The new Gekko FXS designed for children and adults up to 5'-11" will make its debut appearance at AlphaBENT's Northern California shop in Sacramento.

24 Aug 2015 - 9:34am

This Terratrike Rambler fits right inside a Toyota Prius.

15 Jul 2015 - 11:44pm

22 October 2014, Sacramento, CA: AlphaBENT is shipping its first NeoDrive electric-assist retrofit kits.

22 Oct 2014 - 8:46pm
New Catrike Folding Trike hits the Trail

The new Catrike model (Trail) announced last year at Interbike is finally in production.

After a seemingly endless wait, dealers will have Trails in stock across the country within a week.

27 Jun 2014 - 9:02am

Cycling Report – Gerd Rosenblatt

July 11, 2015

23 Jul 2015 - 1:53pm

We are putting together a trike for a gentleman with a neurological condition that inhibits "pulling" action with his hands.

He has settled on an ICE Sprint 26 recumbent trike and we have determined a configuration that will allow him to operate his trike with "pushing" actions.

25 Jul 2015 - 8:01pm

HP Velotechnik has announced a new trike specifically designed for people under 5'-11". This trike will be introduced at the 2015 Interbike show 9/16-18.

The first Gekko FXS in the United States will be available for test-rides shortly thereafter at AlphaBENT in Sacramento, CA.

24 Aug 2015 - 9:23am

In a sight that's becoming quite common at the shop these days, some bluebirds tried out a Catrike 700. [In reality, only one bluebird tried the trike while the others watched.]

He liked the color and the lines, but found it too difficult to shift. Also, the headrest was too big.

11 Jul 2015 - 9:36pm

How to transport my ICE Sprint FS in a Pontiac Grand Am?

I want to take the trike without resorting to using my big, heavy, gas-guzzling truck. Can I fit this trike in my more economical Grand Am?

On trikes with no derailleur post we are often challenged when mounting a front headlight.

11 Aug 2015 - 4:18pm

The Patterson Metropolis is an economical way to extend the gear range of an 8-speed Terratrike.

17 Jul 2015 - 11:04am

This trike has already been heavily customized. We put a 700c / 29'er rear wheel on with a road tire. It often sports a TerraCycle fairing.

26 Jul 2015 - 6:59pm

We just got some Bionx 350W electric-assist systems in!

A little creative work, and we found a great spot to mount it on the HP Velotechnic Scorpion (tight spaces.)

10 Jul 2015 - 12:24am

We have converted an HP Velotechnik Gekko FX 26 to use trigger shifters as an experiment. It seems to work well.

16 Jul 2015 - 9:59pm

AlphaBENT is now an Azub dealer. The first Azub Six recumbent bike has arrived in the shop and it is SWEET!

It sports full suspension, ergonomic composite seat, and a bunch of cool accessories.

Something about it really appeals... perhaps the colors...

4 Nov 2014 - 11:13am
Patterson Metropolis 2-speed geared crankset extends gear-range of 8-speed Terratrike Rambler

Using the Shimano Nexus internally-geared 8-speed hub on any trike gives you the enclosed reliability of planetary-geared hubs, but it's a bit slim on gear range -- particularly with a small 20" wheel on

12 Jul 2015 - 6:09pm

We will have an HP Velotechnik Gekko FX26 folding trike outfitted with a Bionx 350W electric-assist system in the shop and available for test-riding on 27 August 2015.

This is a very nice system and hard to find.

26 Aug 2015 - 11:54am

This just in

We will have an HP Velotechnik Gekko FX26 folding trike outfitted with a Bionx 350W electric-assist system in the shop and available for test-riding on 27 August 2015.

This is a very nice system and hard to find.

26 Aug 2015 - 11:54am

The new Gekko FXS designed for children and adults up to 5'-11" will make its debut appearance at AlphaBENT's Northern California shop in Sacramento.

24 Aug 2015 - 9:34am
15 Aug 2015 - 10:54pm

On trikes with no derailleur post we are often challenged when mounting a front headlight.

11 Aug 2015 - 4:18pm

News

HP Velotechnik has announced a new trike specifically designed for people under 5'-11". This trike will be introduced at the 2015 Interbike show 9/16-18.

The first Gekko FXS in the United States will be available for test-rides shortly thereafter at AlphaBENT in Sacramento, CA.

24 Aug 2015 - 9:23am

Issue #50 of Recumbent Tandem Rider Magazine is in the shop now. Features articles include:

25 Jul 2015 - 8:16pm

AlphaBENT is now selling Bacchetta recumbent bikes!

With the shop fairly saturated with trikes, we have found that we haven't been adequately serving the two-wheel recumbent market.

9 Jun 2015 - 9:40am

One of the sillier things we've inherited from the auto industry is the concept of "model-years". The "model-year" is a fabrication arbitrarily used by the auto-makers to make their own products prematurely obsolete.

25 Jan 2015 - 6:10pm

BentRiderOnLine headlines

Bryan Ball
HPVelotechnik has redesigned and redefined the Scorpion fx as a focused touring trike. It will debut at Eurobike next week. Full Press Release and photo gallery after the jump. From HPVelotechnik Press Release… Friedrichshafen. There is no other category of cycles in which riders make such contradictory demands as with touring bikes. They should be able […]
Larry Varney
by Larry Varney Co-Editor As many of you may remember, I outfitted the latest ICE (Inspired Cycle Engineering) Sprint 26 as the ultimate touring/commuting trike – full suspension, fenders, Rohloff 14-speed hub, and a SON dynamo to power the lights. Only one problem: I did not order the lights at the same time as I ordered […]
Bryan Ball
By BRYAN J. BALL Managing Editor Perhaps there has never been a recumbent trike named more appropriately than the Steintrikes Wild One. Since moving away from simpler budget-priced trikes and focusing on their distinctive full suspension designs, Steintrikes has indeed produced some rather delightfully insane trikes. The Wild One is one of the craziest yet. […]
Bryan Ball
Very sad to read this unexpected news on Facebook today. I’ve always loved Lightfoot’s bikes and trikes and really wish I had the opportunity to order another one. Good luck to all of those involved. From the Lightfoot Cycles Facebook Page… “Lightfoot Cycles regrets to inform all of our wonderful and dedicated customers and supporters […]
Bryan Ball
By BRYAN J. BALL Managing Editor For the last few years, Performer recumbents have been a bit difficult to get in the USA. That’s all changed due to Recumbent Bike Riders (RBR) taking over as the primary American seller of the brand. RBR even sells some of the models directly through Amazon. On a recent […]
Bryan Ball
HPVelotechnik has introduced a new folding trike aimed at shorter riders. It will be debuting at Eurobike and will be available to dealers worldwide in November. (Full gallery and details after the jump.) From HPVelotechnik Press Release… Friedrichshafen. HP Velotechnik is set to reveal the Gekko fxs at the Eurobike trade fair. This versatile multi-track vehicle […]
Bryan Ball
This is a pretty one. Just picked up this MetaBikes Metaphysic Carbon yesterday from RBR in Pennsylvania. Very light, very fast and very beautiful. Full review coming soon and I’m sure there will be more pictures.
Bryan Ball
Azub will be hosting a recumbent rally in their native Czech Republic this September. More info can be found at http://www.recumbent-meeting.com. From Azub Invite Email… (More after the jump) There will be an amazing chance to meet with other members of the recumbent community. In the middle of September there will be a big international recumbent […]
 

The Patterson Metropolis is an economical way to extend the gear range of an 8-speed Terratrike.

17 Jul 2015 - 11:04am
Patterson Metropolis 2-speed geared crankset extends gear-range of 8-speed Terratrike Rambler

Using the Shimano Nexus internally-geared 8-speed hub on any trike gives you the enclosed reliability of planetary-geared hubs, but it's a bit slim on gear range -- particularly with a small 20" wheel on

12 Jul 2015 - 6:09pm

Left-dished wheel with non-dished Rohlloff Speedhub!

10 Nov 2014 - 9:48am

We just got some Bionx 350W electric-assist systems in!

A little creative work, and we found a great spot to mount it on the HP Velotechnic Scorpion (tight spaces.)

10 Jul 2015 - 12:24am

We have converted an HP Velotechnik Gekko FX 26 to use trigger shifters as an experiment. It seems to work well.

16 Jul 2015 - 9:59pm

22 October 2014, Sacramento, CA: AlphaBENT is shipping its first NeoDrive electric-assist retrofit kits.

22 Oct 2014 - 8:46pm

Owners report

Cycling Report – Gerd Rosenblatt

July 11, 2015

23 Jul 2015 - 1:53pm

John Jackson has finished his trip on his Catrike Expedition in Centralia, Illinois.

He started in Sacramento on March 7. We had a lot of fun wrapping up loose ends with him.

Check John's blog.

15 Jun 2014 - 7:10am

What is life for if not adventure? With your recumbent trike, you can live the dream? Explore your neighborhood. Ride to the next county... or join the ranks of Mega-adventurers such as:

5 Dec 2013 - 7:37pm