How to find the best posture on the Easy Rider tricycle?

See how to find the right posture and how to adjust the Van Raam Easy Rider tricycle for adults in this article with video.


Video: Find the right Easy Rider sitting posture

Tip: In this video Dutch is spoken, so feel free to turn on the subtitles for accompanying text and explanations.

The right posture on the Easy Rider tricycle

Before you start cycling with the Van Raam Easy Rider, it is important that you find the right posture. The adult tricycle can be adjusted to suit you at three points:

  1. The distance of the seat
  2. The angle of the backrest
  3. The handlebars, which can also be adjusted at these points.

In the following we will explain all three points and how you can adjust them correctly so that cycling becomes even easier as well as more comfortable and your overall cycling comfort increases.

The Best Posture on the Easy Rider Tricycle adjsuting Seat

Adjusting the Easy Rider tricycle seat

You can easily move the seat in three simple steps (this can be seen at minute 0:56 in the video):

  1. Open the quick release lever.
  2. Move the seat to the correct position.
  3. Close the quick-release lever.

Tipp: The rule of thumb

The rule of thumb for adjusting the seat position is as follows. The rider sits on the bicycle and places one foot on the pedal in the position furthest away from the rider. Adjust the seat position so that the leg is extended but still relaxed in this situation. You determine the most comfortable position yourself in practice.

Would you like to know more about adjusting the seat on the Easy Rider? Then take a look at our article "How do I adjust the seat on the Easy Rider tricycle?".

Best posture on the Easy Rider tricycle Adjusting the backrest

Adjusting the backrest of the Easy Rider tricycle

The backrest of the Easy Rider can also be adjusted to ensure the correct back position (this can be seen at minute 1:57 in the video).

To do this, loosen the nut a few turns with an Allen key. Then adjust the backrest to the desired position and tighten the nut again.

The Best Posture on the Easy Rider Bike adjusting Handlebars

Adjusting the handlebar position

The position of the Easy Rider handlebar can also be adjusted at three points.
  1. Adjusting the stem angle 
  2. Adjusting the tilt of the handlebars 
  3. Adjust the handlebar height
 

Adjusting the handlebar and stem

The handlebars can be tilted. This affects the distance between the handlebars and the upper body. In practice, you determine the most comfortable position yourself.

To tilt the handlebars (this can be seen at minute 2:01 in the video).:

  1. Press and hold the button on the side of the handlebar stem to unlock the lever.
  2. Open the upper part of the steering shaft by lifting the lever.
  3. Move the handlebar and stem to the desired position and close the upper part of the handlebar stem. 
for the best posture adjusting the height of the Easy Rider handlebars

Adjusting the height of the Easy Rider handlebars

The height of the handlebars influences riding comfort. It determines the pressure on the hands and the posture of the back. You determine the most comfortable position yourself in practice.

This is how you adjust the handlebar height individually for yourself (this can be seen at minute 3:05 in the video):

  1. Loosen the screws of the parking brake clamp by a few turns. 
  2. Open the lever on the handlebar and set it to the lowest position. See the explanation "Adjusting handlebars and stem'" for more information.
  3. By tilting the handlebar downwards you can reach the hexagon socket screw.
  4. Loosen the screw a few turns with an Allen key. 
  5. Slide the handlebar stem to the correct height and then retighten the screw.

Attention! Do not pull out the handlebar stem further than the marking!

Finally, also retighten the screws of the parking brake clamp. Make sure that the parking brake clamp is always connected to the handlebar tube. 

Extra tip: Then check that the handlebars and the wheel are in line.

Customer experiences with the Van Raam Easy Rider tricycle

Read below some customer experiences from people who use the Easy Rider tricycle.

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"I am Jan Brouwer, 73 years old and love cycling on my Easy Rider tricycle bike. Read more about my reason for purchasing and experiences with the Easy Rider here."

Jan Brouwer - Witmarsum

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"Due to neurological symptoms of my husband, he can no longer ride a regular bike properly. But what fun he has with the Easy Rider 3 wheel tricycle!"

Jeanette van Eijk - Baarn

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"February 2014 changed my life forever. A bacterial infection caused sepsis, requiring both my lower legs and hands to be amputated."

Suze Korver - Rhenen

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Finding the best posture during a test ride

Finding the best posture during a test ride!

During a free test ride at Van Raam, it is possible to find the best sitting position on the Easy Rider for you. An appointment at Van Raam takes place in the showroom in Varsseveld, Netherlands. You will receive advice from an expert advisor, try out the bike outside on the bike test track and receive a free offer to take home. With this offer, you can order the tricycle from a Van Raam dealer. At some dealers it is also possible to take a test ride. Please contact your local dealer for more information.

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