The 8 Best Drift Trikes

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in November of 2018. It’s always fun to put a new spin on a classic activity, and these drift trikes are a prime example of this. Their setup is similar to that of a traditional tricycle, except the small rear wheels are intentionally designed to provide low traction, which helps create the drifting action they’re known for. They come in a range of sizes for accommodating young kids to full-grown adults. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Triad Syndicate 4

2. Razor Power Rider 360

3. Triad Underworld 4

Editor's Notes

February 07, 2021:

Drift trikes are tons of fun, however as excited as you or your child may be to get out there and ride, it is important that you take the time to don proper protective safety gear before doing so. This includes, at the bare minimum, a helmet, but ideally also knee and elbow pads and gloves.

During this update, we replaced the Triad Syndicate 3 and Triad Underworld 3 with their newer iterations, the Triad Syndicate 4 and Triad Underworld 4. Both of these models are made with high-end components designed for fast speeds and serious stunts, so they are intended for teens and adults rather than young kids. We also took another look at the Madd Gear MG Mini, which we excluded last time due to braking issues. However, the company seems to have solved that problem, and we now feel comfortable including it in our recommendations.

Another change we made was to add two electric versions, the Razor Power Rider 360 and Razor Drift Rider, the former of which provides a very different riding experience to most other drift trikes due to its elevated seat.

November 09, 2018:

Investigated the Madd Gear Mini, but too many reports of brake failure to include in the list. Users also indicate that the Coleman Powersports frequently arrives damaged with a faulty engine, so I omitted that model as well. Identified the Tribby Three Wheel as a nice choice for those who want an electric drift trike.

4. Razor DXT

5. Razor RipRider

6. Madd Gear MG Mini

7. Razor Drift Rider

8. Huffy Green Machine

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

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