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HP Velotechnik Gekko USA 26 (non-foldable)

HP Velotechnik Gekko USA 26 (non-foldable)
$1,990.00 - $4,646.00
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Gekko US edition - Only available in USA.

Gekko 26 - the Starter Package for Your New Triker Life
Are you looking for an attractive recumbent trike – without becoming too immersed in all the technical details of the tricycle world? Then the Gekko 26 is a perfect choice: clear lines, raised seating position, no compromises in equipment and easy to buy. And all this at a tempting price!

With the Gekko 26, our engineers have fundamentally rethought the tricycle philosophy of HP Velotechnik. The aim was not only to achieve a higher seating position on an affordable laid-back adults trike. Above all, our engineers wanted to implement the typical, sporty and precise driving dynamics of our Tadpole trikes with the two steered front wheels in a very price-sensitive environment. In other words: A great trike also for those who have to work on a tighter budget.

Essentially Focused
Thinking Radical Requires Consistent Concepts
Two essential features are the main reasons why the frame construction of HP Velotechnik’s trikes is very labor-intensive: First and foremost the driving characteristics, which are achieved above all by the ingenious geometry of the front wheel steering and which have a decisive influence on the driving experience. We will not change that! Thus, the Gekko 26 does without our second design refinement: the patented folding technology In one respect, this even gives you an advantage: the strong frame can carry up to 150 kg (331 lbs), which is more payload than the foldable models.

Keep it simple. The recommended retail price for the Gekko 26 in the US is 1,990 US$ (MSRP). In order to make the Gekko 26 a price breaker, we have limited another element of the HP Velotechnik philosophy for the Gekko 26 to essentials – our modular system.

You can configure the drive train, the brake system and other technical components in several hundred thousand variants for almost all other two- and three-wheelers that we custom-made for you in our factory in Kriftel, Germany. The option list for the Gekko 26 is short and convincing.

Practical Equipment Requires No Compromises
We equip each Gekko 26 with a fixed, rock-solid component specification. For us, rock-solid means: 24-gear drivetrain from Sram, hydraulic disc brakes from Shimano, tires from Schwalbe and of course a tried-and-tested powder coating.

Handy? For sure! We offer many useful and convenient accessories for your Gekko 26. Be it our special carriers, mudguards, headrests or rear-view mirrors and lighting systems – your dealer will be happy to complete your Gekko 26 to satisfy your needs. So you will soon be at the pole position for a beautiful new Triker life!

Smiles for everyone: The US-Edition Gekko models not only combine HP Velotechnik quality with an attractive price but also give you several feature-packed setup levels to choose from. To top it all off and set you smiling and riding as soon as possible, we keep these US models ready for immediate shipping with our logistic partners in the USA.

Three configurations were carefully selected to meet the specific preferences of American recumbent enthusiasts. You can choose between sport-oriented, performance-driven and comfort-focused components for our US Gekkos.

Veterans looking for independence, well-being, and quality of life should get in contact with their local VA Medical Center. Learn about possible funding and opportunities for health and healing through adaptive sports with an HP Velotechnik trike!

Sport model Specification:
Drivetrain: 24 speed
Derailleur rear: Sram X4
Derailleur front: Mircoshift
Cassette: Sram PG-820, 8-speed
Shift levers: Sram X4 twist shifters
Chain: KMC Z8
Crankset: Shimano FC-TY 501 triple steel chain rings
Brakes: Shimano BR-MT200 Hydraulik disc with 160 mm rotor
Tires: Schwalbe Road Cruiser 47-406
Pedals: VP 893
Front Hubs: HP Sport with thru-axle

Performance model Specification:
Drivetrain: 30 speed
Derailleur rear: Sram GX
Derailleur front: Mircoshift
Cassette: Sram PG-1030, 10-speed
Shift levers: Sram SL-500
Chain: KMC X10 EL
Crankset: Durabi 400 triple alu chain rings
Brakes: Shimano BR-MT200 Hydraulik disc with 160 mm rotor
Tires: Schwalbe Tryker 40-406
Pedals: VP 199A
Front hubs: HP Performance one key release quick mount


Sport configuration

Performance configuration

Comfort configuration

(Gekko 26 and Gekko fx 26 only)


The right setup for all recumbent enthusiasts who are budget oriented without compromising the overall riding performance

You are aiming for the long haul and like to go out for epic rides on a regular base – this will be your perfect match!

Easy to use and highly adaptive components do not only provide great comfort, but can also make riding possible again for trike fans with special needs.


24 speed

30 speed

10 speed


Sram X4 rear, Microshift front

Sram GX rear, Microshift front

Sram GX


Sram PG-820, 8 speed, DuraBlast sprockets

Sram PG-1030, 10 speed, aluminum spider

Sram PG-1030, 10 speed, as in Performance configuration

 Shift levers

Sram X4 twist shifters

Sram SL-500 barend shifters

Sram SL-500 barend shifters


KMC Z8 medium rust protection, stretch proof

KMC X10 EL excellent rust protection, extra stretch proof, lightweight

KMC X10 EL excellent rust protection, extra stretch proof, lightweight


Shimano FC-TY 501 triple steel chain rings, 170 mm crank arm length

Durabi 400 triple aluminum chain rings, 170 mm crank arm length

Aluminum with single chain wheel 39 teeth, 155 mm crank arm length, frame comes with derailleur tube


Shimano BR-MT200 hydraulic disc brakes with 160 mm rotor

Shimano BR-MT200 hydraulic disc brakes with 160 mm rotor

Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes with 160 mm rotor, both front wheels coupled

If you have any questions, call us and we will help you configure your HP Trike.

Options can been added after the order is placed. Email us and we will build to your specifications.

headrest for mesh seats adjustable in height and angle, with quick release lever (included in comfort model)


seat angle adapter to adjust the backrest in a more upright position, with quick release (included in comfort model)


Gekko seat pad additional comfortable upholstered seat pad to attach to the normal seat, fastening with buckles, breathable upholstery (included in comfort model)


handrests left and right comfortable hand support, mounted on handlebar, removable cushion (included in comfort model)


rain cover for seats, Ripstop nylon fabric, blue


parking brake SHIMANO rear wheel V-Brake with thumbshifter (included in comfort model)


side bag mount mounting for handlebar bags, fixed to the frame, maximum load 5 kg, left and right


rear rack 10 mm tube, black powder coating, max. load 55 lbs / 25 kg


rear mirror B&M E left wide view angle, easy to adjust, incl. mounting hardware


rear mirror B&M E right wide view angle, easy to adjust, incl. mounting hardware


front boom quickadjust compensates extra chain length when front boom is adjusted, QR-levers


water bottle set HP VELOTECHNIK 2x0.6 l PE-bottle with HP print, with bottle cages, mounted


universal mount for accessories Mounting on the barend shifter, Ø 22.2 mm tube holder for accessories such as mobile phone holder / GPS devices or bell, max. load 400 grams (for sports model)


universal mount for accessories Mounting on the handlebar end, Ø 22.2 mm tube holder for accessories such as mobile phone holder / GPS devices or bell, max. load 400 grams, unmounted (for performance model)


speedometer mount for computers or battery lights, incl. sensor bracket for front wheel


mudguard set HP Trikefender front 60 mm width, rear SKS 53 mm with spoiler, black


flag HP VELOTECHNIK double-sided print, with reflective strip


Top Virtues of the Gekko 26

Travel suitability
Everyday strength

Your Gekko fx 20 Shows Ergonomics at It’s Best

Finally, a cycle on which you’d like to remain seated for another round after the tour. In terms of ergonomics, your Gekko fx 20 is far superior to conventional upright bikes. Instead of balancing your whole body weight on a small, hard saddle, lean back comfortably in the wide mesh seat. The incline of the anatomically shaped backrest can be variably adjusted. It offers pleasant back support and relieves your spine. Relax: You can simply forget about an aching bottom, numb private parts, aching spinal discs or a stiff neck.

To make it easy for you to get in and get out the frame cross member that connects the front wheels is bent backward in such a way that you can put your feet securely on the ground close to the seat. Smaller
riders will appreciate the built-in, extra wide heel clearance of the Gekko fx 20.

In the recumbent position you spare your knees when pedaling and can systematically regulate the stress of the muscles during fitness training. The sporty pedal position of the Gekko fx 20 enables an optimal power support in the seat and gives you a streamlined, fully relaxed posture. Due to the open upper body posture, constricting pressure on the abdomen and your organs is avoided. Instead, the lungs can fully enlarge and bring your cardiovascular system to full capacity. Learn fast on the Gekko fx 20: Riding pleasure is the best heart rate accelerator!

Specifications and Technical Data

The outstanding ride of our nimble tadpole trike is of course based on thoroughly engineered performance technology with precise technical specifications. The detailed figures can be found here in the technical data sheet – from the dimensions to the payload, from the seat height to the appropriate rider size. And of course, we are also happy to show you which colors you can choose for your Gekko fx 20.

  • Seat height: 38 cm (15")
  • Seat angle: 39–47°
  • Wheel size (front wheel): 20" (ISO 406)
  • Wheel size (rear wheel): 26" (ISO 559)
  • Max. tire width: 5 cm (2")
  • Bottom bracket height: 40 – 49 cm (15" – 19.3")
  • Ground clearance: 18,5 cm (7.3")
  • Wheelbase: 109 cm (42.9")
  • Track width: 78 cm (31")
  • Width: 83 cm (33")
  • Length: 175–210 cm (5'9" – 6'10")
  • Height: 83 cm 32.7"
  • Handlebar width: 58 cm (22.8")
  • Turning circle: 4,70 m (15'5") outward
  • Bottom bracket standard: BSA 68 mm
  • Weight: from 16,9 kg (37 lbs) incl. pedals
  • Payload: max. 150 kg (330 lbs)
  • Frame material: Aluminum 7005 T6 heat treated
  • Rider height: ca. 1,60 – 2,00 m (5'3"– 6'6")
HP is committed to the quality of our products. Therefore they grant a guarantee of 10 years on the frame and the swing arm bearing of their bikes and trikes.