You are here

 
27 July 2017 - 9:44am
 
 

HP runs out of US-available Gekko FX-20 recumbent trikes

 

Surprisingly, HP Velotechnik has run out of supply of its US-available Gekko FX-20 folding recumbent trikes for 2017.

Demand must have outstripped supply as dealers looking for Gekko FX20's in HP's US warehouse have been turned away empty-handed.

Gekko FX-20 trikes are some of the tightest-folding recumbent trikes in the industry and have all 20" wheels. This configuration is a bit slower than the 26" larger version of the FX20, but it folds up tighter and doesn't require a supply of two different tire and tube sizes.

HP Velotechnik maintains a supply of US-available Gekko FX-20's in their US warehouse and because these are shipped directly from Taiwan without touching German soil, they don't some with the same price constraints as the same model coming out of Germany. Gekko FX-20's are still available when custom-ordered out of Germany, but come at a $600 premium to cover the additional duties and international air-shipping.

This puts the price of a Gekko FX-20 shipped to the US from Germany on par with the base price of a Catrike Trail, or a base-model ICE Sprint-20 or Adventure-20.

The Catrike Trail has a similar folding system, but is U.S. made with a higher component specification. ICE recumbent trikes are of a modular design with each trike priced depending on configuration. ICE trikes are custom-configured in England and air-shipped to the U.S.

HP anticipates having Gekko FX-20's in stock in America for 2018.

 

Image gallery

Information

Day-6 semi-recumbent bike is alternative to traditional bike saddles with forward crank design

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.

Azub Ti-FLY build-up

Azub announces pending price increase. Buyers have limited time to buy before prices go up on models like the winner of the 2016 BROL Trike of the Year, the full-suspension Ti-FLY recumbent trike.

Front cover Issue 57 Recumbent Tandem Rider Magazine Spring 2017

Long-time print-only recumbent news source begins online publishing

Recumbent trike riders converge on Sacramento for TARTAR Spring 2017 ride along the American River Trail in Sacramento.

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.

Classifieds

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.