Hp Velotechnik Scorpion FS 26 Recumbent Trike

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    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

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    HP Velotechnik Scorpion FS 26, Posted on November 13, 2015

    The HP Velotechnik Scorpion FS 26 maybe the Holly Grail of trikes. If

    you are looking for one of the softest riding, best handling trikes,

    with over the top engineering and quality, you may have found your Holly

    Grail. HP Velotechnik builds only top drawer quality products. HP

    Velotechnik builds the Scorpion FS 26 in thir 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 fold 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. Most 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 gray, everything is painted the same color, boom

    frame and swingarm. Second is the gray and white, where the frame is

    gray and the boom and swing arm are painted white. If those two colors

    do not strike your fancy, you can choose from 94 custom colors for an

    up-charge of $189.00. 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 SRAM Dual Drive.

    People love this system, one of the advantages is you can shift the

    internal three speed hub while not moving. The SRAM Dual Drive Hub has

    three internal gears and eight external gears for a total of twenty

    four. Having the SRAM Dual Drive on your trike really cleans up the

    looks of the front of the trike. With the SRAM Dual Drive there is no

    need for a triple crank or front derailleur. The Second most popular

    drivetrain is the 27 speed Shimano XT rear derailleur with the Shimano

    Dura-Ace bar end shifters and Truvative triple crank. Third, is the Go

    Swissdrive electric motor kit that comes with a Shimano XT Drive Train

    and Bar End Shifters. For people wanting the most reliable and

    maintenance free drivetrain, the Rohloff 14 speed internal geared hub is

    the ticket. All the different drivetrains work well. You just have to

    find the best one for your riding style. The Go Swissdrive system is a

    500 watt Swiss made motor kit with a 36 Volt Lithium Ion battery. The Go

    Swiss system is a pedal assisted system capable of reaching speeds of

    28 Mph. The Go Swiss 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. A super convenient feature of the Avid mechanical brakes are

    that each brake pad can be adjusted independently so you can realdy 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: 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. Thir 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.

    Ride: ”Oh” 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 just 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.

    Pros: Quality, attention to detail, soft comfortable ride, and just perfect handling.

    Cons: A tiny bit heavier than other trikes at 40 lbs.,

    rear rack will not accept a rack top bag, four weeks to get one made and

    shipped from Germany.

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    Amazing Quality - Amazing Ride

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    If you've never ridden the Scorpion, you are in for a treat. Lots of room and comfortable riding positions. The full suspension glides over rough terrain and it handles like a sports car. I ride every day now.


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    I have over 12000 miles on my HP Velotechnic Scorpion fs 26 it has been absolutely fantastic trike.


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    <p>I got my Scorpion FS 26 on 2-23-16 rode 4 miles that day. Now on 4-1-16 I have 332 miles. I ride from 20 to 50 miles about every day & it is the greatest trike or bike I have rode. I want to over 4000 this year. I love it. GREAT COOL p.s. I have rode it in the snow on 2-28-16.</p>

    Kentwood Michigan

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    <p>I have been a triker for many years and ride quite often with my friend who are also trikes. I have had my Hp Velotechnik Gekko FS 26 for two years. I have read the previous reviews and have to say they are right on the money. For my recommendation words do not do this trike justice, you just have to ride one to believe the ride can be this good.</p>

    Troy Michigan

    Suspension is the way to go!

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    <p>Purchased my Hp Velotechnik Scorpion FS three years ago and I have over ten thousand miles on the trike. I am retired and spend summers in Michigan and winters in Florida. The trike has performed perfectly with no problems what so ever. I have gone through a couple sets of tires and a couple of inter tubes but that can be expected with all the miles I have ridden. I have upgraded the tires to the Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires and have not had a flat tire since. I have also added a flashing rear light to make me more visible during the day and a safety flag. I have also added a pair of the B & M mirrors and a rear rack so I can attach my two Pannier Bags. I really love the suspension the trike has, it really does a very good job at smoothing out the bumps. Some of my riding friends have purchased some high end rigid trike and I hear them complain sometimes about the bumps. I have been really happy with my trike and recommend this to people who are considering purchasing a recumbent trike.</p>