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Performer JC-70 Tadpole Recumbent Trike

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Original Price $ 3,299.00
Current Price $ 2,695.00

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This recumbent usually takes 3-4 weeks for shipping.  Certain colors/speed configurations may be faster at 5-7 business days.  Contact us for more info.


The Performer JC 70 Tadpole Recumbent Trike comes with free shipping and no sales taxes.

The upright seat, 20″ front wheels and a 700c rear wheel increase your visibility while ensuring your stability. The JC70 frame is made of light weight aluminum with a large diameter to enhance the strength and durability. The direct steering is great for everything from touring to recreation.

Other Versions of the JC-70:

  • Carbon Wheels JC-70 click HERE.
  • Electric Hub Motor JC-70 click HERE.
  • Electric Mid Drive JC-70 click HERE.

Note:  Although images show fenders, this trike does not come with fenders.  We are in the process of obtaining updated images.

    Watch a review of the Performer JC-70 recumbent trike!

    Watch how to assemble the JC-70.

    Why BUY This Performer Trike:

    • Comprehensive Manufacturer's Warranty:  5 Year Frame Warranty, 1 Year Parts and Components Warranty
    • Tadpole-type Recumbent Trike suitable for- Rail Trail, Recreation, Road, Touring
    • Top shelf components- Tektro, Microshift components.
    • Hard shell seat with head rest- for improved power transfer.
    • Luxury trike styling- at an affordable price.

    Read the Performer JC Series Assembly Guide and Manual (with warranty information) here.

    Choose Your Color:

    Check out a behind-the-scenes video of the Performer factory.  See how they build their high quality, affordable creations from start to finish!



    Watch how to attach your FREE REAR RACK on the JC-70.

    Product Specifications*:

    Wheel Size

    Bottom Bracket Height

    Seat Height

    Seat angle-from Horizontal

    Top of seat

    Top of Headrest

    20 (front) / 26 (rear)

    42.5cm / 16.7''

    26cm / 10''




    Wheel base

    Average weight/kg

    Rider's weight limited

    Rider's height/cm




    18.4kg / 40.5lbs

    120kg / 265lbs

    above 155cm




    Build Specifications

    Other Specifications:

    • Ground clearance (height from ground to top of seat):  5"
    • Ships in disassembled/kit form with dimensions 59" x 14" x 27".  Weight of package is approximately 60 lbs
    • Assembled dimensions approximately 80" long, 32" outside hub to outside hub, and 36" tall

    Manufacturer's Warranty:


    • Metal Frame:  5 years from date of purchase
    • Non consumable parts and components:  1 year from the date of purchase
    • (excludes tire, brake and shifter cable, grip, crankset, cog and chain)



    To find out if this trike is a good fit for you, you can measure your X-Seam.  Instructions found below:

    *Availability of the exact specifications indicated might change but will be made as equivalent as possible. If your X-Seam is LESS than 39.5" please note in the order notes that you need a MEDIUM size frame.



    Customer Reviews

    Based on 40 reviews
    Rui B. (Chantilly, VA, US)
    Delivered met expectations

    Package was not damaged and delivered as promised. Well within expectations.

    Thanks for your nice review Rui!!

    Johanna M.v.d.s. (Belleview, FL, US)
    Great bike for the price

    So I bought this bike for my mom who's 80 years young and has been riding road bikes for years before trike bike last year.
    She had a steel trike last year which she said was to heavy for her and not fast enough. So I did some research and found the JC-70 Tadpole Recumbent Trike all aluminum frame. The bike looked like it was manufactured very well of what I could tell from videos on YouTube. It also showed a hour video of how to assemble the bike. Now trike bikes are definitely not road bikes as I had found out last year when I assembled her steel trike bike however the video that Upzy post looked very simple especially if you are somewhat handy to put things together. Unfortunately the JC-70 I received had some new modifications that did not show on the very poor instructions that came in the box. Even on the YouTube video it didn't show how to adjust the new front curved stabilizing bar instead of the old straight model one. There were some other challenges putting this bike together especially if this is not you Primary job. So after about 8 hours instead of the 1 hour video the bike was ready to ride. Since my mom is 80 I ordered the mesh seat which I had to make two brackets for so the back of the seat would sit more straight up. The adjustable brackets that came with it only gives you a minimum range for adjusting.
    All together I still give this bike a 5 star since it rides great and is well manufactured and competes with higher end trikes costing almost double the price.
    My mom loves the bike and says it rides very smooth. The only negative things I think could be improved are the instruction manual and the mesh seat that has minimum option to adjust otherwise a great buy.

    Thanks for your in-depth review Johanna! Regarding the instructions, Performer are in the works of constantly revamping and updating their manual as components do change constantly (especially during Covid). If you need any help, feel free to email Hope your mom continues to have smooth rides! :)


    comfortable and beautiful, love it

    Thanks for your great review Gourley!!

    Raymond A. (Bovey, MN, US)
    Wonderful bike

    Wonderful bike , This is the most comfortable bike I have ever ridden .

    Thanks for your great review Raymond!! Enjoy riding your comfortable JC-70!

    Lloyd A. (Honey Grove, PA, US)
    Tadpole JC 70

    Well pleased with ordering and shipping, really love the Trike, already have a little over 100 miles on it. Thank you 😊

    Awesome, thanks for the great review Lloyd! And wow, 100+ miles already, that's fantastic! Here's to you riding many more miles on your Performer JC-70 :)