Azub recumbent technology
Azub manufacturers solid recumbent bikes and trikes in the Czech Republic.
Everyone agrees that Azub marches to their own beat and that, different as it is, it makes its own style-sense.
Take, for instance, Azub's devotion to thumb trigger shifters. Everyone else in the recumbent industry rejected the idea long ago, but not Azub. Instead, Azub steadfastly puts thumb trigger shifters everywhere they can. The cables fly up, loop around and get routed into the top of the handlebar, but, you know what? It works! These shifters have dominated the mountain biking industry because of their fantastic ergonomics and Azub owners get that benefit.
Take also, for instance, the innovation of an optional folding hinge. Only Azub makes take-apart cycles that allow you to insert a hinge should that functionality appeal to you.
Take also, for instance, the Azub tail. Look at the Azub lineup and you are sure to notice the tails. Oversize aluminum tubing forms the backbone of many Azub cycles and then a little stub stick out in the back. That stub is more than a fashion statement, it is the mounting point for the rack.