A LOW COST TADPOLE TRIKE … KENT 20 CAVALIER

Walmart is apparently the one and only source for this low cost tadpole trike. When I say low cost I am talking about $698. Of course, the old adage remains true … “You usually get what you pay for.” As you can see it is a rather odd looking creation … a very high seat … so it is not going to be a contender for great handling. I would have to agree with one description I read … basically “a wheelchair with pedals”. I have not been able to discover much technical information on this trike. I have been trying to find out the seat height but came up empty handed. It certainly is not my idea of a recumbent tadpole trike but I am sure they will sell. BTW, as I compose this Walmart reports that they are Out of Stock.. so apparently they are selling.

FEATURES

  • Comfortable recumbent position – the rider’s weight is distributed more evenly over a larger area increasing the longevity of comfort
  • Laid back and reclining ergonomic design
  • 20″ Wheels, 2 in front, 1 in back
  • Integrated head rest
  • 7 Speeds with a Tourney TX Derailleur making smooth shifts
  • Handlebar brakes within easy reach
  • Adjustable Seat
  • Dimensions: 35.43″L x 18.90″W x 26.62″H

HERE is Kent’s website. I had never heard of this company until I came upon this trike but according to the following paragraph I am not keeping up with the times.

Kent International Inc is an American bicycle manufacturer based in Parsippany, New Jersey. It imports and distributes bicycles and bicycle accessories worldwide. As of 2014, it was considered the 2nd largest manufacturer of bicycles in the United States. Philkam Cycle changed its name in 1958 to Kent International. In 1979 it began manufacturing bicycles in Kearny, New Jersey, but closed its factory and moved manufacturing overseas in 1990. It returned manufacturing to the United States in 2014, building a facility in Clarendon County, South Carolina.

Click HERE to download the manual.

It certainly would not be my choice in tadpole trikes but hey, if money is an issue this might not be too bad of a deal. At least it is American made. I just hope Kent stands behind their products offering good service and speedy parts when needed.

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Author: Steve Newbauer

I have a few current blogs (tadpolerider1, navysight, truthtoponder and stevesmixedbag) so I am keeping busy. I hope you the reader will find these blogs interesting and enjoy your time here. Feel free to email me at tadpolerider2 at gmail dot com (@gmail.com)

3 thoughts on “A LOW COST TADPOLE TRIKE … KENT 20 CAVALIER”

  1. I hope this is a start in a new movement and more trikes cut their prices down. I have back issues and I’d love to do long runs but its not possible with my current condition but an affordable recumbent would be a great fit. I guess if they were more popular abroad their prices would be lower. I honestly never seen a recumbent in footage of china so it might be awhile for the prices to do down, but I’m hoping!

  2. If the standard of the 2wheel bikes from Wally world is the same for their trikes then we will see them along the highways..

  3. I think I would be concerned about the 19 inch width. Sure hope that isn’t outside dimension to outside making the wheel track about 15 inches.

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