Due to statewide movement restrictions and the continuing wave of the COVID-19 outbreak, normal business hours remain suspended indefinitely. We are working on an appointment-only basis to help you find the best recumbent trike for your needs. Strict mask and social distancing guidelines are observed and entry to the shop is limited to as-needed only.
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Solidly made in Canada! Arkel is a manufacturer of innovative commuting and touring packs in Quebec, Canada.
AlphaBENT carries a wide selection of Arkel packs in stock in our shop in Sacramento ranging from handlebar bags to recumbent expedition packs to Kargo urban commuting panniers.
As a real manufacturer, Arkel is able to provide top quality products and adjust production to meet demand -- no ordering containers full of stuff a half-year in advance and sailing them around the world from low-wage borders to high-wage warehouses. Packs ordered from Arkel get made in-house. People in Quebec have jobs and take full responsibility for what they produce... the way it should be.
And you get durable, solid pack that will get you around the world or across town with your groceries.
Signatures of the Arkel packs are:
- adjustable locking hook systems for panniers
- durable materials with water repellency considered in the design
- lasting aluminum structural members such as clamps and frames
Catrike has discontinued the venerable Road recumbent trike model.
Face-time with ICE. Ask all of your questions. Find out what happens behind the scenes. And, try trikes, trikes, trikes... including the fully automatic ICE Adventure electric trikes.
An inexpensive hitch-mount rack for folded recumbent trikes. For example, the ICE Full Fat big-tired adventure tricycle.
Azub will be at AlphaBENT on Wednesday, October 23 to show the latest Czech recumbent technology. Come to for test-rides, and bent-talk.
Catrike has made wider hubs with through-axles standard equipment on all large-wheel models. This change affects the following recumbent trike models: Expedition, 559, Dumont, and 700. The change promotes laterally stronger wheels and prevents movement within the dropouts under load at the expense of compatibility with equipment such as electric hub moters that are designed to the older 135mm dropout widths.
2019 Norcal FARA (Friedrich's Ataxia Research Alliance) Ride coming up June 1, 2019.
Join Kyle and Team FARA to kick this debilitating disease!