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Senior With a Cane Loves This Recumbent Electric Trike That Can Be Used as Mobility Scooter

A mobility electric tricycle that can double as a scooter if you have physical limitations.

Hey everyone, I'm Dustin. I have nearly 20 years of experience in the bike and e-bike industry and today I have a special guest, my mom. My mom is in her 70s and she's had some arthritis in her hips and knees, which has made walking more challenging as she's gotten older. And so we've designed an electric trike scooter that actually can allow riders like my mom to still pedal, get out, and get exercise, but be comfortable while seated. And today we're going to show it to you and have her demonstrate. Okay, so this is a 750-watt. We've got this upright seat here. Now, my mom just informed me we need to get the seat to come just a little bit forward, which we're going to work on in the production model. But we're going to show you how she can get seated here. You can lift the armrest, and I have the parking brake on. And she can slide onto the seat, no problem. Now, for the cane, we could find a cane holder back here. Well, we'll have to find a better spot for that. I'll hold onto it for right now. So, she has to sit a little bit forward to reach the pedals. We're gonna fix that in production so you can slide forward. But she can get her feet on there and...

You just want to show them how you ride a little bit. I put it in the pedal assist one for her. So if you want to just go ahead and pedal. Oh, I got the parking brake on. Sorry. Hold on a second. There we go. Now you're off and running. And once she gets that pedal rotation going, she's going to feel. That's why we have to get the seat to move forward a little bit, which we'll work on. Now she's going to feel that assistance. There she goes. She's cruising around. You can just make a loop. All right, now if you want, the other benefit, now the reason she's struggling is right here. I noticed this. This is all going to be fixed. We need to get that seat about seven more inches forward for her to get. Well, that's a good idea. Here, let's try that in the interim. So, as a quick fix, here's where we got that. How's that? I prefer to do my pedaling. Oh, turn the motor off? Yeah. Okay. Can I just do my own? There you go. Go ahead. So, that's the beauty. Turn the motor on. Don't turn the motor on. Now, this is also an automatic hub, so it may be a little more difficult for her because we're going to put a seven-speed derailleur on there, so the first gear will be easier. Now, you're stuck on the hill here. That's why if we put it... Now, use the throttle. Just give it a little bit. A little more. Oh, this is the kill switch, so push that.

Now, give it a little bit. There you go. You can utilize the throttle to get up and down the hills. To navigate tight spaces. Let me put this... There you go. Can you go to the left, Mom, over here? There you go. And you can also pedal while you use the throttle, Mom, if you want to like... Yeah. Can you come through right here? So this is the first time she's ever gotten on it, just getting comfortable with how it all works. And you got to get used to the throttle a little bit and how much you use it or don't use it. And my mom's only five foot three as well. So once we do a seven-speed derailleur pedaling in the lower gears will be much easier. Can you make one more loop for us? Twist the throttle it'll help you. There you go. Can you come back over here? And one thing while you're riding, keep that left hand up by the brakes. There you go. And so when you're using the throttle, worst case, you can pull the brake, it will stop the throttle so you can feel safer. There you go. Okay, now go to the right here and try to steer back so we're over on the other side here. All right, keep coming. Over here, towards me, towards me. In. Yeah, just do your best. There you go. Easy on the throttle. Turn this way. There you go. Oh, did you hit the button? Okay, you're good. Perfect. Now we're also going to add a reverse feature. You can let go. I'll pull you backward here. And that's going to make this much easier. Perfect.

There's your cane. And from there, to mount or dismount, you can pull this up. Yep, now the other option is we can also go like this. Now we'll put the parking brake on for you so you can get on and off. There you go. Do you want to put the armrest down to push on that at all? There we go. So, she did it. Now you can see, the first time she's been on it. We are going to make some tweaks to accommodate shorter riders. Bring the seat up a little bit more so she can get her pedals on there because like she said, she wanted to pedal and get the exercise. It's a great option if you're still a senior who wants to get exercise and ride around. And if you have any other questions at all, please reach out to us at or call us at 310-982-2877. Don't forget, you have 30 days to test-ride your e-trike. If you don't love it in the first 30 days, send it back. No questions asked. No money out of your pocket. In addition to that, warranty everything for up to a year. If anything goes wrong in the first year, we'll take care of parts and labor. No questions asked. Lastly, join our Facebook group, sixthreezero pedalers thousands of members. Talk to them in advance of your purchase. Then when you have yours, post in a group, and make friends, it's tons of fun. So thanks for sticking around and don't forget, to share a journey or experience. Thanks, Mom.


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