TerraTrike Rover


The TerraTrike Rover is a rugged, simple, easy to access and operate trike engineered for trails and daily fitness for people who are new to cycling.

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roverSo 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.

Understated brilliance

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.

NuVinci N330Easy 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.

TerraTrike says:

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

  • Frame Material – Hi-Tensile Steel
    a cheaper and heavier steel that keeps the price down
  • Steering System – Direct
    a simpler and easier to maintain steering design
  • Seat Type – Chromoly Steel Frame w/ Nylon Cover
    TT’s highly versatile seat, especially good for upright seat positions. The Rover has an extra strong nylon mesh, different from the more open mesh on other TerraTrikes, which helps to keep the price down.
  • Seat Adjustment – 11.5″ Fore/Aft 35-70 Degree Recline
    large range of 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 – 40″
    the shorter this is the tighter it turns
  • Overall Length (medium) – 67.5″
    most like 64″ – 72″, depending on boom length adjustment
  • Track Width – 30″
    distance between the centers of the front tires
  • Overall Width – 33″
    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 – 16.5″
    the distance between your patootie and the street
  • Total Weight (lbs.) – 44(x8), 47(i8), 48(NuVinci)
  • Combined Load Limit (lbs.) – 400
    If you need a higher capacity then let us know. Upgrading the wheels and tires will boost this.  You can also inquire about a wider seat and handlebar set
  • Turning Dimensions – 9′ 11″ Diameter
    That is pretty darn tight







Component Group for our showroom model

what parts you’ll find installed

  • 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 n330 hub has about the range of 330%.  This is like a bike with one chainring and a 11-36 10-speed cassette.  Not too shabby!  But it doesn’t have discreet gears.  You can dial the gear ratio to exactly what you want within that range. 
  • Gear Inch Range – 20-66
    not a huge range, but suited for the trike’s purpose.
  • 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 n330 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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