The Liberty Electric Trike is the best electric trike that can shrink down to a compact size for the purpose of storage. The Liberty Trike is one of the best ebikes for heavy riders, thanks to a front-mounted 750-watt motor that can successfully transport up to 400 pounds. Want to rate is at the best electric bike for adventure? Read about it first.
Why We Like It – Liberty Trike
The Liberty Trike has a folding design for easy transport, it can be stuffed in the trunk of the car when not in use. It has a twist throttle complete with a reverse function for backing into parking spots, and lastly, a comfortable seat and backrest. In case you just want to pick a bike for your sister or aunt, you should divert to the Liv Thrive E-1 Pro review.
- Twist throttle with reverse function
- Comfortable seat with backrest
- Spacious and sturdy rear basket
- Top speed 12 MPH
- Battery only gets 15 miles of use out of a single charge
Durability & Build Quality
Those who tried it loved the spacious and sturdy rear basket and the comfortable seat that includes a durable backrest. Though the maximum payload here is excellent, at 400 pounds, reviewers did find that the battery only got around 15 miles of use out of a single charge, which was lessened further as you approach the top of that payload. There is plenty of cargo space here, making it great for daily errands, and it features a comfortable padded seat with a backrest. This etrike also boasts a convenient folding design, making it simple to throw in the trunk of a car or in a closet when not in use.
Performance (Speed & Acceleration)
The 750-watt motor is plenty powerful and integrates with a twist throttle on the handlebar for quick acceleration and a reverse button, which comes in especially handy when trying to back into parking spots. Though the front-mounted direct drive hub motor is of high quality, it maxes out at around 12 miles per hour. Also, read about the 10-speed bike with hydraulic brakes in the Lapierre E-Sensium 300 review.
Range & Battery
The lithium-ion battery pack can only get around 15 miles of use out of a single charge, though it does completely recharge in just three hours. But, if you’d like bikes that can go farther than 15 miles, you’ll want to read our reviews of the Muller e-bike, GUNAI electric bike, and the MotoTech electric trike.
The Liberty Trike Electric has a number of electric bike technologies, like the ProMax Mechanical Disc w/ 160mm Rotor on the front tire to bring your ride to a stop when you want it. The Coaster Brake on the rear is just as good but more common among electric trikes like the Razor Power Rider 360 Electric Tricycle.
While costing $1498, it’s also an additional $40 inside the contiguous United States, it doesn’t say fees regarding international shipping, so while it’s possible there isn’t a fee for it, we’d recommend saving for it or looking to another trike like the Fat Tire Recumbent Trike. With the bad out of the way, Liberty Trike does offer a discount for anyone buying an extra battery with their purchase to double your possible time out using the trike, the price is also on the lower side for an Etrike.
Liberty Trike Wrap Up
While it’s no Addmotor Motan the roughly hour and a half battery may not be enough for everyone, so if this is the trike for you, many reviewers recommended only using the trike on some hills and inclines, many even going as far as to shut it off to extend the time they could use it.