Why are people falling in love with the Trikke? Here are a few testimonials from our customers. We are grateful for you support and strive to produce excellence with every turn.
I used to long board (skateboard) until I broke my foot, gave myself a black eye and removed far too much skin off my knees, hands and elbows. I began searching the internet for a safer alternative and saw the Trikke in action. Seeing the free form carving motion and the downhill “bombing” was really inspiring – and when I found out they actually came with brakes, I was sold. I just knew I had to at least try it out. I rented one from SouthBay Trikke just to make sure it was everything I saw on the video……a short time later I was a Trikke T-12 owner. I’ve been carving on the Trikke now for almost 4 months, riding 40-60 miles a week regularly. I have enjoyed it so much, that I’ve lost 30 lbs (two pant sizes) and feel great. Getting this kind of fun exercise has really inspired me and has kept me motivated enough to make some pretty major life-style changes and I’m really looking forward to reaching some fitness goals that I haven’t been able to achieve in the past.
Just wanted to thank you so much for the T6 wheels. They were very easy to replace....was up and running in no time!
Sorry you aren't closer to San Diego, but if I am ever passing by Torrance, promise to stop by.
Pleasure talking to you, Andy.
I am the owner of a Long Beach Restaurant Delivery company in Long Beach California.
In the early stages of our launch I was attending a meeting with local Long Beach business Leaders. After the meeting I was approached by an enthusiastic 'surfer in a suit' named Andy. He introduced himself and said he had an idea that might benefit us both. I thought he was a restaurant owner or someone who liked to eat - why else would he seem so excited about our company?
He said he owned the local Trikke dealership. I vaguely knew what a Trikke was at the time. So I listened. He explained how having some exposure by our delivery staff using Trikkes, he could benefit and so could we. As any good business man does, Andy left the part about how it would benefit my company to my imagination. He said we would meet next week and he would bring a demo for us to try out. I agreed and we parted ways.
That night I went into to the office and looked up his website SouthBayTrikke.com. The home page was informative and I had to dig deeper. I wanted to know what I was getting myself into. The question remained how a Trikke could help our business. Could the Trikke replace the car we were expecting to purchase for deliveries? If not, then what could a Trikke do that bikes can't? Then I saw the Pon-e EV. That’s different, now I’m interested. The wheels start spinning and I can't wait to see a real one in action.
Next week Andy calls and said he is outside our building with the Trikke. I step outside and see Andy zoom past me on a freshly charged Pon-e EV. Then I see the crowd of people on the sidewalk gathered to watch Andy zip up and down the street. Boy does this thing get the attention. We could hardly get through the conversation because everyone who walked by just had to know what it was. Then Andy left, but the people kept asking questions. I spent 30 minutes just walking the Trikke 2 blocks back to the office. Little did I know that we would soon be facing the same questions that Andy was fielding - on every delivery we made, and everyone wants to ride too? Now I understand what Andy meant by ‘we might get some exposure’. This is really unusual the attention we got with the Trikke.
We began the trial the next day. We delivered with it, we shopped for groceries on it, and most of all we let a multitude of people ride it. We especially enjoyed seeing everyone's face light up as they twist the throttle for the first time. Old and young alike react the same way, surprise followed by joy.
But all good things must come to an end. After two weeks I got word the Trikke was needed for a CNN special so we returned the Trikke as planned that next day. That night I began looking at the benefits of the Trikke for our organization.
1) Faster deliveries - Larger delivery radius
2) Green solution
3) Easy to navigate the city vs. a car
4) Free Marketing/Brand Awareness
5) Unique and Different (in a city where Segways are passé)
I stopped at 10. The result: I want one, no we NEED one. So I called Andy and two weeks later we began delivering to Long Beach on our new White 48v Pon-e EV!
The list of benefits keeps growing, and so does the line of people asking where can I get one? The answer is Southbay Trikke in Long Beach. Rent one and tour the city on your next trip to California.
Seriously, folks. Trikke Andy is the man! He's a mechanical genius, takes pride in his work and knows what he's doing. Every Trikke owner should be so lucky to have a great local dealer like SouthBay Trikke. Thanks, guys.
I agree Randy - Trikke Andy is always very thorough, knows the ins and outs of all Trikkes and gets the job done right and with a smile. There are very few businesses these days where one can get this type of great service. That's why Trikkers come from far and wide to SouthBay Trikke.
This about the 48V Pon-E I bought from Southbay Trikke. I am not the easiest customer to please, and Andy Pliska has gone the extra mile to make me happy and give me first rate service on my Trikke. Besides having accessories that nobody else has (my cargo net, the new grips Andy just sold me and more), the excellent service, and his patience, Andy is an excellent trainer as well. I am just a loyal customer that wanted to let others know that Southbay Trikke is the place to go to buy and service your Trikke. I will also say, that my 48V Pon-E (the electric Trikke) is easy and extremely fun to ride. I can't tell you how many "Wow"'s I've gotten riding by a group of people, and how many people ask to ride it (they can't!). Thanks to Andy and SouthBay Trikke for everything. If you are considering buying a Trikke Pone, feel free to call me, and I will recommend you go to Andy to buy and service it. David Silver (888) 328-4374
We have been getting a lot of questions about this, so we wanted to share the story with you all.
Jack Carter, President and Mrs. Carter's eldest son, has been a Trikke enthusiast for at least four years. He thought that his mom and dad might also like carving, so he called Lisa and Lawrence Perkins of Atlanta Trikke / Team Mart and purchased two Trikke 8's for his parents as gifts. He asked Lisa if she would mind delivering them to the Carter Center and helping the Carters get started riding; she was thrilled to oblige! On a busy day at the Carter Center on January 20, 2010, Lisa and Lawrence met the Carters, introduced them to their new Trikkes, and got them started with the basics of carving.
In early March, President and Mrs. Carter invited the Perkins family to their home in Plains, Georgia to continue their Trikke training. Apparently, they had really taken to it well, and were already riding gracefully and powerfully. President Carter requested that Lawrence train him on hills, and Lisa helped Mrs. Carter fine-tune her riding skills on their tennis court. From what Lawrence tells us, the President really goes after it and attacks the hills. He will not be beaten by hills, wind, etc. He has a LOT of willpower and stamina!
Rosalynn Carter is quoted in The San Francisco Chronicle as regularly enjoying riding about 50 laps around their tennis court on a daily basis to stay in shape. In August, President Carter told Lisa that they ride their Trikkes two to three miles each day when they are at home in Plains.
Paragraph below is extracted from a personal letter President Carter sent to John Simpson, CEO of Trikke Tech Inc.
Below is a photo of President Jimmy Carter riding in the Peanut Festival Parade on September 25, 2010 in which he invited Atlanta Trikke to participate; also, President and Mrs. Carter with Lisa and Lawrence Perkins and their kids, Madison and Clay the following day after church services.