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TerraTrike Rambler

$2,099.00

The TerraTrike Rambler scales up for larger riders or anyone wanting a high seat and a wide, stable footprint.

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Description

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.  This spawned a folding Rambler (the Traveler), an off-road Rambler (the All-Terrain) and a couple of budget Ramblers (the Maverick and Rogue).

Now the Rambler itself has evolved, and emerges from its chrysalis like a hippopotamus in ballet shoes.

Let’s Get Big

TerraTrike had experimented with putting larger diameter wheels on the Rambler.  Some liked the higher seat, but larger wheels make a trike more tippy.  They also limit the trike’s turning radius.  Steer sharp enough and the wheel hits your leg!  TerraTrike solved this by widening the track, which is the space between the front wheels.  This made for a much larger footprint for the trike, simply a larger object, but some people just didn’t care.

Given this spacious cockpit, TerraTrike beefed up the final design to support 400 pound riders.  The new Rambler now replaces the Rover as TerraTrike’s high-capacity trike.  Like the innovative Rover back in 2011, TerraTrike has created something new that creates a new appeal in cycling.  This trike isn’t for everyone, but for some people it just looks right.

Simple, Effective Parts Spec

The old Rover had a 400-pound capacity, but we had to urge the heaviest riders to upgrade the light-duty single-wall rims to double wall, and to upgrade the economy tires on it to something more substantial.  The new Rambler takes care of all that, with box-section rims and Schwalbe Big Ben tires.  The 9-speed derailer shifting system is easily upgradable for wider ranges and bigger hills.  The next generation mechanical disk brake system offers simple maintenance and crisp, strong stopping.

It has long been our view that the recumbent trike rider is best served by finding a seat that is as low and as reclined as possible.  The second generation Rambler has a pretty high seat, and TerraTrikes will offer a pretty upright seat.  Even with the wider track you’ve still got a tipping concern, as the landscape often holds surprises.  The high seat makes it heavier, and that humongo front tire will still rub your leg in a 10 foot radius turn.  But there are a lot of people who just want a high sitting trike, so they might as well get a good one.  This is it.

Our price:  $2150  An easy shifting Enviolo Trekking hub upgrade is a popular addition, which adds +$650 to the price.

TerraTrike says: 

Ramble on…. This second-generation Rambler is destined to become a TerraTrike best seller. The Rambler has a slightly higher seat height than its predecessor, but continues with the same Y-frame design, with many upgrades available for riders who want to go faster and farther. It now has a wider track for better handling and larger 24” wheels for even more versatility.

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. The Rambler is designed to do it all without sacrificing comfort or ease of use. With its acceptance of a large range of TerraTrike accessories it makes a perfect platform to create a trike for your specific needs.

The Rambler comes standard with 24 x 2.15 tires with many optional widths possible to help take you wherever you ride. The seat mesh is breathable and is fitted across a durable wide steel 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 fresh Solar Yellow finish with complimenting graphics.


Boring technical specs from TerraTrike follow, with our interesting comments

Specifications

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) – 76″
    most like 72″ – 80″, depending on boom length adjustment
  • Track Width – 31.5″
    distance between the centers of the front tires
  • Overall Width – 35″
    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 – 15″
    this is the height of crankset, or the pedaling assembly
  • Seat Height – 17.5″
    the distance between your patootie and the street
  • Total Weight (lbs.) – 43
  • Combined Load Limit (lbs.) – 400
  • Turning Dimensions – 9′ 11″ Diameter
    That is pretty darn tight, just watch your leg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component Group for our showroom model

what parts you’ll find installed on the Rambler

  • Drive System – Derailer
    The classic bicycle shifting system that requires you to chew gum and listen to the radio at the same time.  Rear derailer only, front derailer can be added
  • Number of Speeds (Stock) – 9
  • Gear Inch Range – 23-86
    a reasonable range for a casual trike, but not for steep hills
  • Pedals Type – Upgraded 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 165mm crank arms, 40-tooth chainring
    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 Z99 9-Speed
  • Front Derailleur – N/A
    not standard equipment
  • Rear Derailleur – MicroShift Advent
    some model you’ve never heard of
  • Cassette Size – 11-42 tooth
    An impressive range for a 9-speed cassette
  • Shifters Set – MicroShift Advent trigger
    Matched to the derailer, press forward with your thumb to downshift, and trigger back with your index finger to upshift
  • 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 – TRP Spyre Mechanical
    A nifty set of brakes, with the powerful 2-piston function of a hydraulic disk brake, but the simplicity of a cable-operated mechanical disk brake
  • Wheel Set – TerraTrike Black Double Wall
    A suitably tough set of rims
  • Tires/Size – Schwalbe Big Ben 20 x 2.15
    A suitably tough set of tires

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