High-Tensile Steel, TIG-Welded
1-1/8" Hi Tensile Steel, Curved Legs, Double Eyelets
One-Piece Heavy Duty Hot Forged Steel, 170mm
Steel, 36T x 1/2'' x 3/32"
Steel for OPC, Caged Bearings with Seal
K.M.C. 1/2 x 3/32''
SunRace 7-Speed Twist Shifter
Slip Resistant Top, 1/2"
Promax Mechanical Disk, 160mm Rotor
Promax Mechanical Disk, 160mm Rotor
Promax, Linear Pull W/Parking Lock
Steel, 31.5" Wide x 13" Rise x 22.2mm Clamp
Alloy, Threadless, 28.6 x 50mm x 0 deg x 22mm Clamp
Contoured Foam, 130mm Left / 90mm Right
Steel, Semi Cartridge Bearings, 28.6 x 34 x 30mm
Deluxe Cruiser, Double Coil Spring Suspension
Steel w/o Clamp, W/Anti-Slip Knurling, 28.6 x 12"
Seat Clamp / Binder Bolt
Integrated Bolt/Nut Type
Alloy, 36H x 14G x 3/8" Bolt-On Axle, Black (135mm O.L.D / Disc Compatible)
Steel, Large Flange, 36H x 14G with Cartridge Bearings
14G Stainless Steel with CP Brass Nipples
24" x 80mm Wide x 36H x 14G, Alloy
24" x 3.50" Sand Storm Cruiser Tire
24" x 3.50", Schrader Valve
Custom Tubular Alloy Basket w/Wood Insert
Frame Rear Unit
High Tensile Steel, TIG-Welded, Disc and Der Compatible
Rear Unit Hardware
Rear Unit Hardware (Includes (4) bolts, (6) nuts, (4) washers)
Rear Unit Bearing
Rear Unit Bearing for 17mm Axle (Quantity of (4) needed for rear unit)
Rear Unit Axle Complete
Rear Unit Axle, 17mm x 765mm (Includes (1) axle, (2) nuts, (2) washers, (1) axle spacer)
Rear Unit Axle Nut
Rear Unit Axle Nut (For 15mm / 17mm axle)
Rear Unit Axle Washer
Rear Unit Axle Washer (For 17mm axle)
Rear Unit Axle Spacer
Rear Unit Axle Spacer, 20mm (For 17mm axle)
Rear Unit Axle Key
Rear Unit Axle Key (For 15mm/17mm axle)
Freewheel Adapter (For 17mm axle, includes (2) set screws)
Freewheel Adaptor Set Screw
Set Screw for Freewheel Adapter
Rear Hub Bearings
Trike Basket Mounting Hardware
Reviewed by Adulttricyclereview.com
Sun Baja Review on August 12, 2022
The Sun Baja was the first fat tire trike on the market and now there are other companies trying to copy them but they have not come close to the value and quality that Sun Bicycle brings to the table. Sun Bicycles, based in Miami Florida, has been building quality adult tricycles for over forty years and has become the largest seller of adult tricycles in the world.
I personally have known Jack and Ben, the owners at Sun Bicycles, for over forty years. Jack and Ben started a company called JB Importers in 1971 and have grown the business to the largest distributer of bicycle parts in North America. There are no harder working guys in the bike business than the team at JB Importers, Ben is in his late 80’s and still comes to work almost every day. Sun Bicycle’s philosophy has always been to offer good quality products at a low price and then stand behind the product. Sun really is
the best in the industry, they carry an incredible amount of replacement parts so you can be assured if you need a replacement part they will more than likely have it in stock.
Frame: The frame on the Sun Baja is MIG welded together in Taiwan and has a 250 Lbs. capacity. The frame is easily put together by
bolting the rear section to the front by using four bolts. The Sun Baja’s frame design gives you an extremely low step-through for easy on and off access. Sun offers the trike in Aqua Gloss and Graphite Metallic. The Sun Baja uses a pedal forward design on their trikes where the seat is set back about an additional three to four inches from the crank similar to a traditional two wheel bicycle. For some reason, older people really like this position much better. People tell me that it is easier on their knees but I am not sure why that would be. Some of the advantages to the seat setting farther back is the seat is farther from the pedals so you can have a lower overall seat height yet have the correct leg extension. By moving the seat farther back it centers the rider weight farther back over the two rear wheels adding more stability to the trike.
Gearing: The Sun Baja comes with a Sunrace seven speed drivetrain mated with a Sunrace twist type shifter. The shifter has nice little window in it that shows you the gear you are currently in. Having a trike with gears is a nice benefit especially if you need to ride up a hill or into the wind so then you can just easily down shift into an easier gear.
Braking: The Sun Baja uses disc brake front and rear. The brakes are simple cable actuated disc made by Promax who is a huge brake
manufacture for the bike industry. The trike used 160mm rotors both front and rear and it made the trike stop very well.
Seat: I found the large oversize seat with springs to be very comfortable. Sun Bicycle, and other companies, offers Gel seat pads that can go overtop of the existing seat for the ultimate in comfort. The seat is supported by an oversize seat post that it can be raised quite high for a tall rider looking to stretch out their legs as they ride.
We really like the ride on the Sun Baja. The Sun Baja’s handling is precise and predictable, and all of our testers thought Sun Bicycle has offered up a well thought out produce with a good, safe design.
Wheels: The wheels are what makes the Baja the Baja. The big oversize 24″x3.5″ tires with a smooth file tread design on the tires rolled well and offered a nice, smooth, soft ride. The spokes are stainless steel so they will not rust. The rims are aluminum with large cut outs to shave off weight. The hub has sealed bearings which should require no maintenance and should last a very long time.
Other Stuff: A very light weight large rear basket and reflectors set are included.
In conclusion: I think the Sun Baja is the coolest looking upright type trike on the market. It is practical with its seven gears, premium Disc brakes, extra wide seat and it’s safe, predicable ride, along with good build quality and a dealer network that can service your trike.
The Sun Baja brings safety, durability, and stability to everyone who rides this well built trike. Features: sealed rear axle bearings, extra wide seat with springs. The frame is MIG welded together and the construction is solid. The trike is very corrosion resistant; paint is applied evenly and consistently.
Cons: Only a 250 Lbs weight limit.