The Ice "T"; "Tnt" "Q" and "Qnt" were discontinued late in 2009 and
replaced by the new Ice Adventure and Sprint. These new, improved Ice
trikes are described on our new Ice
Recumbent Trike pages.
Trice T and Trice Q Tadpole Recumbent Trikes
- Tricycles ~ ICE Inspired Cycle Engineering
Trice has been around for a long time and is one of the best known trike
makers. Their Ice trikes all have a comfy combination of rear suspension
and adjustable seat recline, a nice combination. We have been an Ice
dealer since 2004.
I couldn't be happier
with the Trice trike. Compared to the other trike I
bought on the internet it is a luxury cruiser. You
couldn't get me off it for the rest of the day. The
narrow-track option has already worked out. The main
road near my house has bicycle-lanes; the narrow
track kept me inside the line. The steering is so
easy and so stable at the same time. The twist-grip
shifters are not a problem (I know that you're not
crazy about them, but they're all right for me). The
higher and more upright position is more comfortable
for me. The suspension makes our still-potholed
streets much easier to ride. Everything works like
the proverbial Swiss watch. And it's fast!
All in all, more than worth it. And please thank
your assistant for the very attentive service.
E.L. Rochester NY.
The Ice T & Ice Tnt
The 2008 Ice “T”
The T & Tnt are Ice’s touring trikes. They have more ground clearance
and you sit higher for better visibility. This higher seat also makes
them more accessible, easier to get in to and out of. The “nt” stands
for narrow track. The nt is easier to fit through a door, between the
“no cars here” posts on bike paths and into the back of a medium size
car. It also makes the turning circle larger and the trike easier to tip
in a high speed turn. The Tnt, being higher and narrower is the easiest
Trice to tip. Most riders do not find this a problem in normal riding.
An Ice T outfitted for a tour
Trice T & TNT Recumbent Trikes
The Ice Q & Ice Qnt
An Ice Q nt out for a chilly ride
The Q & Qnt are Ice’s sport trikes with a lower seat for greater
aerodynamics and better cornering and improved emergency handling. The
Hard-shell seat option makes these pretty sporty trikes. Not as fast as
the Catrike Expedition and 700 but certainly more comfy over bumpy roads.
The Ice Q with optional hard-shell seat
“nt” denotes the narrow track version. The front wheels are closer
together making it easier to ride in narrow places, like between the NO
CARS posts on bike trails. They are a bit easier to tip in a sharp
corner and have larger turning circles because there as less room for
handlebar movement between the seat and front wheels. They fit through
doors and into medium sized cars better too.
Trice Q & QNT Trikes
Folding the Ice trikes
The Ice trikes fold for travel and transport in two ways. First, the rear
wheel and seat comes off easily and the rear suspension folds easily.
This makes them pretty easy to get into most vehicles. You can also
shorten the front boom. This disturbs the adjustment of the trike to fit
your leg length and must be carefully re-adjusted before riding.
Trice Q Folded
Folding an Ice further is more accurately described as disassembly. You
remove the front wheels leaving the front drum brakes disassembled and
the brake shoes hanging.
If you want to disassemble your trike to take on an airliner for an
overseas trip the Ice will be great. If you want to quickly get your
trike as small as possible to toss in the back of a small car check the
Greenspeed GT-1, GT-3, GT-5 & GT-x.
Standard quick release rear mudguard easily clips on and off in
seconds. It is lightweight, height adjustable and suitable for all
tire widths but does not stay put very well in use. (30 sec removal)
Rear rack (optional) with integral rear mudguard is removable with QR
levers (30 sec).
Seat is removable with standard quick release levers (40 sec removal).
Rear frame section folds under main frame (removing the QR rear wheel,
and releasing the Velcro retaining strap) greatly reducing overall
length of trike (30 sec removal and fold once the rear wheel is off).
Sub total ~ 2minutes and it will fit in many cars.
The quick release kit (optional) allows the owner to remove the
front mudguards, remove the front wheels, shorten the boom, and fold
the handlebars, all without tools (4 mins)
Total complete fold and split approx 6 mins - this will vary with
experience (an expert can do it in a fraction of this time).
Once folded and split down the trike will fit into most standard
Compared to the Greenspeed GT1; GT-3; GT-5 & GT-X the Ice has rear
suspension so you don’t feel bumps as much and the Greenspeeds fold
smaller quicker. Which is best for you? If you are flying to places
where the roads may be bad the Ice looks pretty good. If you want to
toss it in your car’s trunk the GT’s are pretty convenient.
Then there is the ride quality of each. Come try both and decide for