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HP Velotechnik Gekko USA FX 26 (foldable)

HP Velotechnik Gekko USA FX 26 (foldable)
  • Color: Magma Red
  • Color: Deep Blue
$2,390.00 - $5,046.00
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Gekko USA fx 26 VERSION recumbent trike - Foldable 20"front wheels/26" rear wheel, shipment from US-warehouse

Gekko fx26 "sport" model
drivetrain SRAM X4 24 speed, SHIMANO BR-MT200 hydraulic disc brakes

Gekko fx26 "performance" model
drivetrain SRAM/30 speed, SHIMANO BR-MT200 dydraulic disc brakes

Gekko fx26 "comfort" model
drivetrain SRAM GX 10 speed with barend shifter, Avid BB7 coupled mechanical disc brakes, headrest, handrest, seat angle adapter, parking brake, Gekko seat pad, 2 piece handlebar with quick release clamp for fast adjusting

Exclusive Offers for US Customers?
Gekko fx 26 US Edition in Sport, Performance or Comfort Configuration

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!

Gekko fx 26: Unfolds a Great Deal of Triking Pleasure
The smooth performance of the large 26 inch rear wheel in this trike is outstanding. Once you have experienced this, you probably won’t want to miss this feeling anymore. The long wheelbase ensures a smooth, yet dynamic performance. And yet the large-wheel-version of HP Velotechnik’s foldable Gekko recumbent trike remains remarkably handy: all parts stay on the trike when you fold it. Which means: In 10 seconds your trike can be folded up to car boot size with ease!

A focus ond sporty riding dynamics – or most importantly a reliable travel companion? You can choose for yourself: The Gekko fx 26 is as versatile as all recumbent bikes and trikes designed by the the expert engineers at HP Velotechnik’s headquarters in Kriftel, Germany. Whether you’ re looking for purist high-speed maneuvers on a lightweight recumbent trike or want fenders, luggage racks and comfort options: You choose – and we build your dream trike!

Get up to Speed!

26 Inch Drive Wheel for Dynamic Propulsion
The large 26 inch rear wheel gives the Gekko fx 26 a significant boost in dynamic propulsion. The advantages of this chassis design are clear: the long wheelbase and the powerful drive wheel behind the cockpit deliver a noticeably more comfortable triking experience. Key points are smooth running, less rolling resistance and easy-rolling over obstacles.

Impressive: the elegant notchback. The frame’s powerful, curved seat stay appears to transfer the power directly into the pilot seat of this trike. The long wheelbase in combination with the dynamically swept forward cross members give the large Gekko fx 26 it’s own prominent language of design.

The sturdy smooth-running wheels are optimized for the high side forces on the tricycle. The black anodized HP Velotechnik tricycle rims with rugged aero hollow section combine excellent directional stability, maximum lateral stiffness and low weight for quick acceleration. Further highlights are our hubs with maintenance-free, sealed precision ball bearings and stainless steel spokes.

Wider is better: The wider the track width, the higher is the tilt stability and the faster your trike is when cornering. For this purpose the broad track of 78 cm (30¾”) of the Gekko fx 26 provides a lot of room between the wheels for your hands on the wide handlebars, allowing a much wider steering angle for a small turning circle. To enable your trike to slip casually through doors and gates, HP Velotechnik has developed narrow hubs for a low total width of only 83 cm (32¾”).

Unfolds Pure Driving Pleasure

Trike Technology Hotspots for Your Comfort
Although the Gekko fx 26 comes with a big rear wheel, you can fold it small, just like its little brother with the 20 inch rear wheel. In no time at all. A practiced trike rider will take only 10 seconds to fold his vehicle to a size of 107 x 83 x 58 cm (32 x 23 x 42?)

Thanks to HP Velotechnik’s patented Dual Flat Fold System (D.F.F.) no parts have to be dismantled. Not even if you have chosen to equip your trike the optional electric motor and battery.

The pedal position, which is significantly higher than the seat, ensures efficient power transmission. Together with the adjustable flat seat angle for a streamlined position, it emphasizes the sporty appeal of your Gekko fx 26. Of course, this is also reflected in the other technical details!

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

Comfort model Specification:
Drivetrain: 10 speed
Derailleur rear: Sram GX
Cassette: Sram PG-1030, 10-speed
Shift lever: Sram SL-500
Chain: KMC X10 EL
Crankset: 39 teeth, 155 mm crank length, double chainguard
Brakes: Avid BB7 coupled mechanical disc brakes with 160 mm rotor
Tires: Schwalbe Road Cruiser 47-406
Pedals: VP 895
Front Hubs: HP Sport with thru-axle
Headrest
Seat angle adapter
Parking brake
Gekko seat pad
2 piece handlebar with qr clamp for fast adjusting

 

Sport configuration

Performance configuration

Comfort configuration

(Gekko 26 and Gekko fx 26 only)

 Rider

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.

 Drivetrain

24 speed

30 speed

10 speed

 Derailleurs

Sram X4 rear, Microshift front

Sram GX rear, Microshift front

Sram GX

 Cassette

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

 Chain

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

 Crankset

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

 Brakes

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)

159.00

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

99.00

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

149.00

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

139.00

rain cover for seats, Ripstop nylon fabric, blue

25.00

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

59.00

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

139.00

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

79.00

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

69.00

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

69.00

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

189.00

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

59.00

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)

42.00

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)

42.00

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

25.00

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

259.00

flag HP VELOTECHNIK double-sided print, with reflective strip

29.00

Top Virtues of the Gekko fx 26

Sportiness
73%
Comfort
67%
Travel suitability
46%
Everyday strength
75%
Transportability
82%

HP Sport front hubs: With the solid, corrosion resistant thru-axle of the HP Sport front hubs the wheels can be removed with an Allen key and a 19 mm wrench. Standard on US Edition Sport and Comfort configurations.

Vorderradnabe Front Hub HP Performance

HP Performance front hubs are a perfect match for our unique open knuckle system, allowing an extraordinarily easy wheel removal with a single Allen key. Standard on US Edition Performance configurations and custom configured Gekkos shipped from Germany.

Folding Tricycle with a Unique Twist

Trike Technology Hotspots for Your Comfort

Although the Gekko fx 26 comes with a big rear wheel, you can fold it small, just like its little brother with the 20 inch rear wheel. In no time at all. A practiced trike rider will take only 10 seconds to fold his vehicle to a size of 107 x 83 x 58 cm (32 x 23 x 42?)

Thanks to HP Velotechnik’s patented Dual Flat Fold System (D.F.F.) no parts have to be dismantled. Not even if you have chosen to equip your trike the optional electric motor and battery.

The pedal position, which is significantly higher than the seat, ensures efficient power transmission. Together with the adjustable flat seat angle for a streamlined position, it emphasizes the sporty appeal of your Gekko fx 26. Of course, this is also reflected in the other technical details!

how to fold recumbent trike gekko fx 26

Technical Data

The outstanding ride of the Gekko 26 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 26.

  • Seat height: 35 cm (13.7")
  • 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: 38–48 cm (15 – 19")
  • Ground clearance: 13 cm (5 1/8")
  • Wheelbase: 114 cm (45")
  • Track width: 78 cm (31")
  • Width: 83 cm (33")
  • Length: 187–219 cm (73–86")
  • Turning circle: 4,65 m (15¼´) outward
  • Folding size: 107 × 83 × 58 cm (32 x 23 x 42")
  • Bottom bracket standard: BSA 68 mm
  • Weight: from 16,7 kg (39 lbs) incl. pedals
  • Payload: max. 130 kg (286 lbs)
  • Frame material: Aluminum 7005 T6 heat treated
  • Rider height: ca. 1,60 – 2,00 m (5'3"– 6'6")

HP Velotechnik grant a guarantee of 10 years on the frame and the swing arm bearing of bikes and trikes.

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