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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.

 

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