Addmotor CITYTRI E-310 vs. Sun Traditional 24 inch Adult Electric Tricycle

By Addmotor | 18 September 2023 | 0 Comments

To help you decide which option is the best electric trike for your routine, we are here to carry out side-by-side comparisons of different electric bike models. Here is a detailed comparison of the Addmotor CITYTRI E-310 and Sun Traditional 24" Adult Tricycle. 

Addmotor CITYTRI E-310 Folding Electric Trike

The CITYTRI E-310 is a folding frame electric trike option that can be folded into a compact size to make it portable and carried around with ease. Despite the folding feature, the E-310 is still quite powerful, fast, and robust to ride. With its convenience of folding down and storing, it is an ideal option for commuters in urban settings. The e-trike is available in 5 different color options that can match your preference.
In appearance, the trike features a step-through frame that makes it convenient to ride for riders of every age. The saddle is well-padded and can be adjusted according to the rider's height and sitting posture. To enhance comfort, the E-310 is ergonomically well-built and comes with an adjustable handlebar and backrest. Powering the CITYTRI is a robust 750W rear-mounted hub motor. The motor is coupled with a differential to provide smooth acceleration and tackling rough terrains. Differential assists in dividing the power evenly among the rear wheels and allows the electric trike to tackle corners and turns more effectively. The motor can be engaged in either pedal assist or throttle mode. The 7 pedal assist levels of this electric trike are combined with a speed sensor to convert the power of pedaling into much more efficiency.
Addmotor relies on the 48V*20Ah Samsung battery pack to power this robust motor on the CITYTRI E-310. The battery performs well and is capable of providing up to 90+ miles of range on a single charge, making it suitable for commuting or long rides. To provide responsive stopping power, the CITYTRI is equipped with triple Tektro Mechanical Disc Rotors on 3 wheels to provide safety for the rider. It also offers the feature of parking brakes through which you can park the CITYTRI even on inclined surfaces.
The CITYTRI is designed to perform equally well on different types of terrain. Therefore, it features a front suspension fork with 80mm of travel to ensure a comfortable and smooth ride. The fork can also be preloaded and locked out to adjust it according to the terrain. The CITYTRI is a complete electric trike option and comes with an EB 2.0 lighting system to make your ride at night comfortable.

Electric 24" Traditional 

The Sun Traditional 24" adult electric trike is an economical choice for riders looking for the stability of three wheels at an affordable price. As evident from the name, the Sun Traditional features bigger tires and is quite similar in appearance to traditional tricycles. With a similar sitting posture to conventional tricycles, the Sun Traditional features uplifted handlebars and a convenient low-step through frame design that exudes classic vibes.
The drivetrain on this electric trike is the 500-1000 Watt E-BikeKit Front Direct-Drive motor that provides 46Nm of torque. With this motor, the Electric 24" Traditional can reach 20mph. The motor can be engaged in 5 pedal assist levels that allow you to take control of your ride. The task of supplying power for this motor is given to a 48V*10Ah battery which can provide up to 12-24 miles of riding range. You can rely on this electric trike for daily commuting or recreational rides around town. The range can vary depending on the rider's weight and the type of terrain you're riding on. Models are available with inseam ranging from 27 to 45 inches, but please know the extra small and extra-large sizes require changing parts.
With its big rear basket, the Sun Traditional can also carry up to 275 pounds of cargo and rider combined. As a result, it is not a robust trike suitable for off-roading or heavy loading, but it is suitable for neighborhood riding and light shopping. Moreover, carrying more cargo will also affect the range of your electric trike as the motor will need more power. The e trike is more suitable for paved city roads as there's no suspension system or fat tires to counter rough terrain
However, one unique feature of the Traditional is a split-twist throttle that can also help you turn your electric trike. Therefore, with this feature, you can get power when you need it and help you get into tight parking spots by reversing into the space. Usually, adults find it difficult to park in tight spaces, so this could be a helpful addition.

Detailed Comparison

No doubt that the Addmotor CITYTRI E-310 is one of the most spec’d electric trike options that too in quite affordable price as compared to its competitors. However, if things still aren’t clear with the comparison overview, hang tight, as now we are going to do a detailed comparison of Addmotor CITYTRI and Sun Traditional 24” Adult Tricycle. 

Physical Features

The physical features are of great importance in assessing the overall riding experience your electric bike or trike can provide. So, we will start with the physical feature comparison of the CITYTRI E-310 and Sun Traditional. 

#1 Colors

CITYTRI E-310: Grey, Army Green, Yellow, Neptune Blue, Candy Red.
Sun Traditional 24” Tricycle: Red Metallic, Blue Metallic, Mint Pearl, Black Metallic, Violet Pearl
Comment: The CITYTRI E-310 and the Sun Traditional both have the same number of color options. 

#2 Saddle

CITYTRI Electric Trike: Comfortable seat with backrest;  
Sun Traditional 24” Tricycle: Comfort “nose-less” seat with no Backrest;
Comment: Both have similar saddle designs, but the CITYTRI offers better support with a backrest and adjustable seat.

#3 Tires

CITYTRI: The CITYTRI has three models and each comes with different tire sizes;
CITYTRI Mini: 18” X 2.4” Front; 16” X 2.4” Rear Tires
CITYTRI Standard: 20” X 2.4” Front; 18” X 2.4” Rear Tires
CITYTRI Plus: 22” X 2.4” Front; 20 X 2.4” Rear Tires
Sun Traditional 24” Tricycle: Kenda Kwest 24” x 1.5” 
Comments: The Addmotor CITYTRI offers a better range of tire sizes with 3 different variants and can cater to riders of different heights. 

Mechanical Features

Just like the Physical features, the mechanical features of any electric trike will also play their role in the comfort and stability of your ride. Without proper mechanical features, you can’t ride your electric trike comfortably on rough terrains. The mechanical features will also determine the safety and durability of your ride. 

#1 Fork

CITYTRI: Addmotor Front Fork with 80mm of Travel;
Sun Traditional 24Tricycle: None
Comment: The Addmotor CITYTRI E-310 has a Front fork with 80mm of travel and provides better suspension and shock absorption. On the other hand, the Sun Traditional Tricycle doesn’t offer a suspension system, so it won’t be a suitable option for off-road riding..

#2 Brakes

CITYTRI: Mechanical Disc Brakes w/ Motor Cutt off sensor;
Sun Traditional 24” Tricycle: Tektro Aries Mechanical Disc Brakes;
Comment: Both the electric trike provide responsive stopping power with the help of mechanical disc brakes, but the motor cut off sensor of the CITYTRI will add to your safety.. 

#3 Frame

CITYTRI: 7020+6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminium Alloy;
Sun Traditional 24” Tricycle: High Tensile Steel
Comment: The Addmotor CITYTRI E-310 utilizes the Aluminum alloys which are known for their high strength-to-weight ratio, making the E-310 a sturdy option.

#4 Cargo Capacity

CITYTRI E-Trike: 380 lb carrying capacity;
Sun Traditional 24” Tricycle: 275 lb carrying capacity;
Comment: The Addmotor has more carrying capacity than the Sun Traditional and makes a better option for grocery and shopping.

#5 Headtube

CITYTRI: CNC laser cutting headtube;
Sun Traditional 24”: Welded
Comment: The CNC laser cutting head tube gives CITYTRI a more attractive and strong look than the welding approach. 

Electrical Features

The electrical features are the most important considerations when choosing any trike as they are responsible for powering the electric trike. So, here's a detailed comparison of the electrical features.

#1 Motor

CITYTRI Electric Trike: 750W rear mounted motor
Sun Traditional 24” Tricyce: E-BikeKit Front Direct-Drive 500-1000 Watts
Comment: In terms of base power, the CITYTRI has a more robust motor with 750W hub motor but the Sun Traditional also provides the option to choose a 1000W motor depending on your preference.

#2 Battery

CITYTRI Electric Trike: 48V*20Ah Samsung battery pack; UL-certified.
Sun Traditional 24”: 48V*10 battery pack
Comment: The CITYTRI has a battery pack with more capacity and provides better range and performance as compared to Sun Traditional.. 

#3 Lighting System

CITYTRI Electric Trike: Addmotor EB 2.0 headlight & 5-in1 taillight with Parking light, Safety light, and Turn Signals. 
Sun Traditional: None;
Comment: The CITYTRI offers a complete lighting system for visible & safe riding at night.

#5 Pedal Assist Levels

CITYTRI Electric Trike: 7 levels of pedal assist
Sun Traditional 24” Trike: 5 levels of pedal assist
Comment: The Addmotor CITYTRI has more levels of pedal assist, which helps the rider to stay in more control of the ride and change the level according to terrain.


Based on this detailed comparison, it is quite clear that while both the electric trikes are designed to cater to different types of riding needs, the CITYTRI Electric Trikes performs better in many departments as compared to the Sun Traditional 24”. With its foldable design, impressive battery performance, lighting system, suspension system, more options in variants, and a number of fascinating features, the CITYTRI E-310 provides better value for money and is even more affordable than the Sun Traditional.

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