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The ICE Sprint folding trike is the ultimate fusion of sporting performance and long-distance comfort. With a mid-height seating position and ICE’s renowned handling the Sprint is a trike which has to be explored. All Sprint models are available with an X-type upgrade, giving race-specification components.

  • 2012 sprint 26

    Sprint 26

    ICE Compact Flat Twist Fold system
    Avid BB5 disc brakes
    27 Speed SRAM X5
    Avid V brake
    Marine Blue, Fire Red or Ink Black

    From $3,022.16

  • 2012 sprint RS

    Sprint RS

    ICE Compact Flat Twist Fold system
    Avid BB7 disc brakes
    27 Speed SRAM X7
    Avid V brake
    Marine Blue, Fire Red, Ink Black

    From $3,581.21

  • 2012 sprint FS

    Sprint FS

    ICE Compact Flat Twist Fold system
    Sturmey Archer drum brakes
    27 Speed SRAM X7
    Avid V brake
    Marine Blue, Fire Red, Ink Black

    From $4,188.36

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    Sprint 26X

    All of the features of the Sprint 26 with the following upgrades:
    Avid BB7 disc brakes
    Schwalbe Kojak tyres
    BB7 disc parking brake
    Ink black with x-type graphics

    From $3,843.66

  • Sprint FS X 2012 (2)

    Sprint RSX

    All of the features of the Sprint RS with the following upgrades:
    Avid BB7 disc brakes 
    Schwalbe Kojak tyres
    BB7 disc parking brake
    Ink black with x-type graphics

    From $4,231.60

  • Sprint FS X 2012 (2)

    Sprint FSX

    All of the features of the Sprint FS with the following upgrades:
    Tektro hydraulic disc brakes
    Schwalbe Kojak tyres
    BB7 disc parking brake
    Ink black with x-type graphics

    From $4,952.55

Sprint RS

From $3,581.21

2012 sprint RS
Front suspension (travel) -
Rear suspension (travel) ICE RRS - 4"(100mm)
Gear Components
Front derailleur Sram X7
Rear derailleur Sram X7
Shifters Sram X5 Twist grip
Chainset Truvativ Firex 26/36/48 170mm
Cassette ICE custom Capreo 9-32 9 speed
Gear range 15.7"-103.5" (1.255m - 8.28m)
Chain YBN S9C
Idler ICE lightweight with twin sealed ball bearings
Chain tube ICE Custom low friction
Brake Components
Front brakes Avid BB7 160mm disc
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 31.5" (800mm)
Overall height 25.6" - 27.6" (650mm - 700mm)
Overall length 68.5"-78" (1740mm-1981mm)
Folded width 31.5" (800mm)
Folded length 41"- 50.5" (1041mm-1282mm)
Folded height 19.5" (495mm)
Seat height 8" (200mm)
Seat angle adjust 37 - 44 degrees
Bottom bracket height 12.6" - 15.6" (320mm - 395mm)
Turning circle 18' (5.5m)
Rider weight limit 275lbs (125kg)
Max tyre width 50mm
Overall weight 37lb (16.6kg)
Rider size range 35"-50" (889mm-1207mm)
Track width 29.5" (750mm)
Wheel base 41.7" (1060mm)
Ground clearance (ride height adjusted) 3.2" (82 mm)
Wheels & Tyres
Rear rim Alex 101 Anodised black
Rear hub ICE custom 36 hole lightweight capreo and disc compatible hub with 4 sealed cartridge bearings & alloy freehub body - silver Anodised. Hollow quick release axle
Front rims Alex 101 Anodised black
Front hubs ICE Custom Disc with sealed cartridge bearings, Silver Anodised
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
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 Custom quad bend
Stem ICE custom
Standard Fit Accessories
Flag ICE reflective 3 piece
Mirror Mountain Mirrycle
Accessory Mounts
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

Configuration options

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  • VTX 2014-Seat cover Note: If the Air-Pro seat option is selected then there is NO option for fitting a rack on the rear suspension models. The Air-Pro Glass and Air-Pro Carbon are handmade composite hard-shell seats that provide exceptional stiffness with minimal weight. The Air-Pro seats are fitted as standard on the VTX and VTX+.  The Air-Pro shell is anatomically shaped for comfort, supports through aggressive cornering and provides a firm brace to pedal against. Fitted to the shell is a custom composite foam cover made from breathable materials and incorporating ventilation channels, which allows air to flow across the back to aid cooling and comfort. Please see rider size guide to choose the correct seat size, note Max rider weight 230lbs (104Kg). Click HERE for seat sizing guide.
  • VTX 2014-Seat cover Note: If the Air-Pro seat option is selected then there is NO option for fitting a rack on the rear suspension models. The Air-Pro Glass and Air-Pro Carbon are handmade composite hard-shell seats that provide exceptional stiffness with minimal weight. The Air-Pro seats are fitted as standard on the VTX and VTX+.  The Air-Pro shell is anatomically shaped for comfort, supports through aggressive cornering and provides a firm brace to pedal against. Fitted to the shell is a custom composite foam cover made from breathable materials and incorporating ventilation channels, which allows air to flow across the back to aid cooling and comfort. Please see rider size guide to choose the correct seat size, note Max rider weight 230lbs (104Kg). Click HERE for seat sizing guide.
  • VTX 2014-Seat cover Note: If the Air-Pro seat option is selected then there is NO option for fitting a rack on the rear suspension models. The Air-Pro Glass and Air-Pro Carbon are handmade composite hard-shell seats that provide exceptional stiffness with minimal weight. The Air-Pro seats are fitted as standard on the VTX and VTX+.  The Air-Pro shell is anatomically shaped for comfort, supports through aggressive cornering and provides a firm brace to pedal against. Fitted to the shell is a custom composite foam cover made from breathable materials and incorporating ventilation channels, which allows air to flow across the back to aid cooling and comfort. Please see rider size guide to choose the correct seat size, note Max rider weight 230lbs (104Kg). Click HERE for rider sizing guide.
  • VTX 2014-Seat cover Note: If the Air-Pro seat option is selected then there is NO option for fitting a rack on the rear suspension models. The Air-Pro Glass and Air-Pro Carbon are handmade composite hard-shell seats that provide exceptional stiffness with minimal weight. The Air-Pro seats are fitted as standard on the VTX and VTX+.  The Air-Pro shell is anatomically shaped for comfort, supports through aggressive cornering and provides a firm brace to pedal against. Fitted to the shell is a custom composite foam cover made from breathable materials and incorporating ventilation channels, which allows air to flow across the back to aid cooling and comfort. Please see rider size guide to choose the correct seat size, note Max rider weight 230lbs (104Kg). Click HERE for rider sizing guide.
  • soft elastomer If your unsure about which elastomer will suit you click HERE for our elastomer selection chart.
  • medium elastomer If your unsure about which elastomer will suit you click HERE for our elastomer selection chart.
  • hard elastomer If your unsure about which elastomer will suit you click HERE for our elastomer selection chart.
  • Short cranks

    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.

  • Drum and Disc brake 2

    Sturmey Archer drum brakes are renowned for their low maintenance requirements whilst providing good braking power and feel.

  • Hydraulic disks

    Hydraulic power and no wire cables to maintain.

  • Our disk parking brake upgrade is ideal for riders on longer tours in mountainous terrain. As well as functioning as a parking brake, it has been developed for use as a drag brake to regulate speed on long descents on a heavily loaded trike.

  • Our disk parking brake upgrade is ideal for riders on longer tours in mountainous terrain. As well as functioning as a parking brake, it has been developed for use as a drag brake to regulate speed on long descents on a heavily loaded trike.

  • 20 inch rear mudguard

    Our ICE rear mudguard with custom mount kit has been tested over many miles and is ideal for protecting you on those wetter days.

  • Front mudguards

    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.

  • Front mudguards

    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.

  • Rack suspension-00027 Note: Racks are not available for rear suspension trike's fitted with a Air-Pro Hardshell seat option. Made from 6061 aluminium with features such as a rear light mounting plate and tool less attachment to the trike so that the rack can either be left attached to the seat when folding or quickly removed from the seat and trike to aid making the smallest folded package. The rack can be ordered with or without side supports depending on whether you would like to use panniers or just a top bag. Maximum rack load - 25kg (55lbs) 
  • Rack suspension-00028 Note: Racks are not available for rear suspension trike's fitted with a Air-Pro Hardshell seat option. Made from 6061 aluminium with features such as a rear light mounting plate and tool less attachment to the trike so that the rack can either be left attached to the seat when folding or quickly removed from the seat and trike to aid making the smallest folded package. The rack can be ordered with or without side supports depending on whether you would like to use panniers or just a top bag. Maximum rack load - 25kg (55lbs) 
  • Handlebar bag mount-0131

    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). It is possible to fit 2 Side handlebar bag mount's at the same time on opposite sides of the seat.

  • Accessories (2)

    The Altura Arran handlebar bag is recommended by ICE and gives an ideal day ride storage solution.

  • Keep your map dry and visible on top of the sade bag. Velcro into place.

  • Handlebar bag mount 4

    Bag and map pocket together.

  • Handlebar bag mount 4

    Side bag mount and bag.

  • Handlebar bag mount 4

    Side bag mount, bag and map pocket.

  • 2011 Radical side pods For Mesh Seats

    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.

  • Radical Banana Racer Vortex

    These Banana Racer panniers fit directly to the Air Pro hard shell seats. They do not need a rack. With foam reinforcement and mesh pockets. The set comes with a custom deflector bracket which keeps the bags away from the chain and frame. They have a total volume of 25ltr and weigh 520 grams per pair.

  • trike trailer-cyclone-4-side

    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).

  • Lightmount Neckrest-01113

    A custom rear light mount designed to clamp on to the ICE neck rest allowing the fitting of most conventional bike lights which are designed to fit the seat post of an ordinary bicycle.

  • 2014 chainring guard

    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).

  • Easy adjust-00042

    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.

  • Easy adjust-00042

    Chain ring guard and easy adjust kit ordered together.

  • Quick release kit

    The quick release kit is ideal for those who wish to easily remove mudguards, front wheels and adjust the boom without the need for tools.

  • A pair of QR levers to relpace the two M6 bolts for clamping the boom allow quick adjustment of the boom length (note that the chain length may need alterning if the boom is moved to a new setting).

  • FF Brackets

    The FF bracket moves the front seat mount forward for very short legged riders, we recommend short arm cranks for riders taking the FF brackets. Please see rider size page for more information.

  • FB Brackets

    The FB bracket - moves the front seat mount backwards for very long legged riders. Note that using this bracket with the hard shell seat will reduce the maximum recline available. Please see our rider size page for more information.

  • Helping handles Sprint-00963c

    Custom ICE designed for the Sprint these helping handles make it much easier to sit and rise from from the trike. A firm hand grip positon and direct clamping to the cross axle of the trike increases confidence and reducess stress for those that may find getting on and off the low seat height of the Sprint more difficult.

  • front light mount

    The front light mount provides a firm light mounting point, ideal for taking one or more lights for those winter rides.

  • Central Computer Mount

    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.

  • Sensor mount-00094

    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 from either front wheel.

  • Sensor mount-00108

    Computer display mount and sensor mount ordered together.


    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.

  • Shimano PDA520 pedal

    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. 

  • Shimano PD M324 pedal

    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. 

  • Alien Multitool

    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.

  • Spanner ICE cassette-01125b

    The ICE 9 Tooth Spanner is a must have item with any trike using a Capreo Cassette. This 9 Tooth Spanner is one of the best around, made from stainless steel and ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. The 9 Tooth Spanner is a tool that escapes most bike stores and is increasingly difficult to get hold of, yet its crucial if you need to tighten or remove your Capreo Cassette.

  • 3 part system, used to cover small paint scratches or stone chips.

  • 3 part system, used to cover small paint scratches or stone chips.

  • High Pressure Pump

    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

  • Bottle-01153b

    ICE's High Quality 750ml water bottle is a finishing touch to any ICE Trike and the best way to fill any bottle cage. The ICE water bottle includes a measuring guide.

  • Elite Bottle Cage

    The Mio Sior Elite bottle cage is a high quality bottle cage. The bottle cage is extremely strong, lightweight and durable. The spring action arms means the cage can comfortably hold almost any bottle.

  • Bottle Cage Riser

    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)

  • Elite Bottle Cage

    Bottle cage and bottle

  • Elite Bottle Cage

    Bottle cage, bottle and riser.

  • Mesh seat bottle cage and clamp

    This bottle cage comes with a built in clamp. This means that it can be attached to the frame of a mesh seat.

  • Mesh seat bottle cage mount

    Bottle cage and bottle.

  • Mirror

    This additional mirror is a 3" round, convex glass mirror with a wide field of view. The mirror is adjustable to any viewing angle. The most clear view mirror we have found. (1 mirror is included as standard with each trike).

  • The custom ICE mount clamps onto the handlebar and gives a mirror fixing position below the brake lever. Needed if fitting a mirror in combination with bar end shifters. (1 mount is included if the trike is ordered with bar end shifters).

  • Additional Mirror and mount together.

  • Takealook mirror

    Frameless acrylic mirror provides wide uninterrupted field of vision, mirror surface measures 1 - 7/16 inches x 1- 1/16 inches. Mirror face adjusts by rotating it 90° from the wire, fore and aft rotations offer fine-angle adjustments. Three-point attachment system adjusts for a secure fit without vibration and can be attached to either your eye glasses or helmet visor.

  • Takealook mirror-01086

    Frameless acrylic mirror provides wide uninterrupted field of vision, mirror surface measures 1 - 7/16 inches x 1- 1/16 inches. Mirror face adjusts by rotating it 90° from the wire, fore and aft rotations offer fine-angle adjustments. Three-point attachment system adjusts for a secure fit without vibration and can be attached to either your eye glasses or helmet visor.

  • Takealook mirror-01086

    This Helmet Adapter allows you to fit the Take A Look Mirror onto the body of a helmet. Using the provided double sided tape, the adapter is attached to the inside of your helmet, creating a strong and sturdy anchor for your Take A Look Mirror.

  • Takealook mirror-01086
  • Takealook mirror-01086
  • Green Oil-01163b

    Prevents rust, reduces wear, all conditions lube.

  • Green Oil-01166b Dry conditions lube, utilizes natural wax.
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  • Neckrest mesh seat-00261

    The ICE neck-rest is fully adjustable for both height and angle, and can be fitted to mesh seats to provide neck support for superb comfort especially on long rides. Fitted with a removable padded cover, the neck-rest can also be fittted with a light mount (not included) which provides a good place for fixing any rear light with a "Seat Post" style mount.

  • Neckrest  Hshell 2014 strap and pad dual

    The ICE neck-rest is fully adjustable for both height and angle, and can be fitted to hardshell seats to provide neck support for superb comfort especially on long rides. Fitted with a removable padded cover, the neck-rest can also be fittted with a light mount (not included) which provides a good place for fixing any rear light with a "Seat Post" style mount.

  • kingpost susp 754f

    Add front suspension to Adventures and Sprints which do not have it as standard. Note that only drum brakes or hydraulic disc brakes (not BB7 or BB5) can be fitted with front suspension.

  • st2011 17 Closeups (6)d

    Bar end shifter upgrade – includes Shimano Deore shadow rear dérailleur, Shimano Dura Ace bar end shifters, in-line adjuster and a mirror mount.

  • TT 500-3b

    Bar end shifter upgrade – includes SRAM X9 10 speed rear dérailleur, SRAM TT500 bar end shifters, in-line adjuster and a mirror mount.

Total cost: $3,581.21

Includes UK VAT and delivery to dealer within the UK. Delivery to other markets is not included.

2,000 mile report

By: Clifford Green - USA; CA, 15 May 2014

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: Handling, build quality
Bad Points: nada
How do you ride? Trails, streets

This is an addendum as I just passed the 2,000 mile mark on my Sprint. The trike has run superbly with a minor tune up at 6 months (a bit of adjustment to the rear derailleur). One of the connecting rubber chain tubes broke and Neil immediately sent a replacement part. Great service and a tremendous trike. You'll never regret owning an ICE Trike.

Better and Better

By: Chris Nardi - USA/Florida, 24 February 2014

Edition: Sprint RS
Good Points: Fast, smooth, fun, highest quality
Bad Points:
How do you ride? Leisure rides with wife

My wife and I used our wedding money to get this 2013 Sprint RS from Hostel Shoppe as it was a discounted demo from Midwest Rally. It was an excellent decision, we've shared many great rides already. I've had a few Ice trikes/bike already (2006 Ice S, Ice T, Ice B1) and all were amazing machines. I've always had prompt and excellent customer service from Ice. I knew the Ice trike would result in my wife catching the recumbent fever also and can't wait to get our second one so we don't have to switch off riding the upright. Our white shepherd also loves walking/trotting beside it for her daily exercise.

Addenum to earlier review

By: Mark Jordan - Indiana, U.S.A., 23 February 2014

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: Strong frame, extremely comfortable:
Bad Points: It doesn't have wings!
How do you ride? Often as possible, 40 - 70 miles a ride

This is an addendum to an earlier review I posted last summer after some issues I had with the trike. Neil responded personally via phone and we resolved most of the issues pretty quickly. Since that time I have put over 3000 miles on the trike, albeit about half on a trainer! 8^( I had pretty much destroyed my left shoulder in July & had to have a pretty thorough surgery in late August. By the time I was able to ride again I was on a limited duty schedule, and pretty much confined to a trainer. Weather has been too bad since recovering enough to get back out on the road... too much ice & deep snow. Prior to the injury I had put an X9 derailleur on the trike to replace the faulty X5. Neil had taken care of all of the other short comings and from there I have never looked back. The Sprint 26 has been a dream since, multitudes of rides with trouble free, fun riding. Miles & miles of comfortable touring of the country side on the back roads for 5 counties surrounding, not one single further problem with the trike. Weather is breaking and I'm about to be released to full duty, looking foreword to another long riding season, and many more miles & miles of triking fun. Have plans for a few "organized" rides this season, maybe. I'm more of a loner who really likes to just go where the wanderlust takes him when I'm riding... This Sprint 26 is the perfect vehicle for that! If you are here just looking about... go find a demo somewhere and take a ride, but be warned once you do you will not be happy until you have one of your own!


By: Dan Via - US/Virginia, 29 January 2014

Edition: Sprint RSX

Good Points: Smooth ride. Beautiful trike with great workmanship.
Bad Points: None
How do you ride? On the road, bike trails; usually 50-70 miles a week.

I switched to recumbent trikes after I had an incomplete cervical spinal cord injury in 2011. I'd been an avid/obsessed cyclist prior to that. I initially bought a Catrike 700 and I've been very happy with it. However, the very reclined position and the 700c wheel presented some challenges for my neurologically difficult situation. Therefore, I went with a Sprint RSX. I couldn't be happier. The trike is gorgeous, comfortable, responsive, and fast. The somewhat more upright position works better for me. The 20 inch back wheel allows for a little faster acceleration and easier climbing; factors that are good for my weaker and spastic legs. I also wanted a trike I could travel with and the fold feature definitely fits the bill. Catrike makes a great trike as well, but the Sprint fits my situation better. I'd also like to say that Utah Trikes does an excellent job. They are helpful and informative through the ordering process, and, they definitely have the shipping process down.

Performs as advertised!

By: Cliff Green - USA; California, 23 September 2013

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: Great handling, speed
Bad Points: need to make a bit lower rack to allow CFT
How do you ride? Mostly bicycle trails (15-30 miles)

I have had my Sprint 26 for a bit over a month now. What a blast! I ordered the trike with some of the X-type upgrades (wheels, BB7's). Everyone who sees the trike remarks on its beauty, and I can testify to the build quality and design. It is fast. On my old T I would be hitting 13-14 into a headwind at HR 120 bpm; with the Sprint I am running 17-18 at the same output and conditions! Rode 40 miles through Orange County yesterday - up long hills, then down through passes at 30- 40 mph. The fastest I've had the trike was 47 mph(75kph) down Cannon Road in Orange, CA. The Sprint is sure footed at high and low speeds. ICE trikes are a bit more costly than some, but I can tell you from experience that you get what you pay for in trikes.

Superb Fun & Exercies!

By: David Goldman - USA/IL, 14 September 2013

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: Comfortable, great handling, no hand/wrist discomfort
Bad Points: A tad slow for the effort
How do you ride? For exercise and recreation

I got my Sprint 26 almost immediately after having three major surgeries this summer including a kidney transplant and heart surgery. I've been riding my trike almost daily starting about a week after I was released from the hospital after the final surgery (with the doctor's permission of course). It's difficult to describe just how much I enjoy riding this trike. I was an avid diamond frame cyclist for quite a while but had to stop due to illness and when I knew I was going to be able to ride again I decided I really wanted a trike. I'm currently riding from 15-25 miles five days a week and I feel myself getting stronger as I continue along. My doctors are actually amazed at how well I'm doing considering what I've been through and I tell them that the urge to ride has given me the incentive to get well and my Sprint 26 makes it so much fun.Thanks to ICE for making such a great product!

Lazyboy with pedals

By: Jesse Reese - Washington, 31 July 2013

Edition: Sprint FSX
Good Points: comfort and handling
Bad Points: none so far
How do you ride? highway and back raods

I switched to a recumbent from an upright because of back issues and have not regretted it for a second. My Sprint FSX is like a recliner with pedals. I can ride all day and still be comfortable even on the back roads covered in chip seal and loaded with pot holes. I can speed along to keep up with traffic ( 30 MPH ) through town if I push for all I'm worth or I can fly down the many hills in my area, and as for climbing back up those hills the gearing makes it pretty easy. The handling was the first thing that impressed me when I test road the ICE Sprint, it corners like it's on rails and sticks to the road like it's been glued down. Overall I love my ICE Sprint. The only thing I have changed on the trike is the tires, going to the Schwalbe Marathon Plus for better flat protection.

Thank-You !

By: Brian Stewart - U.S.A./ Wisconsin, 29 July 2013

Edition: Sprint 26X
Good Points: Smooth
Bad Points: None
How do you ride? Leisure

I've had MS since January 1990, and an Ice Trike is the answer to independence and freedom. Ice makes the best Trikes that money can buy, and on behalf of the over 10,000 people in Wisconsin living with MS, you have made it possible for me to enjoy riding a Trike, the way this progressive disease demands ! Thank-You !

I love my Sprint!

By: Maria Johnson - Ohio, USA, 24 July 2013

Edition: Sprint RS
Good Points: Comfortable, Fun, smooth ride
Bad Points: Shifters needed to be replaced early
How do you ride? Flats, hills, trails, roads, organized and casual rides.

This was my first trike and I really love it. The suspension and the head rest make it a very comfortable ride for someone with a back/neck injury. The contour of the seat and lumbar support adds to the ride comfort. Early on, I had a few problems with the shifters, but took it to the dealer and they were replaced and upgraded by Sprint under warranty. I can't say enough good things about this trike, it has really changed my outlook on cycling and now I absolutely love it. I also like that I can put it on rollers and ride indoors during the winter months.

Fun and fast!

By: Linda Hagberg - Sweden, 24 July 2013

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: Easy to fold and pack in the car!
Bad Points: A little too heavy
How do you ride? To work, on vaccations.

This trike take me anywhere I want! Just fold it, put it in the car, unfold it and ride it! Fun, fast and with greate comfort! I LOVE my ICE Sprint!

Loving my first trike, what a machine

By: Ray Gillespie - United Kingdom / West Lothian, 21 July 2013

Edition: Sprint FSX
Good Points: What can I say, the fit, the ride, the quality, the design, a lovely solid machine
Bad Points: None that I can find
How do you ride? Just starting out in triking so a casual rider.

This is my first trike and I decided to treat myself to the FSX and am delighted with the purchase. I was hooked after just a few metres riding it is such a joy and so comfortable and can be as fast or as slow as you want it to be. The build quality is superb with each and every component working in harmony to give even a total triking noob like me compete confidence. I was originally concerned about the fold as I not have a small car, I had no need to worry the unique fold geometry allows me to very easily fit this into my Prius Hatchback. I can tell that this is the beginning of a new fitter and happier me :-), at last I have found a cycling based activity I can share with my wife( she had a quick shot of mine and is buying one too ). So in essence if you are looking for a fun enjoyable pastime along with a brilliantly designed piece of machinery look no further than an ICE trike and of course I am biased towards the FSX.

It just gets better and better!

By: Paul Stockdale - UK, 17 July 2013

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: Customer support - first rate. Comfort. Quality build. Range of gears. Well equipped.
Bad Points:
How do you ride? Touring - averaging about 9-12 m.p.h. depending on the terrain (laden).

Since first reviewing my ICE trike Sprint I have done several hundred miles more cycling on it, including an unsupported 16-day Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) trip and an ascent of Mont Ventoux (from Bedoin), so I feel I am in a much better position to comment on the many attributes possessed by the trike.The trike remains (easily) the most comfortable cycle I have ever ridden. It says something when, having cycled for several hours, and wishing to have a rest, I remain in the seat to do so because it is such a relaxing position. I have experienced no discomfort whatsoever. Backside, wrists and neck are all fine, always.Progress on the trike is steady, rather than rapid. Laden as I was on LEJOG (I was carrying about 14 kg) my fastest average speed for a day was 11.8 m.p.h., and slowest 8.3 m.p.h. (in hilly Devon and Cornwall). Ascending long hills means engaging a low gear and ‘spinning’. Descents, however, can be swift, and speeds over 35 m.p.h. are not uncommon if you let the trike roll. The climb up Mont Ventoux (a vertical ascent greater than the height of Ben Nevis, over 12 miles) highlighted the trike’s lack of speed on ascents but a 3 hour 20 minutes ride up became a 30 minute descent (during which only one road bike overtook me)! On a training ride in the Shropshire hills near where I live I had to get off and push. Checking the OS map later I noted the slope was steeper than 1 in 5. The reason I had to get off was not that the hill was too steep, rather that the back wheel was spinning on mud/gravel on the road surface, so I couldn’t get any traction. Otherwise I think I could have got up – albeit slowly.Having used the trike both in this country and abroad I would judge a mirror to be essential not just desirable – unless the rider can turn his or her neck like an owl!Observers often comment on the apparent vulnerability of the recumbent rider but on no occasion have I felt at risk with respect to other road users. I think the novelty factor of the trike helps in this. On LEJOG I used the pennant, a hi-viz vest tied to the head-rest to improve my visibility from the rear, a CatEye rear light when it was raining and/or light was poor and, on rainy days, also wore a hi-viz waterproof jacket.The low position does mean you miss out on some views over walls/hedges and I think the lower position perhaps makes it slightly more difficult to see the road surface ahead and, hence, makes it less easy to take pre-emptive action to avoid potholes. On the other hand the cycling position means you do not have to raise your head to see the views – the panoramas are there before your eyes in your normal pedalling position – so no neck or arm strain. The trike handles well on poor surfaces, though it gives a much more pleasant ride on smooth tarmac – as do all cycles. (My trike does not have any suspension.)If you choose to purchase an ICE trike you will not regret it. They are quality machines built by a dedicated team whose customer service is second to none.

Everything could want in a trike

By: tom roy - USA, 11 July 2013

Edition: Sprint RSX

Good Points: everything
Bad Points: none
How do you ride? comfortably

I have gone through 5 previous trikes with price no object and yet not quite satisfied with any of them. I look forward to riding my Srint RSX everyday that I possibly can. It performs well in all situations and is just plain fun to ride. I have found what I want ...and have stopped shopping for another trike.

Traded my Cat for Ice

By: Ellen - Morgan, 05 July 2013

Edition: Sprint FSX
Good Points: Suspension, folds, ease of use, great gear shifting, comfort
Bad Points: Weight
How do you ride? Fast, slow, flats, hills, some off trails, marathons and fund raisers

I have injuries from a wreck vs drunk driver. My neck, back, arms and left leg don't notice parts missing or pain when I ride my Ice Sprint. I can climb hills road bikes fall over on then turn around at the top and have the most fun racing back down with a huge smile and wondering if there is a seat belt option because it was so steep coming back down. With the gearing and limited use of left leg due to prosthesis I can still climb hills I never dreamed I could. I'm not limited by my bike to take me where my dreams want to go. I love how it handles slalom switchbacks at top speed without a shudder or tip no matter how hard I push. I am able to complete a marathon distance ride and feel fresh and able to go on to do other things throughout the day whereas other bikes left me exhausted, in pain and unable to do much after. I have done the LA Marathon and now see with my Ice Sprint I can go much further and plan on a 44 mile ride as relay on Team for Challenged Athletes and work my way up to do a century and someday Ride across country. My bike has put the smile back in my heart and life and look forward to all the roads, trails and paths its going to take me down. One thing for sure, I know I'll have a smile on my face because its what everyone tells me when they see me riding my Ice Trike.

Sprint 26

By: Chaplain Roger Casto - United States/Ohio , 05 July 2013

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: Comfortable, Easy Handling, Very easy to fold and transport Head Turner
Bad Points: A little difficult to get off of.
How do you ride? Mostly paved and hard packed trails in Metro Parks

I am handicapped and cannot walk very well. My Sprint 26 allows me to get out and do what I couldn't do otherwise. I love Bird Watching and I can carry all my equipment comfortably on my Sprint. Stopping and starting are very easy. The three wheel profile makes an excellent platform to observe from, and even seems to allow me to sneak up on a lot of animals like White-Tail Deer without scaring them away as quickly as an upright bike In short, I Love My Sprint 26 and wouldn't trade it for anything, except maybe a Newer Sprint 26.

3300 miles since Aug. 2012

By: Bill Burton - Indianapolis, Indiana, 04 July 2013

Edition: Sprint FSX
Good Points: Suspension, Brakes
Bad Points: Chain worn out (10 speed type)
How do you ride? 90 % commute

Very comfortable to ride every day. I have rode all weather through snow and rain. I thought I would need all three wheels with studs and fitted them but didn't like the added drag. So I went with drive wheel studs only and was very surprised with the ride, braking and stability. Fantastic winter rider. I want to do some touring on my vacation this year do the full 30 gears with hill climbs and steep down grades to test the hydrolic brakes. The hydrolic brakes were great on the cold days of winter. No freezing up at all. Wonderfully designed bike. Love it. Thanks. Bill

Disappointed By Components & QC

By: Mark Jordan - Greenfield, IN, 04 July 2013

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: Solid Stong Trike Frame, comfortable
Bad Points: Lower end components, Problems out of the box
How do you ride? Often & always pushing it.

// Please note that we have been working closely with Mark to overcome the issues raised in this review// I do have some regret in choosing the ICE Sprint 26 over the other contender a CT Expedition. When I test rode different trikes I found I liked the indirect steering & adjustable seat of the ICE over the other. Having been out of the bicycle riding game for several years due to several back injuries & surgeries, I was not really familiar enough with the selection of components currently on the market. I selected the Sprint based on reputation & user satisfaction as well as the other mentioned features.I received my Sprint on May 16, 2013 only to find on beginning the assembly the left kingpin was defective. The mounting point for the brake caliper was visually noticably warped out of square & the L wheel could not be mounted with the brake disk on. This was confirmed by a certified ICE dealer locally a day later. ICE was contacted & a new kingpin sent. I picked the trike up from the local shop on May 25th repaired. This gives me some disappointment in the out of the factory quality control with the ICE Trike.Next the Sram X5 derailleur began to become nothing but problems after a couple of weeks of break in. I tried & then took it to 3 different bicycle shops to get the derailleur to shift properly... no luck. If it will hold the gesars it is shifted to 1 through 8 on the cassette it will not shift to #9 (11t). It will randomly drop to the next higher gear while riding even after all 3 shops have tried to tune it in...... seems to be more than just "cable stretch". All three shops advised me the X5 is a pretty low end derailleur & they do not recommend them for serious use! A research session on the net would back this up! For the price ICE couldn't have at least stepped up to the X7?? I have an X9 on the way, but really, ICE could have at least made this an available upgrade to the standard Sprint 26. The price difference retail is only about $125.00 USD! This along with BB5 brakes vs BB7 & an X7 on the CT Expedition gives me regrets for having choosen the Sprint 26 for roughly $300.00 USD more over the CT Expedition.Do I like the trike over all? Yes, other than having it drop shift at the worst times possible going up a grade it been a load of fun. I'm averaging 30 - 35 miles a ride 3 - 4 times a week already, usually with average speeds of +/- 15mph. The seat is very comfortable & it tracks down the road great. A CamelBak Unbottle fits nicely & practially unnoticable behind the mesh seat 0 issues. I see a good selection of seat panniers available for it as well as other assessories.Do I feel I could have done better for the same or less cash? Yes, with the issues I've mentioned compared to it's closest matching competitor I could have had a slightly better mechanical setup, albeit possibly not as comfortable. I can sum this review up same as I titled it, I find I am really a bit let down & disappointed by the overall quality I have found and experienced. Would I recommend this trike to the many inquires I have had from my fellow fire fighters & random interested public? Maybe with some reservations, but likely recommend they give a good look at the US made competitor. //The problem raised with the kingposts has never been reported before, but we now have an additional QC process to check all kingposts. When we assemble the trike we set the tracking and with drum brakes we fit the brake plate and location pin. In the case of drum brakes we would have spotted this problem because the pin would not locate. With disc brakes we only fit the calipers loosely onto the kingposts so that there is a reduced risk of the kingpost being damaged in transit. The calipers are then setup on final assembly at the dealer. We believe that the kingpost was welded incorrectly in production and was not spotted on assembly due to the way we loosely fit the calipers. The new QC check inspects the arm angle for all kingposts, but we do not anticipate many faults, if any, but it is much better to catch the fault before it gets a chance to leave the factory. We are happy to customise components on any trike from a selection of our stock items. We are working currently on the 2014 specifications and will be adding lots more options for each model to allow more obvious configuration of the possible components. We are also making it clearer in the brochure and on the website that other options are available besides the standard specs listed. Hopefully this will help to get people closer to the perfect trike for them without making the decisions too complicated.

Keeping me fit and healthy

By: Keith McRae - North East Scotland, 04 July 2013

Edition: Sprint FSX
Good Points: Build quality, easy maintenance
Bad Points: Rear derailleur ground clearance
How do you ride? Hard and fast. Any weather, Any terrain

Having to make the switch from upright to recumbent came because of illness, I'm still a young guy at 29 and I wish I had done it years ago. The service from ICE over the last 6 months of ownership has been fantastic. When the trike arrived, I had to give it a couple of tweaks to set up, but they were simple to do. Everything on the trike is great, top components, fantastic wheels and the build quality of the trike is amazing. There are two problems I had, one is the ground clearance of the rear derailleur. It would have been better to use a medium cage X9 which will still handle the cassette. The other issue is the price of a replacement cassette. I know its been designed and made specially for ICE and there is only one other 10 speed capreo cassette out there in the market. But knowing customers will need to replace it at some point, the price seems rather high. So its better to put together your own from two different cassettes (one being a capreo)as I intend to do. I love that almost all other components are easy to change and replace with parts you can buy at your local bike shop. It really helped my choice in picking ICE over other brands that use lots of special parts. Which will help you extend the life of your trike for many years to come. ICE have build a trike that will last you a long time, as is shown with their 10 year frame warranty, you pay a premium for the quality that ICE have produced. It is a trike that WILL last, unlike uprights that you change every few years. I see my trike lasting at least as long as the frame warranty and if looked after, will last much longer. With upgrades on the parts, you could make your trike last you a lifetime. I would recommend getting the quick release kit with any trike you buy, it just makes life much simpler if you need to take any parts off or for folding away. When I first got the trike, I was very weary at going fast downhill, It takes a few rides to get used to the movements and leans you need to put into cornering, once this is mastered. Speed limits on roads can be reached. So far I've managed 52mph downhill with perfect handling and stability. All in all, this is one of the best trikes I have ever seen and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone looking at a recumbent. Now with Simon Richardson MBE on board. I expect to see some minor tweaks suggested by him to make things even better. If you have any questions or thoughts about ICE trikes. I would suggest your email them, they are very knowledgeable and quick to reply.

Most Comfortable Trike

By: Andrew Monk - USA, 04 July 2013

Edition: Sprint FS
Good Points: Comfort,Adjustabilty
Bad Points: None
How do you ride? Urban,Greenways

My Sprint started as an RS model,but I upgraded by adding the suspension kingpins.This was a costly upgrade,but worth every penny.This trike just floats over the bumps now.I thought that the drum brakes would would be a step backward from disc brakes,however I find them to be more than capaable of the job,and they are virtually maintenance free.I Love my trike.

Fun way to exercise

By: Larry Bryan - USA Michigan, 04 July 2013

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: Can ride for hours
Bad Points: None
How do you ride? Fast as I can

I can ride my Sprint for hours without getting tired or sore, I have arthritis and could not ride a regular bike very far. Get a Ice trike with full suspension and be a child again.

Three-wheeled Go-kart

By: Jim Gam - USA/Maryland, 08 October 2012

Edition: Sprint RS
Good Points: Superb engineering
Bad Points: Can't think of any
How do you ride? Exercise/metric century

Just completed my first metric century (Seagull) in Salisbury, MD. While I was not able to keep pace with the younger and more fit road bikers, I was still moving at a respectable average of 14.3 MPH over the 68 miles of the course. On the flats, maintaining 17 mph was not difficult. I pumped up the Marathon Racers to 85 pounds and removed the fenders and other accessories just for the ride, but will add them back shortly for my normal riding. The only problem i had was toe tingling by the end of the ride. All in all this is a great machine, fun to ride and always a point of interest at bike events. I'm hoping to do the imperial century (100 miles) next year and would welcome any suggestions on how to train or upgrade to give me a bit more top end. The Ice team rocks!

Pure Bliss

By: Patti Barlow - USA / Maryland, 03 October 2012

Edition: Sprint FS
Good Points: Quality, comfort, great accessories, handling
Bad Points: None
How do you ride? All types of surface trails, urban streets, day/weekend trips

After test driving several different brands and models, I sat on a Sprint and within 10 seconds of driving, I knew it was the right trike for me. It has the perfect blend of stability, and nimble handling, and is an incredibly fun ride. I love everything about my Sprint FS, I added a chainring guard, headlight, wireless computer, sidebar bag (best accessory ever!), fender set, rear rack, panniers and trunk bag. I have had my trike for almost a year and am still completely happy and ride every chance I get. I keep it folded in the back of the car so I never have to miss an opportunity to ride! We have a Meetup group called Have Recumbent, Will Travel. Several of our members have Sprints and they all love theirs as much as I love mine!

Fun, Fun, Fun

By: S Little - Australia, 31 August 2012

Edition: Sprint FS
Good Points: Smooth ride
Bad Points: I'm reluctant to ride other bikes
How do you ride? Day rides

My second trike. Requirements for a long over due new trike : quality, frame that could be folded and separated, 20 inch wheels, preferably suspension. The ICE Sprint FS admirably fulfils my needs. Seat allows all day comfort. Folding, separate-able frame will allow future travel on planes, trains, and even cars, easier. ICE trikes are well designed with continual improvement (if needed). 2011 Sprint FS has a larger than desired turning circle. Apparently this has been improved on the 2012 update. The staff at ICE are quick with support.

Sprint 26 X + front susp. Eng.

By: Giuseppe Ponzellini - Italy, 25 August 2012

Edition: Sprint 26X
Good Points: Confort
Bad Points: Price, no offroad.
How do you ride?

Hello. I’m writing about an ICE Sprint 26x road test hoping it could be helpful to a coming trike possessor. First of all I explain why I’ve chosen for a trike; my sickness damages coordination and balance, so after 20 years of MTB to avoid falls and bad injuries, I had to find a solution to go on with my training/therapy. Surfing on the Net I met an American boy who suffers for the same sickness. He enjoyes RAAM (Race across America) in order to collect funds. A coast to coast no stop for racing bicycles on a Catrike 700. I’m really thankful to Kyle Bryant who made me into this world. Trike is not a means of transport for people with handicaps but a fast way to travel, funny but also useful and safe. After the starting choice of a Sprint RS (rear suspended), I immediately preferred to a rear tire 20” amortized, a 26” rigid in the back but with anterior shock-absorbers. A difficult mix not provided for ICE kits, but possible booking the rigid one + the kit front. In order to give a better explanation I have to underline that in Italy bicycle paths are too short (usually they don’t link towns but they cover brief distances) and car roads are not safe enough. So I couldn’t avoid to go along shorts country paths near Crema (Pianura Padana). A hardy rear tire (1,75/2,00) gives back some comfort and the two anterior admortized 20” tires give you more stability. However if you look for the best efficiency/speed you should choose for Vortex.. My Sprint 26x has Schwalbe Kojak tires. I’ve done more or less 400km on tared paths and shorthly I’ll use a Mondial 2.00 in the back and two Marathon plus in the front (always Schwalbe). DRIVE POSITION The accessibility to the seat is, in my opinion, a little difficult but, once you find the right support with one hand on the rubber and the other on the seat, it is quite easy to sit down and stand up. The inclination of the seat is at the maximum, with a more vertical position you have a tendency to flip forward and so, in the first position, you're comfortable and aerodynamic! Ready? Go! Or almost. The distance between the pedals should be 1 or 2 centimetres closer than on a traditional bike, pushing while pedaling you “sink” a little bit in the seat. So set the legs length by observing that they are not completely stretched, neither pushing on the pedal to better adhere the back to the seat. Pedals: it is obligatory using automatic pedals, without the foot "run" and are pains ... And then there is not the problem of fall because you have not unhooked your feet in time. Finally, as with the traditional bicycle, pedaling gains. I wear MTB shoes with Shimano pedals for down-hill or Crankbrothers Candy. CONTROLS The X range provides a gear lever , over the throttle twist grip to change the front and the back gear change. A perfect solution. The traditional commands Gripshift always made me nervous. The brake levers is perfect, it is also adjustable in the distance between the lever and the throttle twist grip to fit in all sizes, instead the parking brake lever is not very comfortable but acceptable. GUIDE The first impression is that of fast starts, having immediately two foot ready to push is not bad. Taking a little the speed, the feeling is to go fast probably due to the fact that you are travelling very close to the ground. The lateral support is considerable and it is natural counterbalance the fast turns " throwing himself "into the inners of the curve and avoid lifting up the inside wheel. A pleasure. STEERING The steering response at 20 km \ h is lightning, it looks like a go-carts with pedals with Kojak narrow and pumped to 4.5 bar. At 35 km \ h it would take a steering damper, otherwise you have to be wise and you need well-controlled hand movements. In these moments, I'm really glad I got the front shock, an unexpected hole does not scare you overmuch. Speaking again about steering, if you force the pace over 30 km \ h with a ratio not very long, the shaking of the leg movement triggers small and not problematic side swerve. On this occasion you should not do anything, the march remains safe and rectilineal. BRAKES Three disc brakes, the rear brake is only an handbrake with separated command. There is not a combined braking (thankfully) the right lever operates the right disk and vice versa on the left side . You can brake easily also with one hand even at high speeds. The brake system (hydraulic) is powerful and quite adaptable. Whit vigorous braking you may trigger a beautiful wheeling raising the back wheel! Only if you want ... With the handbrake is very easy get on, get off and stop on a slope. Without, it would be a problem. COMFORT This is the main advantage of the Sprint. Farewell to the aches of arms, hands, shoulders and neck that come by using traditional bikes. With the MTB every hour was required to take a break, with the trike if I want I do the same, but I do not go down, I release my feet and I am already on the deckchair. Something to note is that the proximity to the ground makes feel the heat of the asphalt and the canine animal nature"scent". SAFETY The Sprint is safe. Is unlikely to tip over and MUST GO TO YOUR SEARCH, perhaps with the movement of the pendulum. It 's easier to fall with a bike because on a turn unexpectedly you detect gravel. The Sprint is very low and so, accordingly, is the center of gravity. Precisely because it is low, motor vehicles (especially tall ones, suv, etc..) if you get onto the stop on their right, they do not see you and you can hurt ... In the remaining occasions, the flag does his duty and cars stop for crossings (they don't do it for bikes and pedestrians) in order to see you, an alien with his spacecraft. It should be heard in case of danger, I use an handbook horn. I know there are electric solutions or with compressed air, but they seem to me too complex and unreliable in the sense that you get tired of preparing the batteries or charge the air or you just forget and in time of need ... Brightly coloured T-shirt and brightly coloured helmet are recommended (even on traditional bikes).I didn't try the driving in the dark yet but I have a front and a rear LED lamp, battery, with rapid coupler. The mirror on the left side as standard is indispensable. MUSCLES After a bit pedaling, you will have small pains in muscles you never even thought to have. However, nothing to worry about and only takes a few outputs to be perfect. In particular I refer you to two small pains, in dorsal low muscles in the case of a driving too stretched because of the pedals too distant but also in adductors. This little problem I believe comes from the fact that you want to ride even when you are cornering, you must keep your legs parallel, with the adductors. Otherwise, the centrifugal force makes you sweat and pedal bad... Obviously with the traditional bike is something that does not happen. CLIMBS Given that I have not done the Stelvio but many overpass … , I can tell you that the force of gravity helps traditional cyclists! With the trike you go a little less and with an agile relation, but found the pace you go on smoothly. FOLDING FRAME I've used it a couple of times and it's easy. It is normal to have it. Without I couldn't do some outings. COMPUTER I have a wireless with a big display mounted on the arm of the mirror. A few suggestions: order the optional “arm” to mount the sensor, WITHOUT IT, ONE BECOME CRAZY, there is no the fork ... The sensor on the REAR swingarm is perfect, it is a shame the too big distance between the computer and the sensor and it doesn't work very good and it works badly. It should be mounted in front, with his optional arm (ICE, you could put it standard ...). NOTES The brake levers vibrates a lot if you take away your hand from the handle. It is not easy to find a compromise adjustment on the rear derailleur, you may not be able to use all 10 speed. The curves don't slow down so much, you create more friction with the 2 front wheels steered instead of with the inclination of a traditional bike (with which you can't inclinate anything). ACCESSORIES - Front suspensions -Only rear fender. The reason is to not smear the seat so much to be thrown out after a few offroad. -Carrier: for now I do not use it a lot, if I get bored I take it off. -Bottle cage: it was on the central tube between the legs, but it bothered me. I put it at the tip, far from the central movement. A little distant but at least I don't beat in this every time.

2 X 3 = twice the fun

By: Don and Candie Lobelle - MIchigan, USA, 21 August 2012

Edition: Sprint RS
Good Points: Highest quality
Bad Points: none
How do you ride? roads and paved trails.

My wife and I bought two Ice Sprint RS trikes last year. We like to tour, so fine engineering, reliability , comfort, and ease of handling were the primary features we sought. We found all of that and more with these trikes. Climbing hills? No problem. Going down hills? Sure footed, predictable, and thrilling at the same time. Good handling when loaded. The surprising quickness of these trikes... a bonus. The convenient folding feature allows loading both trikes in the back of our van, leaving room for all our gear, and providing a more secure mode of transport. We are totally satisfied with our choice of these trikes. As a testament; on every ride so far, one of us has commented out loud, "I love this trike." All of that PLUS, unbelievable support from the folks at ICE. Just doesn't get any better than that.

More effective and less expensive than therapy.

By: Katie Neale - Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, 21 August 2012

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: Fun to ride, folds small enough to fit in my little VW Polo
Bad Points: Needs cup holder for cappuccino
How do you ride? Slow and steady while towing my munchkin behind me.

I love my trike! It has been a great investment in so many ways. The benefits are too numerous to mention. Needless to say; I am a happier and healthier person since I brought my trike home. I love how it has made exercising fun again. I still find it hard to resist making race car noises when riding it. The ability to fold it and place it in my car makes it ideal for trying out new cycling spots. It handles very smoothly and takes corners like a dream. When I first brought it home; it was a bit daunting to get everything perfectly adjusted. Then I found the comprehensive download section on ICE's site and all my questions were answered. I like the fact that I can safely tow our munchkin behind me. I love being able to look all around while riding and not have to worry about tipping over. I am still kicking myself for waiting so long to buy it.


By: Giuseppe Ponzellini - Italy, 14 August 2012

Edition: Sprint 26X
Good Points:
Bad Points:
How do you ride?

Review ICE Sprint 26X, Luglio 2012. Beppe. Italia, Crema. Ciao a tutti. Scrivo questa prova su strada dell’ ICE Sprint 26X sperando possa essere di aiuto a qualche futuro possessore di trike. Innanzitutto spiego il perché ho scelto un trike; ho una malattia che compromette coordinazione e equilibrio, quindi dopo 20 anni di MTB per evitare di continuare a cadere e farmi male davvero, dovevo trovare un’ alternativa per proseguire i miei allenamenti\terapia. Cercando su internet mi sono imbattuto in un tizio, americano, con la mia stessa malattia che per raccolta fondi si permette di fare la RAAM! (Race across America). Un coast to coast non stop per bici da corsa a bordo di un Catrike 700. Un sentito GRAZIE a Kyle Byant che mi ha aperto questa strada. Ora, sia chiaro che il trike non è un ripiego per disabili (…) ma un mezzo veloce, divertente ma anche comodo e sicuro. Ma Catrike in Italia non c’è, però c’è la distribuzione ufficiale di ICE! Due gran marchi, una bella lotta per determinare il migliore (non so quale sia, mi sembrano i due brands migliori). Dopo la scelta iniziale e già comunicata a Bonazzoli (Slyway Projects, l’importatore di ICE) dell’ ordine di uno Sprint RS (rear suspended), mi sono subito corretto, preferendo a una gomma rear da 20” ammortizzata, una 26 rigida dietro ma con l’opzione degli ammortizzatori anteriori. Quindi un incrocio bastardo non previsto nella gamma prefissata da ICE, ma possibile ordinandolo rigido + il kit front. Mi spiego meglio, siamo in Italia e le ciclabili finiscono troppo presto (tipicamente non fanno paese-paese, si fermano ai rispettivi cimiteri…) e le strade per autoveicoli mal si conciliano con la sicurezza da me pretesa, quindi tutte le mie stradine offroad di campagna (Crema, pianura padana) non potevo perderle. Una gomma grassa al rear (1,75\2,00) restituisce un po’ di confort e le due ruote da 20 all’anteriore ammortizzato, ti permettono di “centrare” buche con più disinvoltura senza cambi improvvisi e indesiderati di traiettoria. Chiaro è che se il desiderio è la massima efficienza\velocità, occorre puntare sul Vortex… Il mio 26X ha attualmente le Kojak di serie e ho percorso circa 400 km, su ciclabili in asfalto, a breve monterò (sempre Schwalbe) una Mondial 2.00 dietro e due Marathon plus alle anteriori. POSIZIONE DI GUIDA L’accessibilità al sedile è, per me, un po’ difficoltosa ma, una volta trovati i giusti appoggi con 1 mano sulla gomma e l’altra sul sedile, sedersi e alzarsi è abbastanza facile. L’inclinazione del sedile è al massimo, con le posizioni più verticali si tende a scivolare col sedere in avanti e poi così si sta comodi e aerodinamici! Pronti? Via! O quasi. La distanza dei pedali dev’essere 1 o 2 centimetri più vicino di quanto avviene sulle bici tradizionali, spingendo durante la pedalata si “sprofonda” un pochino nel sedile. Settare quindi la lunghezza osservando che la gamba distesa non lo sia completamente, nemmeno spingendo sul pedale per far aderire bene il fondo schiena al sedile. Una posizione troppo lunga mi crea problemi ai muscoli basso dorsali. Pedali: OBBLIGATORIO l’uso dei pedali automatici, senza il piede “scappa” sotto e son dolori… E poi non esiste il problema di caduta per non aver sganciato i piedi in tempo utile. Infine, come per le bici tradizionali, la pedalata ci guadagna. Io uso scarpe da MTB con pedali Shimano da down-hill o dei Crankbrothers Candy. COMANDI A MANO La gamma X prevede i comandi dei cambi anteriore e posteriore a levetta sopra le manopole. Soluzione perfetta. I tradizionali comandi Gripshift mi hanno sempre fatto innervosire. Leve freno perfette, regolabili anche nella distanza leva-manopola per adattarsi a tutte le taglie. Leva del freno di stazionamento non comodissima ma accettabile. GUIDA La prima impressione è quella di partenze rapide, aver subito 2 piedi pronti a spingere non è male. Presa un po’ di velocità, l’impressione è quella di andar forte (non troppo forte) probabilmente legata al fatto che si viaggia molto vicino a terra. La tenuta laterale è notevole e viene naturale controbilanciare le curve veloci “”buttandosi” all’interno della curva ed evitare di alzare la ruota interna. Una goduria. STERZO La risposta dello sterzo a 20 Km\h è fulminea, sembra un go kart a pedali con le Kojak strette e pompate a 4,5 bar. A 35 Km\h ci vorrebbe un ammortizzatore di sterzo; altrimenti buon senso e movimenti di mano ben controllati. In questi momenti, sono proprio contento di aver preso gli ammortizzatori davanti, una buca improvvisa non ti spaventa più di tanto. Parlando ancora di sterzo, forzando un po’ l’andatura a >30 Km\h e con un rapporto non lunghissimo, lo scuotimento del movimento delle gambe, innesca piccoli e non problematici scarti laterali. In questa occasione non si deve far nulla, la marcia rimane sicura e rettilinea a parte lo scarto di 5 cm a dx e altrettanti a sx in sincronia con la pedalata. FRENI 3 dischi, il posteriore è solo di stazionamento con leva dedicata. Non c’è frenata combinata (per fortuna) leva destra aziona il disco dx e viceversa la parte sinistra. Si frena tranquillamente anche con una mano sola anche a alta velocità. Penso che sia merito anche delle sospensioni. L’impianto (idraulico) è potente e discretamente modulabile. Nelle frenate più vigorose, si può innescare un bel wheeling alzando la ruota dietro! Solo se lo si vuole… Il freno di stazionamento è supercomodo per salire e scendere e per le soste in pendenza. Senza sarebbe un problema. CONFORT E’ il principale pregio del 26X. Addio a indolenzimenti di mani-braccia-spalle-collo delle bici tradizionali. Con la MTB ogni ora di pedalata, obbligatorio era fare una sosta, col trike se mi va faccio lo stesso, ma non scendo nemmeno, sgancio i piedi e sono già in sdraio. Da notare che la vicinanza al suolo fa sentire molto il caldo dell’asfalto e i “profumi” della natura animale canina. SICUREZZA Lo Sprint è sicuro. Ribaltarsi è poco probabile e bisogna proprio andarsele a cercare, magari facendo il movimento del pendolo. E’ più facile cadere in bici perché su una curva si è palesato del brecciolino imprevisto. Lo Sprint 26X è molto basso, quindi anche il baricentro di conseguenza. Proprio per il fatto che è basso, gli autoveicoli (soprattutto quelli alti, suv ecc.) se t’infili a uno stop alla loro destra, non ti vedono e ti vuoi male… Nelle restanti occasioni, la bandierina fa il suo dovere e le auto si fermano agli attraversamenti (non lo fanno per bici e pedoni) per osservare te, un alieno con la sua astronave. Occorre farsi sentire in caso di pericolo, io uso un avvisatore a tromba manuale. So che esistono soluzioni elettriche o ad aria compressa, ma mi sembrano troppo complesse e poco affidabili, nel senso che ti stufi di preparare le batterie o caricare l’aria o semplicemente ti dimentichi e nel momento del bisogno… Maglietta e casco di colori vivaci sono consigliati (anche sulle bici tradizionali). La guida al buio non l’ho provata, ho comunque lampada anteriore e posteriore a led, batteria, ad aggancio rapido. Si presentasse l’occasione, sono pronto. Specchio sul lato sinistro di serie e indispensabile. ACCESSORI I miei: -Sospensioni anteriori -Parafango solo al posteriore. Il motivo è non conciare il sedile da buttare dopo poche uscite offroad. -Portapacchi rear. Per ora non ci faccio granchè, se mi stufo lo tolgo. -Portaborraccia. Era sul tubo centrale in mezzo alle gambe, ma mi dava noia. L’ho messo in punta, oltre il movimento centrale. Un po’ distante ma almeno non ci piglio contro ogni tre per due. COMPUTER Ho un wireless col display bello grosso montato sul braccetto dello specchio. Qui ho un paio di consigli, ordinate il braccetto optional per montare il sensore, SENZA SI DIVENTA MATTI, non c’è la forcella… Il sensore sul forcellone rear è perfetto, peccato che la distanza computer-sensore sia troppo elevata e funziona poco e male. Va montato davanti, col suo braccetto optional (ICE, potevi metterlo di serie…). Punto. Mente il supporto per computer da mettere sotto il portaborraccia io non l’ho preso. Il computer starebbe troppo in basso rispetto il campo visivo. MUSCOLI Dopo un po’ che pedali, ti si presentano dolorini a muscoli che non pensavi nemmeno di avere. Comunque niente di preoccupante e bastano poche uscite per essere perfetti. In particolare segnalo due dolorini, i bassi dorsali nel caso di una guida troppo distesa per via dei pedali troppo distanti ma anche agli adduttori. Quest’ultimo problemino credo derivi dal fatto che se vuoi pedalare anche in curva, devi trattenere le gambe parallele, con gli adduttori, appunto. Altrimenti la forza centrifuga te le sposta quel tanto che basta a pedalare male e a cozzare con borraccia ecc.. Ovviamente con la bici tradizionale è una cosa che non succede. SALITE Premesso che non ho fatto lo Stelvio ma molti cavalcavia…, quello che posso dirvi è che la forza di gravità aiuta i ciclisti tradizionali! Poco male però, qui si va un po’ meno e con un rapporto agile, ma trovato il ritmo si va su senza problemi. TELAIO PIEGHEVOLE L’ho usato un paio di volte ed è facile. Diciamo che è normale averlo. Senza mi precluderei delle gite. NOTE Le leve del freno vibrano parecchio se si toglie la mano dalla manopola Non è facile trovare una regolazione di compromesso sul cambio posteriore, si rischia di non riuscire ad usare tutti e 10 i rapporti. Le curve rallentano un poco la velocità, si crea molto più attrito con le 2 gomme anteriori sterzate rispetto all’inclinazione delle bici tradizionali (qui non si inclina nulla). Il link per le foto.

Like a Little Sports Car

By: Dan Schmidt - USA / Mn, 12 August 2012

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: Comfort without suspension
Bad Points: Pricey extras
How do you ride? Dayrides and supported rallys

Just completed a 150 mile ride over 2 days with a lot of upright bikes. This bike kept up with them fine, particularly on day 2 with a stiff headwind. In fact, it was an advantage. Hit a big pothole with no harm and rugged frame can take it.

Annoyingly addictive excercise.

By: Nik Thomas - Wales, UK, 08 August 2012

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: Quality, 10 Year warranty, Folding, Handling....
Bad Points: None.
How do you ride? Family Rides, Distance, Fitness

From the initial assembly to the last rideout this trike flows so nicely. Assembly is a piece of cake, even for people with basic mechanical knowledge. The number of tools required to do so are very minimal and are only basic. A large amount of it is assembled pre-shipment with only the finishing touches like brake set up type things required. Assembly instructions are easy to follow too. The ride is superb. The gearing is ideal for any hill or for pushing on over smooth flat surfaces. And personally, I like the twist grips that come as standard. They seem sleeker than bar ends to me, more part of the package. Downhills, well they're the reward for pedalling up the other side in the first place. Try not grinning. Handling is fantastic. All the components work well together and it all adds up to a nice well thought out package. The folding mechanism makes transporting it a breeze too. Value for money, well, you get what you pay for. Quality costs, and for me this trike is worth every penny in more ways than one and ICE are confident enough to offer a 10 year warranty. Suits me just fine.

An ICE that is melting you!

By: Tunga Kantarci - Netherlands, 03 August 2012

Edition: Sprint FS
Good Points: Comfortable, very good handling, smooth riding, high quality frame and parts
Bad Points: Difficult to take a U turn.
How do you ride? Weekly long rides.

I am a person difficult to satisfy. Before I buy a product, I spend months to figure out its pros and cons and to compare it to its best alternatives. It rarely happens that I get fully satisfied with a product. I can genuinely say that the ICE Sprint FS is a product worth of every cent. As far as I can see its best alternative is the Scorpion from HP Velotechnik. This German made trike is a high quality trike too. I tried it and liked it. But when I saw the ICE Sprint, I did not doubt one second that I wanted the ICE Sprint. The design is much more elegant and Sprint is more comfortable than the Scorpion. It is also lighter. I have chosen the model with full suspension, that is Sprint FS. I never tried the model with the front only suspension but I never regretted buying it with full suspension. The suspension does work very effectively and you only enjoy the bumpy roads and rough surfaces. I also recommend you to buy the parking brake. I actually did not want to have a parking brake and it was not checked in my order list. I thought it would not have much use and would only add to the weight. My dealer made a mistake and the trike came with the parking brake. I now thank to my dealer that he did that mistake. You just need the parking brake when you are off the trike unless you are on a very flat surface or some stoney road is preventing your trike sliding away. I bought the trike with a full set of accessorizes and I do not regret any piece of it. All the parts of the trike are well designed. You understand this the best when you build up your trike (possibly with your dealer). Every part fits perfectly and I easily brought the pieces together myself without much help from my dealer. You do need another person to help you out but in technical terms you do not really need to consult with anyone. OK, I assume here that you have the basic knowledge of bicycle parts and how things fit. Maybe you need some assistance for fitting the chain. The trike was built up in about 5 hours. And I recommend you not to hurry building it but to enjoy and make the most out of this once-in-a-life-time experience. You will take long rides with it over the years. But you build a trike, and an ICE trike, only once. Just enjoy it because it is fun to build up this trike. There is one particular issue that I was concerned about. It was about the noise that the long chain could cause. The trikes have a long chain and you suspect that they ride rather nosily. It turns out that the long chain does not cause any disturbing noise. You will hear it running because it passes through plastic protective tubes but this is not disturbing at all. And even you will not hear it after some rides as you just get used to it. Oh, I was also concerned about how the seat rests on the trike. ICE Adventure's seat gives you a more upright stand and view. But Sprint's seat does not rest all that flat. I had a hard time choosing between the Sprint and Adventure because of this. Unless you have a strong preference for an upright position, I can say that Sprint's seat position by no means sacrifices from comfort at the expense of Sprint's sporty look. As far I am concerned or can see, there are two problems. First, you cannot take a U turn very easily. You need enough road space to complete a 180 degrees turn. Probably the design of the trike does not allow a sharper turn. Second, you need a good chain to lock your trike at the supermarket or wherever your trike stands idle. Your insurance will require a good chain anyway. And a good chain means a rather thick one so that it is hard to cut it with a pliers. And that adds quite some weight on the trike. The trike itself is not especially heavy. You will actually get a bit surprised that for its mass it is even light. Not very light like a racing bike of course but not as heavy as you might expect. But rather unexpectedly, a good chain adds to the weight. All in all, this is a very good trike and worth every cent!

A true hybrid HPV

By: Minh Bui - USA/California, 03 August 2012

Edition: Sprint FS
Good Points: Versatile and fun to ride
Bad Points: Could be a little faster
How do you ride? Long Commute and Recreational

I commute to work in the Bay Area of California and feel bless to be able to ride along 35 miles of beautiful wildlife reserve. The suspension smooths out the bumps on the dirt road and the mesh seat feels really comfortable, allowing me to just relax and enjoy my surroundings. I love that the Sprint is just as suited for the dirt trails as it is on the paved road, the perfect middle ground between the Vortex and the Adventure. The Sprint handles hard corners like nothing I've ever tried before, it feels like I'm riding a pedal powered gokart. My only complaint is that when I see diamond frame bikes pass me by, I feel a little bummed that I can't go as fast on the trike as I can on a traditional bike. Either I just have to strengthen my recumbent legs or it's time to add more bells and whistles to my Sprint.

unbeleiveably great trike

By: tom roy - montana, usa, 31 July 2012

Edition: Sprint RSX

Good Points: comfortable, smooth ride, great handling, fast
Bad Points: zippo
How do you ride? eagerly

I have balance-neurological problems and have spared no expense in trying various trikes. The Sprint RSX is my 5th trike and my search is over. Great handling, comfortable, smooth ride, quick, does hills well, feel enveloped in the comfy seat. Just an all around great trike with a fair price given the quality of the bike and especially the quality of the ride. May buy another one to have two!

Land Kayak

By: Nick Reiter - Scotland, 30 July 2012

Edition: Sprint FS
Good Points: Bliss
Bad Points: Spoils you for bikes?
How do you ride?

I've been a (bi)cyclist all my life, and a sea kayaker for over 20 years. And I have to say that in some ways riding an Ice trike is more like kayaking than cycling - the way you seem to cruise along the road,able to see so much even when you're up against a headwind, the comfort, the load-carrying capacity, the ability to keep going all day with minimal fatigue,the way you seem to sit "in" rather than "on" it. I did demo other makes of trikes, but nothing else quite delivered that feeling. The Sprint is beautifully put together, handles brilliantly, and gets me up the steepest hills with no problems (I live in the North West Highlands of Scotland, so I do mean hills!) I'm 5ft 8in tall but opted for the shorter cranks and associated gearing - as I've always been a "spinner" on bikes this works well for me. You can tell that ICE have been developing their trikes over many many years: everything is well thought out, elegant, and simply works. Yes it may seem a hefty price - but it will last many many years and many many miles, and it's more fun than any words can convey. Try one - you'll be hooked!

Never look back!

By: Jim Sabiston - United States/ New York, 27 July 2012

Edition: Sprint 26X
Good Points: Great combination of comfort and speed, excellent quality components and build, clever folding frame.
Bad Points: visibility in traffic!
How do you ride? slow/moderate/fast touring and some errand running

Let's get this right out in front: I love - LOVE - the ICE Sprint. I have been riding the same custom built road bike since 1979 and it was with some trepidation that I started looking at recumbents due to some balance issues. I opted for the ICE 26X without even a test ride after reading a bunch of reviews and the aesthetics of the design just blew me away. It was a gamble that paid off - big time!Riding this trike is just plain old fun! I raced formula cars for many years and the 26X feels like I combined my race car with my trusty road bike into one perfect machine. What a blast! I tend to ride in the early morning on weekends to avoid traffic and I've found that drivers tend to give me much more room on the trike than they ever did when I was using the road bike. Just the same, I've installed a pair of blinking red led lights and a bright irregular led flasher on the nose. Drivers notice me and give me a lot of room and even smile and wave! My only caveat is that vehicles approaching from a side street cannot see me way down here when their line of sight is blocked by a parked car. I had one close call like this, but saw the situation developing before it was too late and slowed way down, allowing the vehicle to pull out cleanly. The flag supplied by ICE would help in these situations, but my wife threatened to leave me if I used it! Apparently, there are limits to just how much 'geek' she will associate with. ; ) The Schwalbe tires are excellent all-round tires. They soften the road surface just a bit and provide enough float to make the Sprint fast on dirt carriage roads. As most of my riding is casual touring on mixed dirt/asphalt surfaces, these tires are an excellent choice. 30 speeds sounds like a lot, but I've used most at one time or another except the very high end. Maybe I'll see those when my conditioning improves. Comfort!!! This is the Sprints truly strong suit. I opted for the large carbon fiber seat option and really, really like it. It supports in all the right places and it is really amazing to be able to just stop, relax and take in the scenery. As a long time road bike rider, I don't miss not having a suspension - one becomes accustomed to avoiding the really jarring bits. The convenience of the folding frame was the real deal closer, too. The Sprint folds in seconds and slips right into the back of my Jeep Cherokee. Awesome design, that. A word on pricing: Yes, the Sprint is expensive - even more so when you trick it out with a few options like I did. Quality does not come cheaply. In the late '70's I built my own custom road bike. It cost me $1,500 just to source the parts at that time. I balked a bit at the $4,300 price tag for my Sprint, until I did a little math. That 1978 $1,500US when adjusted for inflation is now worht over $5,000US. The Sprint was actually less expensive than the bike I'd been riding for the last 34 years - and somebody else built it! In the end - the Sprint 26X has been worth every penny and I may just end up selling the old road bike, because I will likely never ride it again. The Sprint is just that much better on every front and much, much more fun!

A great choice

By: John Campbell - Malaga, Spain, 27 July 2012

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: Quality and comfort of ride
Bad Points: None
How do you ride? About 200kms a week, sometimes with capmpin gear.

After I had decided to get a trike, ready for a planned long trip, I was lucky enough to be able to test ride four different trikes - two by Ice and two others. The quality of the Ice trike was imediately obvious and the more precise steering of the Ice trikes quickly narrowed the choice. I tried an Adventure and the Sprint, and felt more comfortable with the lower seating position with the Sprint. The bike shop in France had an interesting test route, which included a short steep climb and a patch of the notorious French cobbles. A couple of trips over the cobbles convinced me that despite the extra cost and weight, the full suspension was worth having. Riding some 2,500 kms in the last six months has convinced me it was the right choice. I had a couple of queries about the trike since I have had it, and they were answered within minutes, in a helpful way. Ice customer service is as phenominal as their product.

Sprint 2FS

By: Craig Greenhill - USA/Florida, 25 July 2012

Edition: Sprint FS
Good Points: The Whole Bike
Bad Points: none
How do you ride? With a bike club, three times a week around 100 miles.

Having sustained a back injury during to my military career, this Trike is a blessing. With the full suspension it has allowed me the freedom to ride with my friends. I became a member of the North Florida Bike Club and have been able to meet others with trikes and encouraged others with injurys to look into buying the ICE Trike and they have. Thaink you for such a outstanding Trike.

No regrets

By: Paul Stockdale - UK, 24 July 2012

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: Comfort; quality of build and equipment; after-sales service
Bad Points: Slow uphill - but I knew that before I bought the trike. Not slow going down hills!!
How do you ride? Leisure; touring

I purchased the trike largely to ensure my riding experience was comfortable (having had difficulties both with my neck and lower back). Being able to finish a ride with only tired legs (not a sore neck, back-side or wrists as was the case with any bike I have ridden) is wonderful. You are certainly noticed on the road but usually by people with broad smiles! Going uphills is slow and you just have to spin away. But having climbed some quite long and steep passes in France I can testify that they are eminently doable and the descents are great fun (reaching over 40 m.p.h.). When I stop for a rest it's still seems strange that I feel no urgent need to get off the trike as it is so comfortable and I can stay seated to recover.


By: mr D Henley - England, 24 July 2012

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: feeling safe @40mph
Bad Points: English weather!!!!!!
How do you ride? with a smile and bit of sun

Had RTA in 1995 broke neck and back developed syringomilia(kept use of legs"just")After few years of recovering and getting very bored of not being able do anything,friend recommended trying a recumbent, so found a shop hired for couple hours and was surprised how little i ached!!! since then we(me & trike)have had many amazing days out together,within a month was riding ten miles within a year was doing 45 miles,with speeds upto 40mph(down hill)i can only do this with TRUST of a truly amazing machine.The gears go from very low 2 very high (im still amazed what hills i can climb)i might be slow going up but what goes up must come down!!!and i know if i need to stop i WILL!! AND IF YOU ARE REGISTERED DISABLED NO VAT!!!!!!!!!!!I have weekness on right side so had break leaver fitted on left hand only,so if i can do it i hope you can to, go on give it a try be best thing you own.

ICE Trike it’s NOT your Grandpa’s Trike

By: Bob Neidinger - USA/MO, 24 July 2012

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: Easy handling, fast, folds, FUN
Bad Points: none
How do you ride? For fun, 30+ miles a day 5 days a week.

I started riding two wheel recumbents a few years back. After a few years, I rode my bent into the ground and it was time for a new one. At the bike shop, I told the owner what I wanted, in great detail. He told me I should try an ICE Trike. I blew him off, I’m not trying any Trike, under my breath, I said I wasn’t that old. He told me it would be about 20 minutes to mock up a recumbent like I wanted and until then what would it hurt to try an ICE Sprint Trike. He told me, it’s not your Grandpa’s trike.; today’s Trikes are high tech and fast. To shut him up I agreed to test ride a Sprint ICE Trike. Ok, so it was easy to get on and off, and it was very comfortable but I was still very skeptical, it was probably slow and goofy. I was just going to go up the street block and come back and that is exactly what I did but when I got back to the shop, I ran in and said in a very loud excited voice, “That was fun, the most fun I’ve ever had on a bike; can I ride some more?” I rode up hills, in parking lots, on a bike trail, I made tight turns, I made wide turns. I probably looked like a little kid with my big smile, yelling, “this is fun.” I finally road back to the store and told the owner to write it up, then fold it up, so I could take it home and start my new adventures. That was a little over a year and a little over a 4000 miles ago and honestly I probably still look like a little kid having as much fun as the day I test rode it. My Sprint isn’t my Grandpa’s trike, it climbs, it’s fast, it corners, it’s comfortable, I never have to unclip at stop light and on my Sprint I get to see the world, it’s great for looking around while you ride.

4500 miles later...

By: John Robson - England, 24 July 2012

Edition: Sprint RS
Good Points: Comfort, Fun.
Bad Points: Capital cost, particularly of "extras"
How do you ride? Mostly urban, commuting.

My first trike was a ~'93 trice with a large rear wheel - that finally failed after being side swiped by a car at a roundabout (despite 7' long streamers and eye height flag). It had no suspension, narrow tyres, hard shell seat and got me hooked. I commuted ten miles each way along winding country A roads (60mph, single lane in each direction) at an average speed of ~20mph. When my insurance said they'd replace it I was overjoyed. I made a couple of decisions: - I wanted all three wheels to be 20" to minimise the spares to be carried. - Mudguards / Rack were essential for year round, all weather commuting. - A headrest would be considered later (the hardshell seat had been tall). I also decided to "upgrade" the replacement with rear suspension. This was almost entirely due to rumble pads/strips on the roads, as they could be particularly harsh vibrations through the hard seat. As it turns out the combination of a mesh seat, rear suspension and fatter tyres (Marathon Racers originally, Schwalbe Trykers now) have made for an extremely comfortable ride - cobbles are still shaky at speed, but only at the front. Unpacking the new trike was a lovely experience, assembly was very easy following the instructions provided and she soon rolled out of the door for a test ride; the "recumbent grin" returned to stay! Over the next few months (as the weather got colder and the daylight hours shorter) I decided to treat myself to a dynamo hub (rather than the bottle which had started to slip). ICE were very helful in sourcing a matching rim, and the SON stub axle dynamo was laced into a new wheel by a local shop. This was an excellent addition - the "always available" lighting at no discernable penalty is invaluable as a commuter - I now run my rear light permanently and my front light is switched. I've also added a USB charger from the hub, which allows me to do long night time runs, with both lights and my phone's GPS running from pedal power. One day a week I tow my kids home from the office. It takes a slightly lower gear than normal, but the stability of three wheels means I can just cruise up any hill. Options: - Mudguards: Essential in my book. They are beautiful, and do an excellent job. Unfortunately the mudflap section is not as robust as it needs to be and they only lasted a couple of thousand miles of roads before falling off. I've replaced the rear one (so that the kids in the trailer aren't hit by gravel), but the fronts work well enough without. - Headrest: The headrest makes the trike extremely comfortable when resting at lights, or ensuring that you are properly relaxed flying down a hill, it's an expensive but worthwhile addition to the trike (although one that can easily wait for a birthday). - Sidepods: I have the smaller sidepods, and they are really convenient for various storage, easily accessible whilst on the move. They would probably replace the rack if I didn't regularly carry a laptop. - Rack: Partly suspended as is attaches to both the suspension arm and the rigid frame. This carries a decent load (up to a pair of greenhouses!). The sidpods can take most loads, the rack is only needed if you want a) large loads or b) A4 shaped loads (laptop/papers). I have a ctually used the rack support to permanently fix both a motion sensitive alarm and a toolkit to the trike. Never leave home without tools and spares. - Dynamo: Not strictly an ICE option - but well worth it. - Air-zound: Absolutely not standard issue. Absolutely brilliant on the road. Benefits: Immensely comfortable trike, last year I went from my normal 10 miles a day to a charity ride. 160 miles in 12 hours, no aches or pains at all (unlike my upwrong friends). Fast and safe in traffic. I get far more space from motor traffic on my ICE than I ever have on an upright, and am much happier on three wheels than two when commuting through the rush hour traffic - filtering is still possible, you just have to take care. I am significantly quicker over my 5 mile commute than any of my car bound colleagues, even though I'm slower than I was on my old trike & commute) The grin - both mine and those on the pavement! Costs: Tyres. I drive like a hooligan when there is space to do so. I brake late and hard, I corner at speed. In the wet I power slide and drift. Consequently I can burn through a set of tyres in only two thousand miles (oops), at £90 for a full set that's still not bad. I haven't had to replace anything else, although I do run two chains to limit wear. Initial outlay. There is no question, they are expensive. But they hold their value well, and most nice things are expensive. So far mine has cost only a little over 50p a mile (and that is ever reducing) and has saved more than that by virtue of me not needing a second family car (or petrol). Whilst expensive I do think they are good value. "Extras". The rack, the mudguards, the headrest, sidepods. They all cost significant amounts of money - they are all beautifully crafted, but there is no escaping the cost. What would I like to see changed: Very little. I'm sure the guys at ICE are cooking up some improvements, but there are a few options I'd like to see made available at build time, and one option which may be a new idea. - I'd like to see some more drive train options, allowing the "normal" item cost to be discounted. Things like the Schlumpf HSD, the Rolhoff and the Alfine 8/11 as options at build time would be excellent. Allowing gear changes whilst at a standstill is really very nice. An Sram Spectro7 with coaster brake would even give full braking control, particularly nice in the snow and ice (chain management is harder with suspension and a coaster brake) - I'd like to see a hub dynamo as an advertised option. - I'd like to see a "sump guard". I've managed to scratch the bottom of my frame on a kerb. A plastic "sump guard" should be easy to place and replace, and would protect this vulnerable area of the frame from damage.

Way To Go !

By: Robin Harris - New Zealand, 23 July 2012

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: Red, comfortable and fun.
Bad Points:
How do you ride?

I loved My Sprint 26 from the day it arrived by courier in it's Big ICE Box. The colour is just gorgeous, the paint job really great - an absolute eyecatcher. I ordered the Sprint 26 for the bigger wheel's ability to smooth out road roughness, give enhanced traction and to trail well. I also wanted internal hud gears so had ordered an internal 11 speed Shimano hub but soon changed this to a Rohloff 500/14 speed hub and twistgrip shifter which has been brilliant. Up front I have the very effective ICE elastomer suspension that does a great job of not only softening the bumps but enhancing the overall road handling of the trike. My hydraulic disc brakes on the front wheels do an excellent job and the rear disc park-brake is positive and easy to apply. I chose Big Apple tyres all round due to previous experience of puncture-free riding. Whether for a relaxing cycle with friends or a quick run down to the shops I find the Sprint26 an excellent performer and an absolute joy to ride. Thank you ICE.

Solid Trike

By: Tony Goodman - USA/TX, 23 July 2012

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: Excellent handling, fun to ride
Bad Points: heavy, chain wears out quickly, expensive accessories
How do you ride? 3 to 4 times/week 15 miles +/- each ride

Got my 2011 Sprint 26 in May 2011 and instantly fell in love with it. First, the pros: I'm a shorter rider and the adjustable boom was a big plus. Folding capability was superb. Trike handled extremely well in all situations. Mesh seat was very comfortable to sit in for extended periods of time. Now for some cons: Trike was expensive. but with that expense you get a nice trike. ICE trike accessories are expensive. Trike is heavy. Chain wore out after about 600 miles on the trike. Chain kept skipping teeth when in 6th and 7th gear. Not sure this was because of a worn out chain but had the chain replaced the other day and haven't had a chance to test it out yet. Rear derailleur needed a lot of adjustment after only 600 miles. Even with the problems I've had with my Sprint 26, I wouldn't hesitate to purchase another ICE trike. If I had known how much I would have liked my trike back when I first got it, I would have gone ahead and gotten the Vortex. ICE trikes are great!

More than love at first sight

By: Donald Lobelle - MI, USA, 23 July 2012

Edition: Sprint RS
Good Points: Quality engineering, comfortable yet with surprisingly quick performance, just plain fun to ride
Bad Points: none
How do you ride? road and trail. Now preparing for 3000 mile tour on the Atlantic coast of USA

At first glance, it is easy to be impressed with the apparent quality engineering and beautiful styling of this trike. Oh, but that is not the whole of it. You need only a trial ride to understand that you have finally found the one you have dreamed about. My wife and I have each owned our Sprint trikes for almost a year, and we are here to tell you, dreams do come true. What a Trike! Thank you ICE.

Far Exceeded My Expectations

By: Scott Kelley - USA Florida, 23 July 2012

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: Fun To Ride!
Bad Points:
How do you ride? Commute, Leisure

My fiance and I absolutely love our trike. She has MS and back issues so she loves the recumbent aspect of the trike. I like the fact that it folds, transports well and can't tip over. I have put close to 500 miles on it already. We just rode around a local park yesterday and got all kinds of looks riding around on it. It keeps us happy. Thank you ICE!

exceeds expectations

By: Matt Matcuk - USA / Illinois, 24 April 2012

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: beautifully designed, thoughtfully engineered, extremely well-built, and well-supported by company
Bad Points: turning radius, a bit of chain noise
How do you ride? TBD (see below)

Nothing is perfect, so my five-star rating is a bit of a stretch, but my complaints are so minimal that, if I could rate it more precisely, I'd give it a 4.8 out of five. Have been an avid road cyclist most of my life, at least up until my mid-forties, when a number of spinal conditions made it more and more difficult to ride my road bike. Now, following a lumbar spinal fusion and the diagnosis of three herniated discs in my neck, my last road ride convinced me that I just couldn't ride a drop-bar bike anymore. Years ago, after an earlier surgery, I bought a recumbent bicycle, but only rode it for about a year, then sold it. Just never felt really stable, especially when climbing. And it was heavy and climbed slowly. I had always been intrigued by recumbent tadpole trikes, so this time around I started looking at them more seriously. I tried various trikes at dealers, and looked at a lot more online. I needed something that folded, I wanted suspension, if possible, and I had about $2,000 to spend. Experienced recumbent trike riders will know that this is an unrealistic set of criteria. Most of the unsuspended trikes I rode were a bit unforgiving on the bumps, but the Sprint (partially due to the 26" wheel), absorbed road shock much better. The combination of steel and aluminum frame sections makes a lot of sense, balancing shock absorption and weight. At $2,800 it was a lot more than I wanted to spend, but when I looked at the engineering, and the design and build quality, and particularly the well-thought-out design for folding, I took the plunge. And I'm not sorry I did. The trike is a joy to ride. The chain does make a bit of noise in its tubes, but I think this would likely be the case with any similar trike. My only real complaint is the turning radius. It is *really* wide: on a standard two-lane U.S. road (about 18 feet wide), you can't make a U-turn. You have to either do a three-point turn, or stop and pick up the front end to point it in the right direction, then get back on. I'm no engineer, but I know that issues such as this are always a trade-off between many factors: wheel base, track, high-speed stability, etc. And I'm confident that the folks at ICE have carefully weighed these variables in arriving at their design. But if there were one thing I could change, that would be it. And that's about the only thing I'd change. The Sprint is fast, agile, stable at speed, and represents, for me, the optimum positioning range: low enough to cut a lot of wind drag, but high enough that I feel I can easily see and be seen. Overall, I couldn't be more pleased with the trike, and I expect to be enjoying it for many years to come.

Fun machine, no regrets

By: Peter Cummings - USA/CA, 16 August 2011

Edition: Sprint FS
Good Points: Well made
Bad Points: None really
How do you ride? Casual, 10 to 30 miles

I’m 66 years old. My usual hobbies are hiking, climbing, skiing. But I enjoy cycling and used to ride a road bike often on rides of 30 to 100 miles. I gave up my bicycle a few years ago due to various aches and a feeling that (1) my balance is no longer adequate, (2) my reaction time is too slow, and (3) a fall seems more threatening than when I was younger. I tried a friend’s tricycle here in Bishop, CA, and liked it. On a tricycle, I have no fear of falling. I like stopping without putting my foot down. Being close to the road is like being in a kayak – a low position that is comfortable, pleasant, novel. After a test ride, I purchased the ICE Sprint 2fs in December 2010. I wanted a folding tricycle, an adjustable seat, and the test ride convinced me to buy the full suspension, despite the added weight. My first ride in Bishop was disappointing; too slow. Things improved after I released the parking brake! Even the second ride seemed hard. Then something clicked. My pedaling rhythm improved, I became familiar with the gearing, and suddenly I was having fun. Bishop has several excellent roads with little traffic. On a tricycle it is easy to watch the scenery, including hawks, jack rabbits, and road runners (the bird that is). The real test was whether I would keep riding. I’ve put 650 miles on it since purchase, about 100 miles per month, on rides from 10 to 30 miles. That is not a lot of mileage by cycling standards, but it beats the zero miles of riding I’ve had for several years. And it continues to be fun. This fine machine has been trouble free. The derailleurs need adjustment every few 100 miles, as you might expect. I destroyed 1 tire in a hole; rim was not hurt. The suspension was a good choice, as we have some road sections with regular horizontal cracks that are deep. I disliked the grip shifters on my test-ride; could not tell which direction was needed for a shift because my hands concealed the numbers. I opted for the Shimano bar-end shifters and find these smooth and easy to use. If I had to make this purchase again, I would make the same choice. I find the riding experience to be fun and comfortable. I look forward to riding this ICE tricycle for years.


By: Arlene Winick - Canada/Usa, 02 April 2011

Edition: Sprint RS
Good Points: Fast,comfortable,easy transport,
Bad Points: none
How do you ride? Almost every day, all conditions

My husband had so many problems on his road bike (neck, shoulders, hand, foot) that riding was pure torture & he was about to give it up. But now he wants to ride longer & further & all the time. He's finally faster than me again & always looks like when he was a kid & had his first solo ride without the training wheels. Thank you for providing such a quality machine. It's a constant Show Stopper wherever we go.

2nd trike ( 1st ice)

By: Dave Tillema - USA/Texas, 24 November 2010

Edition: Sprint RS
Good Points: Multi rider quick adjustable/ Suspension
Bad Points: Boom design
How do you ride? Flats, Sidewalks, Downtown Houston streets

I bought this so I wouldn't have to continually readjust my other trike( Catrike Expedition)for friends. I also like to ride in City areas that have rough roads & sidewalks. I test rode the Full suspension & decided on just rear due to the seating heigth being a bit lower. On this trike I can ride off curbs & ride off road without much

You get what you pay for

By: Peter Brumlik - Colorado USA, 18 August 2010

Edition: Sprint 26
Good Points: easily the best quality trike on the market
Bad Points: none
How do you ride? up, up, up

I tested the Sprint 1 on a mountain in Colorado. Uphill nine miles. Easily the best trike for the job. I've read complaints about pricing, however, you get what you pay for. Ice makes the best quality trike on the market and and as usual, the old adage still holds true; you get what you pay for. England rules.


By: Larry Varney - USA/Kentucky, 16 August 2010

Edition: Sprint FS
Good Points: Comfortable, fast, quality build, handling
Bad Points: Not the cheapest trike out there, but quality costs
How do you ride? Day rides with friends, supported tours

To say I was impressed would be putting it mildly. I have ridden/reviewed several other ICE trikes, so I was not surprised by many of the attributes of this one. But I was not expecting how much difference the full suspension makes. Rumble strips are no longer detoured around, and expansion joints are almost not felt at all. With its performance, ability to carry rack bags and panniers, this may be the trike to look at for touring and commuting. I like it - a lot!

Red Hot ICE

By: John D. - USA -- New York, 18 June 2010

Edition: Sprint FS
Good Points: Superb Handling, Smooth Ride
Bad Points: Weight, Option Pricing
How do you ride? As the Spirit moves me.

The handling of the Sprint FS is amazing. I put grippy Marathon Supreme tires on it, and then push it hard in corners. The handling is utterly predictable and solid--never a surprise or mis-step. My previous trike (not an ICE) surprised me regularly. Turning radius would change unexpectedly, sometimes lifting the inside wheel. No thanks! The full suspension effectively soaks up the big bumps. Until you retrace your route with a different bike you don't fully appreciate just how much affect the full suspension has. Most of all though, riding my trike is just tremendously fun. I love it, and look forward to with great anticipation to each ride. I didn't plan on the trike being my primary ride for commuting to work, but once I tried it...I can't stop (30 miles round trip, 2-3x per week!) The [s]miles are piling up fast.

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