If you are looking for one of the softest riding, best handling trikes, with over the top engineering and quality, the Hp Velotechnik Scorpion FS 26 may be your Holy Grail. HP Velotechnik builds only top shelf quality products. HP Velotechnik builds the Scorpion FS 26 in their factory in Kriftel Germany. The Scorpion FS 26 is built the German way, which is with no compromises or corners being cut. HP Velotechnik pays great attention to every detail on their trikes and bikes. The Scorpion FS 26 will convert you. After you ride the Scorpion FS 26 awhile, you will find that you just do not ride your two wheel bike anymore.
consistent and smooth and as close to perfect as it gets. The Scorpion FS 26 trike folds in half and is a flat fold style where the rear wheel folds over the top and settles in between the handlebars. The rear frame has a unique little bumper to keep the front and rear frame from banging together. Hp Velotechnik also has neat Velcro straps on the Scorpion FS 26 to hold the front and back of the trike together while transporting the trike. The quick release hinge is super sturdy; the hinge has an extra safety catch on the bottom. The front suspension rides on both coil springs and an elastomer system. The suspension is a telescoping design with 6 cm of travel. The Scorpion FS 26 also uses a sway bar under the frame so the trike stays nice and flat while turning. The Scorpion FS 26 has a weight capacity of 308 lbs whereas most other companies rate their recumbents at 275 lbs for a maximum capacity.
swingarm. Second is the matte orange with a black boom and swingarm. If those two colors do not strike your fancy, you can choose from 94 custom colors for an up-charge of $199.00. The powder coat paint job on the Scorpion FS 26 is a quality job. It is everything you would want in a paint job.
while not moving. The Sturmey Archer Triple Shift Hub has three internal gears and eight external gears for a total of twenty four. Having the Sturmey Archer Triple Shift on your trike really cleans up the looks of the front of the trike. With the Sturmey Archer Triple Shift there is no need for a triple crank or front derailleur. The Second most popular drivetrain is the Sturmey Archer Triple Shift with Bar End Shifters which gives you a total of 27 speeds. Our favorite drivetrain is the SRAM 30 Speed with the bar end shifters, the shifting performance is very good. Hp Velotechnik also offers the Scorpion FS 26 with two Shimano Steps drivetrains and a new system called the Neo Drive. The Shimano Steps Moters and the Neo Drive can be paired with the Rohloff 14 speed internal geared hub as well. All the different drivetrains work well. You just have to find the best one for your riding style. The Neo Drive system is a pedal assisted system capable of reaching speeds of 28 Mph. The Neo Drive system has five power mode settings. You can adjust the computer to give you exactly as much power as you need.
Velotechnik also offers a Rock Shox Monarch air shock which is a nice upgrade. The Air shock can be tuned easily to your personal taste and rider weight. The Scorpion comes with Schwalbe Tryker front tires, which have a very good roll and still offer a good amount of flat tire resistance and comfort.
In Conclusions: If you want a trike that floats over bumps, top drawer quality and fantastic handling you have found it. One might compare the HP Velotechnik Scorpion FS 26 to the ICE Adventure 26 FS.
- Attention to detail
- Soft comfortable ride
- Just perfect handling
- A tiny bit heavier than other trikes at 40 lbs
- Long lead time for a custom made trike
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Trike Detailed Specifics
- Seat hight BodyLink: 29 cm (12″)
- Seat height ErgoMesh: 32 cm (13″)
- Seat height ErgoMesh HS plus: 43 cm (17″)
- Seat angle: 41–49° adjustable
- Wheel size (front wheel): 20″ (ISO 406)
- Wheel size (rear wheel): 26″ (ISO 559)
- Max. tire width: 5 cm (2″)
- Bottom bracket height: 40–45 cm (16–18″)
- Ground clearance: 12 cm (5″, statically compressed)
- Wheelbase: 128 cm (51″)
- Track width: 78 cm (31″)
- Width: 83 cm (33″)
- Length: 187–231 cm (74–91″)
- Turning circle: 5.51 m (18′) outward
- Folded size: 123 × 83 × 62 cm (49 x 33 x 25″)
- Dismantled size: 93 × 74 × 54 cm (37 x 29 x 22″)
- Bottom bracket standard: BSA 68 mm
- Suspension travel: front 6 cm (2.4″) / rear 8 cm (3.1″)
- Weight: from 18.2 kg (41 lbs) incl. pedals
- Payload: max. 140 kg (309 lbs)
- Frame material: Aluminum 7005 T6 heat treated
- Swing arm bearing: maintenance-free
- Rider height: ca. 1.62 – 2.00 m (5’4″ – 6’7″)
We are committed to the quality of our products. Therefore we grant a guarantee of 10 years on the frame and the swing arm bearing of our bikes and trikes. For further information, please have a look at our warranty conditions.