The Rambler has become Terratrike’s paradigmatic trike. It began as a refinement of the remarkable Rover design, and has become the platform from which TerraTrike launches their new innovations. Now we also have a folding Rambler (the Traveler), all-terrain Ramblers (the All-Terrain and Rambler All-Road) and an electric Rambler (the Rambler EVO). But it all started with this one here.
Like the Rover, the Rambler has a high, upright, highly-adjustable seat position. It has lower cranks and horizontally-aligned direct steering handlebars. Both the frame and the seat’s position on the frame adjust, allowing for optimized fit for both your leg length and your reach to the handlebars. The Rambler has a generous 300 pound weight capacity.
The Rambler is available in several different specification levels. We stock the N380 model, featuring the wide-range NuVinci N380 continuously variable hub. We can also supply it with in the x16 or x30 spec, with traditional front and rear derailers, giving a wider range of gears for hillier riding.
The Rambler is well-suited for casual cruising, but can be called upon for longer rides or bigger hills. If you like the idea of the Rover but want a trike you can grow with, look here.
The up-spec Rambler x30 comes in white
Our price: $2299 for the Rambler n380, $1999 for the Rambler x16, or $2399 for the Rambler x30
Ramble on…. After releasing the Rover and opening the door for people who never thought they’d enjoy cycling again, we found many customers wanted more. So that’s just what we gave them. The Rambler has the same high seat and straight-forward frame geometry as the Rover, but with many upgrades for riders who want to go faster and farther. It features a sleek Y-frame design which improves the Rambler’s handling and stability. It is available with up to 30 speeds, and is about eight pounds lighter than the Rover.
What really sets the Rambler apart, however, is the feel of the ride. It responds beautifully through corners and the lightweight chro-moly steel frame ensures a smooth ride. For tackling those off road riding adventures, the Rambler All Road is ready to take you beyond the paved trails and then back again.
The Rambler is designed to do it all without sacrificing comfort or ease of use. Its range of options and component levels make it the perfect platform to create a trike for your specific needs.
The Rambler is as versatile as it is stylish. It is available in three different component levels: n380 NuVinci, x24, and x30. The single-piece frame made of round chro-moly steel tubing also gives the Rambler a nimble, responsive ride.
The seat mesh is breathable and is fitted across a lightweight aluminum seat frame. Along with standard disc brakes and full seat adjustability, the Rambler is a quality machine for casual and serious riders alike. The frame comes in a stunning Tangerine Orange or Arctic White finish (x30 level only) with complimenting graphics.
Boring technical specs from TerraTrike follow, with our interesting comments
Who it fits, where it fits
- Frame Material – 4130 Chromoly Steel
the best steel for bike frames, strong and comparatively light
- Steering System – Direct
a simpler and easier to maintain steering design
- Seat Type – 6061 T6 Aluminium Frame With Breathable Mesh
TT’s highly versatile seat, especially good for upright seat positions.
- Seat Adjustment – 6″ Fore/Aft 40-70 Degree Recline
a good range of seat adjustment on the frame and in recline
- Boom Type – Adjustable Boom
The boom is the fore end of the frame. Both boom and seat adjust, making this trike highly adjustable for many fitting options
- Wheelbase Length – 45″
the shorter this is the tighter it turns
- Overall Length (medium) – 74″
most like 70″ – 78″, depending on boom length adjustment
- Track Width – 30.5″
distance between the centers of the front tires
- Overall Width – 34″
how wide of a door you can get it through, but we can show you how to finagle it through a narrower one.
- Bottom Bracket Height – 13″
this is the height of crankset, or the pedaling assembly
- Seat Height – 15.5″
the distance between your patootie and the street
- Total Weight (lbs.) – 39.5(x24), 41.5(n380)
- Combined Load Limit (lbs.) – 300
- Turning Dimensions – 9′ 11″ Diameter
That is pretty darn tight
Component Group for our showroom model
what parts you’ll find installed on the Rambler N380
- Drive System – Internal
Internally geared drive systems are heavier and more expensive, but simple, robust, reliable and user-friendly. Instead of moving the chain between different sized sprocket all the shifting is done in a gearbox inside the rear hub.
- Number of Speeds (Stock) – continuous
A n380 hub has about the range of 380%. This is like a bike with one chainring and a 11-42 11-speed cassette. But it doesn’t have discreet gears. You can dial the gear ratio to exactly what you want within that range. For comparison, a Shimano Alfine-11 hub, like we recommend for the Rover Tandem, has a 408% range at $100 more than the N380. A Rohloff Speedhub, the most “wowser” of all internally geared hubs, has a range of 526% for a gazillion dollars more. Derailer transmissions typical to recumbents (front triple, rear 9-10 speed) have ranges of about 575-625%. FYI.
- Gear Inch Range – 20-75
a reasonable range for a casual trike
- Pedals Type – Standard Platform w/ Comfort Straps included
Comfort Straps are stirrups that hold your heel. You will want some sort of foot retention on a trike.
- Crankset/Rings – Alloy Black 170mm 42t
just one chainring in front with a chainring guard included
- Bottom Bracket – RPM Sealed Square Taper
this is a part that consumers rarely ever think about
- Chain Type – KMC Z72 8 Speed
- Front Derailleur – N/A
not used on an internal drive system
- Rear Derailleur – N/A
not used on an internal drive system
- Cassette Size – 20t Cog
This is the size of the sprocket on the back. We can resize this easily and inexpensively to move your gearing range higher or lower.
- Shifters Set – NuVinci CVT Shifter
Pretty much your only choice with the n380 hub
- Brake Levers – Promax Linear Pull, Locking
This is a cool set of levers with a parking brake built in. They come as a set so you can lock both your front wheel brakes.
- Brake Set – Alhonga Mechanical
a brand you’ve never heard of, but it does the job
- Wheel Set – TerraTrike Black Single Wall
Single wall rims are lighter but not as strong as double wall. If you are really heavy we’d recommend upgrading to double wall.
- Tires/Size – Schwalbe Road Cruiser Reflective 20×1.75
a decent quality stock tire
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