Catrike 5.5.9 Recumbent Trike

Phone: 800 561-6670


Made in USA

Price: $3,350.00

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    Catrike 5.5.9 is Catrike newest offering featuring an aluminum folding frame now with a 26'' rear wheel. The Catrike 5.5.9 is a premium grade Recumbent trike suited for all day touring and spirited rides. The Catrike 5.5.9 offers a very comfortable rider with it's longer wheel base, larger rear wheel and padded seat. The new folding frame makes transportation very easy in the back of a suitable vehicle.

    Frame & Geometry



    Folded Width

    Folded Height

    Total Length

    Total Width

    Total Height


    46 in

    32.5 in

    29.5 in

    81 in

    32.5 in

    29 in


    1168 mm

    826 mm

    749 mm

    1854 mm

    826 mm

    635 mm


    44 in 991


    29 in 737 mm


    Weight* 39.5 lb 17.9 kg

    11 in 279 mm

    14 in 356 mm


    356 mm

    4 in 102 mm

    w/ Seat Folded
    26.5 in 673 mm

    5.49 m

    2.74 m

    Weight Limit
    125 kg
    RiderX-SeamRange 39/46




    Brakes Avid

    BB7 Disc Brakes


    Speed Dial 7 Brake Levers




    X-7 10 Speed
    Shifters SRAM

    500 TT Bar End Shifter
    Crankset FSA

    Gossamer Pro Triple

    FSA Road MegaExo


    Cassette SRAM

    11/36 10 Speed
    Chain FSA

    10 Speed
    Idler TerraCycle

    Sport Power Idler 15T
    Headsets FSA

    Zero Stack


    Schwalbe Marathon Racer

    559 Schwalbe

    Marathon Racer

    Standard Features



    Ergonomic adjustable seat back

    Roller wheels for rolling when folded

    Padded wrist rests

    Rear Fender


    Mount & Flag

    Rear View Mirror

    Purpose Clipless Pedals

    Sensor Mount

    Lever Velcro Strap for Parking

    Brake Steer


    Steering Compensation

    Front Boom

    Indexing Boom Clamp

    Rod Ends

    Friction PTFE Flared Chain Tube

    Click Here for a review of the Catrike 5.5.9

    Revewed by

    Catrike 5.5.9 Review on November 9, 2015

    People asked for a 26 inch rear wheel trike that folds and Catrike

    delivered. When Catrike was designing the 5.5.9, comfort and versatility

    was at the top of the list. Catrike called the 5.5.9 a premium grand

    touring trike, designed for spirited long distance riding. I will have

    to say it is the most comfortable riding Catrike I have ever ridden. The

    Catrike 5.5.9 is not just a Catrike Trail Folding trike with a larger

    rear wheel. The Catrike 5.5.9 is a totally new trike from the ground up.

    Catrike has made many upgrades to make the Catrike over the top

    comfortable. Catrike designed a seat to be 11 inches off the ground so

    getting into and out of the trike should be much easier than other

    Catrike models. Catrike also added a padded seat to the new 5.5.9. The

    Catrike 5.5.9 is Catrike’s longest trike, having a longer wheel base

    will help smooth out some of those bumps. One of my favorite features

    are the two transportation wheels and kickstand. The 5.5.9 can easily be

    rolled around the house or garage folded. The 5.5.9 also come with a

    kickstand so the trike can be folded and stood on end for storage. One

    of the things that set Catrike apart from other brands is that Catrike

    comes with some of the “got to have” accessories. Our 5.5.9 test trike

    comes stock with a rear fender, mirror, wrist rest and clipless platform

    pedals. I am very pleased to say that you can get a Catrike much faster

    now than ever before. Up until the 2016 season, every Catrike trike has

    been made to order. Now the procedure is tjat the bicycle dealer places

    an order with Catrike and Catrike would build the trike in the color

    the dealer requested. This process took about four weeks, until now.

    Catrike for 2016 will be stocking trikes, hurray!!! Now you can get your

    Catrike in your favorite color in less than half the time.

    Frame: The frame on the Catrike 5.5.9 is aluminum, TIG

    welded together in Florida. I would have to say the welds are beautiful

    and of the highest quality in the industry. The frame is constructed

    out of oversized, shaped and manipulated aluminum tubing.

    Paint: Catrike paint jobs are a work of art. There is

    no one in the bike industry that is better, maybe just equal to

    Catrike’s paint jobs. Their standard paint jobs are everything you want

    in a paint job-clean, consistent and durable, along with seven colors

    to choose from. If you buy your Catrike in the winter when Catrike sales

    are a bit slower, Catrike will give you five additional colors to

    choose from.

    Drive Train: The shifting is superb on the 5.5.9.

    Catrike chose a premium SRAM drivetrain combination with ten gears to

    choose from in the rear and three in the front for a total of thirty.

    The SRAM X-7 rear derailleur performed flawlessly, making the X-7 with

    the SRAM 500 TT Bar End Shifter and Microshift front derailleur. Catrike

    uses this setup quite often on their trikes. Bar end shifters are

    Catrike shifter of choice and mine as well. Bar end shifters just make

    sense for me. I feel they are easier to use than the grip type shifters

    you see on most other brands. Grip type shifers work fine. If God knew I

    wanted to ride a trike with grip type shifters, he might have put my

    thumbs on the other side of my hands. I feel I do not have as much

    control of the grip type shifter compared to the bar end type shifters.

    Brakes: Catrike chose my favorite mechanical disc brake

    system the Avid BB7 brakes with the Avid Speed Dial brake levers. This

    combination stopped the trike consistently and had no brake rub. I have

    no issue with the mechanical brakes that Avid offers. 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 really dial in your brake adjustment. Catrike chose a simple

    Velcro strap that you wrap around one of the brake levers for your

    parking brake. I really like this because it is simple and adds no

    weight to the trike. This also allowed Catrike to be able to use a

    premium brake lever. ICE trike chose a different route by adding a brake

    to the rear wheel and a remote shifter to control the brake. This works

    well but added almost a pound to the ICE trikes.

    Seat: The seat that Catrike chose for both the 5.5.9

    and Trail really differentiate Catrike from other brands of trikes on

    the market. The only other brand I can think of that that has a padded

    seat is Ti-Trikes. Both the 5.5.9 and Trail are touring-comfort trikes, I

    think the people that are attracted to the 5.5.9 and Trail are going to

    like the padded seat. The seat height of the 5.5.9 is one of Catrike’s

    highest at 11 inches. The only Catrike with a higher seat is the

    Villager at 12 ½ inches. The seat angle on the 5.5.9 can be adjusted

    from 44 to 51 degrees. I found the seat angle on the 5.5.9 to be quite


    Ride: I found the ride on the 5.5.9 to be very nice, I

    will have to say at this time, it is my favorite riding Catrike but that

    might change when Catrike introduces the Dumont in the spring 2016. So

    who does the Catrike appeal to the most? Well, most people looking to

    buy a trike. The 5.5.9 has most things people are looking for, easy to

    get on and off of, good quality, good comfortable ride, 26 inch rear

    wheel and it just makes me look cooler and faster than I am. The Catrike

    5.5.9 has it all except one thing, front and rear suspension, and they

    will soon have that in the Dumont. I found the 5.5.9 to be a very

    comfortable ride, I am sure some of the changes, like lengthening the

    frame, adding a larger 26 inch rear wheel and adding seat padding, all

    helped in making the 5.5.9 to my favorite Catrike list.

    In conclusion: I think Catrike will be very successful

    with the 5.5.9. Will they sell more trikes? I think the answer will be

    yes. Will the 5.5.9 steal sales from the Trail, Expedition and Road? I

    think it will. I have seen a lot of people who want to buy an Expedition

    but when they found out that it would not fold, that became a deal

    breaker. Same thing with the Trail. The Trail is a folding trike but

    there is a big draw to the 26 inch rear wheel which the Trail did not

    offer. The 5.5.9 covers most of the bases, I think it will be very

    successful model for Catrike.

    Pros: Folding, light weight, 26 inch rear wheel, OMG paint, high seat and adjustable recline, great fit and finish.

    Cons: The 5.5.9 Gained a bit of weight over some of

    Catrike other models. Catrike has lots of different models so it should

    be about choosing the best model for your riding style.

    Overall Customer Rating of 3 Reviews:
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    Georgetown South Carolina

    Same as my friends trike

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    <p>My friend owns a Catrike 5.5.9 and talked me into buying the same trike. I will have to say that it is more fun than I thought it would be. We really love packing our two trikes up and traveling around and riding different trails in our area. Our average ride is about twenty five miles and we have gone up to fifty miles in one ride. We both have our trike set up about the same with a rear rack and side and a top bag on the rack. We both added flags, mirrors and a flashing rear light. I like that the Catrike 5.5.9 is very light and that it folds in half which makes it easy for us to transport both trikes inside one vehicle. The trike came with some very nice, high quality parts that function very well together. I patricianly like the bar end shifters over the Grip type shifters you find on most other trikes. The handling seems very precise and the ride quality seems to be very smooth for a trike without suspension.</p>

    St. Louis

    My favorite trike

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    <p>Catrike is known for high quality trikes that are made in the USA so I knew I wanted to buy a Catrike. I wanted a trike that was light weight and that would have a comfortable ride. I read a bunch of review and narrowed it down to the Catrike 5.5.9 and the Catrike Road. The Catrike Road has a rear suspension and a 20” rear wheel . The Catrike 5.5.9 does not have a suspension but does have a larger 26” rear wheel and padded seat. I got to ride both trikes back to back for a good comparison test. I chose the Catrike 5.5.9 over the Catrike Road, thought the rear suspension on the Catrike Road was a bit stiff and there was not a lot of travel. I was surprised with the ride quality on the Catrike 5.5.9. The larger 26” wheel helped because a bigger wheel can roll over a bump better than a smaller wheel. The Catrike 5.5.9 also had a padded seat which also added a bit more cushion but I think the biggest difference came from the longer wheelbase on the 5.5.9. The clincher was that the frame folded on the 5.5.9, not that I see myself using the folding feature but it is a nice thing to have if I need to.</p>

    Windsor Ontario Canada

    The perfect trike for me

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    <p>I rode a number of the Catrike models and the 5.5.9 really stood out for me. I wand the smoothest ride possible with a higher seat height and folding frame so I can easily transport the trike. The Catrike 5.5.9 satisfied all my need, The trike is very well made out of light weight aluminum and has high quality components. I thought the padded seat was going to be a big deal to me but at this point I think a simple mesh seat would have been fine. The seat does seem to be a bit warm but not so much that it is uncomfortable. I like that the Catrike are made in the USA, it give me confidence that if I need a part I will be able to get it without learning Chinese or another language. The paint is applied very even and has a very smooth shiny finish. For me the 5.5.9 really stood out above the other models with my second choice being the Expedition. The 5.5.9 beat the Expedition for me because of the higher seat height and being able to fold the frame for transportation.</p>
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