The Villager is an affordable, user-friendly Catrike recumbent trike that anyone can ride. Based on strong demand, it has a higher seat, 20” wheels, a wider stance and incredible ground clearance. This recumbent trike is a true utilitarian vehicle--ride it to the grocery store or out to dinner, it’s great for a picnic in the park, or ride it wherever you want to go. You will enjoy the scenery more than ever and discover the great joy of riding all over again. The Villager's seat back can now be adjusted from 40 degrees to 51 degrees.
The Villager’s 12.5” seat height allows you to get in and out with little effort; 5.5” ground clearance helps you negotiate speed bumps and curb transitions; stable 31” track; 30 speed bar end shifters, too.
Human power is great for the future, and even better today.
This trike can be ordered with the NuVinci N360 hub as an upgrade, and like all Catrikes, custom colors are available for no additional charge. Contact Dave at Basically Bicycles for details.
A BionX Electric Motor Kit makes the Catrike Villager recumbent trike even more convenient and fun. This wonderful upgrade offers both a traditional throttle and power-assist technology along with an extended range for the ideal balance of pedaling and power. With BionX's proportional assist, you just set the power level on the easy-to-use backlit console and start pedaling. The harder you pedal, the more power the motor adds so you go faster and further with less effort. Or you can use the throttle for an instant burst of speed anytime. And, when the time comes to head downhill, BionX's regenerative braking uses the motor to help slow you down while recharging the battery for a sweet energy-efficient bonus!
I'm actually a former avid cyclist no longer able to ride an upright due to injury/disability. I love my Villager! Until I purchased my Villager last fall the only riding I'd done in the past ten years was on a stationary bike. The higher seat is easy on my joints and was probably the most important issue for me. It's lighter than my old "lightweight" bike I used to have in the 1970's! I know there are faster, lighter Catrikes, but I highly recommend the Villager to anyone who is looking for a high quality trike that's a little easier to use than others.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend