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Shoppe Talk: ICE Celebrates 25 Years With Special Edition Trikes!

Shoppe Talk: ICE Celebrates 25 Years With Special Edition Trikes!

Celebrating 25 years of cycling engineering, ICE Trikes has recently released special edition versions of their Adventure and Adventure HD trikes, and we couldn’t miss out on the celebration! 

ICE 25th Anniversary trikes in front of Hostel Shoppe building


ICE outfitted their beloved Adventure and Adventure HD trikes with a unique color option and a wide range of accessories. Featuring an exclusive cream-colored frame with retro-style pinstriping and special tan-wall Schwalbe Billy Bonkers tires, this trike is full of fun retro vibes! ICE calls it the ICE Cream color scheme, and it is only currently available on these two special edition trikes. Both trikes feature custom ICE Sidepod Bags with matching retro pinstriping and a new magnetic fastener, and an extra top tube bag for even more on-the-go storage. These trikes are fully accessorized, also featuring a special 25th Anniversary ICE water bottle and bottle cage, and a plush ICE Ergo-Luxe seat for those long rides!

These trikes were unveiled in September of last year, taking the spotlight at the 2023 Cycle-Con convention with their stand-out look. These trikes signify 25 years of recumbent engineering advancement, and by combining British engineering with classic retro design, they're sure to turn some heads!

ICE Adventure 25th Anniversary Special Edition trike outdoors photo


Twenty-five years of recumbent engineering have brought ICE to where they are today. Founded in 1986 in Falmouth, England as TRICE, the company would begin producing trikes for the European market. As TRICE grew and expanded in Europe, a stateside market was in the interest of the British company, and in 1996, they would celebrate their 10th year anniversary with their first special edition trike, making it available both in the states and overseas.

In 1999, TRICE would go through some changes, rebranding under the name ICE (Inspired Cycle Engineering), and tweaking their designs to best suit their updated market. Through the early 2000’s, they put their heads down and got to work improving their designs in any way they found possible, and by the early 2010’s, their small lineup turned to a fleet of quality trikes. The new decade would prove to be a turning point for ICE, who would go on to widen their lineup with trikes like the Sprint X and VTX, both of which proving to be great designs that remain in their lineup today.

In 2013, they set their eyes on making headlines, and by teaming up with rider Maria Leijerstam, they would design a fully customized ICE trike for a record-breaking ride traversing Antarctica to the South Pole. ICE’s weapon of choice for a ride of that scale would come to be known as the Full Fat, featuring fat tires and a reinforced aluminum frame. Maria would go on to succeed in her ride, and ICE would then go on to add the Full Fat to their consumer trike line-up. Just this last year, the Full Fat would AGAIN prove its worth, being used in a hand-cycle configuration by British paralympic cyclist Karen Darke, to summit the 5,895 foot Mount Kilimanjaro.

Karen Darke Mt Kilimanjaro expedition team group photo

(Karen Darke and accompanying expedition team for her Kilimanjaro summit. Photo credit: ICE Trikes)

In 2022, ICE became a completely employee-owned company, and has continued to push the envelope with the quality of their trikes. These 25th Anniversary trikes are a celebration of the years of research, refining, and moving forward, a culmination of everything the company has accomplished. Here at Hostel Shoppe, we have been carrying ICE Trikes since 2007, and it has been a pleasure to watch these trikes continue to evolve to what they are today!

ICE trikes 2022 Team Photo

(The ICE team of employees posing together for a photo. Photo credit: ICE Trikes)

The ICE Adventure and Adventure HD 25th Anniversary edition trikes are available now at Hostel Shoppe for a limited time.

ICE 25th Anniversary Edition trikes outdoor photo


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