So first we had the Rover with its innovative, simple and purpose-based design. Then they came out with the Rambler to realize the design in a lighter and more elegant manner, but they lost the transportability. So they made a folding version of the Rambler and called it The Traveler. Not only is this the lowest-cost real folding trike that we offer, it is also the most compact folder.
Like on most folding trikes, you take off the seat and then fold down the handlebars. Then you fold the rear section over the front and strap it down. The Traveler, like ICE trike models, has a fold optimized for transport, with the seat and frame going in separately, and the frame able to roll into position using its front wheels.
The Traveler comes with the unique and innovative Enviolo City hub. Enviolo hubs are a new type of internally-geared hubs. IG hubs have been around a long time, and many might remember riding a bike with a “3-speed” hub. All IG hubs are much easier to use than the typical “derailer” shifting systems. Beyond that, Enviolo hubs give a continuous gearing range. That is, there are no “steps” or “jumps” in the gearing. You dial the resistance, and thus your pedaling speed, smoothly, like the volume control on your speakers. It is hard to appreciate this without riding it, but non-technical people find this system very accessible, and therefore use their gears more actively, even more so than on typical IG hubs. The City hub has a range similar to that of a 10-speed rear derailer system.
Our price: $2599 for the Traveler with Enviolo City hub
A trike you can take almost anywhere… The Traveler is a folding trike designed to be compact and portable, while still retaining the quality and comfort that make TerraTrikes such a joy to ride. Imagine taking your favorite ride with you on vacation, packing it in the camper or just being able to store it in a closet; the possibilities are endless.
In the same amount of time it would take you to remove a bike or trike from a car rack, you can have the Traveler unloaded from your car’s trunk or back seat, unfolded and ready to ride. The frame hinges have been designed to be both easy to operate and flawlessly secure.
The Traveler is the best solution for anyone who needs to save space without sacrificing performance or comfort. It will quickly become your favorite way to explore the world, no matter where your travels take you.
The Traveler isn’t just one of our other models with a hinge slapped on it. It was developed from the ground up based on time-tested design parameters. We then added the same high quality components and materials as our other models ensuring that the Traveler can be both a trike you take on vacation and your everyday ride.
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 40-60 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 – 44″
the shorter this is the tighter it turns
- Overall Length (medium) – 73″
most like 69″ – 77″, 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.) – 43(x24), 45(n380)
- Combined Load Limit (lbs.) – 300
- Turning Dimensions – 9′ 6″ 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 City hub has about the range of 330%. This is like a bike with one chainring and a 11-36 10-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 $200 more than the City. 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 with both a front triple and rear 9-10 speed) have ranges of about 575-625%. FYI.
- Gear Inch Range – 25-68
a reasonable range for a casual trike, and easily adjusted up, down, or widened… for a price
- 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, but not out of the question either
- Rear Derailleur – N/A
not used on an internal drive system, but we often include one for chain tensioning, not shifting.
- 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 – Enviolo City Shifter
A simple and reliable shifter
- 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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