As trikes go, this Terra Trike is pretty
cool-looking. The comfort mesh seat
is the central point, but the 20-inch
wheels with brake discs on both front
wheels, the direct steering setup and
the adjustability all make it look well
built and like it will be fun to ride before
you even try it.
The system comes preset with a
pretty intelligent controller. You simply
turn the battery switch on and the system is ready to go and uses a torque
sensor to know when to provide power.
There is an optional wired controller
that can increase or decrease assist
level, turn on regenerative braking (great
for steep hill descents) and introduces a
2-mph reverse crawl mode that allows
you to back up. There’s even a forward
crawl mode in case you need help to
get moving from a stop on a hill or you
forgot to downshift when you came to
There is also a smartphone app for
controlling and tweaking the motor set-
tings, but as you’ll read below from our
experience, it’s not really necessary.
To order the bike in your size, you
first must use a special measurement
called the “X-seam,” which is measured
while sitting against a wall from your
closest part against the wall to the
soles of your feet. The bike is set up to
order, but there is some adjustability.
The adjustability of the frame may result
in needing to shorten or lengthen the
incredibly long chain. It’s so long that
there are two long, tubular chainguides
to keep it from sagging too much and
dragging the ground or chewing up the
The pedals and front chainrings are
the front-most part of the bike. Large
straps are on one side of each pedal
to hold onto your feet if you so desire.
We found it okay to just use the flat
Motor: Falco 750W direct-drive rear hub
Battery: Panasonic, 36V, 11. 6 Ah/417 Wh lithium-ion
Charge time: 4. 5 hours
Top speed: 20 mph (with assist)
Range: Up to 60 miles (Claimed)
Brakes: Avid BB7 mechanical disc
Tires: Schwalbe Energizer, 20 x 1.75 inches
Weight: 64 lb,
The EVO Rambler’s power comes from
this Falco 750-watt direct-drive rear hub.
It delivers power smoothly but rapidly.