Welcome to T. RYX!
POWERED BY THE BEAST WITHIN...
BECAUSE FOSSIL FUELS ARE EXTINCT!
Home of quality Recumbent Trikes, Velomobiles, Hand-cycles, Specialty Cycles, & Diamond Frame Bikes!
Where is T. Ryx located?
T-ryxis one of the few, and largest recumbent trike dealerships in southern California, and we're growing! We're located in the City of Escondido in northern San Diego County, just southeast of the I-15 and SR-78 freeway interchange. Use your GPS to find us at 316 W. Misson Avenue, Suite 123, Escondido, CA 92025. No GPS? Click on the "Contact Us" button above for turn-by-turn directions. Alternatively, you can use an on-line route finder such as Google Maps or MapQuest, or just give us a call at 760.471.0411. Our Air Traffic Control tower will guide you in for a safe landing.
Why Buy a Trike from T. Ryx?
Our mission here at T.Ryx is to match every rider with the perfect trike for his or her needs. We sell trikes at all levels for riders of all abilities and all ages. We represent 7 trike manufacturers, including Catrike, Greenspeed, Hase Spezialrader, HP Velotechnik, ICE, KMX Karts, and TerraTrike/WizWheelz. Prices start at a few hundred US Dollars and go up to, well, as much as you want to spend...but we won't carry junk in our store! So no matter what your budget is, we'll put you in a trike that can't be beat for the price. Whether you're a weekend warrior, a racer, a tourer, an endurance cyclist, or..., we've got the trike for you! We offer trikes for all
ages, from kids (our youngest so far has been 4 years) to Seniors (our youngest at heart so far has been 95), and from those who are physically challenged to those with super human powers! (Actually, our
challenged customers fall into both categories!) Trikes are made for everyone! We're an authorized Invacare-Top End HAND CYCLE dealer as well. We're an established Government Contractor, providing trikes, bikes, and hand cycles for Wounded Warriors Battalions, Veterans Medical Centers, US Navy, US Marine Corps, and other government entities. Add us to your friends list and become a Facebook fan of T. Ryx. (Ya know, I really hate that cliche. Asking people to be a "fan" or to make me their friend sounds kind of egotistical, don't you think?)
For those looking for a trike or hand cycle to fit special needs, we can help you out with the proper accessories or modifications! Whether it be single-hand operation, special pedals, hand-cycles, extra low gearing, electric-assist, or...you name it: we can do it!
Take a look around you while you drive your auto to the neighborhood grocery store, or to the beach, or to work. Notice the prices on the gas pumps? The petroleum industry seems to raise the prices every chance they get. Every once in a while, they lower prices a bit, just to get us to be complacent about the prices when they're high. SoCal gas prices recently started rising again and they're averaging around $3.29 nationally, and $3.49 in California, at the time of this update. Didn't that seem like a lot of money a little while ago? But drivers are just rolling with the punches.
Notice the traffic jams? Notice how stressed the drivers, and passengers, are (including yourself...and MYself when I have to drive? Looking to save on gas money? Want to minimize your use of fossil fuels in order to help conserve our natural resources? Trying to get in shape but don't want to sit on a piece of dental floss disguised as a bike seat and lean over into a pretzel position? These are all questions recumbent trikes and hand cycles address perfectly! They literally run on water...and maybe a banana or so. A recumbent trike is the optimal daily commuter, recreational transportation, loaded tourer, and even off-road vehicle (some models)! And COMFORTABLE...!!! Think of trikes as three-wheeled easy
chairs. Add suspension and you have a cushy, three-wheeled, over-stuffed recliner.
Recumbent Trikes T. Ryx Recumbent Trikes is well known in the recumbent trikes world as one of the best and largest in California. We are well-respected for our honesty, enthusiasm, and desire to help our customers find the right trike for the right use. We're large enough to represent seven trike manufacturers world-wide, yet small enough to give our customers individual attention and assistance. We currently represent Catrike, Greenspeed, Hase Spezialrader, HP Velotechnik, KMX Karts, and TerraTrike/WizWheelz. But we are growing, and we're always looking for ways to improve our shop by providing the very best for any budget. We also put our money where out mouth is. We at T. Ryx also ride what we sell. Our manufacturers build the best trikes on the market. Each has a specialty that makes it better than the other is one aspect or another. Come on in and see for yourself! We have demo models for you to test ride and help determine which manufacturer provides the quality, feel, and options you want for your particular needs. (Note: we're currently selling some of our floor models to make room for new models, so call ahead if you want to check out a particular brand or model.)
As we discuss in our blog on the page, we're now accepting recumbent trikes as TRADE-INS.ANY CONDITION! If you have a recumbent trike that you don't ride, or that's not the one you really want, bring it in and trade up. Even if your trike is not operational, we'll give you a minimum of $50 trade-in value for a new trike costing up to $2000 MSRP. We'll give you a minimum of $100 for trade-in for a new trike valued at over $2000! Of course, if your trade-in trike is worth more than these amounts, we'll make you an offer based on its actual value after our mechanics check it out. Again, your trade-in can be any condition, and even not operational. However, you must bring proof of ownership such as the original receipt.
Handcycles and other specialty cycles PterraSoar Cyclery is our specialty cycling division, focusing on hand-cycles and folders from several manufacturers. Hand cycles can be used as racing machines, casual recreational trikes, or simply to work your upper body. Many hand cycles are are designed specifically for the rehab sector, but they can be used by anyone with the desire to develop upper body strength. Our main handcycle manufacturer is Invacare/Top End. As space permits, we'll also bring in folding bicycles such as Dahon, Brompton, and others. With one of these folders, you'll easily be able to commute via bus, trolley, or train, and then ride your bike from the station to your ultimate destination.
Our Velocimobiles division is one of only a handful of velomobile dealerships in North America. Yes, velomobiles. Check out our Velocimobiles Site by clicking on the velociraptor logo or the "Velomobiles" link above. We're the exclusive Leiba dealer in California, and currently the ONLY Leiba dealer outside of Europe. As authorized Greenspeed dealers, we were sorry to see the Greenspeed Glyde taken out of production. Ian Sims said he still plans to bring it back at some point. In the mean time, we're in the R&D phase of developing our own line of velomobiles. If
you haven't seen a velomobile on the road or bike path, you will soon! The vehicles
have been popular in Europe, and with a select group of riders in the US, for years. But Velocimobiles is helping to introduce the velomobile to our country as the vehicle of choice.
Our standard bicycle Division, Bike Vault, is managed by Dylan Dean (Hoppy's son). Bike
adult and children's
bikes, road bikes, mountain bikes, "fixies" (fixed gear, or track bikes), hybrid bikes, BMX bikes, and beach cruisers, all at very competitive prices. We are an authorized dealer for Jamis, Masi, Hampton, Turner, Retrospec, Sunday, Mirraco, Stolen, and Kink bicycles. Coming soon are several other manufactures with whom we're currently negotiating. Check out Bike Vault'sFaceBook page or go to www.shopbikevault.com for more bicycle information.
Alternatively, just contact us directly
by phone or email.
Full Sevice Trike, Bike, and Velomobile Shop
We are a full-service shop. We have always serviced the recumbent trikes, bikes, and velomobiles we sell, but we also service any trike, velomobile, or bike we DON'T sell.
T. Ryx is still growing! In October of 2011 we relocated to our current location (Suite 123 in the same complex where we'd been for the previous three years). Our new shop has about 3X the usable space we had in suite 117, and we have space for 3 or 4 mechanics. We're still stocking the shop, and will continue to bring in new items as we find them.
Tyrannosaurus, Inc., parent corporation of T. Ryx Recumbent Trikes, Velocimobiles, PterraSoar Cyclery, and Bike Vault, proudly sells the best trikes, velomobiles, handcycles, specialty bikes, and standard bikes available at affordable prices! If you're interested in unicycles, upright adult trikes, or other such cycles, come to us and we can get it for you in a matter of days. We offer parts and accessories for everything we sell...and for stuff we don't sell, too. Find out more about recumbent
trikes here, about Velomobiles here or by clicking the link or logo above, or about our standard bikes here
or by contacting us directly by phone or email. Or, you can just drop on by for a test ride on any of our trikes or bikes. We've got a LOT for your riding pleasure!!!
Apparel and Accessories
In addition to pedal-powered cycles, including those with eAssist, we offer a wide variety of apparel and accessories, whether you're looking for recumbent specific or all around cycling "stuff".
We're authorized dealers for Kucharik, Mt. Borah, Reverse Gear, Nema, and other apparel makers. We sell accessories commonly used with bicycles, but we're constantly on the lookout for additional accessories to make your triking experience better. Sometimes they're made specifically for the recumbent sector, or even specifically for recumbent trikes. Sometimes we find accessories made for cyclng in general or specifically for diamond frame bicycles. Sometimes we find products outside the cycling industry that will work well for recumbent trikes and bikes. Keep watching our Web Site and Facebook Page for new products. And if you know of a product that you can recommend for recumbent trikes, give us a call or shoot us an email. We'll look into it and if it works for us (and if we don't already have it), we'll give you store credit for "finders fees". Don't worry, if you're not close enough to come in to our shop, we do ship to anywhere in the US.
Electric Assist Although it may seem counterproductive to offer electric motors for recumbent trikes and bikes, the truth is that many people can ride farther and longer with a motor assist, and therefore can get better exercise. Yes, electric assist systems are somewhat heavy, but they enable riders to keep up with a group, or even pass others, when otherwise they'd be left behind. When Isabella rides with our group on her KMX trike powered with an eAssist mounted in a modified BOB trailer, she rides circles around the rest of us. And she's still a young teenager! They also allow riders to haul more gear, climb steeper hills, and generally enjoy the ride more. We at Tyrannosarus, Inc. offer electric assist from BionX and Crystalyte. While not the least expensive accessories in the world, these have been the solution for many riders who need the extra power for their trikes and bikes. And no, it's not cheating unless you're using the motors to help you win a race against non-motorized cycles.
Go Solar Need to carry handheld electronics with you when you ride? We're an authorized dealer for Voltaic Systems, maker of solar chargers capable of charging your GPS unit, smart phone, MP3 player, and other small devices. They recently even came out with a solar charger able to handle larger devices, such as iPad and other tablets, and even notebook computers! The smaller units are rated at 4 Watts, while the new, larger unit is rated at 8 Watts. We've used the smaller units with great success, and can't wait to try out the larger ones. (Need to get a tablet first.)
GPS and other Electronics
We're an authorized dealer for Garmin GPS systems. I have a Garmin Nuvi 550 that I use for longer rides, and a Garmin Forerunner 600 wrist watch for every day riding. The Forerunner gives basic information such as distance, location, speed, etc., but it's small and stylish as a wrist watch also. The Nuvi is able to plot your location and route using maps loaded into its memory along with satellite information. Both of these units are designed for multiple uses The Forerunner 600 can be used for running or cycling. The Nuvi can be used as a car GPS, but cycling, hiking, and boating are also supported. Both of these units can be purchased through T. Ryx, along with many other GPS systems.
Coming Soon T. Ryx will soon be offering recumbent trikes on a rental basis. We'll start small and see how it goes. If it becomes popular, we'll expand. We often get calls or visits from folks who'd like to rent a trike before commiting to making a purchase. We understand that. But our goal is to allow everyone to get the recumbent trike experience. We're certain that you'll love the experience so much after you've tried one that you'll want to have one of your own. But we understand that the cost of a trike is no small matter, literally. We do our own homework before making a purchase, and renting a trike is a great means of ensuring due diligence. When we begin our rental service, we'll make an announcement on this Web Site as well as on our Facebook page and other venues.
Our Promise: We realize we're basically the only game in town here in San Diego, but we have customers all across North America! While a few other bike shops may have one or two recumbent trikes, we specialize in them. Our goal is to continually improve our product line and our service. Our customers are our primary concern. We are always looking for ways to improve our business. We will never become complacent or reduce our enthusiasm for our products. Each of our manufacturers and suppliers(trikes and otherwise) provides the "best of the best" in their products, and we'll do our best to represent them well.
Check Out Our New Location! We're growing, so we moved to Suite 123 on the East end of the same building we've occupied since 2008! (Prior to that we were in an even smaller location in San Marcos, CA.)
We've Moved...just a bit: But Bigger is Better Well...in this case it is. We moved our shop to the East end suite in the same building (Suite 123), and doubled our usable space. Now we have space for inventory, more mechanics, and even a customer lounge. We'll be bringing more stuff in as we grow. Come in, check our our new models, and kick back and relax on our sofas. Take your time deciding which trike or bike you prefer. Enjoy your experience.