The Gekko 26 is an entry level HP Velotechnik trike that provides an enjoyable ride, plus even easier access, thanks to a slightly raised seat position, and all for an attractive starting price.
The rigid non-folding frame of the Gekko 26 allows the highest payload of all the Gekkos at 330 pounds. You can save weight and money with this model, if folding your trike is not an essential feature for you, and still get an impressive riding experience.
The Gekko 26 is available in both a Sport and Performance confguration. (Hostel Shoppe is stocking the Sport configuration, but can special order the Performance configuration.)
The Sport configuration offers a 24 speed drivetrain with twist shifters, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, thru-axle front hubs, and a solid component package (see Specifications tab for more details). It is a great setup for all recumbent enthusiasts who are budget oriented, but don't want to compromise the overall riding performance. $1,890 retail
The optional Performance package offers a 30 speed drivetrain with SRAM barend shifters, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, upgraded drivetrain, crankset and tires, and one key release quick mount hubs. $2,490 retail.
To find how to measure x-seam, go to our Help Guides
One size fits riders from 5' 3" to 6' 6"
X-seam range fits 37.2" to 50.4"
Weight limit 330 lbs
Standard Equipment and Features:
Wide wheel track of 30.75" for great cornering.
43" wheelbase for stable road holding at speed.
15’ 6" turning radius
Stiff, lightweight aluminum frame in Lime Green (in stock) or Deep Blue (special order)
Recumbent Tricycle Name: HP Velotechnik Gekko Sport 26
Frame Construction: Aluminium 7005 T6 heat treated
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.4
Front Derailleur: Microshift Front
Shift Levers: SRAM X.4 Twist Shifters
Crankset: Shimano Fc-TY 501 Triple 28/38/48t 170mm
Bottom Bracket: Square Taper
Cassette: SRAM PG820 with Durablast Sprockets, 11-32t 8 speed
Brake Calipers: Shimano BR-M 315 hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotor
Brake Levers: Shimano
Drum Brake: N/A
Front Hub: HP Velotechnik Sport with thru-axle
Rear Hub: HP Velotechnik
Front Rim: HP Velotechnik 20" 406mm
Rear Rim: HP Velotechnik 26" 559mm
Chain: KMC Z8 medium rust protection, stretch proof
Pedals: VP-893, one-piece black polypropylene body and cage, boron steel axle, ball bearings
Front Tire: Schwalbe Road Cruiser 20x1.5
Rear Tire: Schwalbe Road Cruiser 26x1.5
Tube Type: Presta
Frame Style: Tadpole
Steering: USS Indirect
BB Height: 40.5–49 cm (16–19¼")
Gear Range: 21.8" to 108.5"
Seat Height: 38 cm (15")
Total Weight: 37 lbs.
Wheelbase: 109 cm (43")
Overall Length (max): 175–210 cm (69–82¾")
Overall Width: 83 cm (32 3/4")
Seat Angle: 39–47° adjustable
Weight Limit: 330 lbs