Should You Install E-Assist On Your Trike?

Discussion in 'Recumbents, Trikes and HPVs' started by WIGHTDIAMOND, 24 Mar 2019.


    WIGHTDIAMOND Well-Known Member

    This article is my take on whether or not people should install e-assist and the much debated cardio benefits of with or without.
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  2. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    I converted mine but then again the Titanium 'upgrade' to my leg didn't go too well.
  3. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    North Baddesley
    If you look at it “as a tool” and use it as such it helps when you get old, passed it, an old fart :sad:
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  4. wotsthat

    wotsthat Regular

    read an article recently (that i'll try to find again to post here)
    saying you get just as much exercise/benefit with the assist
  5. wotsthat

    wotsthat Regular

    having finally got rid of the car and about to build a bamboo recumbent trike ( hopefully to travel far an wide)
    I absolutely am going to have e-assist, just have to work out which hub or mid - but that's another thread
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  6. BilboSmeggins

    BilboSmeggins Über Member

    I had e-assist on my trike, and wouldn't have been without it. You can still get the same amount of exercise, but get far more miles under your bum for your efforts. Without it, I would have been limited to more local rides, instead of really getting out and about. Added to that, there are some crippling hills where I live, that have even the most avid of cyclists forced to dismount. To be able to tackle those means that you don't have to spend hours route-planning, trying to flatten out rides into a manageable state.
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  7. wotsthat

    wotsthat Regular


    That is what i want - tae go further nice!!
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  8. OP

    WIGHTDIAMOND Well-Known Member

  9. mrandmrspoves

    mrandmrspoves Middle aged bald git.

    The answer is no. Absolutely not under any circumstances whatsoever..............

    Unless you
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