Tadpole trikes are fun no matter what age we are. I am sure many would agree that they bring out the kid in us. But what about if we are a kid? I mean a tadpole trike that is made to accommodate an adult won’t work for a small child. They will only adjust down so small and so a small child just won’t fit a trike designed for an adult. Another factor to consider is that children grow. What fits them today may not fit them next year. Not many of us want to buy something which costs a lot of money if it won’t be of any use a year later. And most certainly tadpole trikes are not known to be inexpensive to purchase. I would guess that there is not a big demand for tadpole trikes for kids because of these reasons. That being said, there is one manufacturer I know of producing a tadpole trike designed for children. I am talking about KMX. They make the KMX K3 which sells for about $500. Even so that is still a lot of money to spend so one needs to ponder over the matter. Of course, having younger children who can grow into it when the kid it was purchased for grows out of it would help.
(currently on sale at Utah Trikes for $449)
For older kids (and small adults) KMX offers the KOMPACT R model for about $900. (currently on sale for $799 at Utah Trikes)
Catrike used to make the DASH model for kids but they discontinued it. Perhaps a used one could be found if one wants to go this route. The DASH model is just like Catrike’s other models except it is scaled down for children.
And then there is the matter of children who for one reason or another can not safely ride a bicycle. A tadpole trike is an option they might be able to handle ok. And for sure, every child deserves a childhood!
Lastly here are some videos of young children riding a tadpole trike:
and here is a kid in Malaysia riding a tadpole trike:
by sliding way forward in the seat and putting a pillow behind this child is able to ride an adult size tadpole trike:
and finally …
not quite ready yet but definitely showing an interest:
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