Great thing. Small package. Scorpion fx - HP Velotechnik's fast and foldable touring trike.
Sometimes, space can be a precious commodity – just like your time. Fortunately, truly sophisticated solutions can help you to save both. Take a Swiss army knife for example. Or even better the foldable Scorpion fx.
This conveniently foldable touring trike has been designed by HP Velotechnik's engineers especially with the needs of commuters and touring cyclists in mind. The seat height of the Scorpion fx is noticeably higher and more upright compared to its more sporty fellow Scorpion, offering a great outlook and a good view in traffic.
The higher seat also allows for an additional lowrider rack behind the seat. Its solid design allows for a safe transport of a pair of front panniers. Together with the robust rear rack, you can thus transport up to 50 kg of luggage in four panniers. For a stable ride, all racks are positioned close to your body and your trike's center of gravity.
Just a few steps convert your fast touring recumbent trike into a handy package that can be easily transported in the trunk of your car. It takes only 60 seconds to remove the seat without tools and fold the rear frame forward just like the tail of a Scorpion. You'll find a little strap hiding behind the frame that connects the folded frame parts so that you can carry your trike around. If you require an even more compact package, you can remove the front wheels in 90 seconds with a simple allen key – now your Scorpion fx can even fit in a small micro car like the Smart.
Smooth and comfortable: This trike also includes the STEPS E5000 which has a very harmonious feel with a torque of 40 Nm. If you are often in town and start and stop frequently, the Shimano Nexus Di2 automatic transmission is the perfect choice. The rear hub shifts fully automatically and thus offers maximum comfort and safety: You can fully concentrate on the road without having to think about shifting gears. The trike also inclues short cranks and a quick adjust, so multiple riders can use it.
Recumbent Tricycle Name:
Scorpion fx 20 Steps 5000 Compact
Shimano Steps 5000 / 418 Watt Hour Battery
DNM-DV22 3.5" travel
Manufacturer’s X-seam Range:
32 - 47" *
65.75 - 78.75"
15 - 18"
46 - 54 degrees
Seat Type & Size:
24 - 100"
Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc 160mm rotor
Shimano chain tensioner
Shimano Electric Assist Control Panel
Shimano Steps 5000 Motor 44t chainring 155mm Crankarms
Cassette / Cog:
Shimano Nexus 8 speed
Riders should call us with their height, weight and X-seam for sizing assistance. Modifications may be needed for shorter or taller riders. For detailed X-seam measuring instructions go to Recumbent Sizing.