People, who cannot ride on a regular bicycle, look for a proper and safe alternative. The Van Raam tricycle is specially designed for people, who want to have extra support and stability while cycling. Using the numerous options, modifications and customisations, if required, we manufacture every tricycle unique. All the tricycles are also available as electric bikes.
Van Raam has various types of tricycles:
- Traditional tricycle, two-wheels behind and one wheel in front
- Low step through tricycle
- Comfortable tricycle with seating, low step through and lower sitting position
- Compact electric scooter bikes that can also be used without pedalling
- Tricycle with two wheels in front and one wheel behind
The tradiotional tricycle is a cycle with two wheels behind and one wheel in front, where the seat is placed above the bottom bracket. You pedal virtually downwards and sit relatively high on the cycle. As the frame of a tricycle is not inclined at the bend, it takes a little getting used to for some people. With one front wheel this type of cycle can be manoeuvred more easily, this is also because practically all Van Raam cycles are equipped with a differential. Van Raam has different sizes for this type of tricycles.
Low step through tricycle
Van Raam has a variant of the traditional tricycle. This has a low spacious step through and easier sitting position. Instead of above the pedals, you sit a little behind them. This gives you a lower sitting position, so you can always mount with both your legs on the ground and have optimum space for knee movement. In this variant you do not need to raise the legs high for mounting and can draw the seat underneath yourself and then sit. With a lower centre of gravity this tricycle feels more comfortable than the conventional ones. The lower sitting position places lesser burden on your back, shoulders, neck and wrists. The Maxi Comfort is available with a smaller, standard and extra high frame. Many people find this cycle easier to ride than a traditional tricycle.
Comfortable tricycle with seating, low step through and lower sitting position
There is a tricycle with a low step through, a seating with back support and a forward pedalling position designed for people, who want to cycle in a comfortable and stable manner. You sit at a lower height, which gives you a lower centre of gravity, thereby boosting confidence and giving a feeling of safety. Virtually anyone can ride without getting used it on this cycle. The comfort seat gives your back support and adequate space for sitting. This completely different cycling position lays hardly any burden on the back, neck, shoulders and wrists. As you are practically sitting between the rear wheels, you also have fewer problems anticipating the width. There is an adult and a junior variant of this type of tricycle. There is also a sports model with under-steering.
Compact electric scooter bike
The compact electric scooter bike is designed for people with stability problems or variable energy level. There are three options available on this tricycle: you can ride the trike by just pedalling, you can ride it by pedalling with electric pedal support, or you can use 100% electric power assist. When you fold the footrest down, you do not pedal anymore and use the cycle as a scooter. This can have variable speed levels. You can easily decide which type of support you want during the cycle ride.
Tricycle with two wheels in front and one rear wheel
For people, who find it hard to anticipate the width of a tricycle, there is a tricycle with two front-wheels and one rear wheel. This design helps the tricycle rider to always be in a position to correctly judge whether he can pass through or along some place. This type of cycle is also called a T-bike or a trike. The saddle of this type of tricycle is placed above the pedals. You pedal virtually downwards and sit relatively high on the cycle. Two wheels in front are somewhat heavier to control and have a greater turning radius than one wheel in front.
Stability and safety
Van Raam’s tricycle bikes provides stability and create a sense of safetyness while cycling. They are easy to get on and come with great seat support. Van Raam also has a tandem trike bike in her wide range of products, providing our customers with good stability and an easy way of getting on and off of your bike. The tricycle bike stands out form the training wheels because they provide more stability, are smooth running and always make contact with all wheels to the surface.
What is the difference between a tricycle and a bike with side wheels?
There are several things that causes people to consider an extra pair of (side) wheels. We explain briefly what the differences are between a tricycle and adult side wheels in the article: 'What is the difference between a tricycle and a bike with side wheels?'
All tricycle bikes are available as an electric bike with pedal support or called power assistance, and there are many options
available to personalize the bike. Most models feature a large carrier. Van Raam supplies the tricycle bike in different formats. There are tricycles for toddlers, children, and small and large adults.