I purchased this ride as an upgrade for my 19 yr old son with Down syndrome and autism. We bought a Triton many, many years ago and my son has loved it. It was worn and needed to be replaced. This model looked like a good upgrade for him. When the item arrived, I unpacked and assembled it. There were a couple issues. First, one bolt and one washer had fallen out of the plastic bag, and out of the small cardboard box, and into the main cardboard box. I thought I had been shortchanged on hardware until I found them. Then one of the rear wheel bolt holes in the frame was not large enough to insert the wheel bolt. I had to use my Dremmel tool to enlarge the hole. The front tire extension does not lock in place as solidly as the Triton did. It's a little loose and wobbly. The tube that is supposed to hold the flag is really short. I'm concerned that the flag is not going to stay in place very long. Lastly, the shift lever would not engage the reversing mechanism. After investigation I have determined that the L shaped metal tube that guides the shifter cable had broken loose from its place, and was not allowing the rocker arm to extend fully to engage the reversing mechanism.
I bought this for my new Mobo bike since I ride away from home a lot and needed a bottle holder. The holder is finished very nice, no burrs or rough spots but it had no instructions as to mounting and had no mounting bracket, just screws. I bought a plastic bottle holder and used the frame adapter from it to mount the holder to the right steering lever near the bottom. The holder should come with everything needed to mount it to the bike, I should not have had to engineer the mounting or incur addition expense to use the product.
I wanted to find a bicycle that could be controled with one hand, and had three wheels, for stability, similar to the plastic "big wheel" kids used 25 years ago. My grandson has only his left arm, and was happily riding a "big wheel" trike until the rear wheel fell off. The previous two wheeled bicycles I had given him failed to inspire his need to ride. Grif said he wanted a new "big wheel" ... I wasn't so easily convinced. The whole idea motivated me to investigate three wheeled bicycles on the Internet. There are many; however, the Triton is, for the purpose I intended, the very best three wheeled bicycle on the market. The Triton was an instant favorite, and Grif hasn't missed a day riding it, including during the recent snow storm. The Triton has built his confidence, and allows him to ride, side by side with his brothers, both on two wheeled bicycles. Grif has also learned to safely demonstrate skills and maneuvers that are not easily duplicated on two wheeled bicycles. You can see that Griffin is a proud and confident cyclist, and his Triton is in the words of his friends, "...very cool...! " We think so too. Purchasing a Triton has been a very satisfying experience, and is a bicycle that I would recommend to anyone with "special needs" children that would benefit from a three wheeled bicycle that can be controlled with one hand. Sincerely, Grif''s Grandpa
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