frequently asked questions

The tricycle is delivered 90% assembled, hence the box is large at 150 cm x 73 cm x 73 cm. The only thing to attach are the front wheel (2x wheel nuts), handle bar (1x 6mm hex bolt tighten) and the front basket (6x 4 mm bolts). 
CyclePower tricycle box shape
All our tricycles come with our unique ‘leaning frame’. Tricycles in rigid form, are somewhat difficult to ride, especially if you have been riding bicycles all your life. But rigid tricycles also tend to loose traction easily if you take corners too fast, lifting one rear wheel off the ground depending which way you’re turning. With the leaning frame, all 3 wheels stay firmly on the ground as you are able to lean the tricycle into the corner and handling and enjoyment of riding the same increases tremendously. The frame moves so the riding is not as rigid. More importantly, it is safer as all the wheels stay firmly on the ground.
Generally 35-40kms however this will vary depending on your level of power assistance you use and riding conditions such as hills, headwinds etc. The 250W will last longer than a 200W that has a full throttle thereby draining the battery faster. This is a tradeoff depending how far you need to travel.
The battery charger is included at no extra cost.
The 250W is pedal assist with 7 speed Shimano derailleur gears and the 200W is single speed and has the ability to be ridden by handlebar twist throttle without pedalling. Only 200W models are permitted to be this way in Australia. Our 250W model does have a ‘Push/Start’ throttle designed to get you off the mark at the lights and so on. Range: pedal assist is always going to be more economical as you’re assisting the motor to some degree. You should be able to get up to 45 Km out of a charge, but it depends on your level of terrain, weight, riding style and level of pedal assist you use. The 200W is more recommended for relatively flat terrain with only slight hills. It does have a pedal assist built in. So if you’re pedalling while climbing a hill, it will achieve this much easier. Saying all this, if you’re using the tricycle to get to the shops down the road, let’s say 5 km each way, you’ll never have an issue. Your range on this model is more like 25-30 km due to the fact that the motor does all the work if you ride it this way, and it is a smaller motor compared to the 250W. Though very capable of moving my 95 kgs along.
The most efficient and reliable delivery method is TNT Road Express. Please enter your Suburb, State and Postcode here to calculate freight to your door.
Our electric tricycles will charge the battery as you are braking or rolling down a hill where you have ceased pedalling. Pedalling actualy draws from the battery.
Error 24 means the connecting plugs from the front wheel to the Controller are not joined correctly. They must be pushed in firmly so the 2 arrows meet. Controller Connector
Australia adopted the European Standard EN15194 in 2012, the same year CyclePower was launched. The biggest change was the increase to their permitted power output from 200 to 250 watts. Motorised assistance will cut out at 25km/h. You can go faster than 25km/h, but you need to be pedalling – the battery will not provide any extra push. Any bicycle powered by an auxiliary motor that exceeds 250W in Australia will be classified a motorbike and must be registered and ridden by a licenced rider. For riders, it means going up hills will be a little easier, with extra torque, although the top speed will still cut out at 25km/h and the distance you can ride with electric motor assistance will be greater than the distance with a 200W.