Available this fall!
This is an early look at a prototype of the T-Cycle Easy Trike Rack.
This rack is ideal for Catikes with suspension, but can also be used on Catrikes without suspension. This rack clamps onto the 1inch tubes on the back of a trike seat, keeping the cargo weight of your panniers low and central, forward of the suspension element on suspension trikes, preserving the go-cart-like handling that we all love about trikes. Conventional racks are designed for conventional bikes and can hamper the handling of a trike, creating a wobbling sensation of the rear end. It's high time that someone engineered a rack to suit the low center of gravity that makes trikes so fun to ride.
This rack will be available in a quick-release option that will be easily removed for travel and transport. Ride with just one side of the rack for short rides or commuting, or ride with both sides for longer rides, touring, or even grocery shopping. Easy to install and remove and transfer from trike to trike.
Q: Can I use a trunk bag?
A: Trunk bags are not compatible with the Easy Trike Rack, but take a look at our SeatSide Mounting system. It allows you to mount your handlebar bag next to the seat of your trike. Even more convenient than a trunk bag!
Q: Can I still fold my trike?
A: Yes! This rack will be available with an optional quick release that will allow the rack to be removed in seconds.
Q: How much weight can this rack carry?
A: 15lbs of cargo on each side will be safe. Chances are that your pannier will run out of space before your hit the weight threshold of the racks
Q: Will using just one side unbalance my trike?
A: Nope. Just like with conventional bikes, your body weight and instinctual steering will overcome any differences in handling. A few pounds of cargo is just a drop in the bucket, when you consider the weight of the trike and rider.
Q: I have a Catrike, but it's not suspended. Can I still use this rack?
A: Yes! All Catrikes feature 1in tubing on their seat frames. The idea of this rack may have been conceived to provide a rack option to Dumonts and Roads, but it will work for all Catrikes. If you have any hesitancy, contact us!
Q: I have a suspended trike, but it's not a Catrike. Will it work on my trike?
A: Quite possibly. We plan to offer a handful of popular size options in addition to 1in. Contact us with your trike make and model. We'll ask for a photo of your trike and get you an answer.