MRT XC Touring Trike

A high quality trike designed and made in Australia

Folds for transport

Very stable steering , excellent handling and a small turning circle

Adjustable seat height and angle allows easy access for riders with limited mobility

120kg rider weight rating

Cost - $5400


MRT XC Touring Trike

The current MRT XC is the third version of the original MRT touring trike built by MR Recumbent Trikes. The MRT has a proven record for reliability and practicality.

MR Recumbent Trikes have been manufacturing trikes since the 1990s.

Some of the achievements of MR recumbent trikes

1993 original designer of the direct steering for trikes- now used on many brands of trikes worldwide.

1998 production of Swift touring trikes commences

2000 Ultra Swift lightweight 12.5kg aluminium trike produced

2001 MR recumbent trikes Swiftlet wins trike world championship

2003 Full suspension Swift adventure trikes developed

2007 consultant to Greenspeed for development of new-zero brake steer- steering geometry

2010 MRT touring trike developed

2012 Trublu racing trikes developed and set new Australian records

2013 Trublu trike specific racing wheels developed

The MRT became known as the jack of all trades, equally at home on roads or tracks, touring or commuting. THE MRT XC is capable, both on and off road and has been designed for touring with many features to enhance its usage and comfort.

  • Designed and made in Australia to suit tough Australian conditions
  • Industry leading steering geometry gives incredibly stable steering, small turning circle and excellent handling. Steering can be easily controlled with one hand.
  • Zero brake steer or pedal steer geometry ensures steering is dependable, confident at all speeds and extremely safe. (note-recumbent trikes use independent brakes on both front wheels- This can cause a trike to swerve unexpectedly unless the geometry has been designed with zero brake steer.


Built in Australia as a purpose designed touring trike. The MRT XC is the result of 24 years of development and refinement of our touring trike models.

We believe its still possible to build high quality trikes in Australia.

Designed to handle tough conditions with minimal maintenance.

2 or 4 panniers may be fitted.

A side bag mount can also be fitted for easy access to phone or camera while seated.

Fitted with race proven Trublu rims and hand built with DT swiss stainless steel spokes for longevity and high performance.

  • Handlebars are fully adjustable for width, height, reach and angle .
  • Helping handles (transfer handles) are included in the design for ease of access by all riders.
  • The frame is designed to be compatible with internal hub gear systems such as Rohloff
MRT XC seat height

Seat height is adjustable from 38cm to 50cm with matching seat angle adjustment which allows for easy transfer and use by riders with limited mobility( for comparison a kitchen chair is typically 44cm)

MRT XC std seat height
MRT XC high seat height

The ergonomic shaped 40 cm wide elastic laced mesh seat breathes and provides a smooth ride while the adjustable lumbar, shoulder and base support allows for a perfect fit to anybody.


The frame of the MRT XC is made in Australia of Aircraft grade 4130 cromolly tubing which gives great long term durability and enhances the smooth ride. It uses an aluminium crank extension for excellent power transfer. The frame design incorporates steering and frame features from our highly successful TRUBLU racing trikes which are known for their durability in extreme conditions

  • As a true touring trike the MRT XC is capable of carrying 4 pannier bags
  • Incorporated battery mount point for electric assist
  • Greaseable pivots on steering for easy maintenance
  • Strong 90mm drum brakes for reliability and long life
  • Brake levers incorporate parking brake
  • Quality Shimano gearing
  • This trike is very strong yet folds easily and includes quick release wheels.
  • Can be folded in under a minute for car transport allowing it to fit into a small hatchback
MRT XC folds

Folded size 90 x 80 x 66 cm high

  • Vertical Bidon mounts are provided on the handlebar for a water bottle or coffee cup holder
  • Designed for minimal maintenance the MRT XC uses 90mm Sturmey archer drum brakes for power and very long life
  • Wheels are hand built with the highest quality  DT Swiss stainless steel spokes and strong TRUBLU aluminium rims
  • This trike comes standard with the excellent Schwalbe big apple suspension tyres ( these tyres give a suspension type smooth ride without the weight or complication of mechanical suspension)
  • Since the MRT XC uses 20 “wheels a huge variety of tyres can be fitted. It is also compatible with 4” monster fat wheels and tyres.
  • Standard Components are chosen for reliability , ease of use and durability
  • Short cranks are fitted as standard as these are proven to increase performance and reduce knee strain
  • Trigger operated gear shifting and controls are similar to that of a bicycle making them easy to use .This allows a wide range of upgrades to be easily fitted
  • The design is based on the KIS principle – keep it simple for greatest reliability and minimal weight


MRT XC Specifications

Track width 80cm

Wheelbase 108cm

3.9m turning circle

22cm ground clearance

Seat height adjustable 39cm - 50cm Quick release

Seat width 40cm with adjustable base shoulder and lumbar support

Seat angle adjustable 35-45 degrees Quick release

Frame-Folding  4130 high strength chromolly  steel- 5 year warranty-made in Australia

Handlebars aluminium fully adjustable

Gear shift levers shimano rapidfire

24 or 27 speed gearing

Derailluers – Shimano

Rear hub- Shimano

Front hubs -Sturmey archer 90mm sealed bearing drum-push button quick release axles

Crankset Triple 152mm Lasco or Sugino

20” x 2 Big apple tyres (2.3” or 4” off road tyres option)

Rims TRUBLU 406 aluminium

Spokes stainless steel DT swiss

Parking brake

Twin bidon mounts (water bottle mounts)

QR axles

Headlight mount included

Recumbent performance short cranks as standard

Helping handles included

Mirror included

Rear mudguard included

Flag included

Rider weight rating 120kg

Trike weight 17.5kg

Prices from $5400

MRT XC 4 inch off road tyres


  • Electric assist
  • Single sided controls
  • 2 pannier or 4 pannier rack
  • Side bag mount
  • Swiftlink tandem linkage
  • Internal hub gearing option-Rohloff ,Nuvinci, Enviolo
  • Monster 4” off road rims, tyres and internal hub gear
  • Headrest
  • Choice of frame colours -flame red, blaze blue, space blue ,cabana green, British racing green



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