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ICE VTX (formerly Vortex) recumbent trike

Supercharged with technical expertise and specialist knowledge, the ICE VTX is a new breed of recumbent trike.

ICE VTX and VTX+ trikes are built on a light-weight optimized ICE frame featuring No Brake Steer, Rider Positioning System, and advanced race components.

The ICE VTX is optimized for speed. These optimizations include:

  • Weight: the Vortex has extra weight trimmed off as compared to other ICE models. Weight is eliminated using special tubing, and by omitting such features as a hinge for folding. Several points of adjustability found on other ICE models are eliminated in the overarching quest for lightness.
  • Stiffness: Lateral frame stiffness is a key element of drivetrain efficiency. The VTX frame has a high lateral stiffness and a hardshell seat. Both of these optimizations improve rider efficiency.
  • Components: Such choices as 700C rear-wheel configuration and front tires improve rolling resistance. Other component choices are to optimize weight.
  • Hardware: On the VTX Plus, other optimizations include use of titanium (axles), and carbon fiber (hard-shell seat), are primarily targeted to reduce weight.
  • Rider position: The VTX is a full-length trike. Its length contributes to stability at speed and gives the rider a fully laid-back seat angle for maximum pedaling efficiency.

The VTX is not intended for heavier riders and has a lower weight-rating than other ICE trikes.

The VTX traces its lineage through the ICE Vortex, Trice S, Trice Qnt. and other previous models.

ICE VTX / Vortex
ICE VTX / Vortex

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