HP Velotechnik Gekko fxs Magma Red Recumbent Trike
The Gekko fxs is the adaptive trike that grows with your kid! There can be many reasons why a conventional upright bike is not suitable for your child. At HP Velotechnik, the belief is that cycling should be a natural part of every childhood and also be safe and convenient for short adults. That’s why this tricycle now also makes children with special needs smile – and you, as parents, will certainly do the same, too.
The Gekko fxs has been specially developed for children, young people with disabilities and other short persons and can easily be adapted to fit body sizes from 115 to 180 centimeters (4′ to 5’11”). If your child has difficulty maintaining his or her balance on an upright bike, then in many cases he or she will be able to sit on this stable tricycle securely, even at a standstill. And if it is otherwise difficult for your child to perform a smooth pedaling movement, it will be much easier to train and encourage when your child is safely seated in the comfortable recumbent seat of this special needs tricycle.
Our Smallest Tricycle for People with Special Abilities:
Your child can lean back, relax and always see the two front wheels to stay aware of the width of its trike, also when riding in narrow passages. Because the Gekko fxs is designed with only one rear wheel at the back just like a regular children’s bike, we can install individually suitable, easy-to-use shifting technology from our modular system for your kid. Meanwhile, your child can look forward to the full range of beautiful bicycle bags or practical bicycle baskets thanks to the robust standard luggage carrier to transport his or her favorite items.
Especially for handicapped children, parents often hope for more normality, more mobility and the greatest possible independence – the adaptive Gekko fxs rehabilitation and therapy trike can make an important contribution here. Isn’ it amazing that with the Gekko fxs trike, so much good for health and quality of life can be such fun to ride for your kid, too!
The Gekko fxs will stand and ride particularly safely – even for inexperienced riders in fast curves or people with a limited sense of balance. The “tadpole” tricycle design with the two wheels at the front and the rider’s low center of gravity ensure particularly good stability when braking in tight turns. The crossbar of the reinforced frame connects the two front wheels elegantly while sweeping significantly further rearwards to the seat than on other trikes. This creates a lot of space between the two front wheels for easy boarding, even with the special needs of physically impaired persons. Special advantage: Your child can see the width of his vehicle directly from the two front wheels at any time – safer for himself and others than would be possible with conventional rehab bikes or simple bicycles with support wheels at the rear.
Recumbent Tricycle Name: Gekko fxs
Electric Assist: No
Parking Brake: Yes
Rear Suspension: No
Front Suspension: No
Weight Limit: 220 lbs
Manufacturer’s Height Range: 3'10" – 5'11"
Total Weight: 43 lbs
Seat Height: 14.2"
Overall Length: 54"– 69" (Depends on boom length)
Overall Width: 33"
Overall Height: 34.3" (Depends on seat angle, measurement does not include neck rest)
Folded Length: 36.2" (Depends on boom length)
Folded Width: 22.4"
Folded Height: 33.9" (Depends if handlebars are folded)
BB Height: 14.6" - 17.3" (Depends on boom length)
Seat Angle: 48–64°
Seat Type & Size: Mesh
Pedals: Platform with Toe Clips and Heel Straps
Gear Range: 16 - 50 Gear Inches
Brakes: Mechanical Disc
Brake Levers: Tektro
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Alfine Chain Tensioner
Front Derailleur: No
Shift Levers: Shimano Nexus Twist Shift
Crankset: HP Velotechnik 135mm crankarms, 32t
Bottom Bracket: Square Taper
Cassette / Cog: Shimano Nexus Inter-8 (8-sp), 12 - 38t equiv.
Front Hub: HPV
Rear Hub: Shimano Nexus
Front Tire: Schwalbe Tryker Tire 20 x 1.5 (40-406)
Rear Tire: Schwalbe Tryker Tire 20 x 1.5 (40-406)
Tube Type: Presta
Chain: KMC 8 speed
Headset: HP Velotechnik
Last Update: 7/21/2021
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.