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24 August 2015 - 9:23am
 
 

New tadpole trike fits shorter riders

 

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.

The new Gekko FXS is a great cycle for "short" [not that 5'-11" is exactly short] adults or growing children.

The HP Velotechnik press announcement introduces the Gekko FXS as:

The trike that fits everyone.

A tricycle for short people:With the Gekko fxs, HP Velotechnik caters to the whole family with a new vehicle class, which stands for safety and a multitude of individual adjustment possibilities.

The revolutionary concept from HP Velotechnik allows the frame to fit people from 3'11" to 5'11" within minutes. The innovative OrthoFlex-seat can be modified for different body sizes and needs. However the construction of the frame allows you quick and easy folding. The trike stands solidly on three wheels allowing anyone who feels uncertain about riding or people with balance issues to ride with confidence. It is basically equiped with 8-speed rear hub and compact disk brakes.

Thanks to the unique Triple-Vario-Design, the Gekko fxs can be adjusted to body heights between 120 and 180 centimetres with a few simple manual adjustments. Besides being able to extend the frame, even the comfortable "OrthoFlex" mesh seat has been given a dose of growth hormone by its designers.

The Gekko FXS is considerably more than just an exceptionally flexible special cycle. This already reveals the high quality features:

  • can be folded within seconds,
  • smooth 8-speed hub gear,
  • disc brakes.

The wide range of accessory options moreover makes Gekko fxs the perfect platform for adjustments in the therapeutic field. For this purpose, the manufacturer has developed an innovative guide handle for a companion and a 5-point belt system. According to their information, in Germany a therapeutic appliance number has been applied for. Thereby a settlement of costs through the health insurance would be possible in certain cases.

 

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