HP Velotechnik

HP Velotechnik - 2017 Grasshopper FX Aerobar HS Custom


SKU: 30163

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The foldable GrassHopper fx is the perfect pleasure ride for spontaneous tours in distant regions. It folds in 60 seconds for easy transport in trunks and train compartments. The 2" extended wheelbase gives you an even more relaxed ride with or without luggage.

Commuting usually combines rougher roads with frequent stops and starts. The Grasshopper’s adjustable front and rear suspension smoothes out the bumps and the 20” wheels help it accelerate quickly from the stop signs. The seat height is low enough for easy stopping and starting but high enough to provide reasonable visibility in traffic. This ideal commuting machine doubles as a respectable touring recumbent bike thanks to the aerodynamic rider position and the option to equip it with all the racks needed for hauling a big load.

Standard Equipment and Features:

  • Comes stock with under seat steering.
  • Direct over seat steering with the Terracycle Folding Stem is available by special order, as is the Aero bar steering.

  • Choose either the BodyLink seat or the ErgoMesh seat.
  • Folds to 38x24x28” - Above seat steering.
  • Folds to 38x20x28” - Under seat steering.
  • Includes DNM-DV22 coil shock with 450 lbs/in spring (heavier riders may wish to upgrade to a different spring, available as an aftermarket purchase) and the Spinner Grind 2 suspension fork.

    Sizing Notes: To find how to measure x-seam, go to our Help Guides.
  • One size fits riders from 5’ 2 1/4" to 6' 7".
  • X-seam range: 41.5" to 48". Boom can be cut down for shorter riders. Or, get the seat mount that moves the rider forward 4 cm.
  • Weight limit is 275 lbs.
  • Soft spring = up to 183 lbs
  • Medium spring = up to 230 lbs
  • Hard spring = up to 275 lbs

  • Recumbent Bicycle Name: HP Velotechnik Grasshopper fx
    Frame Construction: Aluminum 7005 T6 heat treated
    Fork: Spinner Grind 2
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
    Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora
    Shift Levers: Shimano Dura Ace
    Crankset: FSA Vero 30-42-52t 170mm
    Bottom Bracket: FSA Square Taper
    Headset: integrated
    Cassette: SRAM 11-32t 9spd
    Brake Calipers: Avid BB7
    Brake Levers: Avid FR5
    Drum Brake: N/A
    Front Hub: Velocity ATB Disc
    Rear Hub: Velocity ATB Disc 135mm
    Front Rim: Velocity Aeroheat 20" (406mm)
    Rear Rim: Velocity Aeroheat 20" (406mm)
    Spokes: Stainless Steel
    Chain: SRAM PC-951
    Pedals: Sunlite
    Front Tire: Schwalbe Kojak 20x1.35" (406mm)
    Rear Tire: Schwalbe Kojak 20x1.35" (406mm)
    Tube Type: Presta
    Frame Style: SWB
    Steering: USS
    BB Height: 26.25"
    Gear Range: 21 - 114"
    Seat Height: 21" BodyLink or 22" ErgoMesh
    Total Weight: 32.4 lbs.
    Wheelbase: 43"
    Overall Length: 61" to 73"
    Overall Width: 22" at handlebars
    Seat Angle: 35 degrees +/- 5 degrees
    Weight Limit: 275 Lbs.

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