Schwinn Meridian Tricycle Review

Written by:

Liam E.

Last updated:

August 17, 2020

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Schwinn Meridian Tricycle

The Schwinn Meridian Tricycle, fitted with a rear foldable basket, offers the rider a comfortable ride for errands around town or for a leisurely ride around the neighborhood.

The rear basket can carry light- to medium-sized cargo

Stable and smooth ride

Variety of colors to choose from

Might be more difficult to pedal depending on cargo in the rear basket

Unsurprisingly, Schwinn, the more than century old bike manufacturer, has created a lightweight tricycle suited for a variety of riders.

The Schwinn Meridian Tricycle provides a comfortable and secure ride from young adults to elderly and active riders. This tricycle is also an excellent choice for riders of all experience levels. 

It boasts a rear basket, adjustable springer cruiser seat, light frame made from aluminum, 26” or 24” wheels (depending on the customer’s preference), brakes, and wide upright handlebars. These features cater to the stability of a smooth ride, absorbing road bumps and maintaining a single speed.

Who is this bike for?

The Schwinn trike is perfect for the rider who runs errands or makes frequent stops around town and benefits from cargo space. Multiple heavy items are not suitable for the rear basket, but is ideal for carrying groceries. Frequenting the library, store, or a friend’s house will be more enjoyable as you leisurely cruise through town. 

You do not have to be a skilled rider to enjoy this bike. The three wheels were designed for the adult beginner, serving as efficient training wheels. While the trike is sturdy, you should never overload the rear basket to ensure a well-balanced ride.

The Schwinn Meridian Tricycle is best-suited for riders between 5’4 and 6’2 and the weight capacity of the tricycle is up to 300 pounds. Children, pets, and other adult passengers should not ride in the rear basket. Children are not encouraged to ride this trike themselves until they reach the height minimum. 

Since the tricycle has a low seat situated over a lightweight aluminum frame and an adjustable springer cruiser seat, it’s an ideal design for users who may have mobility issues or have difficulty sitting on standard and narrower bicycle seats. The upright handlebars are ergonomic and make the trip comfortable for riders with back issues or other mobility issues.

Since the Schwinn Meridian Tricycle has a lightweight frame, the rider doesn’t have to exert themselves too much while pedaling.This trike is perfect for those who may be recovering from an illness or accident and need light exercise to get back on their feet. 

A smaller person should opt for the 24” trike that weighs 66 lbs in place of the 26” trike that weighs 70 lbs.

Schwinn Meridian Tricycle

Performance

Because of the three 26” (or 24”) wheels and a wide upright handlebar, the tricycle offers a balanced and smooth ride with little to no risk of tipping over. The rear folding basket, however, may slow down the journey depending on the weight of the load. When filling the basket to the brim, avoid trips on hilly or steep terrain.

There is only one speed, which is beneficial for riders with little experience or limited strength or mobility. Alloy rims and steel spokes ensure stability for the entire journey. There are both front V brakes and rear pull brakes to facilitate emergency braking. Fenders on the front and back wheels protect the rider’s clothes from getting dirty as they ride over mud or puddles. 

With these features, riders will be able to travel in different environments, and the safety components ensure that the rider does not fall. Tuning and maintenance is required from time to time to stop any creaking noises from the, but this is something that can be done from home.

Conclusion

The Schwinn Meridian Tricycle is not meant for fast cycling, nor does it support a heavy load. The trike’s build is designed to give the rider an opportunity for simple exercise while paying more attention to comfort and ease of use than heavy trekking. 

The trike is an introductory and rehabilitating tool in two ways: it is the former due to a basic design and the latter in how it incentivizes exercise rather than pushing the rider to lose breath and subsequently dislike fitness. The Schwinn Meridian Tricycle is essential for adults who want to get more exercise, but also a great option for riders who don’t want to rely on a vehicle to get around while running simple errands.

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Schwinn Meridian Tricycle

The Schwinn Meridian Tricycle, fitted with a rear foldable basket, offers the rider a comfortable ride for errands around town or for a leisurely ride around the neighborhood.