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I just bought an EVELO Compass adult trike; not recumbent, but it is fantastic. You probably would have to bring it into Mexico yourself. They ship from Seattle.  If it interests you, I can provide a discount code by PM.  Cruising at 25 MPH is a breeze!

 

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I know the OP's question was about locating one here in Mexico but I think that's going to be tough. I did have fun searching though and only came across manual ones not electric. The recumbent models that are electric seem to have two wheels on the front and one at the back behind the seat. In the U.S.https://outriderusa.com/

This is the electric trike that will be my next vehicle ………… not as expensive as RV's but with big fat tires for cobblestones... Hey RV! Ya wanna race? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K2T142L/?coliid=I2NP4JH6RJFQQ9&colid=9UO437NK1P8L&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

 

 

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19 hours ago, Ferret said:

I know the OP's question was about locating one here in Mexico but I think that's going to be tough. I did have fun searching though and only came across manual ones not electric. The recumbent models that are electric seem to have two wheels on the front and one at the back behind the seat. In the U.S.https://outriderusa.com/

This is the electric trike that will be my next vehicle ………… not as expensive as RV's but with big fat tires for cobblestones... Hey RV! Ya wanna race? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K2T142L/?coliid=I2NP4JH6RJFQQ9&colid=9UO437NK1P8L&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

 

 

Starting price NOB is $999 - such as the Ecotad or Trident Spike.  Then add about $1,000 for electric motor.  Getting it here is the challenge.  Lithium batteries canNOT be shipped over the border.  I did find a local in Mexico City that makes a custom bike.  But, he is in to his 3rd week of quoting the trike.

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20 hours ago, RVGRINGO said:

I just bought an EVELO Compass adult trike; not recumbent, but it is fantastic. You probably would have to bring it into Mexico yourself. They ship from Seattle.  If it interests you, I can provide a discount code by PM.  Cruising at 25 MPH is a breeze!

 

I have looked at Evelo.  Unfortunately, they do not make a recumbent.  I am unable to sit on a standard bike seat.

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On 1/31/2019 at 10:32 AM, NealH said:

Looking to purchase an adult recumbent trike - preferably electric.  Store in Guadalajara or even Mexico City?

If you can send or post an example of what you want,  I will ask my in-laws if they have seen it for sale in GDL. They are 'big time' bike rider.

I have found a new type of trike (at least new to me). Drift trikes

 

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12 minutes ago, Tiny said:

If you can send or post an example of what you want.  I will ask my in-laws if they have seen it for sale in GDL. They are 'big time' bike rider.

I have found a new type of trike (at least new to me). Drift trikes

 

I have not heard of Drift Trike either.  Would not work for me.  Thanks for reaching out to your in laws.  I had attempted to contact bike shops in Guad - no luck.   https://www.industrialbicycles.com/Trident-Spike  https://www.industrialbicycles.com/sun-seeker-eco-tad-sx-blue Examples of the kind of trike I am interested in locating.  Some brands, such as Catrike, are too low to the ground - would not work on cobblestones.  If I can find a manual trike, I should be able to electrify later it on my own.  Thanks

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29 minutes ago, NealH said:

I have not heard of Drift Trike either.  Would not work for me.  Thanks for reaching out to your in laws.  I had attempted to contact bike shops in Guad - no luck.   https://www.industrialbicycles.com/Trident-Spike  https://www.industrialbicycles.com/sun-seeker-eco-tad-sx-blue Examples of the kind of trike I am interested in locating.  Some brands, such as Catrike, are too low to the ground - would not work on cobblestones.  If I can find a manual trike, I should be able to electrify later it on my own.  Thanks

This is the pic I sent them.

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We'll see what they said.

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9 hours ago, Tiny said:

Is this high enough? I don't know if it is an adult's. It doesn't look like it folds.

https://articulo.mercadolibre.com.mx/MLM-659169395-trike-recumbente-triciclo-reclinado-para-adulto-_JM#&gid=1&pid=2

 

Cool............  I have been in contact with this seller who is located in Mexico City.  Compared to NOB trikes - looks like it is a heavier grade of steel.  Durable, but is likely heavy.  However, for what I want - this will likely work.  However, the seller has stopped responding to my questions, so I am exploring my options. 

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3 hours ago, Joco said:

Thanks..........  Seen those listings.  Hoping to find a bike store in Guad.  No one local is willing to work on a trike (that I have found).  So besides purchasing, I am interested in long term support.  Or, I may be forced to become a bike mechanic.

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Update........ I would like to thank everyone for their feedback and assistance.  Unable to find a Mx retailer who sells recumbent trikes.  I looked into NOB - shipping would cost as much more than the trike.  Looked into shipping as checked baggage - carton too large for Volaris.  One NOB retailer suggested I take it on the airplane as a wheelchair (folding trike).  Considered that, but what do I do if Volaris says no?  Through FB - I found someone 3 hours east of Mexico City.  I purchased a used KMX Viper and he shipped it to me for free.  I just finished upgrading it and will be on the carretera bike path every day.  Started out 1/2 mile.  Now up to 4 miles.  Goal is 12 miles a day.  Going to get to know the bike path.

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On 2/1/2019 at 9:03 AM, NealH said:

Starting price NOB is $999 - such as the Ecotad or Trident Spike.  Then add about $1,000 for electric motor.  Getting it here is the challenge.  Lithium batteries canNOT be shipped over the border.  I did find a local in Mexico City that makes a custom bike.  But, he is in to his 3rd week of quoting the trike.

A friend in Tlaquepaque bought an electric fat tire bike on Alibaba Express delivered in Mexico. Loves it. He Rides every Sunday doen Rio Nilo to Tonala. As I recall price about $900 USD. Doesn't the Carretera bike shop in Ajijic on Mountain side of road have them? (just west of Pemex)

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Yes - the New Line Bike Shop in Ajijic carries electric bikes.  My posting is/was about TRIKES.  For medical reasons, I can not sit on a bike.  I was looking for a Recumbent TRIKE.  From my research, no retailer in MEXICO carries recumbent trikes.  However, I did find a used trike in Mexico - free shipping.

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Reviving an old post. I'm contemplating getting into riding a recumbent trike. I row but the conditions on the lake aren't always conducive to going out. I'd prefer to ride a trike instead of a regular bike mostly for comfort and physical reasons. Has the situation improved as far as the availability of trikes in this area? Are there groups that get together and ride? Thanks.

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