Why People Love The Compass
Innovation at its best. Compass is one of the only electric trikes on the market featuring a rear differential offering rear-wheel drive of both rear wheels for maximum stability and handling.
Never worry about range again, as the Compass offers 40 mile range by default and is dual-battery ready with a pre-installed battery dock and module, ready to double your range if needed.
Unparalleled performance that only a mid-drive motor can offer you combined with a throttle-on-demand so you can pedal as much or as little as you wish.
Up To 80
MID DRIVE MOTOR
Three Wheels for Stability
The EVELO Compass is one of our best sellers, and has been successful due to its build quality, power, and EVELO's reputation for quality.
If you're not comfortable riding a two wheel bicycle, or just want as much cargo capacity as possible, an electric tricycle is a great choice.
Stability & Easy Access
Stability is important on a tricycle, so a sturdy frame is the first building block for the best trike possible. EVELO engineers have designed the Compass to offer the lowest point of entry possible, making it easy to get on and off the bike for both men and women.
Our step-through frame has additional reinforcements for the strongest and safest construction possible. Take your time, get comfortable on the saddle, and begin your journey.
Two Wheel Drive Differental
Traction is important on tricycles, since the weight of the rider is distributed between three wheels, there is less weight on each wheel. Front wheel drive trikes tend to peel out in loose terrain or wet roads, as do one wheel rear drive tricycles.
The Compass has true two wheel drive, with the power from the mid drive motor going equally to both rear wheels. This means more traction, safer turning, and a more stable ride overall.
Up to 80 Miles of Range
The Compass includes a large 48V 10.5AH battery which provides up to 40 miles of range, which is great for most riders. If you need more range or plan to utilize the throttle more often, you can purchase an addirtional battery to double your range.
The Compass is dual battery ready, so you can easily double your range to 80+ miles per charge. You can install and run them both batteries simultaneously for a seamless experience. No need to stop and swap batteries.
Note: Spare Compass batteries are currently out of stock and will ship as soon as they are availa
Mid Drive Motor & 3 Speed Shifter
The Compass features a powerful Mid Drive motor for as much power and climbing ability as one could ever need.
The power goes through the drivetrain and connects to the three speed hub, which then connects to the rear differential.
Handlebar Throttle, Fenders, & Lights
The Compass comes with a throttle on the handlebar, giving you power-on-demand anytime you need it. We also include full length fenders and integrated lighting right out of the box.
Our thumb throttle makes it easy to just push your finger to give you the extra power you need to motor up the hill, or accelerate from a stop.
It's gives you peace of mind that you can use the throttle to get home if you're ever too tired.
The Compass also comes with full fenders making them perfect for blocking the mud, water, and grime that you encounter while out riding.
The best part is the fenders are already installed. You don't need to buy them separately or even have to install them yourself.
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"The Evelo Compass is far more fun and capable than we were initially imagining..."
"...the Compass is a great option for those who want to enjoy a picnic at the park and need to bring lunch and small dog with them! The motor was strong enough for us to climb all the hills we tested it on, and it was also decently quiet while doing so. With a ton of storage space, power, and stability, the Compass will go pretty much wherever you please...."
- electric bike report
Arrives Nearly Fully Assembled
We ship Compass models LTL Freight directly to your door with all three wheels attached, so only minor assembly is required. Once your Compass arrives, you will need to install the pedals, and attach the handlebar - thats it.
Unpacking the Compass requires no prior or specialized mechanical knowledge. Our new packaging is designed to make receiving and unpacking your Compass as easy as possible, and will get you riding as soon as possible, with no need to transport your Compass home from the bicycle shop.
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Compass Tricycle Specifications
Components & Weight
500W Bafang Custom Mid-Drive Brushless Motor w/ 105N.m. Torque. 48V
Panasonic Lithium-Ion 48V 10.5Ah with Advanced Battery Management Software
48V Smart Charger
Maximum Motor-Assisted Speed
20 Miles Per Hour, User Adjustable
Up to 40 Miles on Pedal-Assist, 80 Miles with Battery Add-On
Multiple Levels, Plus Electric-Only (via Throttle)
6061 High-Strength Aluminum Alloy
Custom 6061 Alloy with Steel Steerer Tube, Designed for Fenders
36H 45mm wide Double Wall Alloy Rims with 13g Spokes
CST Cyclops 24" x 2.4″
Tektro MD-M300 Disc Brakes
Extra Wide Velo Breeze with Memory Foam
Stem / Handlebar
EVELO Alloy Stem, 5” Rise Steel Handlebar
Shimano 3-Speed IGH Transmission
Shimano Grip Shifter, 3 Speeds
Front and Rear Battery Integrated Lighting
Multi-Color 3.2” IPS Display with USB Charger (DPC-18)
All Weather Front and Rear Fenders
Wood Lined Cargo Basket Included:
Bicycle Weight (without battery)
Maximum Rider Weight
Recommended for riders up to 350 lbs. Larger riders can be accommodated – contact us for details.
Sizing & Dimensions
Recommended Rider Heights
4'10" - 6'2"
Seat Height (Minimum / Maximum)
30" / 38"
Seat to Pedal (Lowest / Highest)
25" / 33"
Reach (Saddle to Handlebar)
Total Length (Tire to Tire)
Wheelbase (Center to Center)
An upright riding position puts the rider in a nearly vertical seating position for the most comfortable ride possible. You will experience little weight on hands and wrists, with the handlebars within easy reach. No stress or strain on the lower back, hands, or wrists.
Common Questions & Videos
Is the Compass Tricycle a good choice for me?
If you’re looking for the best electric assist tricycle on the market, look no further. The Compass has the most powerful motor, extended range battery, a step-through frame, comfortable upright riding position, two wheel drive, a 3 speed transmission, and a large basket. It’s got it all.
Does the Compass have enough power for my terrain?
Yes. While you may notice this model is rated at 500W vs. the 750W rating of other models, keep in mind that this specific model is geared very low, so in first gear the Compass can tackle the steepest hill with the largest riders and heaviest payloads. It’s designed with torque and power in mind, and not for top speed.
Will I fit properly on the Compass?
The Compass adult trike can be adjusted to fit a very large range of riders thanks to its unique frame and seatpost design. Take a closer look at our sizing chart and specifications on the product page. A great way to compare this to your existing bike is to measure your current saddle height straight down to the ground - this gives you a real number to compare to the specs on our website. If this measurement is over 30” - you will fit comfortably on the Compass tricycle.
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Now that we’ve had some decent weather I’ve been able to spend more time on the trike. Having the throttle is a real bonus when I find myself at the bottom of a hill. The Pedal Assist levels I’ve just started testing. I found that Level 3 was a bit fast initially. Having the rear differential makes it feel so stable when turning although I do keep the speed in check.
Recently I got myself in a pickle going down a trail to the beach and discovering there was no place to turn around. With some judicious use of the throttle I was eventually able to turn it around. Having a reverse gear would have been better. Now I just send my two wheeled friends to check things out.
I use the trike as my everyday driver. I have a waterproof container with a lid in the rear basket that I use for grocery shopping, carrying equipment for meetings, etc. I’m planning on propping the container up a bit so I can have two levels for goods. Then I will make a waterproof cover for the whole basket.
With the balance issues I have I would certainly recommend this trike. It’s very well built and always attracts lots of attention. My cat will be riding with me soon too.
During the process of getting the trike into Canada from Seattle I had exemplary service from all the people I spoke with at Evelo. And the missing cover was shipped at no cost right away. I had a good feeling about this company right from the start & so far I haven’t been disappointed. They will take care of you. I just wish they would export them to Canada. I did lots of research before choosing the Evelo Compass but couldn’t find anything in Canada that met my requirements. I would buy it again.🤓
Like several customers, you never have enough information to be 100% comfortable when spending this much money. It took me more than 6 months of research and reading reviews and multiple emails and phone calls to a few manufactures to even decide to say, yes I am buying a trike. Now, which one?
This is my first bicycle/tricycle in at least forty years. Additional I am not able to stay upright on two wheels an balance issues are my primary concern. Only one arm will work for steering. Will I be able to ride with my grandkids on bicycles rides?
When I picked up the trike from the dealer who assembled it and set it up, it was my second time on a trike. 4 minutes on a different manufacturer. The first thing I tried was tipping it over to see has easy it was. The other brand did.
Did I make a mistake?
I am 200 lbs, 6 ft and, in my opinion, if I ever flip it over, it would be too fast and too tight a turn to make that happen. With power, think I could easily overturn at speed with a tight turn but speed is a problem for anything moving. It's the driver, not the machine.
The peddle pace is GREAT for me and touch the brakes and the motor cuts off. As others said, I suggest ride without power first for a bit before you use the power.
Very strong, great quality, and now, after a few weeks, my only complaint is that I waited too long to by it.
The team at Evelo are very knowledgeable, responsive, willing to take time to help me explain the questions so I get it.
Nothing I have connected to this purchase was anything but delightful. Thank you, guys.
BTW, the dealer team all were impressed and a few asked to ride it before loaded into my pickup.
Fantastic I am disabled and use the trike for hunting and shooting sporting clays. Its easy to keep up with my bird dogs. and loads easily on my hitch carrier
I absolutely love my Evelo Compass electric trike! My husband and mother-in-law purchased it for me and it is truly the best gift EVER! I have had several hip and leg surgeries, which have made it physically impossible to walk very far. This trike has changed my life! I can now ride around our neighborhood lake on the bike trail with my husband and enjoy being outside again! The ability to use the electric motor as much or as little as possible is terrific! I can use the assist to get up steep hills and then coast down and peddle with light assistance when needed on flatter terrain! I did get two batteries and this has been great because I never run out of juice. I really can’t say enough about this trike! I would recommend this to anyone who has medical issues that make walking difficult!
My very capable Compass Trike now has a hitch and tow bar that I designed and pulls a 12 lbs Burley Flatbed Trailer for my companion a 70 lbs Labrador. We are able to go up hills and to stores like the bakery and outside dining. Our destinations have been generally 12-16 miles with battery power to spare. The wire basket is great allowing us to carry even more cargo. A 350 lbs capacity gives me piece of mind.