"What can I say...these trikes are totally awesome. This counts as my favorite test ride of any production electric bike ever. Outrider trikes are so much fun to ride, that anyone spending a day on one in the right terrain on a good day will probably not forget that day for the rest of their life. Everyone should have one..."
"Let's just say the Outrider USA recumbent electric trikes are high performance vehicles. The Outrider adventure vehicles could be used for everything from commuting to long rides in the country/mountains."
Top Speed: 40 mph
Range: 165 Miles / 111 Miles (with / without pedaling @ 20 mph)
Power: Three selectable modes: Assist (750 Watts), Economy (2100 Watts), Power (4200 Watts)
Crankset: Schlumpf High-Speed Drive 40T
Wheels: Industry 9 Premium Trike Wheels (Aluminum Straight-Pull Spoke)
Front Light: Cycle Lumenator (1000 Lumen LED)
Rear Light Arizona Whip (6 ft. Flashing LED Flagpole 2-Sided, Red/Yellow)
Rear Rack: Axiom Journey Heavy Duty
Pannier Bags: Axiom Randonnee Aero 40 (Waterproof)
Chances are, you've been looking at all types of lists and reviews that rank the top ebikes, and you might be wondering about how Outrider stacks up. To answer this, we took the 422 Alpha to Colorado for the Pike's Peak Pedal Electric Hill Climb in 2012 - which is one of the steepest, twistiest, and most challenging roads in the United States. It took 1st place overall with a staggering new course record of 23:32 (almost 10 minutes ahead of the previous pedal-electric record) at an average speed of 32 mph. The 422 Alpha had so much power left that we took it back to the start and ran the whole course again all the way to the top - full throttle - without recharging and still had more to spare.
Transition Series models can be operated in three modes: Pedal only, electric only, or pedaling with electric assist. This allows you to be able to ride in whichever way feels most comfortable for you.
All Outrider ultralight adventure vehicles are recumbent, which means that you get to enjoy the ride from a comfortable reclined position that puts less stress on you neck, back, wrists, knees and shoulders than a typical diamond frame bike. This recumbent position also translates to less wind resistance and therefore greater efficiency.
Bottom line: The 422 Alpha is a no holds barred pedal-electric trike, designed to excel in the worst of conditions.
Availability: Call for current lead time. We crate and ship each trike fully assembled anywhere in the lower 48 United States. When it arrives at your driveway it will be ready to ride right out of the box.
We put our pedal-electric technology through brutal real-world testing again and again to ensure that only the very best, most reliable components make the cut. Visit Our Story to learn about the Outrider USA difference. Remember... our expert team is here for YOU! Call or e-mail (Find Us) and we'll be happy to answer any questions you have.