Tricycle for adults
Many people who can no longer cycle on a regular bicycle are looking for a good and safe alternative. The thought that first comes to mind is a traditional tricycle for adults.
Many people visit the Van Raam showroom by appointment to experience if such a tricycle is suitable for them. Often they eventually decide to choose a different custom made bicycle than they initially had in mind. We therefore like to discuss the characteristics of the different types of tricycles.
Traditional tricycle, two rear wheels, one front wheel, high seating position.
The "traditional tricycle" is a bicycle with two rear wheels and one front wheel where the cyclist sits above the bracket. You pedal straight down and the bicycle has a relatively high seating position. Because the frame of a tricycle, unlike a regular bike, does not lean into the curve, it takes some time to getting used to such a type of tricycle. Children or adults who have never cycled before find it easy to cycle on a tricycle. Experienced cyclists have the feeling that they fall over when taking the first turn. Because the tricycle has three wheels you can’t fall. Because of the relatively high seating position your center of gravity is high and the bike feels more unstable. With a front wheel, this type of bike is reasonably maneuverable, especially since all Van Raam bicycles are equipped with a differential.
Van Raam has many different sizes of this type tricycle, suitable for small children to large adults. Van Raam’s Midi
are examples of this type of special needs bikes.