TerraTrike Rambler with E-Bike Kit Pictures & Specs
Since there has been a growing number of electric recumbent trikes hitting the market recently, I thought it was about time to try one out in a review.
In this first part of the review there are a BUNCH of detailed pictures and specifications to get you familiar with this electric trike.
The TerraTrike Rambler is priced at $1,699 and the E-Bike Kit 500 watt direct drive rear hub motor with 48V 9ah lead acid battery is priced at $836. The total price is $2,535, not including shipping.
Part 2 of the TerraTrike Rambler with E-Bike Kit review will give you info on ride characteristics, results from the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this e-trike.
Alright, let’s get into the details of the TerraTrike Rambler with E-Bike Kit!
Checkout the Pictures of the TerraTrike Rambler with E-Bike Kit
This is the E-Bike Kit unboxed. This particular kit has a 500 watt (peaks at 1,000 watts) direct drive rear hub motor and a 48V 9ah lead acid battery that can power a trike or bike up to 28 mph! E-Bike Kit has many other kit configurations to choose from like geared hub motors and lithium ion batteries.
The E-Bike Kit 500 watt direct drive rear hub motor laced up on a 20″ wheel. E-Bike Kit offers their kits in 20″, 24″, 26″, and 29″ (700c) wheel sizes. All of their wheels are built in the USA. This kit came with a Shimano 7 speed freewheel.
The brake levers (with electronic switches to stop assist), the LCD display, 2 throttle options (twist grip or thumb throttle), and the controller. The connectors on the E-Bike Kit are very easy to use and have a solid connection feel. It is nice to have the option of a thumb throttle or twist grip throttle.
The TerraTrike Rambler electrified with the E-Bike Kit conversion system! The Rambler comes in many different component configurations and TerraTrike also makes many other recumbent trike models.
The width of the Rambler is 33″, which allows it to ride comfortably in traditional bike paths.
On the left handlebar there is the E-Bike Kit LCD display, the front left side brake , and the front derailleur shifter. The Rambler comes stock with Promax brake levers that have a locking mechanism so that the trike won’t roll when it is parked. The Tektro brake levers that you see in this pictures are from the E-Bike Kit and they have electronic switches that will stop the electric assist when you engage the brake levers.
The LCD provides info like speed, distance (trip and overall), battery level, speed level (there are 5), and the energy draw from the battery (current). The display has a backlight for riding at night. It has an intuitive layout and it is easy to adjust the speed levels with the up and down arrows on the left side of the display.
The right side of the handlebars: the E-Bike Kit thumb throttle, the front right side Tektro brake lever (see comments on left handlebar picture), and the 8 speed Microshift grip shifter for the rear derailleur.
The Rambler comes equipped with the Alhonga mechanical disc brakes on both front wheels. They do provide significant stopping power!
The E-Bike Kit 500 watt direct drive motor that can peak up to 1,000 watts. With the 48V battery used in this review the Rambler can fly around at 28 mph!
The Rambler has a nice 4130 Chromoly steel frame and as you can see in the picture the welds look pretty good.
The Rambler uses this idler pulley just under the seat to keep the chain off of the ground for the derailleur versions. TerraTrike does make a Rambler version that uses a Shimano Nexus internal geared hub that does not use the idler pulley. You can also see the adjustable seat seat clamp that attaches to the frame.
This is the Microshift rear derailleur. The Rambler comes stock with 8 speeds on the back for a total of 24 speeds when combined with the 3 chainrings on the crankset. The E-Bike Kit comes stock with a 7 speed freewheel and that is what you see in this picture.
TerraTrike Rambler Specifications
Frame: 4130 Chromoly frame
Drivetrain: 24 speed Microshift drivetrain with grip shifters.
Brakeset: Alhonga mechanical disc brakes. Promax brake levers with locking feature for when the trike is parked come stock on the Rambler. The E-Bike Kit Tektro brake levers with electronic switches to turn the electric assist off when the brake levers are engaged are used in this conversion.
Cranks and Pedals: FSA Tempo cranks with 30/42/52t chainrings. Standard platform pedals.
Tires: 20″ CST tires with reflective side strip.
Accessories: Front and rear reflectors.
Weight: 37 lbs. without kit. 76.6 lbs. with E-Bike Kit with direct drive hub motor and 48V 9ah lead acid battery. Total weight would be less with a geared hub motor and lithium battery. The lithium battery would increase the overall price.
Price: $1,699 USD at the time of this review. Not including shipping.
Here is a link to the specifications page of the TerraTrike Rambler.
E-Bike Kit Specifications
Motor: 500 watt (1,000 watt peak) direct drive rear hub motor. Disc brake compatible. Hand built wheel (in the USA) with double wall rim & 12g stainless steel spokes. Includes Shimano 7 speed freewheel.
Battery: 48V 9ah lead acid battery. Includes canvas rack bag with velcro attachment straps.
Controller: 36/48V compatible 22amp 12FET brushless motor controller.
Assist Options: 5 speed levels that can be changed at the LCD display: 0-5mph, 5-10mph, 10-15mph, 15-20mph, 20-28mph.
Throttle Options: Twist grip throttle or thumb throttle. Both included in kit.
Display: LCD display: speed, distance (trip and overall), battery level, speed level (there are 5), and the energy draw from the battery (current). Backlight for riding at night.
Brake Levers: E-Bike Kit Tektro brake levers with electronic switches to turn the electric assist off when the brake levers are engaged.
Price: $835 USD at the time of this review. Not including shipping.
Here is a link to the specifications page of this E-Bike Kit.