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Azub TRIcon 20 Recumbent Trike
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Perfect for the road
When you ride the Azub TRIcon 20 trike for the first time, it will pleasantly surprise you straightaway how easy it handles and how stable the cornering is no matter the speed you are going. Steering is spot on and gives you a feeling of security. The F2F-U folding system, that is Fold to Flat Ultra, will completely blow you away. We knew that we wanted to have a trike that would offer excellent riding properties, a stiff frame with a comfortable seat, which would not only be foldable in half but a trike which when folded, would fit in a small bag so that it would be easy to fly with even across the continents. Basically, we wanted to develop a tricycle that we ourselves would enjoy travelling with. And we wanted to be absolutely happy with it.
Finely tuned to the smallest detail
At the heart of our successful mission called TRIcon 20 is not just the superb steering found on all AZUB tricycles. The secret lies especially in the rear fork. Because it is as short as it can be, it is also extremely stiff. This significantly improves the cycling feel especially when cornering, and it also reduces the turning circle. What is more, its ingenious design allows it to be folded below the frame, thus dramatically reducing the overall dimensions of the folded trike. Transporting the TRIcon in a car, bus or plane is therefore much easier. But of course, that is not all. The TRIcon 20 can be characterized by its overall robust construction and finely tuned design. During the development stage, we also placed great emphasis on ensuring the trike had very good power transmission. We therefore took our time with the precise positioning and size of the pulley. Similarly, the position of the shock and its integration into the frame were crucial to achieving our goal. The result of our work is a minimal pogo effect would otherwise cause you to lose power while compressing the shock. Even we ourselves were a bit surprised to see how exceptionally well the TRIcon 20 behaves.
Stiff frame, comfortable rid
Many might think that a stiff frame, a wide main frame tube and a very short rear fork will render this tricycle to be fairly uncomfortable. Do not fear, we are well aware of the fact that above all, tricycles must be comfortable. So that is why in the TRIcon 20, we opted for a genuine rear suspension using a conventional bicycle shock, as standard available in a spring/oil combination, though the fully adjustable air version is available as an optional accessory. Nevertheless, whichever shock you choose, you will experience such a comfortable ride that you can never experience on any traditional upright bikes. Your back will love you!
20 or 26?
To decide which size of a wheel to use on a trike is not exactly easy. That is unless you have fallen in love at first sight with one or the other because of their appearance. A tricycle with a 20" rear wheel is generally smaller, especially when folded. Due to the smaller size it is also livelier and has a smaller turning circle. In addition, compared to the 26" version, the rack is positioned lower and when loaded, this further enhances the riding properties. A 20" wheel is also much sturdier and copes much better with high lateral load when cornering, as well as with a heavier rider and any possible luggage. Moreover, a 20" wheel also has less inertia, so it accelerates faster and pedaling uphill is easier due to its lower weight. However, it should be noted that for an ordinary rider, the differences in acceleration and overall speed are negligible and he or she wonít really notice them. Overall, the 20 TRIcon is also significantly lighter than its 26" brother.
Smooth adjustment of the seat
Ever since we started back in 2000, we have always thought that a bike should adapt to the rider and not the other way round. Thatís why we used an adjustable seat for our first bike, in which both the angle and the pedal distance were adjustable. With each further development stage, we introduced a more accurate adjustment, until 2013, when we reached a stage of adjusting without positions. This concept is based on a sliding sleeve, which we produce in a straight version for our tricycles and some bicycles, as well as in a curved version for recumbents.
In 2015, we introduced a new folding mechanism we are really proud of. We wanted to create a folding tricycle that would be adequately stiff and whose folding mechanism would be smooth and easy to operate. The feedback from hundreds of AZUB riders has confirmed that we have definitely accomplished what we had planned.
It took us hours and hours of thinking and discussions before we thought up and then designed probably the most sophisticated folding handlebars in the world of recumbent tricycles. We would rather not mention the number of prototypes we have made...
F2F U - Fold to flat ultra
In addition to folding the front part, you can also rotate the rear fork which is designed to fit neatly just below the rear of the frame. This will turn the tricycle into an incredibly small package which you can easily fit into the boot of a small car or into our carry case should you wish to take the trike for example on a plane. And the whole maneuver will take you no more than 5 minutes without the need for any tools.
|Total Weight Capacity||275lbs (125kg)|
|Wheel Track||29.75in (755mm)|
|Total Width||32.8in (835mm)|
|Total Assembled Height||27.5-32in (700-820mm)|
|Ground Clearance||4.5in (110mm) - w/1.5 Tires|
|Folded Size||31x25.5x13.5in (790x650x340mm)|
|Bottom Bracket Height||15-17in (390-440mm)|
|Seat Height||10.5-11.8in (270-300mm)|
|Seat Angle||34-52 Degrees|