What if you’re a big-bodied person, like me, who is looking to stay active and enjoy the great outdoors? Do you also feel like you are on a perpetual search for solutions to remove barriers just to have normal experiences? It’s exhausting! But every so often the random stars align, and a magical moment occurs. We have come upon a magical moment where cutting edge technology, amazing engineering, quality materials and really smart, passionate people have come together for a perfect solution – an electric tricycle, also known as an e-trike!
But not just any e-trike will do. ZIZE Bikes is proud to present a solution that is thoughtfully designed and tested for heavy riders to deliver a worry-free riding experience right out-of-the-box for riders up to 450lbs.
For starters, they provide a low-impact form of exercise that's perfect for people who may have joint pain, balance or other mobility issues. While we typically don’t make obesity our main focus, we can’t ignore the fact that it a serious concern in the US and societies all around the world. The statistics prove that obese or not, we all need to move more. Riding an e-trike is a fantastic way to get active, burn calories, release endorphins and enjoy the great outdoors. And, with the right equipment and support, anyone can feel comfortable, confident, and safe on their e-trike. Plus, according to a study by the American Council on Exercise, riding an e-trike can burn an average of 9.5 calories per minute – that’s comparable to a brisk walk! (But, in my opinion, way more fun!)
But it’s not just about exercise – not only are e-trikes incredibly fun to ride, but they also offer a range of benefits that can help improve physical health and mental well-being. Riding an e-trike can also bring a sense of joy and freedom that’s hard to replicate with other forms of physical activity. You can cruise around your neighborhood, explore trails, or even use your e-trike as a stylish mode of transportation. In fact, there has been a boom in resort towns for people riding e-trikes around town for local errands to save on gas and move their body. The best thing about this is that e-trikes are ideal for just about everybody – almost all ages, sizes, and abilities.
One of the most significant benefits of e-trikes for big-bodied people is that they provide a comfortable and safe ride. The model that ZIZE Bikes is offering, the e-Azteca by Trivel, provides the rider with a reclined seat and ergonomic aluminum alloy riser handlebars. The features include a relaxed grip and comfortable riding position taking the pressure off the rider’s wrists, knees and back.
One of ZIZE Bikes’ holy grails has been to make a really good saddle. Unlike traditional bicycles, which tend to be uncomfortable for riders who carry more weight, an e-trike provides an opportunity to rethink how the seat can accommodate a larger frame. The e-Azteca model by Trivel currently available by ZIZE Bikes comes with its original saddle that has a seat and a back! While this is a comfortable seat all by itself, the ZIZE Bikes e-trike has been upgraded with a wider, more cushioned seat. This strong, adjustable, extra wide seat has a molded ultra cushion base to reduce any soreness and give the rider an even more stable and secure ride. The back of the seat has also been upgraded to a wider and more cushioned and curved design to give support and security while riding.
Not only does the seat need to provide comfort, but there is comfort in knowing how the third wheel of an e-trike offers added stability and confidence for heavy riders. Concerns we hear from our customers so often have to do with balance. Many factors can affect our balance and the feeling of being off- balance can hold you back from having the riding experience that so many others are able to enjoy. The third wheel of a trike makes your worries about balance a thing of the past. You can take your time getting on the trike without the fear of falling over. And the same is true with beginning to pedal the trike and stopping the trike. These are all some of the most noticeable moments where balance issues are no longer a factor when riding.
For those who worry about running out of energy on long rides or facing steep hills, e-trikes can provide extra power when needed. So even if you're not in the best shape, the hill is a little steep, or you feel anxious about being too far from home, you can still get out and explore without worrying about running out of steam. And, when considering heavy riders, the battery must have the power and longevity to give you the worry-free riding experience you want. The e-Azteca’s 14 AH battery has a range of up to 60 miles per charge which is more than enough to get you moving!
Plus, let’s talk about the sheer sense of inclusivity that e-trikes offer. For too long, big-bodied people have been excluded from activities like cycling or hiking because they didn’t have access to the right equipment. But with e-trikes, anyone can enjoy the thrill of a ride, regardless of their size or physical ability. It’s time to claim your spot on the open road!
Lastly, e-trikes feel and look cool! Perhaps that isn’t high on your list, but there is a certain euphoria that comes from riding a designer product that is well-engineered. Live at little! That is the ZIZE Bikes way!
In conclusion, if you’re looking for a fun and accessible way to stay active and improve your health, an e- trike may be just what you need. But, not just any e-trike –an e-trike engineered for everybody’s enjoyment!
The e-Azteca comes fully assembled with only a little work to do once it has arrived! This means there is no need for assembly. You are ready to ride in seconds. Check out our unboxing pics HERE.
e-Trikes for Everyone!
As you may know, ZIZE Bikes is the only company exclusively dedicated to designing bicycle products for people with big bodies. We have spent years designing features and refining ideas that work for people like us. ZIZE Bikes continues its mission but expands the vision with a new series of e-trikes with our partners at Trivel.
Trivel and ZIZE Bikes have been working since 2022 on designing an e-trike for our community.
We are not only excited to bring you e-trikes, but to partner with a company who is passionate about people. Trivel’s owner, Olivier Lajoie has made it his mission to help everyone ride. Trivel has specialized in engineering incredible products for many kinds of bodies and abilities. They are the perfect partner to venture down this path.
Are you ready to feel the wind in your hair, the sun on your skin, and the pure joy of being outdoors? If so, it’s time to hop on an e-trike and experience the ride of your life!
Read all the other cool technical specs we couldn’t fit in this article on our product page HERE and pre- order now!