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ICE recumbent trikes

AlphaBENT has been an ICE Premium Dealer ever since there have been ICE Premium Dealers.

We truly love dealing with this fine, upstanding company. Inspired Cycle Engineering (ICE) has shown remarkable consistency in innovation, constantly improving its products, streamlining its processes, and leading the recumbent trike market with particularly well-designed and implemented products. 

ICE stands behind their products in ways that often take our breath away.

We endeavour to keep the entire ICE lineup of products represented in our shop -- usually with at least seven ICE trikes on the floor at a time.

ICE trikes are characterized by:

  • modularity - using the same parts and accessories across different models
  • transportability - ICE trikes generally fold up very nicely
  • broad applicability - fitting a broad spectrum of rider needs and desires
  • appealing visual aesthetics - made with an eye for beauty

Which is to say, they do what you want and look drop-dead gorgeous.

Located in Cornwall, England, UK, ICE has wone local awards for innovation including winning the:

For company background, the folks at ICE tell it best.

ICE Trike models
Comparison of Sprint and Adventure models

News

ICE unveiled new improvements to the ICE Adventure at the 2016 Interbike trade-show. The improvements will work their way into the shipped ICE products over the rest of 2016 and become standard by 2017.

22 Sep 2016 - 11:01pm

ICE has tackled the high cost of entry into the recumbent trike market by putting together a solid entry-level components package for a sub-$3,000 price on the ICE Adventure trike model.

16 Jun 2016 - 6:14pm

Recumbent trikes with 26" wheels have a difficult time supporting top-bags -- bags that are intended to be mounted on top of a rear rack.

13 May 2016 - 1:41pm

In an increasingly competitive market, HP Velotechnik is taking pre-emptive measures against the impending arrival of Catrike's new full-suspension Dumont model.

7 Apr 2016 - 5:33pm

ICE is revising prices for 2016. Some prices are up, some are down.

In general, prices of Full-Fat and VTX-related items have come down due to improvements in the manufacturing process and prices of standard Adventure and Sprint-related models have gone up.

27 Feb 2016 - 8:05am

ICE owners Chris Parker and Neil Selwood both came in person to the Recumbent CycleCon show in Cincinnati (Sep 25-27, 2015). They brought one of their surprisingly popular Full Fat all-terrain trikes and a representative lineup of ICE models:

29 Sep 2015 - 10:46am

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

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

Overheard

I researched this for years before buying the ICE Sprint. In the end, it was an easy choice. --DW

15 Mar 2014 - 5:39pm

It was a good trike when I brought it to you, but now it is amazing.

The professional manner in which you treated me and the skill level shown on working on the trike was exemplary. I came to ask about upgrading the trike and I left with it all done.

19 Mar 2014 - 4:20pm

Products

recumbent trike

Adventure
Enjoy the laid-back pace of recumbent cycling on the beautifully designed ICE adventure. Cruise the open roads, discover hidden trails and explore new horizons.
Adventure RS / RS-HD
Rear-suspension comfort and the laid-back pace of recumbent cycling on the beautifully designed ICE Adventure-RS. Cruise the open roads, discover hidden trails and explore new horizons.
Adventure-26 / 26-HD
The comfort of the ICE Adventure platform and speed and efficiency of the 26" drivewheel... Explore your horizons with and enjoy the laid-back pace of recumbent cycling on the beautifully designed ICE Adventure-26. Cruise the open roads, discover hidden trails, get exercise, and go faster.
Adventure-FS / FS-HD
Full-suspension comfort and the laid-back pace of recumbent cycling on the beautifully designed ICE adventure. Cruise the open roads, discover hidden trails and explore new horizons.
Sprint
Sporting performance and laid-back comfort combine in the versatile ICE Sprint.
Sprint 26
Performance, folding, and laid-back comfort combine in the smooth-handling ICE Sprint-26.
Sprint FS
Full-suspension comfort, performance, and stable laid-back seating position combine in the appealing ICE Sprint-FS.
Sprint RS
Rear-suspension comfort, performance, and stable laid-back seating position combine in the appealing ICE Sprint-RS.
VTX
Sleek, lean, and finely tuned, the ICE VTX delivers superior performance to the most exacting enthusiast and racer. Realize your ambition for speed.
VTX (formerly Vortex)
Speed: Sleek, lean, and finely tuned, the ICE VTX delivers superior performance to the most exacting enthusiast and racer.
VTX+
Sleek, lean, and finely tuned, the ICE VTX+ delivers superior performance to the most exacting enthusiast and racer. Realize your ambition for speed.

accessories

Neckrest

The latest neckrest from ICE is a must have accessory for any ICE trike.

It is adjustable up and down, back and forth. The mounting clamps are strong enough not only to keep the neckrest in place, but they are also strong enough to use the neckrest as a handle for moving the trike.

This just in

Foldability of recumbent trikes is an important feature. It helps many people with transporting and storing their trikes.

31 Mar 2016 - 2:18pm

This is a custom build-up of an ICE Sprint X with a rear suspension, Bionx 350W electric-assist built into a 700c rear wheel, and 90mm Sturmey-Archer drum brakes.

10 Mar 2016 - 10:06pm

Minoura makes a clever, strong, and lightweight strap-on water bottle cage holder that is useful for mounting accessories including electric motor batteries as well as water bottle cages.

10 Mar 2016 - 5:55pm

Inspired Cycle Engineering is reknowned for blending comfort and efficiency in their hardshell carbon-fiber seat for the speedster VTX

5 Mar 2016 - 5:23pm

After five years and thousands of miles, Ron's ICE Adventure FS is still looking sharp.

It got a new pair of silicone grips for its handlebars, and a shiny new chain, and it's ready for another go.

1 Feb 2016 - 10:37pm

We build up trikes every day.

Live vicariously...

28 Jan 2016 - 1:20pm
An alternative to twist shifters for riders with limited hand-strength

Twist (grip) shifters are an inexpensive and reliable technology common on recumbent trikes. They have two main drawbacks:

13 Jan 2016 - 11:20pm

Catrikes, Greenspeeds, and other trikes using bar-end shifters get major upgrade at AlphaBENT

14 Sep 2015 - 1:09pm

We have just finished putting together an HP Velotechnik Gekko FX26 folding trike outfitted with a Neodrive 250W electric-assist system.

This is a very nice system and hard to find. The first test drive in front of the shop was on level ground, but the system seemed quite powerful.

5 Sep 2015 - 8:11pm

This trike has already been heavily customized. We put a 700c / 29'er rear wheel on with a road tire. It often sports a TerraCycle fairing.

26 Jul 2015 - 6:59pm

We are putting together a trike for a gentleman with a neurological condition that inhibits "pulling" action with his hands.

He has settled on an ICE Sprint 26 recumbent trike and we have determined a configuration that will allow him to operate his trike with "pushing" actions.

25 Jul 2015 - 8:01pm

Left-dished wheel with non-dished Rohlloff Speedhub!

10 Nov 2014 - 9:48am

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

22 Oct 2014 - 8:46pm