable Schwalbe Marathon tires. Tire inflation is 110 PSI for 20 x 1.50 tire, 100 PSI for 26 x 1.50 tire.