A world first: HP Velotechnik Scorpion fs 26. The first full-suspension, foldable touring recumbent trike with a large 26-inch rear wheel. The rear suspension is a spring shock.
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 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.
To find how to measure x-seam, go to our Help Guides.
One size fits riders from 5’ 4" to 6' 7"
X-seam range fits 40"-46.5"
Weight limit 309 lbs
Riders over 198 lbs will need to purchase the hard yellow springs (#39899) and grey stabilizer bar (#39898) to prevent pogoing of the front suspension.
Important: Adjustable Boom Warning
When adjusting the boom, the chain length needs to be adjusted accordingly. Riding with improper chain length can cause damage to both the rear derailluer and frame. Always make sure there is enough chain for the big chainring/big cassette cog gear combination. We recommend the following tools to adjust chain length: Park Mini Chain Brute Chain Tool (#59828) and Park Master Link Pliers (#30788).
Recumbent Tricycle Name: HP Veloctechnik Scorpion FS 26
Frame Construction: Aluminum 7005 T6 Heat Treated
Rear Derailleur: Sram GX
Front Derailleur: Microshift Triple
Shift Levers: Sram Bar End
Crankeset: Truvativ Triple 170 mm 30/42/52t
Bottom Bracket: BSA 68 mm
Cassette: Sram 11-36 Speed
Brake Calipers: Avid BB7 Mechanical
Brake Levers: Promax Linear Pull, Locking
Drum Brake: n/a
Front Hub: HP Velotechnik
Rear Hub: HP Velotechnik
Front Rim: HP Velotechnik 406mm
Rear Rim: HP Velotechnik 559mm
Chain: KMC 10 Speed
Pedals: Metal Platform
Front Tire: Schwalbe Tryker 20 X 1.5
Rear Tire: Scwalbe Racer 26 X 1.5
Tube Type: Round
Frame Style: Tadpole
BB Height: 18"
Gear Range: 21.7-122.9
Seat Heght: 12"
Total Weight: 40.12 lbs on up depending on options ordered
Overall Length: 54-90
Overall Width: 33"
Seat Angle:41-49 Adjustable
Weight Limit: 310 lbs