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We have converted an HP Velotechnik Gekko FX 26 to use trigger shifters as an experiment. It seems to work well.

16 Jul 2015 - 9:59pm
Patterson Metropolis 2-speed geared crankset extends gear-range of 8-speed Terratrike Rambler

Using the Shimano Nexus internally-geared 8-speed hub on any trike gives you the enclosed reliability of planetary-geared hubs, but it's a bit slim on gear range -- particularly with a small 20" wheel on

12 Jul 2015 - 6:09pm

In a sight that's becoming quite common at the shop these days, some bluebirds tried out a Catrike 700. [In reality, only one bluebird tried the trike while the others watched.]

He liked the color and the lines, but found it too difficult to shift. Also, the headrest was too big.

11 Jul 2015 - 9:36pm

We just got some Bionx 350W electric-assist systems in!

A little creative work, and we found a great spot to mount it on the HP Velotechnic Scorpion (tight spaces.)

10 Jul 2015 - 12:24am

AlphaBENT is now selling Bacchetta recumbent bikes!

With the shop fairly saturated with trikes, we have found that we haven't been adequately serving the two-wheel recumbent market.

9 Jun 2015 - 9:40am

Come out to Davis on Saturday, May 30, 2015 for the Ride Ataxia NorCal ride.

Join Kyle, Izzy, and a whole bunch of amazing people in the FARA Norcal Ride.

All the details right here on the official FARA Norcal website.

29 May 2015 - 8:17am

One of the sillier things we've inherited from the auto industry is the concept of "model-years". The "model-year" is a fabrication arbitrarily used by the auto-makers to make their own products prematurely obsolete.

25 Jan 2015 - 6:10pm

To fold, or not to fold... this is the question.

5 Jan 2015 - 7:26pm

Left-dished wheel with non-dished Rohlloff Speedhub!

10 Nov 2014 - 9:48am

AlphaBENT is now an Azub dealer. The first Azub Six recumbent bike has arrived in the shop and it is SWEET!

It sports full suspension, ergonomic composite seat, and a bunch of cool accessories.

Something about it really appeals... perhaps the colors...

4 Nov 2014 - 11:13am

22 October 2014, Sacramento, CA: AlphaBENT is shipping its first NeoDrive electric-assist retrofit kits.

22 Oct 2014 - 8:46pm

St Charles, IL: HP Velotechnik introduced a new high-performance folding trike into a booming trike market.

The Gekko FX-26 has the foldability of the proven Gekko travel-trike, but now gets the better-efficiency, comfort, and handling performance of a 26" drive-wheel.

12 Oct 2014 - 11:30am

St. Charles, IL: At Recumbent CycleCon 2014, Inspired Cycle Engineering (ICE) introduced its new 26" drivewheel suspension.

The Sprint 26-RS brings the efficiency of a 26" drive wheel to rear suspension comfort, reducing the comfort vs. speed tradeoff.

11 Oct 2014 - 6:11am

Arkel released a new video highlighting the versatile TailRider trunk bag. Check it out...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyugnGvu0Vo

30 Jul 2014 - 9:48am

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