In 2016 completely fortuitously I found an offer for a new e-trike on Kickstarter and made a pledge. Much less fortuitously by the time it was delivered in 2018, unexpected back surgery prevented me from using it. I love it and everyone who sees it loves it, but now I have to look at other options. The DC-Tri is assembled (no small feat), tested, and ridden a few blocks to the bike shop to be sure the front power drive was assembled correctly. Everything works and it is ready to go. The first bonus addon is a Matte Lime UA Performance Headband Bundle that the test rider advised I purchase because it goes so fast. The second bonus: Kryptonite New-U New York Fahgettaboudit Mini Heavy Duty Bicycle U Lock Bike Lock. I’ve lived in Manhattan and trust any lock that works there.
The information and photographs here are from the DC-Tri website. Reviews in professional bicycle publications over the last two years have confirmed these claims.
The Launch Video
Drifting in Action
A standard bike trailer can be added for a picnic or a load of groceries. And for the adventurous, wheel sleeves are available. You can do mini wheel stands and more and, with the optional rear tire sleeves, you’ll be able to drift with fluency!
Secure Standing Platform
The DC-Tri doesn’t require pedaling, is highly maneuverable, and has an incredible zero turning radius. It’s fun to ride and, with three wheels, it’s an easier and safer ride than a two-wheeler.
The unique design provides riders with a low center of gravity making riding safer and more stable. It is almost untippable. The chrome-moly frame passed all industry stress tests and weight ratings. High-quality bike components ensure a smooth, safe ride for everyone and long-lasting use.
Superior Design and Easy to Master
The powerful brushless front hub motor, high-quality disc brakes, smooth riding shock forks, and 36V, 13AH lithium-Ion battery are all elements of its superior design.
Unlike a bicycle, there is no requirement for riders to have great balance. This makes the DC-Tri appealing to a wide range of people, many who may not have ridden a bike for some time. Its stand up design can reduce pain associated with long distance bike riding including wrist strain, back pain, and seat pain. Now, riders can travel long distances, far more safely and with much more control.
Perfect for the Whole Family
- Young professionals
- Outdoor enthusiasts
- Tech lovers
UP TO 15MPH SPEEDS
FIVE-MODE CONTROLLER LCD SCREEN
ZERO TURNING RADIUS
UP TO 30 MILES ON A SINGLE CHARGE
RECHARGES COMPLETELY IN 4 HOURS
Unique design with a low center of gravity, which makes riding safe, stable and almost untippable. Riders can adjust the trike’s shocks, based on terrain, to suit an individual riding style or can simply be locked. With the same width of a standard bike, DC-Tri easily fits through standard doorways, walkways and more for ease of storage and travel.
About the Company and DC-Tri Product Development
DC-Tri is an Innovation Company with a passion for developing future personal transportation devices.
Dal Seale and Chris O’Neil are the two Australian guys who created the idea for our unique stand up electric trike.
“In the development of the DC-Tri, we wanted to create a unique, cool product for the whole family to ride and commute to work, school or to the beach. However we are guys that love to have fun, so we needed to push our idea further so we could have the ability to do tricks, maneuvers, jump it, race it and even drift it. The fun element is really important to us.“ Dal said.
“We have spent our entire lives modifying everything we have bought, just to make it better or to better suit our own needs. Cars, caravans, boats, bikes, 4WD, campervans — even sports cars,” Chris added.
The idea to create the DC-Tri was inspired by the need for a highly maneuverable zero turn, and minimal balance input, environmentally friendly transportation device. This initial creative idea was born in May 2016.
Cool as Well as Practical
“A key part of the design development was to create something for all ages but something cool enough that young people would want to ride. We are always pushing boundaries and have such an attention to detail that we spent a great deal of time growing and emerging our concept to make sure it offered everything we wanted,” Dal said.
A global patent was secured for the device and further development occurred in late 2016. Various modifications and testing continued with an emphasis on delivering a high-end product.
Passes All Industry Tests
In March 2017, the final version of the DC-Tri rolled off the production line. It has been passed every industry test undertaken with flying colors whilst attracting the interest of some of the industry’s largest players.
The overwhelming feedback from people who have ridden them has been amazing with almost everyone commenting about the fun aspect, the ease of riding, the balance, and the maneuverability. Commute and arrive cool and dry. And of course, you don’t have to have great balance, even when transporting a briefcase or a surfboard.
The information and photographs here are taken from the DC-Tri website. Reviews in professional bicycle publications over the last two years have confirmed these claims.
Sale price: $1700
Not otherwise available in the United States
Includes top quality helmet and lock
All items brand new.