The ICE Power Idler Kit is the perfect performance-enhancing upgrade for your ICE trike. With a custom idler mount that allows the Power Idler to float, this kit reduces friction and noise. The Clamp-On Single-Sided Chain Keeper helps wrangle in that wandering chain. Also included is a holder for your existing chaintube. This kit is for the ICE Trike owner who wants to keep the existing drive train configuration and seriously upgrade the quality of the power idler carrying the chain. The smoothness, quietness and increased power to the rear wheel will be noticeable on your first ride.
This kit fits all ICE trikes and Trices. If you have a T, you have the option of going to the ICE Over/Under Kit. If you have a Q, S, Micro, Monster, XXL, etc., you have the option of going to the Under/Under (Dual) Idler Kit. The T is different (the return chainline is very flat), which means it isn't pulled up enough to touch a return idler. All the other trikes, including the new folding trikes (Adventure, Sprint, Vortex), can use the ICE Trike Under/Under kit.
Power idler on an ICE HD with Shimano steps
The kit basically doesn’t fit. The floating idler cannot float because the bracket holding the battery to the frame is very close to the fixed idler and leaves no room for the T-Cycle idler to move in and out. Because of the battery bracket the idler must stay as close to the frame as possible.
Ice Power Idler - ICE Adventure HD (2021)
No issues in using or installing. Works great! One suggestion: Please consider more intuitive (or detailed) product descriptions and application criteria. I actually purchased bath the Power Idler Elite and the Dual Idler Elite solutions because my ICE Adventure HD (2021) has two idler locations. The description of when to use a Power Idler or Return Idler was not easy to understand, and there are multiple on teh ICE Adventure HD. I also recommend that you update the product photos to reflect the current shipping product. The “red” Elite idlers shown are no longer offered… so when I got my parts and they did not match the photos, I thought I may have been shipped an incorrect product. Tech support quickly cleared up the confusion, but that entire effort could have been avoided with better descriptions and accurate photos.
Overall experience was good. The parts make it possible to place the idler in just the right place. Chain moves smoother and quieter than with OEM idler setup.
A real upgrade to my trike. Very pleased!