Group of recumbent trike riders going down the middle of a road

Recumbent Trikes

Recumbent trikes are 3-wheel adult bikes with laid-back seats. Riding a recumbent with three wheels alleviates many pain points that many riders have while riding a regular 2-wheel bicycle including balance, fatigue, joint pain, and more. Laid Back Cycles is the top recumbent tricycle dealer on the West Coast and a leading source of information and shopping for recumbent trikes.



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TerraTrike Maverick X8
Sale price$1,599.00
1 review

Experience cycling freedom on the Maverick, an entry level trike that packs a lot of features.

TerraTrike GTS
Sale price$3,450.00

Grand Touring In Aluminum Excellence. The GTS (Gran Tourismo Sport) perfectly meshes comfort with performance, giving riders a sporting experience.

TerraTrike All Terrain
Sale price$2,750.00
1 review

The All Terrain is rugged enough to take you off the beaten path… WAY off the beaten path!

Catrike 700
Sale price$3,950.00
2 reviews

The 700 is designed to be fast and efficient. A low, aerodynamic body position and lightweight vertebrae-spaceframe put the rider it the perfect position to generate power and speed.

Catrike eCAT Dumont
Sale price$7,850.00
2 reviews

Go farther, faster, and with greater ease aboard an eCAT. Catrike’s 16 years of engineering and experience have come together to create the Dumont. The Dumont is a folding, fully suspended Catrike with a 26″ rear wheel.

Catrike eCAT 5.5.9
Sale price$6,650.00

Go farther, faster, and with greater ease aboard an eCAT. The innovative Catrike 5.5.9 is a premium Grand Touring Catrike. Experience high performance and spirited long-distance rides with extraordinary comfort.

Catrike Trail
Sale price$3,350.00
3 reviews

At the heart of the Trail, there are features and design that makes this Catrike perfect for almost any rider.

Catrike Villager
Sale price$2,950.00
1 review

The Villager brings together engineering and innovation into one easy-to-use machine.

The 9 Crucial Steps to Buying a Recumbent Trike That Most Bike Shops Won't Tell You


This Buying Guide Will Help You:

- Better understand the trike buying process
- Know the essential steps to choose a recumbent trike
- Discover the different benefits and features
- Decide on the right model for you
- Have confidence in your next steps

More About Recumbent Trikes

A recumbent trike is a three-wheel bike with a laid-back seat, designed for adults to get a comfortable ride while offering a range of special benefits. Unlike a standard two-wheel bicycle, a recumbent tricycle allows you to sit back in comfort, with your entire back supported which alleviates many issues associated with riding a standard two-wheel bike. Due to the third wheel and its configuration, a recumbent trike offers greater balance which makes them ideal for anyone that may have issues staying upright on a two-wheel bike.

Recumbent tricycles have also been shown to reduce joint pain, lessen back pain, offer strong lumbar support, all while boosting cardiovascular fitness, strengthening muscles, and burning calories. This makes a recumbent trike ideal for people with arthritis and similar conditions, as it enables them to stay comfortable while still getting out into the world and exploring. The stability of recumbent tricycles adds a level of safety that is often lost as riders get older. Since they are almost impossible to tip, the likelihood of injury is greatly diminished which gives many adults the confidence they need to get out on the trails and roads and stay active.

If you love the sense of freedom and exercise benefits that cycling offers, but you no longer feel safe or supported on a standard two-wheel bike, a recumbent trike may be exactly what you've been looking for. You're in for a whole new experience when you sit down on the comfortable seat of a recumbent tricycle and begin your first journey. There's no question that a recumbent trike is an investment in your fitness, your future, and your quality of life.

Older couple happily riding their recumbent trikes alongside the American River

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