Test rides by appointment only.
We are not always here due to our not just sending you a box with bits in it, but actually constructing many different brand trikes, road testing recumbents many of those with client specific modifications or services. Because of the time we spend with clients, we may only be able to assist one or two clients on any one day.
We may be able to conduct a test ride immediately or we may be totally unavailable for days. If you are intending to purchase your recumbent from another seller, please use them to arrange test rides and gather your information. It is a service they should provide to you.
Something to take into consideration before a test ride: We don't sell cheap trikes we are likely to have trouble with. A recumbent trike will cost upwards of $3,000 and the average trike is about $5,000 while the top end trikes with all the bells and whistles can be greater than $10,000 or even $18,000. There is a base list of different trikes with relative Australian Dollar prices for each: AUD Trike List
Please contact us to set up a time for your test ride in advance. We want to make sure we're here to answer all your questions and give you the time you need. We often take trikes to customers and conduct final set-ups on site so it is possible if you just rock up, we may not be here. We can arrange test rides after hours as well as on weekends.
If you do not need to wear a helmet for medical reasons, we suggest you have your certificate available, otherwise please bring a helmet if you have one.
Extended rides can be undertaken if you have made arrangements with us. Conditions apply so please make your request well in advance of your arrival.
While riding a recumbent trike is relatively safe, there are possible dangers in all activities. Riders must accept full responsibility for their own safety on the test ride and for getting set up for it (Please bring your helmet and foot-ware).
Before any test ride, riders (or their guardians if the rider is younger than 18 yrs old) are required to sign a RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY. Test Ride Agreement PDF. Photo ID is required (ie: drivers license). You can print the form yourself or sign one before the test ride.
NDIS, NIIS and others, Approved Provider
We are an approved provider and can work with clients to assess whether a recumbent trike or related system is suitable for them to purchase under their plans.
Special Assessment Trials
If you have a special need or disability, please let us know your situation before the test ride so that we can discuss and help to make the trial ride as practical as possible to your circumstances. Some disabilities can require more specialised assistance and modifications. These applications are handled on a individual-case-by-case-basis. In some instances, a suitable trike may not be obtainable at a standard retail price.
For special riding needs, setting up a trike to meet your needs can take a lot longer. Our fee for special assessment trials or those to be arranged through an occupational therapist, are in advance of the appointment and minimum of $250 (max 2 hours). If you expect a longer session, our hourly rate is $85. Depending on your requirements, there may need to be other special considerations made - talk to us.
Please consult with your occupational therapist to know what information they would like from the trial. Photos and or video can be taken of parts of the trial to use in conjunction with applications. If you require photos or video, please bring a new memory stick, still sealed in it's packet, and we can transfer video and photos to it. We will not put a used memory stick into our computer system, no matter how careful you have been with it. If you want us to get a memory stick for you, let us know well in advance and we can pick one up but you (Australia Post) are responsible for the cost of the memory stick.
Deposits can be made by direct deposit so you/we can keep track of the payment or you can pay on the day. Payments by credit card attract a 2% service fee. Please note that if you transfer money via online banking, it may take several days from some building societies and a couple of days from some banks and we won't know you have made a deposit. Directly to the National Australia Bank is extremely quick.
Feedback from Test Riders
We've been told by customers, time and time again, that they thoroughly enjoyed the extended ride. They appreciated the amount of time we spent answering questions and explaining different aspects they wanted to know more about.
Many have said, because of the time involved and the information gained, they've felt compelled to give a payment above the cost of the trike! Others have told us this could be your business on it's own.
Sorry, we don't provide trikes for hire, use in competition, "trials" or similar events/venues.
We do not allow trikes to be taken away unattended.
Information that helps us know if these trikes are suitable for you:
To help us match you with the right trike, please advise us of your X-seam, seated arm length, height and your weight (+-).
Of all these measurements, the most important is the x-seam. However, depending on your posture or disability, etc, trike adjustments can be made .
Need Another Test Ride?
If you feel unable to make a decision with one test ride, you are welcome to return for another test ride. We realise buying a recumbent trike can be an expensive purchase and it may be difficult to make decisions on the spot, especially if you have a riding difficulty.
Please don't hesitate to contact us and talk about your individual needs. We'd love to hear from you.