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5 April 2016 - 3:45pm
 

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.]

By road

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.

By train

We are less than a mile from the Sacramento Amtrak train station. Here are walking directions and a map.

By bus

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.

By plane

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.

By cycling

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.

 

Information

Catrike quietly substituted a new full-suspension Road-AR model for the rear-suspension Road. The Road-AR is like a trimmed down Dumont with 20" rear wheel and hundreds lower price tag.

Half-off racks stimulate the recumbent trike industry.

Catrike straightens out eon-green production issues. Eon-green Catrike recumbent trikes for sale again.

Closeup of Catrike frame showing hyperyellow color

Catrike has discontinued its popular Hyper-yellow and Eon-green colors and replaced them with Firefly-yellow and Candy-green.

Shimano STEPS pedaling system installed on an HP Velotechnik Scorpion recumbent trike

HP Velotechnik offers electric recumbent trike options for most trikes models using Shimano STEPS motor system.

Shimano has entered the e-bike market with its STEPS motor system, and HP has adapted this system to most of its recumbent trike models.

Catrike Dumont full-suspension recumbent trikes FINALLY shipping.

HP Velotechnik revised Scorpion recumbent trike with 26" drivewheel

New Scorpion recumbent trike model has a 26" drivewheel and rear suspension, but no hinge.

AlphaBENT's Chico shop used to be our main location and contact point. However, times have changed and now our Sacramento shop is the best place to test-ride a recumbent trike or bike.

Classifieds

Greenspeed

A small trike with a big personality!

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:

HP Velotechnik

HP Velotechnik Gekko German-engineered Folding Recumbent Tricycle

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.

Catrike

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.

components

Terratrike

E-Assisted Tour II Elite with lots of extras. Big apples on front, 24"rear, high powered 5 level motor, headrest, rack, spare wheels and assorted stuff. Shimano bar-end shifters. Great condition. I'm opting for the Azub TiFly, and only have room for one.