Catrike announces the Eola, a new recumbent trike model for 2019.
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Trigger-shifters on Gekko FX26
We have converted an HP Velotechnik Gekko FX 26 to use trigger shifters as an experiment. It seems to work well.Trigger shifters offer full thumb control and have excellent ergonomics for regular horizontal handlebars. On recumbent trikes, they present some logistical difficulties, with the primary one being the cabling must go up into a loop and then get routed through the handlebars.
The main downsides are:
- a mounting point (the top of the handlebar) for the sideview mirror is lost;
- the shifting mechanism is somewhat vulnerable.
On the positive side:
- there is no twisting input into the steering when shifting;
- they use the parts of your hand that they are designed for, so the ergonomics are good.
The converted trike is available at its original price, and can be tested while it lasts.
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