HP Velotechnik Scorpion FS 26 Recumbent trike is the number one selling full suspension trike on the market today. Hp Velotechnik is the the world’s first manufacturer to exhibit a full-suspension foldable touring trike with a large 26-inch rear wheel.
Compared to the smaller 20-inch wheels conventionally found on recumbent trikes, the larger wheel on the suspended rear of the new Scorpion fs 26 model provides an even smoother ride, less rolling resistance, and easier obstacle traversing. The combination of full suspension with tried-and-tested chassis technology from the automotive engineering sector and the positive running properties of larger wheels sets new standards in riding dynamics.
Thanks to HP Velotechnik’s sophisticated self-locking folding hinge, the vehicle can be quickly folded into an easy-to-transport package with dimensions of just 123 x 83 x 69 cm.
The new Advanced Steering Geometry (ASG) enables riders to control the Scorpion fs 26 smoothly and precisely, giving it a small turning circle of just 5.5 meters (18 feet) despite its long wheelbase. From November 2012, all HP Velotechnik trike models will come with ASG as standard.
In addition to the ergonomically-shaped ‘BodyLink’ hard shell seat, HP Velotechnik also offers the option of the further improved ‘ErgoMesh’ seat. This not only provides optimum ventilation for the back but also offers more side support thanks to the enhanced seat design with strengthened, anatomically-shaped side cushioning. For larger riders, the seat is will be available in a 5 cm (2 inch) wider ‘ErgoMesh XL’ version with a 3 cm (1 1/8 inch) longer back rest and seat pan.
Additional technical data:
Seat height BodyLink seat 29 cm
Seat height ErgoMesh seat 32 cm
Seat angle 32–41° adjustable
Bracket height 40–45 cm
Track 78 cm
Width 83 cm
Frame: Aluminum 7005 T4/T6
Rider height approximately 1.62–2.00 m