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AlphaBENT has added Day-6 bikes to its lineup of recumbents.

Day-6 bikes are known for their excellent handling, ease-of-use, and comfort. All Day-6 bikes have excellent lumbar support and an integrated carrying pouch.

3 Jan 2016 - 9:58pm

For a long time, we have been open 6-days per week and closed on Fridays.

This has raised many eyebrows and questions, and had absolutely nothing to do with religious beliefs, but rather with personal obligations.

IT WILL CHANGE IN 2016!

23 Dec 2015 - 6:08am
Owner-customized HP Velotechnik StreetMachine GTE uses wide-range 11-speed cassette, inverse-mounted trigger-shifters, hydraulic brakes, air shock with lockout switch, and more.

Bobby V has built up his StreetMachine from a framekit.

Check it out:

20 Oct 2015 - 10:19pm

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

Greenspeed is developing a new trike platform to replace its GT1, GT3, and GT5 series of folding recumbent trikes for 2016. The new platform (currently known only as "GT20") was shown publicly complete with test rides of a prototype at the Recumbent Cycle Con convention in Cincinnati.

27 Sep 2015 - 3:08pm

We have updated our online gearing calculator to do calculations for the Pinion P1.12 and P1.18 gearboxes.

19 Sep 2015 - 11:31pm

Sun-seeker showed a new full-suspension "Fat" trike at Interbike.

The display model was just that. We did not get a chance to actually ride it, but did spend some time examining it and asking questions.

18 Sep 2015 - 9:12am

Catrike has introduced a new trike to compete head-to-head with the ICE and HP Velotechnik full-suspension folding trikes.

This trike, dubbed "Dumont", is full-suspension with Catrike-style. It melds the

17 Sep 2015 - 7:27am

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

We will have an HP Velotechnik Gekko FX26 folding trike outfitted with a Bionx 350W electric-assist system in the shop and available for test-riding on 27 August 2015.

This is a very nice system and hard to find.

26 Aug 2015 - 11:54am

The new Gekko FXS designed for children and adults up to 5'-11" will make its debut appearance at AlphaBENT's Northern California shop in Sacramento.

24 Aug 2015 - 9:34am

HP Velotechnik has announced a new trike specifically designed for people under 5'-11". This trike will be introduced at the 2015 Interbike show 9/16-18.

The first Gekko FXS in the United States will be available for test-rides shortly thereafter at AlphaBENT in Sacramento, CA.

24 Aug 2015 - 9:23am
15 Aug 2015 - 10:54pm

On trikes with no derailleur post we are often challenged when mounting a front headlight.

11 Aug 2015 - 4:18pm

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

Issue #50 of Recumbent Tandem Rider Magazine is in the shop now. Features articles include:

25 Jul 2015 - 8:16pm

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

Cycling Report – Gerd Rosenblatt

July 11, 2015

23 Jul 2015 - 1:53pm

The Patterson Metropolis is an economical way to extend the gear range of an 8-speed Terratrike.

17 Jul 2015 - 11:04am

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

This Terratrike Rambler fits right inside a Toyota Prius.

15 Jul 2015 - 11:44pm
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

It should be almost illegal for old people to ride road bikes. They should ride these... --JCS

[Editor's note: Notice the shifter / brake setup on that 700.]

21 May 2015 - 3:20pm

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

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