Sun HT-3 Hand Trike

  • Part # 68912
  • Model : SUN BICYCLES Hand Trike
  • Retail: $1,549.99
    Price: $1,449.99
    You Save: $100.00 (6.5%)


    • Dimensions: 32` Wide x 68` Long
    • Step Thru Height: 11.5`
    • Seat Height: 22`
    • Seat Adj. Range: 6`
    • Seat Width: 18`
    • Seat Depth: 16`
    • Seat Back Angle: 7 degrees
    • Rear Wheel Camber: 9 degrees
    • Foot Rest Height: 4.5`
    • Turning Radius: 8` 5`
    • Wheelbase: 44`
    • Approx Weight: 59 lbs.
    • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs.
    • Unisex
    • Ultra Silver
    • 24`
    • Silver
    • 3 Speed
    • 32` Wide x 68` Long
    • 11.5`
    • Frameset

      High Tensile Steel, TIG-Welded
      Special Hand Trike
      21T x 1/2" x 1/8"
      Crank Set
      HT-3 170mm Alloy Hand Trike
      Bottom Bracket
      Sealed Cartridge, 68 x 113mm
      1/2" x 1/8", 170 Links
      Chain Guide
      HT-3 Single 50ODx32x13x20W
      Chain Tube
      HT-3 Guide Tube Set, 500mm
      Special Hand Trike
      Front Brake
      Shimano Nexus Coaster Brake
      Steel, Caged Bearings, 28.6 x 34 x 30mm
      HT-3 Hand Trike Stem
      EVA Foam
      Front Brake Lever
      Locking Parking Brake
      Front Hub
      Shimano Nexus 3sp w/Coaster Brake
      Rear Hub
      Alloy, Sealed Cartridge Bearing, 36H x 14G
      14G Stainless Steel with CP Brass Nipples
      24" x 1.75", Black Wall
      Replacement Parts
      Telescoping Stem Clamp
      HT-3 Stem Clamp, Alloy
      Seat Frame
      HT-3 Frame Base and Back
      Seat Back
      HT-3 Canvas Back Rest
      Seat Cover
      HT-3 Canvas Seat Cover
      Seat Pad
      HT-3 Seat Pad
      Seat Mount
      HT-3 Adjustable Seat Mount System
      59 Lbs.
      Weight Limit
      300 Lbs.

      Reviewed by

      The guys at Sun Bicycle are very good at seeing an opportunity and capitalizing on it. There has been a need for a reasonable priced Hand Cycle for some time now and Sun has brought a nice quality Hand Cycle to market with the HT3 SX.

      The HT3 SX is very well built, it has a light weight steel frame that is TIG Welded together like many other Sun Trikes.

      Adjustability: The HT3 SX seat is almost the same as a wheel chair seat and can be easily adapted for a lap belt or chest belt. The seat can be easily adjusted closer to the handlebars to accommodate smaller size riders by a simple lever under the seat. The foot pads can be adjusted up and down for different size people as well as forward an backwards. The foot pads come with Velcro straps to make sure your feet stay where they are meant to be. The cranks have a height adjustment as well.

      Steering: The HT3 SX is easy and natural to perform by just angling the cranks slightly while cranking. There is a spring in the steering so it wants to keep the trike riding straight. There is very little effort needed to overcome the spring resistance to turn the HT3 SX. The spring tension can also be adjusted for you personal taste. We felt no steering wobble while riding and the trike and it tracked nice and straight while coasting or cranking.

      Braking: There are two ways you can brake on the HT3 SX. The first is with the hand brake on the left side which stops the front wheel with a simple V brake like on most two wheel bicycles. The second is to apply the coaster brake by turning the cranks backwards about one quarter turn. The brake lever has a parking brake button so you can park on a hill and your hand cycle will not roll away.

      Gearing: The gearing on the HT3 SX is performed by a reliable Shimano three speed internal hub. This is one of the only gripe I have with the HT3 SX. Even though the Shimano or Sturmey Archer eight speed hubs cost more, I think it would have made the Hand Cycle much more user friendly. The Shimano three speed in my opinion just does not have enough gear range, especially if it is hilly where you live. Shimano does make a twenty two tooth front sprocket that can be added to make it easier to crank.

      Cables: The cables on HT3 SX are standard bicycle shifter and brake cable which is easily replaceable. The cable housing will need to be replaced more often than a traditional bicycle because of all the bending while cranking.

      Chain: The chain is routed over two idle pulley which are adjustable along with the height of the crank for the proper chain tension. The chain runs over the pulley very nicely with no bouncing. The chain is enclosed by the crank to hopefully keep anything like loose clothing from getting tangled up into the chain and chain ring.

      Pros: We are very happy to see the low cost on the HT3 SX Hand Cycle compared to other manufactures of Hand Cycles. Sun Bicycles was able to bring a quality Hand Cycle to market because of there huge buying power with all of there other model trikes.

      Cons: Three speed gearing is not enough if it is hilly where you live. The gearing on the HT3 SX can be change easily but we would have preferred and eight speed hub to make the trike appeal to a broader group of people

      Overall Customer Rating of 2 Reviews:
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      I bought this hand cycle for my special needs son a few months ago. The trike is very nice for the money but lacks alot of the quality of the much higher price trikes. Overall it does provide my son with the oprtunity to get out side and enjoy a from of cycling.

      Greenwood Wi


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      Price is very good compared to other hand cycle on the market. The seat is very comfortable and the trike is well made. I had to take it back to the bike shop where I purchased the trike and tell them it was too difficult to crank up the hills by my home. The bike shop offered a couple of solutions, first being that the front wheel could be changed to a five or seven to get me the lower gears I needed but that was fairly expensive. I opted to change the front gear on the wheel to a larger size and add a couple pieces of chain which was an inexpensive solution. I am using this arrangement now and it seems to work for me but if I lived in a more hilly area first gear would probably not be low enough. Sun just need to rethink the gearing in this trike or offer it with a five speed or speed hub.