Spring is here for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere! The closer we get to the sun and higher temperatures, the more our minds drift towards the adventures the warmer weather will bring. Some of those adventures may involve traveling to far off lands. Unfortunately, even most folding trikes don’t really fold down enough to be avoid oversize charges on an airline. One exception is the TerraTrike Traveler.
The Traveler was introduced in 2015. At that time, several trike manufacturers were showing and promising “ultra-folders” designed for airline travel. Thus far, the Traveler is the only one to have reached production in meaningful numbers.
The general frame layout and steering geometry is largely the same as the company’s popular all chromoly steel Rambler model. The major difference is the addition of three hinges that allow the Traveler to fold down into a shockingly small package. There is one hinge of the main frame tube as one would expect, but the Traveler’s ace-in-the-hole is the two addition hinges located on either side of the cruciform closer to the front wheels.
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