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The DANGERS of Riding an ELECTRIC TRICYCLE

All right. E-tricycle safety commission. I'm asking you to join me in learning about the dangers of riding an e-tricycle. Peter Kaltreider, Sixthreezero. So you may think that a tricycle is safer than a bicycle, and here's why. This is a bicycle. I'll take off the kickstand, and then I'm going to walk away. Oh, a bicycle left to its own will fall down. That's just it, gravity. It takes a human being to keep it going and make it stay up. But on a tricycle, I can do whatever I want and it stays up. So it has three points, just like a bar stool, three points of support, and so very stable. However, there's one thing, turning on a tricycle is probably can be more dangerous than on a bicycle.


So e-bikes safety commission, let's mount up. Nate's going to hop on this puppy. And I'm going to show you what happens if you take a corner too hard. Let's go. So here I am. I'm riding without any electric power. Okay? There's really only so fast you're going to be able to get with zero assists. Here, we are going about max speed. I'm actually going to shift down a little bit to get easier gear. And then when I turn, there's really not much to it because I'm not going very fast. However, if you want to go ahead and put on the pedal assist, you're going to have more power obviously, so you can go a lot faster. Okay?


Now, one thing you need to look for is when you try to take a turn, one of the wheels, the inside wheel can lift off of the ground. See? Like this. That's a dangerous situation, especially if you're on an off-camber road. So be very careful if you are using power on your e-trike. You can get going so fast that one of the wheels will lift up and it can toss you. So slow down for those curves, get used to the tricycle, and how fast you can ride it. Also, the roads you are... This road is actually slanted a little bit. So taking a curve in the wrong direction could cause you to slip and fall. So just remember that with an e-trike you have a lot of power and it's going to go fast. So when you take that curve, you need to be aware that it can lift up like this and throw you. That's just how it is with tricycles.


So my best advice to you is don't be scared of it. It's great to be able to ride that fast. Just get used to it, get your feet wet a little bit, and give yourself a week or so to understand how fast you can take a curve. And then obviously, adjust your speed accordingly as you get out there in the wide world. Have a great time. I truly hope that that was helpful for you. If you liked it, please do like it and hit subscribe. It helps grow our channel. And if you need any help at all, please contact us. You can call us at (310) 982-2877 or email us at theteam@sixthreezero.com. Remember, Sixthreezero is spelled out, S-I-X-T-H-R-E-E-Z-E-R-O. Theteam@sixthreezero.com. Thanks.

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