Sun Bicycles EZ Tadpole SX Trike - 2012

Sun's EZ Tadpole SX Trike is a blast to ride everywhere! The combination of a low-center-of-gravity frame and 3 quick-rolling wheels makes this low-rider handle like nothing else. It's more than just zippy speed though. A plush, fully suppo ...(Read More)

Sun Bicycles EZ Tadpole SX Trike
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Sun's EZ Tadpole SX Trike is a blast to ride everywhere! The combination of a low-center-of-gravity frame and 3 quick-rolling wheels makes this low-rider handle like nothing else. It's more than just zippy speed though. A plush, fully supportive seat offers unparalleled comfort, too. You'll also love the under-seat steering, which takes all the pressure off your arms and hands. And, this sweet rig sports powerful disc brakes and a hill-flattening 24-speed SRAM/Shimano drivetrain.

To measure your X-Seam, sit flat on the floor with your back reclined against a 30- to 48-inch board angled 14- to 15-inches from the wall and measure along the floor from the board to your heel. Be sure your buttocks are pressed against the board and your legs are flat on the floor. If you're close to either end of the X-Seam range, just ask us and we'll help you choose the proper size.

Specs

Frame Steel
Fork Steel
Rims/Wheels Aluminum
Hubs Aluminum
Spokes 14g stainless-steel
Tires Kenda Kwest, 20 x 1.50
Crankset Aluminum
Chainrings 52/42/30
Front Derailleur Shimano
Rear Derailleur SRAM 3.0
Rear Cogs SRAM 8-speed: 11-32
Shifters SRAM 3.0
Handlebars Aluminum
Brake Levers Aluminum w/parking brake
Brakes Winzip mechanical discs
Saddle Contoured foam w/cool back

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4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

66%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable seat  (5)
  • Attractive  (3)
  • Ergonomic  (3)
  • Handles well  (3)
  • Cheap 

Cons

  • Heavy  (2)
  • Big disappointment 
  • Chain broke in traffic 
  • Cheap components 
  • Difficult to transport 

Best Uses

  • Leisurely rides  (3)
  • Street riding  (2)
  • Light riding 
  • Reward time 
  • Road biking 
  • Trail riding 

REVIEWS

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5

Well built, dependable and fun to ride.

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from Houston, TX

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • High Seating
  • Shock Absorber
  • Ergonomic
  • Comfortable Seat
  • Handles Well
  • Stable
  • Attractive Design
  • Great Components

Cons

  • Low Clearance
  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Street Riding
  • Leisurely Rides
  • Light Trails

Comments:

I have owned this bike since 2003 and ride 10 to 15 miles a day. I perform regular maintenance and have had no problems whatsoever. I ride on streets and concrete trails. The best part is how high I sit on the bike, making it easy to be seen by cars. My only complaint is that it is heavy. Wish it was aluminum instead of steel.

5

Smile, this ride feels so nice.

By 

from West Allis

About Me Old Fat Guy On Glide

Pros

  • Like Bike Riding Was
  • Ergonomic
  • Comfortable Seat

Cons

  • You Will Want More Time

Best Uses

  • Reward Time

Comments:

Please get or try this! You are worth it! No danger during ride. Honest. Really! This is the best ride since I was 5! Hip replacement, bad knees no wind. You can ride this anywhere, the gears let you go up hill easily. Look around, like up, while riding without crashing or getting dizzy! You will not be disappointed! Get a sun visor or hat. Put a tarp over it / them to keep it dry in the back yard, then go anytime you like. You don tribe like a bike, you push with your legs, it's really easy! Please try a test ride!

1

I'm returning it after 1 week

By 

from Rochester, NY

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable Seat
  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Unsafe
  • Big disappointment
  • Chain broke in traffic
  • Cheap components
  • Flimsy

Best Uses

Comments:

I was so excited to buy this - after just a week - the petals locked when I shifted gears and I needed to stop on a busy road to unlock chain that had stuck. Then this morning the chain broke when I was in traffic and I had to walk it 2 miles back home! Its going back now. This bike is a lot of money for cheap components. The other bad thing is it is very hard to see what gear you are in when your hands are covering the gear numbers during steering.

4

fun and comfy

By 

from Cedar Rapids IA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Handles Well
  • Ergonomic
  • Comfortable Seat

Cons

  • Difficult to transport

Best Uses

  • Leisurely Rides
  • Street Riding
  • Trail riding

Comments:

lots of fun and comfy.. still trying to master hills as you can't quite get "into it" like a regular bike..

3

April 2010

By 

from Tampa, FL

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Comfortable Seat
  • Cheap

Cons

  • Low-end components

Best Uses

  • Leisurely Rides

Comments:

The Sun trike is pretty much as reviewed online; it is a low-end trike. As such, it can help you decide if you really want a recumbent trike and if you want to step up to an ICE model. The Sun has no suspension and rides rough if the roads are not real nice. The seat is very well padded and that helps. It does have a problem with steering at a higher speed as its steering mechanism is not as fine as an ICE or HP. It is best suited for light, joy-riding. I've been putting 15-20 mi/day on mine, and already ordering Schwalbe tires to replace the K ones. If you're looking for a low-end trike for enjoyable riding, this will be fine. As I plan to do some long touring, I'm looking at the ICE Adventure, and using the Sun to break myself in. As I find it a lot of fun, I'm convinced it's something I want to stick with and so will step up to something of high quality and give this to one of the kids.

4

Sun EZ Tadpole

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from Houston, TX

About Me Casual Cyclist

Pros

  • Durable
  • Fun to ride
  • Handles Well
  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Road Biking

Comments:

Bought mine in May 2009. Can't ride 2-wheel bike due to back problems. Very comfortable and great exercise (I ride 3-5 times per week). Had some problems with quality. Had to take it to local bike shop for tune-up. I really enjoy riding it.

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