Monday, April 12, 2010

TerraTrike Debuts Revolutionary New Trike Named “The Rover”

Kentwood, MI (April 12, 2010) – TerraTrike announced today the highly anticipated new trike named “The Rover”. The trike, which features a higher seat, tighter turning radius and modular frame design, is being highly praised by both industry leaders and customers.

“This is the culmination of over 2 years of development and fine tuning”, says Mike Kessenich, Chief Operations Officer. “We’ve been listening to all of our dealers and customers and have come up with a model that takes all of their concerns out of the equation.’”

The Rover features a seat height equal to a standard folding chair, a turning radius that is tighter than most 2 wheeled bikes, a custom decal pack for color personalization and an easily collapsible frame that allows one to store or transport it in the trunk of most cars. “There are 5 bolts and the whole thing comes apart in to 4 easily storable pieces” says Kessenich.

Another feature is the quick-adjust seat and boom. “Not only will our dealers love this because they now only have to stock one size, but riders who share a trike with multiple family members can now ride the same trike,” says Sales Coordinator Ben Williams. “The trike adjusts in a second and will also accommodate riders up to 400 pounds in weight.”

The Rover comes in a 3 speed version for $799 and an 8 speed version for $999.

The Rover comes standard with disc brakes, Sturmey Archer hubs, direct steering and a nylon seat covering. The lack of any chain idlers also contributes to the quietness of the ride. It also has a full 4 inches more ground clearance than their other models.

“Response has been huge already. We debuted it to our dealers last month and have nearly sold out of them with pre-orders. We’ve had to scramble to get more before they’ve even been announced.” Says Jeff Yonker, Marketing Director. “We’ve been riding this trike for several months now and it’s become my new favorite trike. It’s remarkable how stable, fast and fun it is.” He adds, “And with a price tag of only $799, we’ve brought affordable triking to the masses.”

TerraTrike will have the Rover in stock in mid May but are taking pre-orders starting today. Visit for more information and videos.

For additional information on WizWheelz or TerraTrikes, contact Jeff Yonker, Marketing Director, at (800) 945-9910 or visit

ABOUT WIZWHEELZ INC. - WizWheelz Inc. is headquartered in Kentwood, Michigan and is one of the largest manufacturers of recumbent trikes in the world. The TerraTrike brand has been manufactured for over 14 years and they maintain one of the industry’s most extensive sales and support systems, with over 90 distributors and dealers in multiple countries. Product and distributor information is available on the TerraTrike website at www., or by calling (616) 455-5988 or 1-800-945-9910.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New Nuvinci Drive Coming Soon

The guys from Fallbrook Technologies came by today to demo their new drive. That was quite a surprise for us. The new drive is awesome!

The Nuvinci 360 will be available in May (don't ask for an exact date) and has many improvements. We'll get the datasheet posted at some point but here are the highlights from memory:

3lbs lighter - This new drive is smaller and lighter and looks great.
Wider gear range - 360% (hence the name)
Much better shifter - This is a big one. No more clunky external box. Shifter mechanism is inside the hub area now and not sticking out the axle.
Uses standard Shimano cogs - No more freewheels means cheaper gear changes. It also means it won't work with the gas engines without some serious mods.
Improved shifting - 3/4 turn from end to end range instead of 1-1/2 turns. and it is way easier to turn under load.

This is going to be great and I think I will actually start pushing this drive. I was pretty impressed. And, pricing will be cheaper too, so it's a win win.

Friday, April 2, 2010

KMX announces $799 adult trike!

We received an announcement from KM on 3/31/10 that they have a new trike coming. Per the announcement:

"KMX 3-speed Offers Xtreme Fun & Value!

The Tornado F3 builds upon KMX Karts' reputation for Xtreme Performance, Xtreme Attitude and Xtreme Fun by adding Xtreme Value to the mix.

Built on our tough Tornado frame, check out what our new $799 3-speed adult trike offers:
Sturmey-Archer RS-RF3 Gearbox with twist grip shifter

Tektro front disc brakes with independent left and right brake levers

Upgraded, stronger spoked wheels with alloy single skinned rim in black (16" front and 20" rear). Will accomodate high pressure tires.

Fewer parts, Lower maintenance

Offers your local shop the ability to upgrade gearing

Perfect trike for rental markets

Xtra Long boom available

Includes the newer KMX bucket seat
Don't be fooled by expensive imitations. The KMX Tornado F3 is an upgraded trike with a downgraded price offering you adrenalin pumping fun!

The Tornado F3 will be available in June."


It sounds exciting, but June feels like a long time away! I'm glad to see that KMX is finally putting spoked wheels on the trike, since the nylon mag wheels have really been what has made the difference between their kid and adult versions. The 3-speed transmission will be great for the maintenance-free customers and rental facilities, but offers a lot of potential for upgrades. As soon as we have a clear date of availability we will start accepting preorders. has pictures now with a preorder page.