Catrike updates the 700 speed-trike for 2018, improving performance and addressing owner-feedback.
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Directions to AlphaBENT
Getting to AlphaBENT from anywhere
Our location is at a major hub of roads, trains, and planes. [Here are directions particularly from the Bay Area.]
We are located at the junction of I-5, I-80, US-50, and CA-99
From any of these roads, we have found the directions given by Google to be quite effective.
We are less than a mile from the Sacramento Amtrak train station. Here are walking directions and a map.
Greyhound: The Greyhound bus stop is on Richards Blvd, quite close (only 1.2 miles) to the shop. However, that particular direction from the shop is a world away and a walk from the Greyhound terminal goes through a rough neighborhood. We recommend getting a ride.
The Sacramento Municipal Airport (SMF) is very close. To get from the Airport, take the Yolobus 42A. Take light rail or walk from downtown Sacramento. To get back to the airport, take the Yolobus 42B.
Sacramento is blessed with a very nice cycle transportation system. The American River Trail is roughly a mile from the shop and is an excellent place to ride a trike. There is a bike path causeway that comes in from the west if you are travelling from the Bay Area. A nice bike route comes down from Rio Oso if you are traveling from the north.
US supply of Gekko FX26 folding recumbent trikes runs low. Remaining Gekkos are in short supply in the USA, but some still exist at premium stocking HP Velotechnik dealers like AlphaBENT
Miles shows how to get out of an extremely low laidback recumbent trike with limited strength, coordination, or balance.
An explanation of torque-arms, torque-collars, and why we need them with pedal-assist electric motor systems.
Bacchetta A26 (Giro ATT-26) recumbent bike gets even faster with 350W Bionx electric motor.
HP runs out of Gekko-FX20 recumbent trikes in US for 2017
Production delays over. Day-6 bikes available and in-stock again
RTR 2017 Travel Edition hits shelves -- features adventures in Argentina and California, and a side-by-side review of Azub Six and HP Velotechnik StreetMachine Gte.
This new hyper-yellow Catrike 700 is one of last 700's produced in this color.
The eye-catching color is best described as a dayglo or tennis-ball color and it contrasts well with the black highlights of the rest of the trike.
This trike is so fun you'll look forward to getting out as often as possible. With the big 26" drive-wheel, the Gekko FX26 has great efficiency and stable handling. It has a surprisingly tight turning radius that gets you through the tight spots; mid-range seat height with adjustable seat angle is comfortable and easy to get into; high-performance Avid BB5 disc brakes stop you reliably; and, the 24-speed gearing gets you through any terrain including high-speeds for the break-away.
The GT1 is folding trike with 16" wheels, easy to fold up and take with you! This is a great trike that climbs hills with minimal effort and has a super small turning radius.
This trike uses low-maintenance, all-weather drum brakes and top quality components and smooths out the road with its:
This is a custom build by UT Trikes (you can check the out on line) it is a stock Catrike Expedition on steroids. I bought this trike new a year ago, it has been garage kept and has less than 50 miles on it. (that is why I am selling). It is in perfect shape with plenty of extras. (the description below is from the builder) asking $2,900 you can e-mail me at [email protected]
24 speed, tadpole style recumbent trike. Includes flag, mirrors, combo light and mounts, seat bag, chain guard, speed and distance computer, water bottle cage, rear rack, trunk pack bag, bike pump, safety bell, and cover. Bike has knee saver adapters installed on cranks. These can be removed. Very little wear due to knee and back injuries. Trunk pack bags are not in the photos but include a main bag that sets on top of the rear rack and panniers on both sides that fold and zip closed when not in use.
Original cost $3000 + $55 cover.