Hp Velotechnik Scorpion FS 26 Recumbent Trike
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HP Velotechnik Scorpion FS 26 Trike

Item #: HPSCORPFS2659446
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    Largest seller of HP Velotechnik in the World

    HP Velotechnik Scorpion FS 26 Recumbent trike is the number one selling full suspension trike on the market today. Hp Velotechnik is the the world’s first manufacturer to exhibit a full-suspension foldable touring trike with a large 26-inch rear wheel.

    Compared to the smaller 20-inch wheels conventionally found on recumbent trikes, the larger wheel on the suspended rear of the new Scorpion fs 26 model provides an even smoother ride, less rolling resistance, and easier obstacle traversing. The combination of full suspension with tried-and-tested chassis technology from the automotive engineering sector and the positive running properties of larger wheels sets new standards in riding dynamics.

    Thanks to HP Velotechnik’s sophisticated self-locking folding hinge, the vehicle can be quickly folded into an easy-to-transport package with dimensions of just 123 x 83 x 69 cm.

    The new Advanced Steering Geometry (ASG) enables riders to control the Scorpion fs 26 smoothly and precisely, giving it a small turning circle of just 5.5 meters (18 feet) despite its long wheelbase. From November 2012, all HP Velotechnik trike models will come with ASG as standard.

    In addition to the ergonomically-shaped ‘BodyLink’ hard shell seat, HP Velotechnik also offers the option of the further improved ‘ErgoMesh’ seat. This not only provides optimum ventilation for the back but also offers more side support thanks to the enhanced seat design with strengthened, anatomically-shaped side cushioning. For larger riders, the seat is will be available in a 5 cm (2 inch) wider ‘ErgoMesh XL’ version with a 3 cm (1 1/8 inch) longer back rest and seat pan.

    Additional technical data:
    Seat height BodyLink seat 29 cm
    Seat height ErgoMesh seat 32 cm
    Seat angle 32–41° adjustable
    Bracket height 40–45 cm
    Track 78 cm
    Width 83 cm
    Frame: Aluminum 7005 T4/T6
    Rider height approximately 1.62–2.00 m

    Hp Velotechnik Scorpion FS 26 Specifications

    seat height29 cm BodyLink seat
    32 cm ErgoMesh seat
    40 cm ErgoMesh-HS seat
    pedal axle height40–45 cm
    suspension travel6 cm front
    8 cm rear
    seatHP BodyLink-Sitz
    angle and length adjustable
    or ErgoMesh seat
    seat angle
    wheel size20" (ISO 406) front
    26" (ISO 559) rear
    max. tire width5 cm / 2"
    wheel base128 cm
    track width78 cm
    width83 cm
    length187–231 cm
    size folded123 × 83 × 62 cm
    size dismantled93 × 74 × 54 cm
    turning circle5,51 m
    bottom bracketBSA 68 mm
    weightfrom 18,2 kg incl. pedals
    max loadmax. 140 kg
    frameAluminium 7005T6 heat treated
    suspension pivotmaintenance free
    phosphated and
    custom color
    rider heightmin. ca. 1,62 m
    max. ca. 2,00 m
    X-Seam min. 0,895 m *
    X-Seam max. 1,22 m
    Frame warranty10 years

    Reviewed by Adulttricyclereview.com

    If you are looking for one of the softest riding, best handling trikes, with over the top engineering and quality, the Hp Velotechnik Scorpion FS 26 may be your Holy Grail. HP Velotechnik builds only top shelf quality products. HP Velotechnik builds the Scorpion FS 26 in their factory in Kriftel Germany. The Scorpion FS 26 is built the German way, which is with no compromises or corners being cut. HP Velotechnik pays great attention to every detail on their trikes and bikes. The Scorpion FS 26 will convert you. After you ride the Scorpion FS 26 awhile, you will find that you just do not ride your two wheel bike anymore.

    Frame: The frame on the Hp Velotechnik Scorpion FS 26 is made out of aluminum which is TIG welding together. The welds are consistent and smooth and as close to perfect as it gets. The Scorpion FS 26 trike folds in half and is a flat fold style where the rear wheel folds over the top and settles in between the handlebars. The rear frame has a unique little bumper to keep the front and rear frame from banging together. Hp Velotechnik also has neat Velcro straps on the Scorpion FS 26 to hold the front and back of the trike together while transporting the trike. The quick release hinge is super sturdy; the hinge has an extra safety catch on the bottom. The front suspension rides on both coil springs and an elastomer system. The suspension is a telescoping design with 6 cm of travel. The Scorpion FS 26 also uses a sway bar under the frame so the trike stays nice and flat while turning. The Scorpion FS 26 has a weight capacity of 308 lbs whereas most other companies rate their recumbents at 275 lbs for a maximum capacity.

    Paint: The Scorpion FS 26 has two standard paint jobs available. First is the Cosmic Gray frame with a black boom and swingarm. Second is the matte orange with a black boom and swingarm. If those two colors do not strike your fancy, you can choose from 94 custom colors for an up-charge of $199.00. The powder coat paint job on the Scorpion FS 26 is a quality job. It is everything you would want in a paint job.

    Drive Train: HP Veloetchnik offers seven different drivetrains to choose from. The stock drivetrain is a Sturmey Archer Triple Shift 24 speed with a grip type shifter. People love this system with one of the advantages being you can shift the internal three speed hubwhile not moving. The Sturmey Archer Triple Shift Hub has three internal gears and eight external gears for a total of twenty four. Having the Sturmey Archer Triple Shift on your trike really cleans up the looks of the front of the trike. With the Sturmey Archer Triple Shift there is no need for a triple crank or front derailleur. The Second most popular drivetrain is the Sturmey Archer Triple Shift with Bar End Shifters which gives you a total of 27 speeds. Our favorite drivetrain is the SRAM 30 Speed with the bar end shifters, the shifting performance is very good. Hp Velotechnik also offers the Scorpion FS 26 with two Shimano Steps drivetrains and a new system called the Neo Drive. The Shimano Steps Moters and the Neo Drive can be paired with the Rohloff 14 speed internal geared hub as well. All the different drivetrains work well. You just have to find the best one for your riding style. The Neo Drive system is a pedal assisted system capable of reaching speeds of 28 Mph. The Neo Drive system has five power mode settings. You can adjust the computer to give you exactly as much power as you need.
    Brakes: HP Velotechnik chose my favorite mechanical disc brake system the Avid BB7. The Avid BB7 stopped the trike consistently and had no brake rub. I have no issue with the mechanical brakes and I am a big Avid fan. They are simple, reliable and easy to adjust. Super convenient features of the Avid mechanical brakes are that each brake pad can be adjusted independently so you can really dial in your brake adjustment. Other brake options are Shimano Hydraulic, and Tektro Hydraulic. HP Velotechnik can also couple both brakes, to one brake lever for people with special needs.

    Seat: There are a lot of seat options as well on the Scorpion FS 26. The most popular is Ergo Mesh High. The Ergo Mesh seat is breathable and comfortable. Their seats are the Ergo Mesh High extra wide, Ergo Mesh low and Ergo Mesh low extra wide. HP Velotechnik also makes a seat called the Body Link seat. The Body link seat is a low seat made out of a rigid fiberglass with a foam pad or Air Mesh pad fixed to it. The seat angle on the Scorpion FS 26 can be adjusted easily form 32 – 41 degrees. On the Ergo Mesh seat there is extra padding on the sides of the seat. This side padding not only gives extra comfort, but also helps hold the rider in the seat better. I personally prefer the fit of the Ergo Mesh seat. I felt the Ergo Mesh seat was very comfortable and was contoured to fit my back nicely. Seat height is as follows: Ergo Mesh High 40 CM, Ergo Mesh Low 32 CM, Body Link 29 CM. For 2021 HP Velotechnik has up the bar and now has the most advance padded seat on the market. The new Ergo Mesh Premium seat back and bottom are independently adjustable from each other. For people who want to sit very upright or very laid back, the adjustable feature can be a huge benefit. ICE trikes had the best seat on the market but with HP Velotechnik seat the bar has been raised.

    Ride: This is where the Scorpion FS 26 really shines. After riding the Scorpion FS 26 it is easy to see why the Scorpion FS 26 has won trike of the year. With a rear wheel travel of 8 CM and 6 CM in the front, bumps just seem to disappear. I will go so far as to say this is the most comfortable riding trike that I have ever ridden. The Handling on the Scorpion FS 26 was exceptional. HP Velotechnik prefers indirect steering and so do I. The steering is light, predictable and everything I could have hoped it could be. The rear suspension did such a good job at absorbing the road shock. The simple coil spring design worked very nicely on our test trike. HP Velotechnik also offers a Rock Shox Monarch air shock which is a nice upgrade. The Air shock can be tuned easily to your personal taste and rider weight. The Scorpion comes with Schwalbe Tryker front tires, which have a very good roll and still offer a good amount of flat tire resistance and comfort.

    Accessories: Hp Velotechnik offers the Scorpion FS 26 with a multitude of options that is so large, it is mind blowing. The most popular accessories are rear rack, neck rest, B and M mirrors, water bottles, and mudguards. Other popular accessories are safety flags and front and rear lights.

    In Conclusions: If you want a trike that floats over bumps, top drawer quality and fantastic handling you have found it. One might compare the HP Velotechnik Scorpion FS 26 to the ICE Adventure 26 FS.