Sun Bicycles' dependable HT-3 Hand-Trike is designed to get persons with disabilities out riding. The HT-3 features a hand-powered 3-Speed Shimano drive train. A ball-bearing seat adjuster makes seat positioning and rider transfer a breeze. The HT-3 has an adjustable crank height, forward and aft seat adjustment and independently adjustable foot rests to give all riders a custom fit. Cambered rear wheels and a long wheelbase give this trike exceptional stability, and the front parking brake facilitates a safe transfer.
Dimensions: 32" Wide x 68" Long Step Thru Height: 11.5" Seat Height: 22" Seat Adj. Range: 6" Seat Width: 18" Seat Depth: 16" Seat Back Angle: 7 degrees Rear Wheel Camber: 9 degrees Foot Rest Height: 4.5"Turning Radius: 8` 5"Wheelbase: 44"Approx Weight: 59 lbs.Weight Capacity: 300 lbs. Ultra Silver
High Tensile Steel, TIG-Welded
21T x 1/2" x 1/8"
HT-3 170mm Alloy Hand Trike
Sealed Cartridge, 68 x 113mm
1/2" x 1/8", 170 Links
HT-3 Single 50ODx32x13x20W
HT-3 Guide Tube Set, 500mm
Shimano Nexus Coaster Brake
Steel, Caged Bearings, 28.6 x 34 x 30mm
HT-3 Hand Trike Stem
Front Brake Lever
Locking Parking Brake
Shimano Nexus 3sp w/Coaster Brake
Alloy, Sealed Cartridge Bearing, 36H x 14G
14G Stainless Steel with CP Brass Nipples
24" x 1.75", Black Wall
Telescoping Stem Clamp
HT-3 Stem Clamp, Alloy
HT-3 Frame Base and Back
HT-3 Canvas Back Rest
HT-3 Canvas Seat Cover
HT-3 Seat Pad
HT-3 Adjustable Seat Mount System
Reviewed By Adulttricyclereview.com
guys at Sun Bicycle are very good at seeing an opportunity and
capitalizing on it.There has been a need for a reasonable priced Hand
Cycle for some time now and Sun has brought a nice quality Hand Cycle
to market with the HT3 SX.
The HT3 SX is very well built, it has a light weight steel frame that is Tig Welded together like many other Sun Trikes.
The HT3 SX seat is almost the same as a wheel chair seat and can we
easily adapted for a lap belt or chest belt.The seat can be easily
adjusted closer to the handlebars to accommodate smaller size riders by a
simple lever under the seat.The foot pads can be adjusted up and down
for different size people as well as forward an backwards.The foot pads
come with Velcro straps to make sure you feet stay where they are meant
to be.The cranks have a height adjustment as well.
The HT3 SX is easy and natural to perform by just angling the cranks
slightly while cranking.The Steering want to stay straight because of
the spring which helps keep the front wheel straight.There is very
little effort needed to overcome the spring resistance to turn the HT3
SX.The spring tension can also be adjusted for you personal taste. We
felt no steering wobble wile riding and the trike. it tracked nice and
straight while coasting or cranking.
are two way you can brake on the HT3 SX.The first is with the hand
brake on the left side which stops the front wheel with a simple V
brake like on most two wheel bicycles.The second is to apply the coaster
brake by turning the cranks backwards about one quarter turn.The brake
lever has a parking brake button so you can park on a hill and your hand
cycle will not roll away.
The gearing on the HT3 SX is performed by a reliable Shimano three
speed internal hub.This is one of the only gripe I have with the HT3
SX. Even though the Shimano or Sturmey Archer eight speed hubs cost
more I think it would have made the Hand Cycle much more user
friendly.The Shimano three speed in my opinion just does not have enough
gear range if it is hilly where you live.Shimano does make a twenty two
tooth front sprocket that can be added to make it easier to crank.
The cables on HT3 SX are standard bicycle shifter and brake cable which
is easily replaceable.The cable housing will need to be replaced more
often than a traditional bicycle because of all the bending while
chain is routed over two idle pulley which are adjustable along with the
height of the crank for the proper chain tension.The chain run over the
pulley very nicely with no bouncing.The chain is enclosed by the crank
to hopefully keep anything like loose clothing from getting tangled up
into the chain and chain ring.
We are very happy to see the low cost on the HT3 SX Hand Cycle compared
to other manufactures of Hand Cycles.Sun Bicycles was able to bring a
quality Hand Cycle to market because of there huge buying power with
all of there other model trikes.
Three speed gearing is not enough if it is hilly where you live.The
gearing on the HT3 SX can be change easily but we would have preferred
and eight speed hub to make the trike appeal to a broader group of