Tricycle

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A large pedal tricycle

A tricycle is a vehicle with three wheels. It can be also called a trike. Tricycles can have pedals, an electric motor or a petrol engine.

Human powered[change | change source]

A child's tricycle is best known, but adult tricycles are becoming more common. The adult trikes will have a chain, gears and are recumbent (the feet are in front of the body). They come in two main styles: tadpole with two wheels up front and one in back and delta with two wheels in the back and one wheel in the front.[1] Almost always the front wheel or wheels steer the bike, and power goes to the back wheel or wheels.

Leitra velomobiles

Some trikes are fully faired (covered in a shell to cut wind resistance). These are called velomobiles.

bike taxi

Other trikes are built to carry cargo or passengers (also called a cycle rickshaw or pedicabs).

Motor driven[change | change source]

Motorcycles also come in three wheeled versions. Some people like them for better balance or more room.[2]

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