So there are some awfully fancy trikes out there, but what if you just want something to ride around the trails, the neighborhood, or the RV park? You’ll want easy entry, and the ability to get out of it without rupturing something. You’d like ultra tight turning, an upright seat, and simple, no-hassle gearing. Maybe you’d like it to fit not just you, but your spouse, your kids, and your idiot brother-in-law. The Rover, people! The Rover!
And not just that, the Rover is really transportable, breaking down into four manageable pieces with about 5 minutes of easy wrench work, using just one tool. (We list the Rover as a folding trike for this reason, but it doesn’t actually fold.) This innovative modular design can be set up for nearly anyone with lots of choices in how it fits. And this over-built frame is rated for riders up to 400 pounds. Extra wide seats and handlebar sets are available. So if you were considering that extra helping of pie at Thanksgiving then you go right ahead.
Unlike any trike before it, the Rover was built from the ground up for the casual rider. Yes, it costs less than most trikes, but you’ll find cheaper, and I mean cheeeper. But the Rover’s philosophy is much like ours… satisfaction with the product doesn’t stop at lowest cost. It doesn’t take much to engineer the trike for the casual rider, but it takes a conscious effort. TerraTrike did just that, and this is a superior product.
Easy Street’s Rovers come stock with the NuVinci n330 CVP (continuously variable planetary transmission, also called a CVT), for a wide, easy to shift range of gears that non-technical riders just love. TerraTrike calls this model the Rover n330. We’ve also set up Rovers with Shimano Alfine-11 hubs for a wider range of gears. TerraTrike doesn’t offer this spec… you can only get it from us, and it is our recommended package if you are getting the Rover tandem attachment. You can get the price down considerably by getting a Rover x8, with a rear derailer. This loses the totally easy shifting of the CVP and makes the trike less indestructible, but maintains the trike’s other features. A Rover i8 is available using a Sturmey Archer XRF8 internally geared hub, but considering the difference in price vs. the difference in quality and ease of use we’d steer you toward the Rover n330.
Among its many cool features, the Rover has the ability to convert into a tandem (two-seat) trike with the addition of an accessory. The only shortcoming of the Rover Tandem Attachment is that it was designed before TerraTrike introduced the Rover n330, so the tandem isn’t fully designed for it We can set up a Rover Tandem with an n330 or upgraded n380 hub, but you’d lose the ability to quickly convert it from single to tandem. Read more about the tandem here.
Our price: $1699 for the Rover n330, $1199 for the Rover x8, or $1499 for the Rover i8. If you are looking at the i8 then we really recommend that you cough up the extra $200 and get the N330. Tandem kit adds $1099, or $1399 for the kit with the Independent Pedaling System, letting either rider coast while the other struggles on.
A revolution in triking….The Rover has introduced more people to triking than any other recumbent trike on the market. It has also restored health and happiness to thousands of owners who never thought they would be active again. The Rover is TerraTrike’s number one selling trike, and is perfect for any type of rider – young or old, large or small.
That’s a pretty bold statement for a trike with a starting price lower than almost any other trike on the market. Its success, however, lies in its reliability and usability. Featuring one of the strongest frames in the TerraTrike lineup, and a high seat position, the Rover is perfect for anyone who needs a sturdy, no-nonsense machine. The Rover is also TerraTrike’s most versatile trike, ideal for riders with adaptive needs.
If you are ready to experience the joy of riding a TerraTrike, the Rover is the perfect way to make the leap. The Rover has changed the triking world, and it will change yours too.
The Rover is designed to provide a smooth, comfortable and carefree ride. That is why we have made it available with an 8 speed internal or external drive as well as the continuously variable NuVinci drive (CVT) for the ultimate carefree riding experience. The robust Hi-ten steel frame provides a weight capacity of 400 pounds, more than most trikes on the market.
The Rover features disc brakes, an easily adjustable seat, and twist grip shifting. It can also be outfitted to the nines with lights, panniers, fenders and more.
Boring technical specs follow, with our interesting comments
Who it fits, where it fits
Component Group for our showroom model
what parts you’ll find installed