Catrike Trail Folding Aluminum Recumbent Trike

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The Catrike Trail Folding comes with a convenient folding feature which makes the Trail easy to store and transport.The Trail come with a new padded seat which is very comfortable and yet still breathable.The Catrike Trail Folding is not only easy to fold but one of the lightest trike on the market as well.Catrike has always taken the high road on quality by using premium components.

Catrike Trail Folding Specifications

Frame & Geometry

Folded Length

Folded Width

Folded Height

Total Length

Total Width

Total Height


43 in

32.5 in

22 in

73 in

32.5 in

25 in


1092 mm

826 mm

559 mm

1854 mm

826 mm

635 mm

Wheel Base 39 in 991 mm
Wheel Track 29 in 737 mm
Seat Angle 45/52 deg
Weight* 37 lb 16.8 kg
Seat Height 9 in 229 mm
Seat Width 14 in 356 mm
BB Height 16 in 394 mm
Ground Clearance 3.25 in 102 mm
Total Height 25 in 635 mm
Height w/ Seat Folded 24.5 in 622 mm
Turning Circle 16.5 ft 5.25 m
Turning Radius 8.25 ft 2.6 m
Rider Weight Limit 275 lb 125 kg
Rider X-Seam Range 39/46 in 99/117 cm


Brakes Avid BB7 Disc Brakes
Brake Levers Avid Speed Dial 7 Brake Levers
Front Derailleur Microshift Triple
Rear Derailleur SRAM X-7 10 Speed
Shifters SRAM 500 TT Bar End Shifter
Crankset FSA Gossamer Pro Triple
Bottom Bracket FSA Road MegaExo
Chainrings 30/39/52
Chain Guard FSA Guard
Cassette SRAM 11/36 10 Speed
Chain FSA 10 Speed
Idler TerraCycle Alloy Cog ABEC 7
Headsets FSA Zero Stack
Front Tires 406 Schwalbe Marathon Racer

406 Schwalbe Marathon Racer

Standard Features

Padded seat

Ergonomic adjustable seat back

Roller wheels for rolling when folded

Padded wrist rests

Rear Fender

Flag Mount & Flag
Mirrycle Rear View Mirror
Multi Purpose Clipless Pedals
Computer Sensor Mount
Brake Lever Velcro Strap for Parking
No Brake Steer
Self Centering
Ackerman Steering Compensation
Structural Front Boom
Quick-Release Indexing Boom Clamp
Aluminium Rod Ends
Low Friction PTFE Flared Chain Tube

Reviewed by

Catrike Trail, Posted on November 13, 2015

We complained for years that Catrike needed a folding trike and

Catrike finally delivered. I hope Catrike was reverse engineering and

testing everyone else’s trike. If this is true at least it would be an

excuse, while Catrike is the last to market with their folding trike. So

with my first look at the trike, it looks petty similar to the Catrike

Villager but with a lower seat height. But then I noticed two things,

the wheels on the bottom of the seat, and some black piece under the

trike. Our testers really wanted to play with the folding mechanism and

see if the long weight was worth it. Ok, so here we go, step one, loosen

the quick release on the back of the seat and fold the seat down,

check. Step two, unlatch the hinge underneath the trike with the quick

release, check. Step three, pick the trike up and fold the rear wheel

under the trike, check. Step four, snap the rear frame into the plastic

clip, check. (The clip holds the front and back of the trike together

when folded.) Next was to stand the trike up on end, now we know what

the small black piece was for, it’s a trike kickstand! So our testers

had a lot of fun teasing each other about trike kickstand. So the guys

conversation went something like this “Trike kickstand, no such thing,

Dude. I am telling you the new Catrike Trail has a kickstand. Hey man,

you BS you friends and I will BS my friends but don’t BS me!” I am sure

it takes a long time to do the CAD work and get it right. I am sure it

is no easy task to get the trike to fold, the rear end to swing

underneath and turn 90 degrees all at the the same time. I am also sure

Catrike tested that hinge super thoroughly. The hinge is a big deal, I

am sure Catrike was not willing to give up any frame strength and you

surely do not want any movement at the hinge. I will have to say you

have nothing to worry about I am sure Catrike did more than enough

worrying about the hinge for everyone. So did Hp Velotechnik Gekko FX

pave the way for Catrike? I think so. Both trikes seat fold the same.

Both trikes use a flat fold under design. Both trikes have

transportation wheel on the back of the seat. Catrike is now stocking

trikes so you can get a Catrike much faster now than ever before. Up

until the 2016 season, every Catrike trike has been made to order. How

the procedure has gone was 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. Hurru!!! Now you can get your Catrike in

your favorite color, in less than half the time.

Frame: The frame on the Catrike Trail 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 oversize 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 job is 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


Drive Train: The shifting is superb on the Trial.

Catrike choose a premium SRAM drive train 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, Catrike mated the X-7

rear derailleur with the SRAM 500 TT Bar End Shifter and Microshift

front derailleur. This is a combination that Catrike uses quite often.

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

shifters just make since for me, I feel they are easier to use that the

grip type shifters that you see on most other brands. Grip type

shifters 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 form other brands of trikes on

the market. The only other brand I can think of 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 Trail is 9 inches, which

is fairly low. The seat angle on the Trail can be adjusted from 42 to 52

degrees. I found the seat angle on the Trail to be quite comfortable.

Ride: I found the ride on the Trail to be typical

Catrike. 20” wheels all the way around and Catrike’s aluminum frame puts

the Catrike in the stiffer riding category. So who would want to buy a

Catrike Trail? Someone who wants a folding trike, made in the USA, with a

sporty ride and that is lighter than most other brands of trikes.

In conclusion: The Catrike Trail is a solid trike that

has a sporty ride and folds for transportation. The Trail is a good

value and come with some accessories that you would have bought anyway.

The trike folds down to 43” x 32.5” x 22” and only weighs 37 lbs. The

Trail can can carry people up to 275 lbs. I think the Catrike trail will

be upstaged by its younger brother the 5.5.9. The 5.5.9’s higher seat,

long wheel base, 26 inch rear wheel, will sway a lot of people in that


Pros: Folding, light weight, OMG paint, adjustable recline for the seat, great fit and finish.

Cons: Really none. It just comes down to what are you looking for in a trike.