Great thing, small package. This is the 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 folding Swiss army knife for example, or even better yet 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 fellow Scorpions, providing a great outlook and a good view in traffic.
The higher seat also lets you attach an additional Lowrider rack behind the seat, upon which you can mount a pair of front panniers. Together with the robust rear rack, you can transport up to 50 kg of luggage in four panniers. And 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 compact 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 Shimano STEPS E5000 electric assist, which has a very harmonious feel with a torque of 40 Nm. And if you are often in town and start and stop frequently, the Shimano Nexus hub is the perfect choice, as you can shift gears even while at a standstill. A twist shifter adds to the simplicity. This particular trike also includes short cranks and a quick adjust, so multiple riders can use it.
Manufacturer’s X-seam Range: 32 - 47" *
Total Weight: ~50 lbs
Seat Height: 13"
Overall Length: 65.75 - 78.75"
Overall Width: 32.75"
Overall Height: 30"
Folded Length: 39.5"
Folded Width: 33"
Folded Height: 28"
BB Height: 15 - 18"
Seat Angle: 46 - 54 degrees
Seat Type & Size: ErgoMesh
Brakes: Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc 160mm rotor
Brake Levers: Promax Parking
Rear Derailleur: Shimano chain tensioner
Front Derailleur: none
Shift Levers: Shimano Electric Assist Control Panel
Crankset: Shimano Steps 5000 Motor 44t chainring 155mm Crankarms
Bottom Bracket: Steps
Cassette / Cog: Shimano Nexus 22t
Front Hub: Disc
Rear Hub: Shimano Nexus 8 speed
Front Tire: Marathon Plus 20x1.75" (47-406)
Rear Tire: Marathon Plus 20x1.75" (47-406)
Tube Type: Presta (standard)
Chain: 8 speed
Last Update: 1/17/2020
Notes: 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.