Adventure from $2,941.00
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The ICE Adventure folding recumbent trike is ideal for exploring the trails or loading up for your next big adventure. With a higher riding position and more upright seating position the Adventure gives excellent accessibility and a great view of the trail ahead. All Adventure models are available as an HD (Heavy Duty) option, giving a sturdier frame, wider seat and increased cockpit space. The HD is ideal for the larger or taller rider.
ICE Compact Flat Twist Fold system 20" wheel rigid rear end Sturmey Archer Drum brakes SRAM 27 speed drivetrain
ICE Compact Flat Twist Fold system ICE Road Response rear
Sturmey Archer drum brakes Truvativ Firex chainset SRAM X7 Components
ICE Compact Flat Twist Fold system ICE Road Response front suspension ICE Road Response rear suspension Truvativ Firex chainset SRAM X7 Components
All of the features of the Adventure FS with the following upgrades: Tektro Auriga Hydraulic disc (Mirror) SRAM X7 and X9 components SRAM TT500 bar end shifters
All of the features of the Adventure with the following upgrades: HD frame, 34" wide with 325lb load capacity Schwalbe Big Apple tyres Large ICE ErgoFlow mesh seat In Marine Blue Only
Adventure RS HD
All of the features of the Adventure RS with the upgrades shown to the left:
Adventure FS HD
All of the features of the Adventure FS with the upgrades shown to the left:
Adventure FS+ HD
All of the features of the Adventure FS+ with the upgrades shown to the left:
|Front suspension (travel)||-|
|Rear suspension (travel)||-|
|Front derailleur||Microshift Triple|
|Rear derailleur||Sram X5|
|Shifters||Sram X5 Twist grip|
|Chainset||Truvativ Isoflow Road 30/42/52 170mm|
|Cassette||Sram PG 950 11-32 9 speed|
|Gear range||18.2"-91.7" (1.45m - 7.31m)|
|Idler||ICE lightweight with twin sealed ball bearings|
|Chain tube||ICE Custom low friction|
|Front brakes||Sturmey Archer Drum (Mirror)|
|Brake levers||Tektro (4 finger)|
|Parking brake||Avid Single digit 3 (V Brake)|
|Parking brake lever||Independent lever|
|Powder coat colour/s||Marine Blue, Fire Red or Ink Black|
|Overall width||32.5" (825mm)|
|Overall height||29.5" - 31.5" (750mm - 800mm)|
|Overall length||65"-74.5" (1651mm-1892mm)|
|Folded width||32.5" (825mm)|
|Folded length||38"- 47.5"(965mm-1206mm)|
|Folded height||22.5" (572mm)|
|Seat height||12" (305mm)|
|Seat angle adjust||42 - 49 degrees|
|Bottom bracket height||13" - 15" (330mm - 380mm)|
|Turning circle||12'6" (3.85m)|
|Rider weight limit||275lbs (125kg)|
|Max tyre width||50mm|
|Overall weight||36.9lb (16.8kg)|
|Rider size range||35"-50" (889mm-1207mm)|
|Track width||29.5" (750mm)|
|Wheel base||37.8" (960mm)|
|Ground clearance (ride height adjusted)||7" (177mm)|
|Wheels & Tyres|
|Rear rim||Alex 101 Anodised black|
|Rear hub||Formula 36 hole disc compatible quick release hub - silver Anodised|
|Front rims||Alex 101 Anodised black|
|Front hubs||Sturmey Archer drum|
|Spokes & nipples||Stainless steel plain gauge/ Brass|
|Rear tyre||Tryker Tyre 20 x 1.5" (40 x 406)|
|Front tyres||Tryker Tyre 20 x 1.5" (40 x 406)|
|Seat type||ICE Ergo-Flow mesh with integral pocket|
|Frame & Geometry|
|Frame||ICE Optimised folding frame with 4130 Chromoly steel cruciform and 7005 series aluminium heat treated boom and rear section|
|Fold||ICE Compact Flat Twist (C.F.T)|
|Trackrod ends||Igus Long Life|
|Headsets||FSA Orbit-X A-head type|
|Handlebars||ICE Adjustable quad bend|
|Standard Fit Accessories|
|Flag||ICE reflective 3 piece|
|Dynamo mount||Left hand mounting|
|Rear disc parking brake mount||Yes|
|Rear V brake parking brake mount||V brake fitted|
|Rear rack mounts||Yes|
|Bottle mounts||Front boom + Frame|
Price so far $2,941.00
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For shorter riders we can supply a front chain-set with 152mm cranks in place of the more standard 170mm. These cranks come with alloy CNC machined 22/32/44 tooth chain rings on a 64/104 - 4 arm spider. The rings are smaller than those used on the standard chain-set we use and hence give a more appropriate lower gear spread. Short cranks give greatly improved comfort for shorter riders and are recommended for those under approximately 5'4". They are essential for riders under approximately 5'2" to give comfort and proper fit on the trike. Please see Trike Size page for more information.
Helping Handles offer the extra assistance you may need to get on and off your trike by giving secure leverage for a smooth recline and easier rise. The Helping Handles clamp firmly onto to the cross-axle of your ICE trike (Adventure Only) without interfering with the steering or ride; once fitted they do not need to be removed. Made from lightweight anodised aluminium with laser etched detailing, Helping Handles look stylish as well as being practical and convenient.Adventure and Adventure HD only.
Our ICE rear mudguard with custom mount kit has been tested over many miles and is ideal for protecting you on those wetter days.
The ICE front mudguard is supported by a powder coated 6061 heat treated aluminium frame with a plastic guard body. The guard is adjustable for angle, vertical height and horizontal position, ensuring that it hugs the wheel and keeps the rider dry.
The ICE front mudguard is supported by a heat treated aluminium frame with a plastic guard body. The guard is adjustable for angle, height and horizontal position, ensuring a good fit. The rear mudguard has a custom mounting kit delivering good rider protection.
The ICE rear rack complete with custom fixing kit is the ideal complement to your ICE trike giving a robust luggage carrying system. Suitable for panniers and top bags.
Maximum rack load - 25kg (55lbs)
The ICE side "handlebar bag" mount is built to fit a standard bicycle handlebar bag and is very useful for accessing items without getting off the trike. It is designed to accept most bike handlebar bags and has a maximum recommended load of 8lbs (3.6Kg).
The ICE side "handlebar bag" mount is built to fit a standard bicycle handlebar bag and is very useful for accessing items without getting off the trike. A fixture which is designed to accept most bike handlebar bags and has a maximum recommended load of 8lbs (3.6Kg). The Altura Arran handlebar bag is recommended by ICE and gives an ideal day ride storage solution.
The custom ICE side pods are ideal for day riding or commuting bags The bags fit directly onto the seat (must be used as a pair) and can be quickly removed from the trike just by lifting the pair off the seat. The zip opening is arranged so that the front of each bag can be opened whilst riding along - perfect for getting at the snack bars or a camera. Available in black only with reflective tapes at the rear.
The Cyclone IV trailer is the fourth generation of the mutiple award-winning Cyclone trailer. The Cyclone is used all over the world for cycling holidays, long trike rides and even expeditions. Due to its robustness, minimal rolling resistance and quick conversion to a duffelbag its the perfect trailer for each trike ride with luggage. (The Radical Cyclone Trailer can not be used in conjunction with rear suspension trikes with a fully fitted rack, however the left side of the rack can be removed to resolve the issue).
The ICE neck-rest is fully adjustable for both height and angle, and can be fitted to mesh seats to provide neck support for increased comfort on long rides. Fitted with a removable padded cover, the neck-rest also includes a light mount which provides a good place for fixing any rear light with a "Seat Post" style mount. (Light not included).
Designed by ICE, this optional chain ring guard is a light-weight and durable unit made from heat treated aluminium alloy. The guard is an added safety feature but is also very good in preventing you from accidentally brushing against the oily chain rings and avoiding the tell-tale prints on your legs or trousers.
The guard may be fitted without removing the chain set by means of its convenient 2- bolt fixing. A chain ring of up to 58 tooth size can be fitted.
Weight 200g (0.44lbs)
The easy adjust chain kit fits to the trike and makes quick changes to the front boom length very simple, making the system ideal for riders who share a trike. The easy adjust kit includes quick release levers to allow rapid loosening of the front boom. The system allows easy boom extension adjustment removing the need to shorten or lengthen the drive chain.
The easy adjust chain kit fits to the trike and makes quick changes to the front boom length very simple, making the system ideal for riders who share a trike. The easy adjust kit includes quick release levers to allow rapid loosening of the front boom. The system allows easy boom extension adjustment removing the need to shorten or lengthen the drive chain.Designed by ICE, this optional chain ring guard is a light-weight and durable unit made from heat treated aluminium alloy. The guard is an added safety feature but is also very good in preventing you from accidentally brushing against the oily chain rings and avoiding the tell-tale prints on your legs or trousers.
The EL-530 has an output in excess of 1500 candlepower! It uses one massive LED within Cateye's patented opticube technology to provide an intense beam of light for up to 10 hours, with an additional 40 hours back-up. The EL 530 also features a magnetic switch, making it totally waterproof for use in all weathers.
The TL LD 1100 LED rear light has flashing and normal modes for increased visibility.
Our central mount allows easy fitting of the computer head unit to the trike. The mount is removable and is fitted to the bottle boss mounts on the top of the main frame
The king post sensor mount attaches to the end of the kingpost arm and allows the sensor to be easily positioned to pick up the magnet signal.
The Cateye Strada is a very small and neat unit but still with a large screen. The computer head unit can be fitted to the mirror arm as supplied with the trike. In this configuration the computer is in the ideal position to be easily operated by a press with your thumb. No fiddly buttons just press the top and the whole unit rocks to operate the switch.
We recommend SPD type pedals for trike riding as they securely attach your feet to the pedals. This great value lightweight touring SPD pedal is compatible with Shimano mountain and touring bike type cleats. Adjustable cleat tension means you can start off with loose tension for extra easy engagement and release, and turn up the tension as you progress.
We recommend SPD type pedals for trike riding as they securely attach your feet to the pedals. The Shimano PDP M324 SPD pedal is ideal for recreational riders who commute and tour. Combines SPD mechanism on one side and flat pedal body on the other, you can ride with cleats or normal shoes. Serviceable cup and cone bearings add to long life of the pedals. Adjustable cleat tension means you can start off with loose tension for extra easy engagement and release, and turn up the tension as you progress.
The best multi tool that we have come across. A clever break-apart design makes it easy to find and use the right tool. And with 26 high quality tools at your fingertips, you’ll rarely find yourself without exactly what you need. There’s even a bottle opener for post-ride celebrations! Comes in its own carry case with belt clip.
Designed to meet the demands of a professional racing and training schedule this elegant and sleek mini pump features a full aluminium body, head and pump handle. An extendable hose helps take stress off the valve stem and the dependable single action stroke fills tires fast. The RaceRocket’s compact size easily fits in a jersey pocket and its low weight is welcome on long training rides and endurance races. 140 psi / 9.6 bar. 85 g / 2.99 oz
The Mio Sior Elite bottle cage is the highest quality bottle cage ICE sell. The bottle cage is extremely strong, lightweight and durable. The spring action arms means the cage can comfortably hold almost any bottle.
This bottle cage comes with a built in clamp. This means that it can be attached to the frame of a mush seat.
The bottle cage riser is custom built by ICE to ensure easy access to your water bottle. The bottle riser mount fits directly in-front of the rider and rises the angle of the bottle cage allowing the cage to be fitted facing the rider. This means that the bottle can be extracted in the laid back position and by pulling towards the rider. Some bottle cages wont work in conjunction with the ICE Bottle Cage Riser. (Bottle cage not included)
Total cost: $2,941.00
Includes UK VAT and delivery to dealer within the UK. Delivery to other markets is not included.
By: Bill Splaine - USA, Northern California, 03 August 2013
Edition: Adventure FS HD
Good Points: Comfort, Easy In/Egress, Great Handling
Bad Points: None
How do you ride? 10-20 MPDay
This is my first trike and I'm absolutely loving it. I bought the HD because i'm, let's face it, wide. I bought the FS for two reasons; I have recurring back problems and my local California roads leave a LOT to be desired. While I've had bents for some time, this is my first trike that I could ride. My first trike was/is a Catrike Expedition.. but, it sits too low to the ground for me to get in and out of w/o help. So, I've never ridden it. Enter the ICE Adventure. I now know what it means to get bugs in my teeth and a cramp in my face from smiling too much. My only regret is that I didn't purchase the bike with disk brakes. The drum brakes do the job but not without a little fear on my part. I don't think I could make any sort of emergency stop going down hills. I'm going to look into an upgrade to disk brakes as soon as I hear from ICE.
Trike for all seasons
By: Darryl Jordan - WI, 30 July 2013
Good Points: Smooth ride; adaptable
Bad Points: Seat attachment, hard to see gear settings on grip shift
How do you ride? I ride well, thank you. Commuting, errands and day trips
What have I done with my ICE Adventure 1 trike? Well, I’ve done a lot of errands to the grocery store, errands downtown, commuted to work, gone to concerts, Big Ten football games, neighborhood soccor matches, gone on several charity rides, a few “Tweed” rides, gone from one part of the state to the other, and rode around the capitol square on quiet nights and through raucous rallies. It has been a rolling tripod on VIP rides and ciclovias. I’ve taken the trike to several cycling advocacy gatherings, meetings, and photo opportunities. It has hung out with the ROAM ride through my city. “We” have been dressed up for a Christmas card, a Halloween gala, and a Fourth of July parade. It has been an all-season ride in summer fall winter and spring through blistering heat, summer rains, autumn leaves snow, slush, and even ice. It has done what I wanted a trike to do. I had a recumbent bike already and have a diamond frame bike. From what I’ve done with those two bikes I had a set of tasks that I wanted to do with the trike which was to carry me around town, provide all-weather cycling, be a rolling tripod, find suitable parking facilities, co-existence in my apartment, be a trend setter, be adaptable and covert to partial enclosure, and substitute for my car regularly. For most requirements, most trikes would have done. However, the Adventure 1 is fit for some things that most trikes aren’t. Such as fitting a camera mount, easier sitting, and adaptability. In short, and before I go into details, the ICE Adventure 1 is worthy of anyone considering recumbency. Am I glad I bought it? Yes. It’s my first trike and I don’t regret getting it. The Adventure has served me well to become the baseline to which other trikes will be judged. (A word of note: The ICE Adventure 1 with a 26-inch rear wheel is no longer available. However, most of what I write can be applied to Adventure models with 20-inch rear wheels except where noted. ICE Sprint and Vortex models do come with 26-inch rear wheel options.) The details: Good points: Spring steel - The frame is both steel and aluminum. The main cruciform section is steel which makes the trike “springy” when absorbing shocks. Aided also by the mesh seat I have not been wanting for shock absorption all that often. The downside is that the springiness also makes it difficult to ride hands off at moderate speeds as the trike develops a side to side oscillation to a concerning amplitude. The only time this matters is when I feel the need to make a rolling two-handed adjustment usually to my mounted camera. ICE has warned about hands-off operation. Considering some roads and streets have have a very noticeable crown that slopes to the gutter affecting steering I don’t recommend hands-off riding very often either. Folding - This is one of the features why I bought the trike over the other brands considering I live in an apartment. Ironically, I don’t fold the trike that often. I usually carry it up into my first floor apartment or hoist on top of my station wagon. Mainly because the nut that loosens the seat attachment ring under the seat often gets stuck so to avoid frustration of fighting with it, I don’t fold the trike. Parking brake - Good idea. Usually works. Banged mine up after an accident. (see following) For the most part I like ICE’s idea of a small lever on the left handle bar better than using a strapping a handbrake tight to the handgrip. The brake lever can be manipulated while walking the bike. I would like to see a toe pedal up by the derailleur post so it can be used as a drag brake on steep hills or turns when not pedaling. Just an idea. Stable, usually - The third wheel keeps the thing from falling over, which is pretty self-evident. This helps going up hill and the pedaling force doesn’t make a counter-active wobble you see on bicycles under hard pedaling. The big advantage for three wheels is at stops. The trike does not fall over unlike bicycles which means that I don’t have to dismount at stops. Why don’t bicyclists stop at stop signs? Because dismounting and mounting is a pain in the you-know-what; besides other issues. I have been nearly rear-ended by several cyclists because I had chosen to come to a full stop because I can. Rear brake lights and turn signals would be a great accessory. Able to climb steep hills without walking - I have not had to get off the trike to avoid toppling over due to the slow speed or fatigue. I’ve stopped a few times to catch my breath on a few very steep hills outside of town, but walking up hill even with a trailer wasn’t considered as often as judging my sanity for going up the hill in the first place. Comfortable - Its built-in lawn chair sits higher which makes for easier ingress and egress. Sometimes I wish I was in a sexier and lower trike like a Vortex but my knees will take exception to that. One of the reasons I choose the Adventure is that since the seat sits higher, I can avoid bottoming out over snow, puddles, rocks. For the same reason I choose the 26-inch rear wheel to keep the derailleur out of the snow and muck and away from getting banged on low curbs. In truth, ask me how much snow have we gotten in Wisconsin the past couple of winters and how much off-road riding I’ve done and my argument becomes more academic than reality. The 2010 model seat itself is quite comfortable. I have fallen asleep in the seat and had some nice short naps. I do need to say I wasn’t rolling or in traffic. I wish it had a provision to extend the forward lip to make it feel I’m in the seat and not on the seat. Gets attention - You can’t ride a recumbent anything without getting into a conversation. More so with a trike. Be prepared, be gracious, and use the opportunity to advocate for recumbents and cycling in general. Have an extra map on hand to give out or literature for local bike groups. (The real truth why I got a recumbent in the first place, besides comfort and cool looks, is the thumbs up and “nice ride” I got from a college co-ed.) Issues: Can roll over - The Adventure sits higher than other racier trikes. The higher center of gravity makes itself evident in quick turns and on roads and streets with a high crown in the center. I have lifted the inside wheel a few times and flipped off the trike a couple of times. The first time was to avoid hitting a muskrat at dusk along a lake side bike path. That crash ‘taco’d” or severely bent the rear wheel, knocked the rear brake out of whack, and surprise the heck out of me and a couple of witnesses. Neither the varmint nor I was hurt but I surely take cornering seriously now. Except, of course, when I made a quick turn in a parking lot in front of my co-workers. But that was stupidity. I just lost a rear view mirror and some dignity. Seat attachment - This is the weakest area for the ICE trike. Overall, it is a clever solution on how to have a removable seat and yet have adjustable for recline. The plastic clips that hold the seat frame to the “frame cup” on the trike boom have been difficult to loosen or tighten without a wrench to hold the nut still while turning. One or another have also worked themselves off the frame cup and posed a possible safety issue but that was resolved by turning the trike on the side and getting it back into place. Working with them while the trike is upright can be awkward at times. To remove the seat, the clip slides to the side away from the cup to release the seat bottom from the frame. The back is released by loosening the quick release on the seat angle adjustment bracket. Then the one-piece seat frame comes off the trike. From that point the handle bars can be swung forward and the trike’s rear frame will fold forward and you have a more compact trike to stash in the car or abode. The video makes it look slick and at the time the new ICE trikes were released it was the slickest method. Other trike manufacturers have since adopted a similar fold. But the point of this paragraph is that ICE’s version would be much cooler if the plastic seat clips were more robust and easier to use. I would probably suggest steel strap pipe clamps with the worm gear adjustment. Don’t fold it often - I’d fold the trike more often if I wasn’t frustrated with the seat. The trike is light enough once I take off the panniers and Windwrap fairing to pick up and carry into my first floor flat. I also pick up the trike and put it on top of my station wagon. I could put it in the car. But I have my panniers, fairing in there already. If I had known I was going to be doing just that, then it would have been harder to choose this trike over another brand. Front heavy/light rear - I don’t have experience with other trikes as much, but the ICE is front-loaded; meaning that most of the weight is on the front wheels. On dry and level streets that isn’t a big deal. However, in snow, ice, loose pea-gravel, wet grass, or mud there isn’t enough weight to dig the rear drive wheel in to get traction. That is a big disappointment considering a factor for getting a trike, especially the Adventure, is to use it all four seasons. An option is put weight in the panniers such as sand or salt. Or move the seat back an inch or two. Another thing to keep in mind is the chance of pulling a “stoppie” which is tipping the nose of the trike over to the ground on a very quick stop. I have a chain wheel guard installed to prevent damaging my chain wheel or putting holes in my apartment door or tearing at someone’s pant legs. I recommend chain wheel guards on most recumbents for safety reasons. Chain tube - Good idea to help fold the chain and to keep pants clean. But the tubes can get worn, bent out of shape and out of alignment. They should be changed about as often as the chain and rear cassette. I recently went on a ride when my original chain reached the end of its life. It was twisted in the chain tube causing considerable drag. On the way home I thought if all I wanted to do is keep my civilian pants clean and sociable then maybe a chain guard could be fashioned. Another project to tackle on a rainy day. Rear rack and other accessories - The rear pannier rack that is available for the non-suspended 26” wheel is a good rack in comparison to other after-market racks on the market. The trike requires very long stays to attack to the front bosses. However, like most racks on the market, the options for bike accessories are limited. Most racks limit you to saddle bag style panniers or on-top strap on bags; but not both simultaneously. The trouble is that most panniers stick up above the level the rack precluding the use of top-side accessories. So I removed the ICE rack and replaced it with a Topeak brand rack which has a sliding track and rail system to attach various accessories that brand sells. I’ve modified a Planet Bike hard shell “pod” with a Topeak rail and wood spacer that allows me to interchange between my Arkel bags, the pod, and/or a milk crate. An important reason to get the Adventure instead of the Sprint or the Vortex is getting all-season practicality out of the trike. At $2600 USD I would want something I can use most of the time. And I have. I have retired my recumbent bike, and I have used my diamond-framed bike on a few occasions. Other than when cross-town obligations demand a short arrival time, most of my off-hour travel is with the Adventure. As car costs increases, the trike use increases. So, I’m looking for ways to make the trike more practical. Since I live in an apartment, my bike collection and parts need to be as concise, functional, and attractive as possible. And I bought the trike when I did is because I knew the “Roll Over AMerica” velomobile tour was going to be rolling through my city and I wanted to be ready to great them with my own trike. Other accessories - The side bag bar is a good idea. I wish there was a option of a two-sided version. I usually keep a small camera, basic tools and a snack in the one. If I had two, that means a bigger camera at hand, more snacks, tools, and extra maps. I also like symmetry. The water bottle cage I have faces forward and has been replaced in the product line with one that faces rear-ward and at an angle. Good idea. I’ve had my pants cuffs snagged by the bottle cage on several occasions which is annoying. Mirrors - Absolutely! I recommend mirrors on any bike and trike of any configuration. It’s just good safety common sense to know who or what’s behind you. My recommendation is to get a pair that’s long enough to see around your elbows with a jacket on. Trailers - Yes, l have a Burley flatbed trailer that comes in handy when grocery shopping with a long list. Pulling a trailer is a non-issue. Otherwise I get most of shopping done with the two Arkel bags. Lights - The more the merrier especially at Christmas time. No one has ever complained to me that I have too many lights or reflective material. Fairings I have a TerraCycle Windwrap GX fairing. The best thing about it it keeps me feet dry and warmer than without. It does add quite a bit of curb appeal. The other upshot is that approximates the vehicle size when I finally convert to enclosed velomobiles. I haven’t done any serious testing regarding aerodynamic efficiency. I suspect it has some but not enough to warrant a strong recommendation for use in city riding. It adds nearly a foot of length to the tricycle which hinders parking in some bicycling parking spaces. The major disadvantage is that it takes the spontaneity out of riding for the heck of it. Kitting the trike with the fairing and bags takes three trips in and out of the apartment before it’s ready to roll. So how does it ride? After a year and a half and 2500 miles, it still rides well. I still enjoy it. As I mentioned before the steel frame is basically a spring so I don’t miss the suspension option that often. (But there have been a few roads...) The first time I rode a ICE trike I was impressed with the smoothness of the ride as compared to other brands. I also have Schwalbe Big Apple tires I use when I’m not trying to get any where in a hurry during the summer. They add quite a bit of cushy to the ride. I also have knobby off-road tires and studded snow tires for winter. The straight cross beam aids in provisioning a camera mount. This design feature didn’t occur to me until I bought the trike but it has been the most utilized feature of the trike. Most other trikes have angled cross beams to facilitate ingress and egress and to lower the center of balance; which look sexy to boot. But for my intned purposes for a rolling camera platform to straight cross beam does the trick without using weird clamps. However, I use a drum clamp I bought at a music store that clamps mounting hardware at right angles. I then clamped a photo monopod to the cross bar and use that to mount a compact camera or POV digital camera. The downside is that it picks up all the road noise and vibrations of the wheel. I can maintain a reasonable speed to get where I need to while in town. I average about 15 mph traffic permitting. Faster in short spurts. And while touring in the country I can do at least 11- 13 mph which is fast enough to finish the charity ride before they take down the food tent. One of the factors of getting 26-inch rear wheel is get the faster gearing. Turns are a little wide on my 2010-year model. I think the turning radius has improved since. Hard right-angle turns done at reasonable speeds are no problem when transitioning from street to sidewalk and back. I do have a problem being visible in traffic because I usually put myself in a position to see traffic and be seen by the traffic. I usually don’t have a trike flag. I don’t assume that drivers are thinking of me while they are driving. Sometimes they are not thinking of themselves so I ride defensively. When I am seen most drivers are courteous to give me space. And not having to dismount means I’m not reluctant to stop hard if I need to. Do I regret getting the ICE Adventure 1? No, I don’t. Would I recommend the brand and model to others? Yes, I would. Would I consider other brands and models besides this? Yes, I like to see what else is out there but I would not be quick to get rid of this trike. I was flipping a coin at the bike sale between the Adventure and the Catrike Expedition. Both are excellent trikes. The folding feature, smoother ride, higher seat, and options to add suspension later sold me on the ICE. Other trikes I considered are Catrikes, HPV Velotechnics, Greenspeeds and TerraTrikes. Other folding trikes I would like to see are the Azub models, Challenge, and Trident. The big question that I get asked a lot is the cost. $2600?!? Yeppers. “That’s as much as a used car!” Yep, again. “How can you afford it?” Gobs of over-time at work. The flip side is not the conspicuous consumption but the inconspicuous savings. I don’t pay for parking downtown or anywhere for that matter. I don’t pay extra for insurance, vehicle registration, gas, oil, gas tax, or an attached garage, either. Which brings up other points about buying a trike that are worthy of of longer articles which how they fit in the cycling picture and personal transportation pictures. Trikes are a growing niche within a niche. They aren’t as rare or unusual as they were a few years ago. I am frequently one of a handful ‘bents seen at charity rides and advocacy events. While it is unusual at cycling events, I see it not as a cycling oddity as I see starting a evolutionary bridge between multi-passenger automobiles and single-occupancy vehicles. Bicycling is growing for a long list of reasons. One of them is auto fatigue. People don’t like driving but the car is the main choice available. Bicycles are great fun and cost-effective, but a lot of people can’t ride bikes or even trikes. There will be a growth, however slow at first, for small single or dual occupancy vehicles for local use. By using a trike and eventually a velomobile, I can demonstrate what a single-occupant vehicle can do. Eventually I think the evolutionary trend will be small enclosed vehicles with a power source will be more common in urban environments. This is backed up by municipal requests for increased cycling to ease the demand for auto parking space. Parking is and will be a bigger issue as land costs go up. That’s my hunch. Will I see it in my lifetime? We’ll have to see.
By: Mike Russell - US, Texas, 19 July 2013
Good Points: Smooth, comfortable and perfect for daily commenting
How do you ride? Touring
My Ice Adventure rocks!!!! It is the perfect all around trike for me. I've owned many other trikes and my ICE Adventure wins, hands down. My daily commute is now the high point of my day and for the first time, that I can remember I look forward to going to work. How would ever imaged.
Perfect compliment to my Trek R200
By: David Boyd - USA, Colorado, 08 July 2013
Edition: Adventure RS
Good Points: High quality, excellent design, comfortable, worth every penny
Bad Points: None that I can find
How do you ride? Riverfront trails, around town
With Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis setting in about 12 years ago, I thought my bike riding days were over. Then I discovered recumbents. I started with a Trek R200 short wheelbase bike that I still ride, but a friend let me try out her Sidewinder tadpole rear steering trike and I was hooked. I knew my next human powered vehicle would be a trike. Upon receiving an inheritance last fall I was finally able to go shopping for one. ICE, Windcheetah and Greenspeed were at the top of my list. After researching Windcheetah and finding them too erratic in production and shipping, I crossed them of off my list. I ended up at Utah Trike in tiny Payson, UT during their Black Friday sale after Thanksgiving. After looking at and trying out several brands/models the final choice was obvious. The ICE Adventure RS had the low end gearing, parking brake, ease of getting on and off (higher seat), and available factory accessories. Everything I was looking for. I definitely have not regretted my purchase. I love my Adventure RS. As I get older and more unstable from the Fibro, my ICE will enable me to remain active to keep the arthritis at bay.
With electric assist and fairing
By: Arto Joutsimäki - Finland, 07 July 2013
Good Points: Comfortable, easy to ride
Bad Points: Getting really wet when it rains.
How do you ride? Commuting (25 km) a few times per week and some tours in summer
This ICE Adventure is my second trike. I'm 53 years old and love the comfort riding with a trike. I have assembled a Cyclone 250 W middle motor to my trike. I can now drive around 60 km with one battery with the average speed of 25 km/h. Since riding on a recumbent on rainy conditions makes you completely wet, I decided to build a fairing to it. The prototype is having it's first test drives perhaps next week. Have a look at http://archiesvelomobile.wordpress.com Last week I changed the tyres from Schwalbe Marathon to Schwalbe Racer and the rolling of the trike was around 20% better (rolling from a nearby hill raised from 800m to 1000m)
My First Trike...Is A Winner!
By: Bill Korb - USA, Wisconsin, 05 July 2013
Good Points: Comfort, performance, stability, quality
Bad Points: Can't think of any...
How do you ride? Mostly to/from work, 9 miles each way
I've been riding upright bikes for almost 50 years, but never thought that the extra money for a trike was worth it. Then I read about the Adventure HD, and almost immediately knew that it was the trike for me. Given the price tag, however, I would need a test ride (it literally cost more than my first car, a 1974 Chevy Nova). I spent a Saturday in April driving to Stevens Point, WI, to the midwest recumbent authority at The Hostel Shoppe, and within 30 seconds knew that I was in love! Since I ride almost exclusively on paved roads and trails, I opted for the base model. If I were going to do any touring I would have gone for at least the RS, and would have loved the FS, but couldn't sell my wife/accountant on the added cost. Although it has been a cool, wet spring in northern Wisconsin, I have already put nearly 400 miles on my trike in under three months, mostly to & from my workplace. When compared to my upright, well, let's just say there's no comparison. I can average 2-3 MPH faster on my trike than I did on my upright, so the commute goes faster. However, the absolute BEST feature of the trike is that nothing hurts when I dismount! Of course, my legs are tired, but nothing hurts. On my upright my butt, back, and often wrists would get sore after a short ride, and with my Adventure HD, there's none of that. I get a lot of double-takes and questions as my new wheels are fairly unique in my small town. My favorite question to answer is "What's it like to ride?" My answer: "It's like peddling my Lazy Boy recliner." :)
82 yrs & 47 mph
By: Phil Gagnon - USA-- Oregon, 04 July 2013
Edition: Adventure RS
Good Points: Comfort - Dependability - Performance
Bad Points: Fuss to get seat sliders on.
How do you ride? This is my touring machine. Love it.
At 80, on a descent, I noticed my speed at 47 mph on my long wheel base recumbent. Not uncommon, but it suddenly dawned on me that if anything happened-- well, you get the picture. Soon, I test rode tadpole trikes and discovered the Adventure. I bought one and particularly enjoy self-sufficient touring as climbing mountains no longer brings on a frown. My wife now owns one too.
By: Jay Rutherford - Delaware, United States, 04 July 2013
Edition: Adventure FS HD
Good Points: Incredibly comfortable to use, quality and finish, features and options
Bad Points: None really; a bit awkward to carry when folded
How do you ride? Local back roads 15-25 miles; rail-trails
Riding my bicycle was getting tedious with a sore butt or numb hands after 10 miles or so, so I was very interested in how comfortable the Adventure FS HD would be after 25 miles or so. Wow! is all I can say. Relaxing back in the wide mesh seat, my head resting on the neck rest, one or both hands resting on the handlebars, is a simply marvellous experience. Pedaling is easy, and speeds are a little less than my bicycle. Going up hill is fairly slow, but the very low gears make it easy going. Downhills can be very fast! I was a little leery about riding on the side of the roads and put flags and two very bright flashing LED systems on the rear (the ICE Cateye TL-LD1100 rear LED system is very good) and have had no issues at all. In fact, I fear more falling off my bike as it seems to grow taller each year. At 68, I couldn't ask for more in a trike than this Adventure and can see how it would enable folks to keep active for many more years. The people I've spoken with who have ICE trikes all speak highly of them, as do I.
By: Kay Bryan - USA/Michigan, 04 July 2013
Edition: Adventure FS
Good Points: Easy to get into, Easy to get off, Easy to ride.
Bad Points: No complaints about my Trike, just wish Dogs would not charge at my Trike... :(
How do you ride? We have been on everything from rails to trails to subdivision, even took our Trikes for nice long ride around an island in Michigan
My Trike has been life changing. My husband had his first, looked like so much fun. Our local bike shop had one in his shop that was my size and he let me take it for a test drive. I was hooked! Having a bad knee and arthritis, did not think I could ride for any length of time, boy was I wrong. Nothing hurts as we ride I'm happy to report. Personally I don't have enough leg strength to go up large hills so I continue to ask my husband to put an electric motor just for hill climbing...yet to happen. :) Bottom line...Love My Trike!!! Would highly recommend my AWESOME ICE TRIKE ADVENTURE RS in fact not a time goes by when we head out to a new area, people always ask us questions and make comments about how easy it looks. I always say it is, all I need is a cocktail.
Fantastic Bike and Great Support as Well!
By: Dan McFadden - USA/Washington, 02 May 2013
Edition: Adventure RS
Good Points: Comfort, speed, reliability and service
Bad Points: Slow up hills.
How do you ride? 200 miles per week during summer
I wanted the comfort of a recumbent, but when I crashed my recumbent bike a few years back (very unstable ride), I was afraid I'd have to go back to the angst of a sore butt, shoulders and hands of a regular bike. But then I purchased (after a great deal of research) my ICE Adventure. I ride it every year in the 200 mile Seattle to Portland ride, and I'm comfortable the entire distance (while I watch those on two-wheelers raising their tushes and trying to massage their wrists). And though in my 60s, I can stay up with those half my age, regularly maintaining an 18 mph average. I have added a small windshield to my ride which gave me a boost of about 2.5 mph on average. But at the end of the day, even the speed isn't all that important. Comfort is. Because it's not how fast I ride, but how far I ride. And I can ride this for eight hours straight and when we stop to rest? I just stay on my ICE while everyone else goes looking for a comfortable seat. Just saying....
Finally a trike for us bigger guy's!
By: Eric Hisey - USA / Ohio, 13 January 2013
Edition: Adventure HD
Good Points: Width, Weight capacity, Style, Everything
Bad Points: Drum brakes seem weak if you have rode disks before.
How do you ride? Commute, Tour, Casual with friends
I got into trike back in sept. of 12 and have owned 5 trikes since. Never could really find one that fit me right, till now! I love this trike! The HD is a bigger frame size for us bigger people but it don't skimp on features. I did not like the drum brakes as they seemed a little weak after riding everythine else with disks. However ICE has the parts to convert the trike, which I did. ICE also has a awesome selection of well thought out accessories. Bottom line, you can't go wrong here!!
Update to review on August 22, 2012
By: Dave - USA/Minnesota, 07 September 2012
Good Points: Still comfortable, fun, cool-looking, standard componants
Bad Points: Folding may bend chain links
How do you ride? Trails, group rides
I figured out what happened to my rear derailer. When folding the trike I must have not pushed the chain (in flexible section of tube) away from the hinge (like it shows in the trike folding instructional video... duh!). This bent several chain links which caused my rear derailler problems. Otherwise, I love my Ice Trike and picked up a trailer hitch carrier so I don't have to fold it anymore :-)
By: Rebecca (Becky) M. Thomas - United States of America, 02 September 2012
Good Points: Seating positioning (adjustability and height),comfort,parking brake,smooth seamless changes between shifting gears,rear suspension and well- everything!
Bad Points: None:ABSOLUTELY
How do you ride? I was not able to ride any form of bicycle for about four (4) years due to a disability(permanet for over ten (10) years. I had a very bad right knee and lost a great deal of my range of motion. Finally,after a number of surgerys I had a total knee replacement at the ripe old age of fifty four (54).LOL! My goal was always to ride my bicycle again (and it was a beauty). One problem occured however,my healing had its own time table. My Doctor told me,"Becky its probably going to be another two (2) years before you can ride again". This was unacceptable for me. I found the Bicycle Man in Alberta,New York on line. I studied "recumbents" ,trikes(delta ,tadpoles and everything in between). Peter the owner assisted me in finding the right trike for my disabilities. The "fit" was perfection(I could not be there for Peter to make sure the trike "fit" me. Pure JOY. Pure joy from the moment my trike was delivered to the present! Riding my ICE ADVENTURE,in my opinion can only be compared to being home on a "Lazy Boy Recliner". I couldn't stop smiling. Well,a few days later my car decided to completely die (transmission,gaskets needed reworked and front bearings went...lol!). How do I ride? Everyday rain or shine. I ride with my nephew whom I've helped raise since birth. He's ten (10) years old (also loves my trike and sometimes needs reminding to whom it belongs). Our day starts on weekdays with pedaling to school. I go grocery shopping with my ICE ADVENTURE,exercise on my trike,visit friends,go to mass,pick my nephew up from school...the list goes on and on. After school I pedal with him to his home where he lives with my brother. I then pedal home to feed my rescue dogs(really) and then on to my nephews football practice). It's dark when I finally get home. I started off pedaling about five(5) miles and am now doing well over twenty (20). In some ways,it has slowed me down. So many people have their own story. They want to know what this strange l
Looking bike is(guess I'm out of space). I happily tell them! My mail carrier has even been on it and now wants one for her and her husband! I am diabetic also. Both my legs -almost clear up to my knees -were a dark purplish color. Since my trike is presently my only transportation and I ride happily everywhere my legs are close now to a normal color! I'm thrilled! My ICE ADVENTURE is the only thing I'm doing differently! I see things everyday I would have never seen before. I can sit on the 15" seat. I don't have to worry about balance. Everything about this trike is perfect and well thought out. I will never ride anything else-ever!im sorry I ran out of space...there is so much to say! I had surgery on my right kidney and missed the 9-1-12 deadline. That's ok. I relish the opportunity to tell the world how great this ICE trike is! I have never felt so lucky. You see,I have my life back. Thank you,Becky Thomas,Ohio
Good all rounder
By: Julie - Scotland, Edinburgh, 27 August 2012
Good Points: Handling, ground clearance, brakes, general build quality
Bad Points: Nothing really, headrest is a minor niggle - see below
How do you ride? 10-15 mile trips, not as often as i should
This is my second trike but my first ICE trike. I have a Catrike Pocket - it's great but has a lousy ground clearance and doesn't fold so I started hunting around for a trike I could get in the car with my husband's hybrid bike so we could go further afield onto cycle paths/Sustrans routes. My local dealer (Laid Back Bikes) had an Adventure he'd ordered with some optional extras which I took for a ride and immediately wanted to buy. Here was the trike I can get in the car with the hybrid, it's got excellent ground clearance for off-roading which by the way is much more fun on 3 wheels than 2 wheels, and makes it easier to see the view if you're riding paths/roads with verges. Mine has bar end shifters which are excellent and worth the upgrade, the standard drum brakes are great, they're as close to zero maintenance as you can get, I admit they don't stop you like disc brakes but discs are so powerful they tend to lift the back wheel unless you have a rack and panniers. I also have the short cranks which have changed the gearing making it more suitable for our hilly terrain. I would have loved rear suspension but couldn't afford it at the time but I have Schwalbe Big Apples tyres all round and they work really well to soak up the bumps and seem to roll really well too. I understand I could save up and buy a new back end however I'd probably then want the front suspension too. I can pack my trike down into a regular bike bag (takes about 30 minutes)so we're taking it to Austria for a week's riding next month. Overall it's an excellent trike and fun to ride.
great trike, ordered with front suspension only
By: Karla Pfennig - USA Texas, 24 August 2012
Good Points: gearing, very little bump steer, it folds fast!
Bad Points: seat straps, see review
How do you ride? everyday, on and off road
I had a very early Catrike Pocket that I loved. When I bought a large wildlife managed property several years ago I tried taking the Pocket off road, it was not good. I saw the ICE trikes when I went to a recumbent shop for some parts and they had the Vortex and the Adventure. The Vortex is drop dead gorgeous but not practical for me. I could have purchased the taller Catrike but the fact that this trike folds was the tipping point. I haul everything in my basket, snake guards, boots, feed, wire, machete, even a rifle now and again. Truly this is a ranch trike, it beats getting the tractor out for just getting stuff out into the back part of my property. Geesh, reading the other reviews, I suddenly feel a bit old... (apparently the Adventure is for us mature folks). I am 62 and my complaint about the seat is yet another injury to report. I herniated a disk years ago and need more slouch in the seat, the loop tape on the straps was too short when I adjusted the back for more curve. Gratefully I can sew and I always have Velcro for making useful items! I stitched some more on so it would be tidy and stay adjusted!I opted for a front suspension only. I theorized, correctly, that it would cut down on the steer effect when hitting a bump with one front wheel, my Pocket could be entertaining at high speed down a steep hill (I used to ride in west Austin, Tx, a very hilly area). And, I must admit, it does make for a cushier ride. Having both front and back would have been over-kill for me.
Having so much fun, my wife had to get one too!
By: Dave Ventura - USA/Minnesota, 22 August 2012
Good Points: Comfortable, fun, cool-looking, standard componants
Bad Points: X5 rear derailler, weak, replaced by X7
How do you ride? Trails, group rides
Bought mine last fall, rode on wind trainer during winter. Riding in earnest this summer and brought it to the Midwest Recumbent Rally where I convinced my wife to get one too! The SRAM X5 rear derailer self-destructed,so I replaced/upgraded with SRAM X7. Other than that issue I have no complaints. I recently did 34 mile ride with no pain :-) I often allow DF riders to test ride it and seeing that smile on their faces is priceless.
A good introduction to triking
By: Roy Myers - New zealand, 21 August 2012
Edition: Adventure RS
Good Points: Design heritage, build quality, finish, comfort, ergonomics, security on the road, equipment, after sales support
Bad Points: Price, weight, suitability for use, gearing, quick releases on handle bars limited resale oppoprtunities
How do you ride? For leisure 150 - 200k per week
ICE ADVENTURE REVIEW Model: Ice Adventure 2(RS), SRAM X7. Twistshifters, Sturmey Archer hub brakes Extras: Easy adjust, quick releases, headrest, front light bracket. I came to trike riding having injured my neck after being knocked off a road bike by a car. I would consider myself an experienced rider on and off road and a competent bike mechanic having dealt with the developments in cycling over the past 35 years. I chose the ICE Adventure initially because of its more upright seating position, which I thought I needed because of my injury, and its apparent ability to deal with rougher roads which abound where I live in the South Island of New Zealand. I wanted to be able to transport the machine easily and its folding feature was appealing. I have not yet got to grips with transporting it by air. I purchased the trike from a New Zealand dealer who despite his claims I found neither particularly helpful in terms of an appropriate choice or knowledgeable about trikes or bike tech in general and whose after sales support was zero. Fortunately as I outline below ICE themselves have been very responsive and compensated for this deficit. When the trike arrived I was immediately impressed with its brilliant red paint finish and the way it was put together. It had bike parts but assembled in a different way. It probably took me about an hour to assemble the machine which had been repacked by the dealer for transport and everything went together very easily and logically. Once I sat on the machine it just felt right. The seat was comfortable and supportive the handlebars and controls fell easily to hand and the set up felt intuitive and right. Adjustment for leg reach was easy using the quick releases* on the boom and the chain adjusted with the easy adjust system* (optional extras) I feel that the quick releases for the wheels which I had purchased as extras were superfluous as I cannot see what actual advantage they offer over the standard fixings which if anything are neater. The supplied Mountain Mirricle mirror is a real boon, it is ergonomic in its location and remarkably shake free except on very uneven gravel. I have fixed a Sigma computer, which attaches with rubber bands, to the horizontal arm of the mirror and have a really good information centre from a glance to my right. On the road the Adventure was amazingly easy to ride with excellent forward vision and straightforward control. The steering was steady with good feedback. The brakes were very controlled and did not affect steering as claimed. The SRAM gearing controlled by Twistgrip changers worked well and I particularly liked being able to trim the front changer. There were initially some problems with the chain(s) relating to noise and poor changes which were caused by strained links which I assume was the work of the NZ dealer because of the way the chains were patched together. With advice from ICE I replaced the chains with locally sourced SRAM chains and changing is now quiet and faultless. The Schwalbe Marathon Racer tyres have worn well, been puncture free and proved surprisingly tough given that they are regularly ridden on rough sections of gravel road. I have purchased a Kenda Small Block 8 tyre for extra rear grip on extended use on gravel. This helps but the Marathons on the front tend to dig in and I am about to experiment with some Schwalbe Big Apples to see if they roll over gravel more easily. For road use however the Marathon Racers are superb tyres and I would continue to use them. I have been slightly surprised that on a trike it is the front wheels which wear because of scuffing on corners. The ride is softened by an ingenious, simple and adjustable elastomer suspension on the rear swing arm pivoting on a large bush which works away without noticeable bobbing reducing road buzz from the 20” rear wheel. It has taken some trial and error to get the leg reach absolutely right for me and I would encourage riders to experiment with this to ensure they are getting max power but avoiding injury or discomfort. This is the only adjustment that one needs to make on a trike apart from the seat angle. Initially I was quite cautious about riding on roads with other traffic given past experience and the fact that New Zealand roads are narrow, carry some very large trucks and that Kiwi drivers can be quite aggressive. Consequently I have done my trike up like a Christmas tree – I have a 1 watt rear light fixed to the headrest, a hi vis tailgate (normally worn around the waist of a road cyclist) attached to the seat and I have swapped the supplied rectangular flag for an orange pennant which moves about more. Together with the mirror I now feel pretty secure with other traffic. I regularly ride the machine at speeds of 55 (downhill!) and have absolute confidence in it at those speeds. It always feels stable and the brakes are easily modulated to regulate speed without any panic. I have managed to get a front wheel to lift but usually with an extreme steering movement. The machine folds for transportation with a clever off centre quick release hinge which places the rear wheel between the front wheels once the seat is removed. The Adventure will then fit in the rear of a hatch or estate. Once practiced the fold to unfold / ready to go takes only a couple of minutes. The only quibble I have with the fold relates to the quick release on the handlebars. I have found it difficult to get these adjusted so that the bars do not move under pressure on the road and the rubber washers on the quick releases tend to split with frequent use. A couple of problems have arisen about which I have needed advice and ICE have been unfailing in their timely responses to my emails and readiness to assist in sorting matters out. If parts need to be despatched they can get to me 20,000 kilometres away in about 6 days. Having come from a cycling background I have got a little frustrated with my inability to go faster and particularly to slow progress on any gradient– which I attribute largely to the weight of the trike against a road bike. I think I may have been a little conservative in choosing the Adventure and better dealer advice at the time of purchase may have helped here. The Adventure does not appear to be as versatile as the Sprint and would appear best suited either to riders who require a higher or more accessible seating position or for laden touring on hard packed but rough roads. It does not have any advantage on gravel for which trikes may not be particularly suited. I think ICE’s marketing should more clearly identify the particular virtues of the Adventure and the relative versatility of the Sprint. My preference would be to go faster on the road. I currently achieve speeds of around 21 – 22 kph on undulating roads which is about the speed I would have achieved on a mountain bike whereas I would probably have been doing 26 – 28 kph on a conventional bike across the same terrain. The trike is not, in my view, particularly suited to extended travel on gravel roads, particularly the type with loose gravel which abound in NZ, largely because small wheels just don’t roll that well. However as indicated above I am about to experiment with different tyres to see if that affects gravel travel. Riding along with conventional bikes I am not aware of any clear aerodynamic advantage with the Adventure. The ride however is not affected by deflection by the wind and hitting rough surfaces or having a wheel move off the road edge does not cause any anxiety. Going downhill is a blast. I am surprised however that the lower position and absence of stress on the body from contact points does not translate into easier or faster riding. The ICE Adventure is also a relatively expensive item and would probably have very limited resale possibilities in New Zealand. However owning the Adventure has convinced me of the advantages of trike riding because of the comfort, the vision and absence of contact point problems. It is a very well thought out machine, well executed, well built, well finished, and undoubtedly strong. ICE are a very responsive company to deal with, providing excellent back up and after sales support which has impressed me. I will be going to them when I want a replacement for the Adventure. PROS: Design heritage, build quality, finish, comfort, ergonomics, security on the road, equipment, after sales support CONS: Price, weight, suitability for use, gearing, quick releases on handle bars limited resale oppoprtunities
By: Kriss Stutzman - USA, 15 August 2012
Edition: Adventure FS HD
Good Points: Drum brakes, quality construction
Bad Points: None
How do you ride? Rail Trails
In 2012 my wife and I bought two sidewinder trikes. Good design, but inferior components and no factory support or involvement. They made terrible noise. In 2011 my wife fell in love with the Adventure FS and got one. In 2012, I gave up on my sidewinder and got the Adventure FS HD, although the dealer worked mightily to make the siewinder adequate. The only issue for the Adventure FS HD is minor. We seem to be the only bikes or trikes on the trail that make the locust/cicada sound when we glide. The machines even looks like racehorses wanting to race. The clamps on the bottom seat rail seem somewhat difficult to slide on and tighten. We are old and the recumbent trikes are the only way that we can exercise. They free us.
excellent ride worth every penny.
By: jonathan edwards - united kingdom, 01 August 2012
Edition: Adventure RS
Good Points: downhill speed mega fast !!!!!
Bad Points: uphill speed bit of a crawler
How do you ride? as often as i can
after having five operations to hands and having damaged ulna nerves i could'nt bare any weight on a standard road /mountain bike handlebars,so out went the allez sport 27 and in came adventure RS, although expensive it's worth every penny, it's ease of use and professional look add to a very pleasing ride everytime,i'm glad i chose mudguards allround as you can get very wet from front wheel spray, thumbshifters are a must and rear suspension helps with shock ,along with cleated pedals and crank guard,also quick release kit helps when folding into a car. it's a very eye catching trike which always gets attention and ....cool!!! remarks off the kids.
A Beautiful Portable Convertible
By: Kelly Berg - USA / California, 31 July 2012
Edition: Adventure FS+
Good Points: Comfort, visibility, customer service
Bad Points: None. I would prefer quick releases to threaded seat clamps.
How do you ride? With a smile on my face
The Adventure 2FS is a good machine for strolling around towns, for quick store runs, for jaunts on bike trails, for long country rides, and for some unpaved trails. It can be made to go fast enough for a real thrill, and slow enough for me to absorb, appreciate and respond to my surroundings. The suspension and seat soak up much of the road shock. The high and fairly upright riding position help me see more, and be seen better. The trike folds into a reasonably compact package. That makes it fairly easy to bring it with me on trips to distant places. It provides for a wonderfully relaxing pedaling experience, and is a whole lot of fun to use.
Enjoying the View
By: Gary Hammer - USA WI, 31 July 2012
Edition: Adventure FS
Good Points: Comfort, solid, easy handling and transporting
Bad Points: Haven't found one yet
How do you ride? I ride every day 20-35 miles
I have all the medical issues that would keep one from biking.The ICE has given me biking back. When shopping for a recumbent and test riding most ICE was the only one that fit all my needs.Totally solid, sharp looking,easy transport. The mechanics are easy to understand and operate. Up hill alittle tough down hill sail with the birds.You can ride for hours and have the energy when you come home to do the choresA great investment in life.
Quality, Quality, Quality
By: Michie O'Day - Maine, USA, 28 July 2012
Edition: Adventure FS
Good Points: Comfort, stability, good handling on hills, head-turning quotient, FUN
Bad Points: I'll let you know if I find any
How do you ride? Year round in dry weather, 10-25 miles/day, 4-5 days/week
After multiple neurosurgeries 30 years ago which destroyed my sense of balance, I regrettably gave up cycling, skiing, mountain hiking and water sports. Life goes on... I worked in a big city and found other (mostly boring) ways to exercise. Shortly after moving to Portland in 2011, I walked past a local bike shop and, on the spur of the moment, went in to ask about trikes.... It was the beginning of a happy odyssey. My first trike was a tadpole manufactured in Florida, and although it was a good trike it lacked a suspension system, and the steering was unstable at speeds greater than 14 mph. In July of 2012, I test rode an ICE Sprint trike. It was love at first pedal push. Because of my balance issues, I like a higher seat so I ordered an Adventure FS. I've only had it four days, so one may question my authority to write a review. But this is what I know: As an artist (I am a painter), I recognize kindred spirits. The good folks at ICE are passionate and they experts at what they do. They are artists, and their medium is trikes. Me, I'm a 55-year old woman with multiple disabilities (I am also deaf). Being able to cycle again has revitalized my life. My doctors and friends are amazed, but no one is more surprised or happier than me. Thank you ICE!
By: John Till - United States of America /California, 26 July 2012
Good Points: sturdy, comfortable and foldable for transporting.
Bad Points: needs readjusting of shifter ccables after repeated foldings.
How do you ride? mostly 30 to 50 mile trail rides on weekends and shorter rides on work days.
I have had my trike since April 2012 and have ridden about 2000 miles with few problems. I had a two wheel recumbent and was a little hesitant about switching to a trike. Best move I ever made. My two wheeler was hard to climb hills on do to the weight of the bike. The trike is easier on hills even when you have not shifted properly prior to climbing the hill. The only downside is that if you plan on storing in the folded position you better know how to adjust your shift cables because they will need to be re adjusted after folding a few times. I now store mine hanging on the wall in a vertical position to avoid the shift issues. Overall I would say the adventure is an excellent bike sturdy,, comfortable yet lightweight and easy to ride.
By: Nic - Australian capital territory, 24 July 2012
Good Points: handles well, easy to handle
Bad Points: none
How do you ride?
Great fun. I ride my Ice Adventure trike about 10 kilometers a day, more on the weekends. It has really good gears so it makes it easy to tow a trailer. the other handy feature is that they twist fold so the back wheel rests on its side between the two front wheels, this makes it much easier to pack into a car or train, which gives me more opportunities to travel with my trike. And its great exercise .
By: WAYNE KILL - CANADA, 24 July 2012
Edition: Adventure RS
Good Points: COMFORT - EASY FOLD - EASY TRANSPORT - GREAT CONSTRUCTION - WONDERFUL ENGINEERING
Bad Points: NONE
How do you ride? CITY AND LOCAL SEAWALL
I am 61 years old, I have had open heart surgery (7 by-passes, 11 stents, 22 angioplasties) I am also diabetic. My trike is absolute fun to ride and as such, it gets me out more often than any other exercise I have tried. I am convinced that my Ice trike will extend my life by many years.Thanks to everyone at Inspired Cycle Engineering,Wayne
67 and still going
By: Diane Pope - Florida, 24 July 2012
Good Points: comfort, agility,cornering, ride
Bad Points: haven't found any
How do you ride? 30 to 40 miles on rails to trails
I was afraid I would have to stop riding my bike, until I got the Adventure. I can not begin to tell you how much I love this bike. I have my freedom to ride and not worry about falling. 40 miles is a breeze for me and am looking forward to cooler weather in Florida to go farther. I put it in the back of my car and go were I want. I could ride this bike all day without getting uncomfortable, no more butt ache, arms falling asleep, or extreme fatigue. Did I mention I love this trike, worth every penny.
Great Trike and Great Fun
By: Greg Singewald - USA, California, 23 July 2012
Good Points: Comfort, Handling, Fun
Bad Points: None
How do you ride? 3-4 times a week, 15-30 miles
I had problems with RSI in my hands and elbows and got to the point where I could not ride a diamond frame bike, I was riding a semi recumbent, but when I saw and test rode the ice trike, I knew I had to have one. Ive had the trike for just over two months and already have over 500 miles of fun and enjoyable riding.I have the FS+ and love the hydrolic brakes, and the thumb lever shifting. It is just a great ride.
Back issues with fears of falling off?
By: Cynthia Neidinger - USA, Missouri, 23 July 2012
Good Points: Easy on and off, handles quick turns and high speeds.
Bad Points: none - good quality-best on the market!
How do you ride? 25-30 miles daily, plan to take trips again.
My adventure was purchased about 4 months ago. I had broken my ankle the following summer while test riding a single recumbent, and was afraid to ride a two wheeled bike again. My husband bought a Sprint right after my accident, because we had been riding a tandem recumbent together for years and my recovery was very very slow. He had purchased the Sprint thinking that it could double as a bike for him to ride while I was recovering and then later, he was going to give the Ice Trike to me. That thought process changed quickly, because he fell in love with his new Trike. I then expected to also get a Sprint after I recovered. That was, until I test rode the Adventure. I found the Adventure to be easier to get on and off. I was surprised how little time it took to be comfortable navigating the Adventure on roads and paved bicycle trails. I have found that when I do not ride my Adventure on a regular basis, that my lower back hurts. My Adventure riding also doubles as my lower back therapy! Both the Adventure and the Sprint are great machines that respond well to quick turns and high speeds. I have had it up to 40 miles per hour down hills thus far. That's fast enough for a 52 year old woman not wanting to fall again! I have in the past month felt comfortable enough to ride in two organized paid day rides, and they were hilly rides. My trike goes slow up hills, but flies down the hills. I am now, after 4 months averaging 10 to 11 miles per hour. I should also mention that I am a plus sized woman and am able to get the execise I need by riding my ICE Adventure Trike. I suggest test riding to see which ICE machine suits you before purchasing.
By: John A. Shook - USA, North Carolina, 23 July 2012
Good Points: Handling, comfort, ease of entrance
Bad Points: None
How do you ride? Smelling the flowers and exercise rides
My original Ice Adventure is now my wife's trike. I purchased a 2011 Ice Adventure 26 recently beacause of ICE's great comfort, trouble free operation and it's superior engineering and production results. I really like the 26. Handling is different than the other ICE Adventure but does not impact with my riding. Being narrower and longer I feel that it rides a bit better and the only negative is the turning radius, but it really does not affect my riding style. Disc brakes are excellent and the gearing was a bit streched for my old body, so I installed 155 MM crank arms which really helped me. Just rolled over 9k on the trikes. Will be going to New England shortly to ride the Cape Cod Rail Trail and also Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine. Thank you ICE for extending and enjoying my life. Health has improved a great deal!!!!John A. Shook
GREAT Touring trike
By: Jon Blumhagen - USA, Florida, 24 August 2011
Good Points: Nimble, perfect width, solid construction, excellent cross-over folding
Bad Points: None really - a couple pointers below
How do you ride? Not often enough! Toured 92 days last summer.
Photos of our tour last summer can be seen on the Journeys for Life page on this web site. My wife actually rode the Adventure, and I had a 2009 "T". If I bought another trike it would be the Adventure. Big plus's: The Adventure is a true 31" in width, the "T" was 33....just about every hotel door we tried to go thru on our trip was 32 inches, and she could glide right thru, even with her gear on. I was forced to unload and tip sideways. The back carrier for the Adventure was a PERFECT fit for the Jandd Large Mountain Panniers - just slide the hook on to the loop on the carrier and cinch tight; quick and easy. On downhills she was quicker than me. We got up to over 40mph on several downhills, and she would end up passing me. The folding on the Adventure was also better. The twisting fold-over makes for a smaller package to ship to the start, or from the end of your trip. These trikes are solid! (one reason we picked them for the tour)....she carried about 40 pounds on her trike, and I topped out at about 100 pounds, and we still had enough low gear to climb Chestnut Mountain. Couple things to watch for: on the Adventure....when the trike was fully loaded, and she sat down on it, the carrier ended up rubbing on the tire, and we didn't notice at first; make sure you have the carrier adjusted high enough to compensate. And the water bottle posts could be an inch or two closer to the crossbar. With my wife's short legs, the standard Polar Bottle won't fit on her shortened boom. P.S. With a recumbent trike, on a sweltery day, you can hook an umbrella to the back of the seat to keep the sun off your head, and help keep you cooler! (Just remember to hang on to it when a semi truck goes by!)
By: Ian Watson - United Kingdon, 22 September 2010
Edition: Adventure FS+
Good Points: Comfort; handling
Bad Points: None
How do you ride? around 10 to 15 miles on sunny days
Being a disabled rider I find that the machine is easy to get on and off and because I live in a valey I find that I can climb the hills with relative ease. Plus the fact that it folds means that I can take it with me and use it instead of a mobility scooter (except when I am shopping in a mall) Disadvantage is that I cannot use local cycle tracks because of the anti motorcyle barriers. Good advantage; other road users give me lots of room! Average speed 8mph, top speed 30mph (down-hill) have done 24mph on the flat though usualy 15 to 18mph
Great trike for older people
By: John Shook - USA, North Carolina, 01 August 2010
Good Points: Great comfort, easy access, great handling
Bad Points: None to bare.
How do you ride? daily 20/30 miles, take on trips
I ride everyday that is not raining. I am 67 yrs old and the trike is extremly comfortable for me. No sore rear end!!!!. Gearing is perfect for my abilities. Avarage 11-12 mph for the most of the ride. I replaced the brake handles with locking brake type for parking. The drum brakes work extremly well. Shifting is mostly smooth. It is just a great pleasure to ride.
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