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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Mobo Triton Pro. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
11 reasons to buy
- The Triton Pro was favored as a rehabilitation aid, by people suffering from back and neck problems.
- Riders found this trike easy to adapt to and control.
- The Triton Pro is adjustable, allowing it to be used by shorter and taller riders. It also suits growing children and teens.
- Riders said the seat was comfortable and padding was ample.
- This vehicle was great for riders with a disability, special needs or a balance impairment.
- Assembly was often easy and instructions were ample. This took anywhere from twenty minutes to an hour. Some chose to follow the YouTube instructions. The trike comes with tools.
- The adjustability of the Triton means that it can be partially collapsed for transport or storage.
- Some owners said that they were too afraid to ride a bicycle. The Triton sidestepped this fear.
- This trike comes provided with an orange safety flag, to assist visibility.
- Multiple owners described the Triton as sturdy.
- The price of the Triton was declared to be ‘reasonable’. It was seen as a cheap alternative for those that didn’t need a full recumbent.
18 reasons not to buy
- Tires (especially the rear two) were reported to wear out quickly. They needed replacing in anywhere from two weeks to six months, or from thirty to sixty miles use.
- Some complainants mentioned that the geometry didn’t provide for adequate back and neck support.
- A major issue with the Triton is that it can’t be ridden up anything but the most moderate gradient. The front wheel loses traction and lifts off the ground on uphills.
- The Triton has no gears. Both the manufacturer and riders say that it is intended for flat ground. It was regularly said to be undergeared and slow.
- Some owners felt that this trike was overpriced.
- There were issues with the alignment of the rear wheels, which led to problems with coasting. This necessitated ordering a custom part from the manufacturer.
- Some folk felt that the saddle was thin and uncomfortable.
- The Triton’s steel construction meant that it was quite heavy.
- Because it’s low to the ground, some individuals with disabilities had difficulty mounting and unmounting the Triton.
- The Triton’s turning-circle was reported to be quite wide.
- A number of owners found the instructions difficult to follow.
- Stickers and decals were said to be crooked and tacky. Some chose to remove them.
- Packaging wasn’t always great. Damage included dented fenders, bent forks, missing screws and scratches.
- Numerous owners were disappointed that warranties were only valid for thirty days.
- In a number of instances, the screws holding the seat fell out.
- Riders over 6’2” found the Triton unrideable. Those with large feet said that their heels dragged on the ground.
- Some construction issues were apparent. Parts were welded incorrectly or upside-down, making the trike unusable.
- The Triton suffered from poor traction, particularly on gravel, where the wheels spun-out.