The Top 5 Best Drift Trikes for 2021 | Motorized Rides

The Top 5 Best Drift Trikes for 2021

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If you’ve been looking to grab one of the best drift trikes available but didn’t know how to decide which one then I’ve got the article for you. Below I’ll be taking a look at our top 5 best drift trikes, all of which have been judged according to a variety of characteristics.

This post might be a bit out of place on my blog since I usually only cover motorized personal mobility devices. However, I have recently invested some money in a high-quality drift trike and wanted to share with you the fun I have with my trike and all the research I have done to find the best drifting trike for myself. The five following trikes have been considered for their price and value, their comfort factor, how high quality their wheels are, and more.

Best Drift Trikes – Buying Guide

While this list is a top 5, it isn’t in any ascending order of quality. Each one of these drift trikes has its pros and cons as I have listed for each of them. They all excel at some things that would make them a great fit for some people but not all.

They’re all tied for first place as far as we are concerned so feel free to have a look at our rundowns to see which one best suits your needs.

 

With that said, let’s start looking at our top 5 best drift trike tricycles:

1. Triad Underworld 3 Drift Trike

Triad Underworld 3 Drift Trike Tricycle

Verdict:
The Triad Underworld 3 is a little heavy but provides the smoothest drifting experience of all the drift trikes on this list.

Pros:

  • Comes in several attractive color schemes
  • High-quality paint matte finish
  • Very comfortable and adjustable seat
  • “Sentinel” scooter platform
  • Extreme stability
  • Quick assembly

Cons:

  • Just a little too heavy for carrying or easily placing in storage

Triad Underworld 3 Drift Trike Tricycle
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The first drift trike on our list today is a Triad. The Underworld 3 is absolutely top-notch when it comes to building quality while providing an all-around riding experience good for leisurely rides and for going on alternative terrains.

The first thing we want to mention is how Underworld 3 looks. It is a very impressive model to feast your eyes on. For one thing, Triad has several colors available. Some of them are typical and some of them are unique, but they all look great. The paint finish on every one of them looks professional. The grayish-black is sleek and stylish. The chrome blue frame matches the black tires and the silver frames very nicely. The neon blue and yellow are flashy without being too distracting.

Triad Underworld 3 Drift Trike Tricycle

The build quality alone could arguably justify the price. While the seat is made from standard yet still acceptable plastic, the axles, wheels, handlebars, and frame are all top-notch. This thing handles bumps and turns beautifully. No matter how fast you’re going or what kind of corner you’re turning, the Underworld 3 will keep you firm and steady much better than other drift trikes. Even if you completely change the adjustment of the seat you’ll still feel as stable as in any other position.

The Triad Underworld 3 has a “sentinel platform” that can be used as the primary riding position or to carry a secondary passenger. It’s definitely sturdy but could still use a little more grip tape for extra stability.

The axles and the frame tracks have been increased in size in order to give Underworld 3 its impressive sense of firmness. Their modified width is what helps heavily reduce rockiness and gives this drift trike the ability to handle various bumps and rocks.

Triad Underworld 3 Drift Trike Tricycle

It’s very hard to come up with something bad to say about Triad’s Underworld 3 drift trike. We weren’t much of a fan of the weight as it was just a little too heavy, weighing at 34 pounds in total. Much of this can be attributed to the increased size of the axles and frames. It isn’t noticeable when actually riding but when it comes to carrying it out of the house or putting it back into storage, that’s when you’ll notice the lack of portability with this trike.

While Triad hasn’t specified a maximum weight limit, I presume that it is higher than the standard 200-220 pounds considering the weight and impressive build construction of this drift trike.

Final Thoughts

I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to have a drift trike that prioritizes sturdiness and stability. Anyone who wants a drifting or riding experience that provides the minimal amount of rocking will want to seriously consider getting the Triad Underworld 3.

2. Razor DXT Drift Trike

Razor DXT Drift Trike Yellow, One Size

Verdict:
The Razor DXT Drift Trike is relatively light and provides great maneuverability, making the DXT very responsive and fun trike.

Pros:

  • Great for tricks
  • Downhill turns are responsive
  • Comfortable even at higher speeds
  • Good grip on handlebars

Cons:

  • The seat is uncomfortable in some positions
  • Only one color scheme

Razor DXT Drift Trike Yellow, One Size
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Razor DXT Drift Trike Yellow, One Size
  • Where Downhill Meets Drift. Ages-14 and up. Maximum weight-198 pounds
  • Steel trike style frame combined with Super Slider POM rear wheels
  • Riders can power slide through corners, throw fish tails or fast 180s!
  • Front free-wheel with BMX style platform pedals and alloy crank
  • Features: moto-style handlebars, pro-style grips, triple crown fork, adjustable bucket style seat, and tow hook attachment, grip tape on rear axle

Razor DXT Drift Trike is aimed at ages 14 and up. Teenagers and adults alike will find that this drift trike is perfect for anyone who’s especially interested in doing snake slides and other maneuvers involving sharp and fast turns.

Drift trikes are primarily used for doing downhill tricks with speed and the DXT’s wheels are designed just for that. Both of the back wheels are large and rounded on the edges to make fast corner turns to feel smooth. I recommend this drift trike to people who intend to take full advantage of its speed and turning capabilities. In other words, if you plan on riding crazy spinning, drifting, and doing sharp turns as much as possible then this is a great option.

The color scheme of black and yellow is simple but appropriate. Looking at something like the DXT in motion really brings to mind go-karts, ATVs, and even motorcycles. I do wish they had more cosmetic options that resembled these kinds of vehicles, however.

Razor DXT Drift Trike Yellow, One Size

The DXT only weighs around 19 pounds. It is this relatively lightweight frame that makes it so good for downhill tricks, 180s, or fishtails.

The handlebars are made out of a very comfortable rubber and offer a great grip that is hard to lose, even at its top speeds.

The rear axle is angled upwards to give the DXT increased performance when riding downhill. Fast turns around corners are made easier and smoother because of this. The axle also has two types of grip placed about an inch away from each wheel. You can use these grip tapes to tow things from behind such as a small wagon for kids.

In the end, this is a reliable and comfortable drift trike for downhill routes. Because the seat is slightly adjustable you can always shift it to match your own personal height or for whatever incline you happen to be riding down on. The frame is made from solid components and they do not buckle at all when you are drifting downhill.

Razor DXT Drift Trike Yellow, One Size

Final Thoughts

The Razor DXT Drift Trike is a comfortable ride that will perform great for anyone seeking more of a thrill to their drifting experience. To top it all off, the DXT is currently available for a budget-friendly price making it not only affordable but quite a value.

3. Razor DXT Electric Drift Trike

Razor DXT Electric Drift Trike , Black , 36 Volt

Verdict:
The Razor DXT Electric Drift Trike is our pick for best drift trikes for adults, giving an exciting yet still safe riding experience.

Pros:

  • Solidly built
  • Easy to assemble
  • Easy to control
  • Has an adjustable seat

Cons:

  • Quite heavy to lift
  • Doesn’t fit through normal doorways
  • The battery dies out fast if charged improperly

Razor DXT Electric Drift Trike , Black , 36 Volt
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Razor DXT Electric Drift Trike , Black , 36 Volt
  • The next generation of electric drifting excitement
  • Powered by a 500 watt high-torque motor chain-driven, reaching speeds up to 15 mph (24 kmh/H)
  • Wheel features: front 16" pneumatic tire with heavy-duty steel rim and rear 10" Diameter cart style Slick pom pneumatic tires and speed bearings
  • Other features, twist-grip throttle, hand-operated front disc brake, moto-style handlebars, adjustable bucket seat, and adjustable foot pegs
  • Recommended for ages 16 and up; supports riders up to 198 pounds; Battery life Up to 60 min

It’s rare to find an electric drift trike but Razor, a popular brand on creating personal electric mobility rides, went beyond with its Razor DXT Electric Drift Trike.

Apart from being the only electric drift bike on this list, DXT offers a lot more features than the usual drift bike. Powered by a 500-watt high-torque motor, it can take you up to a speed of 15 mph effortlessly and lets you experience a fun and exciting ride for about an hour. It can also carry fun-seeking adults up to 198 lbs. 

Razor DXT e-trike two huge cylindrical tires are the back and a rubber bike tire at the front. This e-trike is heavy-duty that one man isn’t enough to lift it up. Regardless, its heavyweight makes it a perfect fit for outdoor adventures for more stability while doing some wicked drifts. 

Razor DXT Electric Drift Trike , Black , 36 Volt

The Razor DXT e-trike comes with a sleek and stylish design any outdoor adventurist will surely want to boast on. Other commendable features include twist-grip throttle, hand-operated front disc brake, moto-style handlebars, adjustable bucket seat, and adjustable footpegs.

Easily steer your trike with the stylish and smartly crafted handlebars. Just right beside the twist-grip throttle, you can find the essential buttons necessary to maneuver your e-trike. It’s where the power button and speed switches are located.

Razor DXT Electric Drift Trike , Black , 36 Volt

There are two things you should be mindful of about the DXT e-trike to make it long-lasting. First, be more attentive about your charging procedures. Out of the box, charge the trike for 12 hours and 2 hours thereafter. Make sure not to under or overcharge it. Otherwise, you’ll run the risk of draining your battery in the long run, faster than it should. 

Second, make sure to store your e-trike safely when not in use. Store in a place where it could not suffer extreme cold and wet conditions. If you do, you’ll find yourself a piece of junk the next day. 

Razor DXT Electric Drift TrikE w/ Razor V-17 Youth Multi-Sport Helmet

Final Thoughts

The Razor DXT Electric Drift Trike is definitely a steal. Whether you’re a beginner who is new to drifting or an expert who enjoys wild and wicked drifts, this one’s for you. With a speed you can control, a power you can lean on, and a solidly built body you can ride on, you’ll experience fun, exciting, and safe drifts!

4. Triad Syndicate 3 Drift Trike Tricycle

Triad Syndicate 3 Drift Trike Tricycle, Teal/Red

Verdict:
The Triad Syndicate 3 Drift Tricycle is the most expensive trike I reviewed and offers the most comfort and highest quality components. If you can afford it, this is the trike you should get.

Pros:

  • Extra padded seat cushion
  • Well-enforced steel frame
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Adjustable seat
  • Foot platform for upright use

Cons:

  • Available colors are unappealing
  • A little pricey

Triad Syndicate 3 Drift Trike Tricycle, Teal/Red
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Triad Syndicate 3 Drift Trike Tricycle, Teal/Red
  • Anodized oversized wheel and matching anodized parts
  • Oversized aluminum handle bars and forged aluminum stem
  • New quick-release fully adjustable Seat Slider with up to 20 cm of adjustment for the perfect fit
  • Internally routed Tektro hydraulic disc brake control system
  • Includes both standard freewheel and optional fixed pedal mounts for downhill runs when gravity does the work!

The next drift trike on our list is a more adult-sized one that’s also well suited for teenagers. The Triad Syndicate 3 Drift Tricycle is a great drifting tricycle primarily because of all of its extra features and good build quality.

Like usual drift trikes, the Syndicate 3 has the usual wheels. The front tire is just like a regular bike tire but is also equipped with two-foot pedals, whereas the two back tires are in the usual cylindrical style.

Triad Syndicate 3 Drift Trike Tricycle, Teal/Red

Both the front and the rear of the trike’s frame are made from very durable steel. The Triad Syndicate 3 is designed for more intense roundabouts. If you like cruising through a variety of rougher terrain then Syndicate 3 is built for your kind of trip. The wheels and the frame can survive the elements, whether it’s dirt or mud.

It isn’t exactly an all-terrain vehicle as usage in deep puddles or sand really dampens the performance. But it can still be pushed pretty far as an outdoor ride.

One of the extra features I really liked was the Sentinel platform, as Triad calls it. This is something that is seen on some of their other models as well. Directly behind the seat is a footboard that allows you to stand on as if riding a scooter. This gives Syndicate 3 some versatility in how you wish to ride it.

You have to hunch yourself over a little bit to reach the handlebars but it is surprisingly a lot more comfortable than it looks. There will be times that you’ll want to switch back and forth between the two. It’s actually a really cool feature and we wish more drift trikes would adopt it. There are others that have it but the way we see it, why not all?

Speaking of comfort, Triad was nice enough to include a padded cushion that fits over the plastic seat like a glove. You’ll want to be a little careful with it depending on where you ride your drift trike. You don’t want to get it torn or too dirty. Nevertheless, it is a very comfortable add-on that is very easy on your back. Making it removable was a smart move on Triad’s part as this makes it much easier to clean.

Triad Syndicate 3 Drift Trike Tricycle, Teal/Red

The braking system uses a disc attached to the front wheel. This makes braking very quick and responsive, a necessary feature if you’re planning on going at fast speeds through hills and woods.

We’re not a fan of the combination of colors that Triad chose for this model. You can receive the Syndicate 3 in either purple and black, or teal and light orange. Neither combination looks particularly attractive whether you’re out on the streets or out in the woods.

The Syndicate 3 is also one of the most expensive drift trikes on our list today which is sure to repel some readers. I however believe this trike is absolutely worth every dollar considering the high-end materials used in its crafting.

Triad Syndicate 3 Drift Trike Tricycle, Teal/Red

Final Thoughts

Ultimately, I was very impressed with Syndicate 3. It has a weight limit of 220 pounds and will fit people who are even over 6 feet tall just fine. All this means that a wide variety of people can, and should, check out this drift trike if they want something with a few extra features.

5. EzyRoller New Drifter-X Ride

EzyRoller New Drifter-X Ride on Toy for Ages 6 and Older, Up to 150lbs. - Green

Verdict:
EzyRoller New Drifter-X Ride
is an inexpensive drift trike that will please younger kids but may prove a bit too limited for older children.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Quick assembly
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Variety of colors available
  • Smooth turns

Cons:

  • Not designed for inclines or slopes
  • Older kids may outgrow the seat

EzyRoller New Drifter-X Ride on Toy for Ages 6 and Older, Up to 150lbs. - Green
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EzyRoller New Drifter-X Ride on Toy for Ages 6 and Older, Up to 150lbs. - Green
  • TILLYWIG TOY AWARD WINNER: Ezyroller presents the Drifter X, which offers more exciting rides for bigger kids & adults. The unique back wheel design lets riders smoothly drift on corners.
  • CREATIVE CHILD TOY OF THE YEAR: Even better than a scooter, Drifter X moves like a snake; giving riders awesome control. Direction & speed are controlled by simple, alternating leg movement.
  • SMOOTH RIDE: Drifter X offers improved padding and back support, plus more responsive braking so you can turn on a dime. Hands free steering lets riders catch & throw balls, creating a whole new game.
  • A RIDE LIKE NO OTHER: Get exercise and have fun with your children. Now big boys and girls and teen siblings can race and drift in style on the fully adjustable Drifter X.
  • SPECIFICS: Size extensions included. Easy assembly. Lightweight. Size 28-39"L x 17.6"W x 13.5"H. Weighs 12.8 lbs. For ages 6 years old and up; holds up to 150 Ibs. Steel frame.

The last drift trike on our list is the first one up for a particular reason. While it’s too small a ride to be used by adults it is a great choice for children. If you ever planned on getting a drift trike for your son, daughter, or a child in your life then the EzyRoller New Drifter-X Ride might be your top pick.

This very affordable drift trike is lightweight and portable. Weighing in at only 12 pounds, this means that it takes very little force to move and can be operated without trouble by younger ages. Ezyroller recommends that ages of at least six years can use the Ride On trike and it has a weight limit of around 150 pounds. Just about anyone who isn’t yet a teenager should be able to use this with no problems.

EzyRoller New Drifter-X Ride on Toy for Ages 6 and Older, Up to 150lbs. - Green

The wheels installed onto the Ride On are pretty unique for a drift trike. The two back wheels are formed like typical spherical tires instead of the more cylindrical ones seen on most drift trikes. Luckily, for parents, this means the EzyRoller trike is suitable for indoor and outdoor usage. The wheels used in the Drifter-X are very smooth and non-marking. A variety of floors will not get scuffed up, including hardwood flooring.

The EzyRoller comes in a variety of colors including blue, green, orange, pink, and more. Children love getting a bicycle in their favorite color and that definitely still applies to drifting tricycles.

The adjustable middle bar is one of the most underrated aspects of the Ezyroller. Instead of having your child outgrow the Ride On after a couple of years, it will grow along with them. The default settings are set to smaller children but they can easily be extended to achieve a perfect fit.

EzyRoller New Drifter-X Ride on Toy for Ages 6 and Older, Up to 150lbs. - Green

The seat itself has kids resting in a comfortable position so that they can ride for hours at a time and not get fatigued. While the fabric used in the seating is comfortable it isn’t the most durable. It will feel better on smaller and younger children than for ages 10 and up.

The Drifter-X was designed for flat surfaces only, so, unfortunately, slopes, hills, or anything with much of an incline are going to be a no-go.

EzyRoller New Drifter-X Ride on Toy for Ages 6 and Older, Up to 150lbs. - Green

Final Thoughts

Despite a couple of flaws, the Ezyroller Drifter-X is a great drift trike for ages six and up. It’s an inexpensive way to get your children a gift that will give them years of fun and exercise all wrapped in one.

Conclusion

Now that we’ve reached the end of our top 5 best drift trikes list, we hope you’ve been able to appreciate what these five vehicles do differently and why we chose them. Each one offers something valuable for different demographics and for people with different interests.

Children, or parents of children looking for a gift for their kids, should definitely check out the Ezyroller for its no-hassle style and emphasis on comfort. Adults looking for something to use on terrain other than paved roads, grass or sidewalks will love the Razor DXT Electric Drift for its superior turning and speeds.

Adults will definitely want to check out the Razor DXT if they want the thrill of a downhill slope more than anything, especially if they want to perform as many tricks as they can with smooth turns that don’t fail. The Triad Underworld 3 is practically unbeatable for anyone looking for the most stability for their dollar.

The Triad Syndicate 3 Drift Tricycle, being one of the most expensive items on our list, is loaded with extra features such as the padded cushion and the disc-based braking system. These bonuses more than justify the price tag while also giving Syndicate 3 some extra value and longevity.

Thanks for reading out the top 5 list and I hope you’ve discovered the right drift trike to suit your preferences.

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