How to Properly Maintain Your Adult Tricycle

Friday, August 28, 2020

Adult tricycles have been growing in popularity for the past few years, as more and more adults are looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise. Added stability from a pair of back wheels, extra cargo space in the rear and a comfortable, upright riding position are among the reasons people have been hopping on three wheels.

If you’re new to owning a trike, you might be wondering what kind of maintenance is needed on your cargo tricycle for sale. Follow these five tips to properly maintain your adult tricycle.

Ride Safely
The first step to keeping your adult tricycle for sale in good shape is to take care of it while you’re riding. Because tricycles have three wheels, rather than two, it’s more difficult to avoid obstacles in your path. Pedal at a safe speed and give yourself plenty of time to navigate around potholes or other bumps in the road. Allow enough space to work around corners, so you don’t end up dinging your tricycle on a curb. Being careful while you’re riding helps avoid unnecessary repairs and maintenance.

Keep Tires Properly Inflated
To avoid any unwelcome pit stops during your trike ride, check the air pressure on your tires every time you get around to head out. A properly inflated bike tire should feel firm when you press down on it. If your tricycle comes with hybrid-style tires, aim for an air pressure of 40 to 70 pounds per square inch, or psi. Correctly inflated tires allows for a faster, smoother ride. Checking your tires in advance also helps avoid flats during your ride.

Charge up Your Electric Tricycle
Depending on the style, a fully charged electric tricycle can take you about 15 miles on a single charge. When you’re looking for the best electric tricycles for sale, keep an eye out for a model that includes extra cargo storage for your bags, groceries or other supplies. You should plan plenty of time to charge your cargo tricycle for sale at home before you take it out on the road.

Check the Brakes
Your brakes are an essential piece of your tricycle, and you’ll want to make sure they’re in good working order. Test your brakes before every ride in your driveway or near your house. Most adult tricycles have brakes attached to the handlebars. Ease into a slow ride and come to a smooth stop by slowly applying pressure and squeezing the hand brakes. You should be able to come to a full stop without too much time or effort.

Clean and Oil the Chain
A bunky bike chain causes issues, from making for a bumpier ride to making it difficult to change gears. Clean and lubricate your bike chain regularly to prevent maintenance issues down the road. To do that, you’ll need chain cleaning spray and a small brush, as well as chain lube spray and a soft cloth.

In addition to your regular maintenance routine, keep yourself safe while you’re riding your tricycle by wearing a helmet, using reflectors and lights at night, and keeping an eye on traffic.

 When you’re ready to add riding a cargo tricycle for sale to your exercise routine, look for a trusted vendor of quality bikes.

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