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Are 3 Wheel Electric Bikes Good For Seniors? - What Seniors Must Know About Electric Trikes

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So I've seen this question pop up a few times, are 3-wheel electric bikes good for seniors? Well, let me answer that question today. Obviously, I am not a senior, but we've sold a lot of electric tricycles to senior riders. In addition to that, I've done a lot of test rides. We have other videos on our channels of seniors riding the electric tricycle so today I'm going to give you my opinion. Now we're referring to it as a 3-wheel electric bike, also called an electric tricycle 3-wheel bike, electric tricycle, whatever you want to call it. It basically denotes a bike with 3-wheels.

Now, it's hard to just give a general answer and say yes, 3-wheel bikes are great for seniors. It really ultimately is going to come down to the needs of the rider. So can 3-wheel bikes be great, and 3-wheel electric bikes be great for seniors? Yes, of course. And I'll explain to you what I believe to be the quintessential rider, a senior rider that would be a great candidate for a 3-wheel electric bike.

Now, the benefit you're getting of a 3-wheel electric bike is that you don't have to worry about balance. So if you are a senior rider and you are concerned about tipping over, falling over, or just generally balancing on a 2-wheel bike, the beauty of a 3-wheel bike is it's going to be a little safer in that you can just get on, and you don't have to balance. You can sit here and start peddling whenever you want or in fact, you can just use the throttle.

So it's a great option for those senior riders that are concerned with balance. Now, in addition to seniors, it's great for anyone concerned with balance period, not just seniors, but today we are here talking about senior riders. Now, if you're someone who's a senior rider and balance is not an issue for you, and you don't care about that, then a 2-wheel bike is also a great option. However, if you also plan to carry a lot of weight, you want to bring a dog on a ride, or you want to pick up groceries, a 3-wheel electric bike is great for senior riders that want to use it for errands. It's just going to be much easier and simpler to tow things.

We actually just made another video where we were able to bring five or sorry, 845 pounds on this trike, albeit it wasn't moving fast. But if you're a senior rider, you're going to the grocery store running errands, and you want to use this as like like an actual mode of transportation where you're riding around town, getting your mail, picking up groceries, whatever it may be, going to the pool. You can put a bunch of weight in here and the benefit is this. On a 2-wheel bike, if that weight distribution leans in any direction, it's going to be harder to balance.

With a trike, you've got it in the back basket. You have 2-wheels, you don't really have to worry about the balancing at all. In addition, you could put a front basket on here too, to carry more weight and more items on your rides. So the beauty of it is, is that it's not going to affect your balance. Now, the bike may pull in either direction if you add some weight, but you can just counter steer. It's really not an issue at all. So if you are a senior rider that wants to run errands, and use it as a mode of transportation, a 3-wheel bike, a 3-wheel electric bike is a great option also if you have balance issues.

The other thing I'll say, too, is if you're just generally concerned with safety, falling is a concern as you get a little bit older, a 3-wheel electric bike is great for that. This is going to prevent falling or make it not prevent it, but make it so it's going to be less apt to happen because you'll have the three wheels and it'll be easier to balance. Now, the other benefit of having the 3-wheel electric is if you're a senior rider and your muscles have lost some of the strength that they had long ago, and just getting the energy to keep the bike moving is an effort for you. Because on a 2-wheel bike, you have to be moving at a certain pace to keep it upright.

Now, you could do an electric 2-wheel bike as well, but if you're still concerned about getting the bike going with two wheels, the 3-wheel option is great because it doesn't matter. You don't have to hit a certain speed to keep the bike moving. And so, again, if you don't think you have the strength, move at the pace that's best for you. So you can move as slowly as you want and still get the exercise. On a 2-wheel bike, you can't move this slow.

And then the other benefit is if you want to kick on the pedal assist, you can go ahead and kick that on. It's going to give you assistance. So that's really great. So the benefit as a senior rider is if you can't give the energy necessary, you can let the motor assist you to keep the bike moving. And also you don't have to worry about a minimum speed to keep the bike upright because with the 3-wheels, go as slow or as fast as you like. Well, don't go too fast on a tricycle.

But the benefit also with the 3-wheel electric is you can just push the throttle and now I'm off and running. So the beauty of the 3-wheel electric bike is it really can be a full-on mode of transportation that you don't have to pedal. You can pedal if you choose and work out your legs as you choose.

So there's just a lot less pressure and stress on how you need or want your body to work versus a 2-wheel bike. Again, you have to work so hard or hard enough at least to keep the bike upright and moving on 2-wheels. Now that is up to you. Let your body decide, let you decide what is best for you. But those are three reasons right there why I do think 3-wheel electric bikes are a great option for a certain group of seniors.

And lastly, I'll say about this electric trike, in particular, this 3-wheel electric bike is the comfort of it. This is an ergonomic riding position. So you can get yourself with your back upright, your arms position comfortably, and there's no tension on your back or shoulders, which is really going to ease your muscles. And you're not going to have a strain on your shoulders, on your wrists, things like that.

So that's another thing is there's a concern you don't want to be sore for days after riding a bike, you don't want to be leaning forward. The beauty of this 3-wheel electric bike is really the ergonomics. My arms are comfortable, my back is comfortable, and it's easy to ride. And in addition to that, the mounting and dismounting with the step-through frame are very simple. You could also even if you can't get your foot over, you can just get it right here, and you can sort of push on. You can hold the brake and the bike doesn't move.

That's another benefit of the 3-wheel electric bike versus a 2-wheel bike, the mounting and dismounting are going to be much easier because again, the bike is here. 2-wheels, you have to balance the bike yourself, in this case, the bike balances its on its own. So getting on and off is really a piece of cake. And like I said, even if you just get your foot to right here, no problem. Sit down and slide right on. So in my opinion, 3-wheel electric bikes can be an exceptional option for seniors.

So if you have any thoughts, questions, or comments on the topic, please put them below or email us at, or call us at 310-982-2877. And if you're in the market for an electric trike or 3-wheel electric bike, go to our website, You can check out this trike there. Also, take our body fit quiz. You're going to answer a couple of questions about your body, and your life, and we'll recommend the perfect e-bike for you.

In addition to that, we have a test-ride your e-bike policy for 30 days. If you don't love your e-bike within 30 days, send it back, no questions asked. And in addition to that, we will warranty the bike for one year so if you have any issues, we'll send you replacement parts to make sure you can keep riding.

Lastly, be a part of our community's sixthreezero Pedalers group on Facebook and download our app. Great place to talk to other electric trike and 3-wheel electric bike riders before you purchase. And then after you purchase, you can post photos, and make friends, it's a bunch of fun. And on the app, you can track your rides, and compete on our leaderboard to win prizes on our giveaways.

So thank you for sticking around. I hope you like our 3-wheel electric bike and don't forget, it's your journey, your experience. Enjoy the ride.


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