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HPV Speedmachine
Written by Corbett    Wednesday, 25 November 2009 08:16    PDF Print E-mail


 

Overview

Lower. Faster. Further.
Speedmachine. A joy ride you can take every day!

The Speedmachine is faster, more efficient and more comfortable than you would ever have thought possible. It's an ergonomic machine dedicated to absolute speed.

You have probably never ridden a bike this fast or this comfortable. In fact you probably assumed that gain meant pain. But the Speedmachine rewrites the rules. By combining a super-oversized aluminium frame, a full suspension ride and a totally ergonomic riding position with perhaps the smallest frontal area on the planet, we have created a machine to give you incredible performance along with total comfort.

Remember, at racing speeds it's not weight that slows you down, it’s the effort of pushing through the atmosphere. On the Speedmachine your body is an arrow, cutting through the air with ease and giving you a seriously unfair advantage. And in this riding position your entire body is supported, so that your weight is distributed over the largest possible area. No pressure points!

Our suspension system is fully integrated into the frame design, it's fully tuneable for performance and works completely independently of your pedalling force.

We call this "No Squat", and it is a system that has been perfected over thousands of miles of extreme roads by our team of test riders. What it means is, if you accelerate uphill, you accelerate. And because it isolates you completely from the road, your energy goes entirely into forward motion. It works, so that you don't have to.

We haven't neglected the accessories either. We can offer an integrated luggage rack, proper mudguards and the best lighting system you can buy. Our adjustable BodyLink seat or our ErgoMesh net seat ensure the perfect fit.

Of course it is the technical details that make the difference, and in this area our experience is second to none. We made our first recumbent with full suspension back in 1991. Since then, our Street Machine has become the most successful touring recumbent in Europe. Our customers have taken our bikes to every corner of the world and they have provided us with invaluable development feedback.

We put all this experience into our design of the Speedmachine, combining long distance riding comfort with incredible performance. Arrange for your test ride soon, and prepare to get ahead of the crowd!

 

Details

 

Aerobars for Speedmachine

The cockpit: With the telescopically adjustable Above Seat Steering the Speedmachine allows for precise handling, fast cornering and superior aero-dynamics. Aerobars to the front give a fast riding position and leave a lot of space for the rider on the bike.

Tillersteering for the Speedmachine

Tiller steering to the rear.

Under seat steering for Speedmachine

Comfortable ergo-bars under the seat for relaxed arms and wrists.

Speedmachine BodyLink seat

The BodyLink seat fits your body like a glove. Seat base angle, seat back angle and length are fully adjustable. Optional headrest and airflow seat cushion for optimum ventilation are available.

recumbent seat ErgoMesh on Speedmachine

Alternatively, you can mount our breathable ErgoMesh seat. It comes with an ergonomic side cushioning and a practical seat pocket integrated into the back rest of the seat. For extra safety is is equipped with reflective stripes on its sides. Both seats fit onto the same frame mounts and can be removed from the bike within 15 seconds by qick release mounts - this comes extra handy when parking the bike in the rain or for transport in your car. The ErgoMesh seat will give you a 3 cm higher seat hight compared to the BodyLink seat; with the extra high ErgoMesh HS seat your seat will be 11 cm higher. A higher seat position offers a better view in traffic and you can get easlily on and off your trike, however, with a higher seat your trike could tip over sooner when riding fast in narrow corners.

Speedmachine front boom

Protection for the chain and your trousers; the drivetrain is almost completely covered. Our special low friction chain tubes guarantee an efficient power transmission and silent action.

Speedmachine rear rack

Plenty of space for your luggage and it is all fully suspended. The result: fast suspension action and minimized vibration stress for your equipment. The rear rack is a rigid construction made from ½” alloy tubing, perfect choice for carrying your panniers. Ideal for great aerodynamics and high volume are our custom tailored Moonbiker-panniers.

Speedmachine lowrider rack

The Lowrider rack is the perfect place to hang heavy luggage.

rear suspension

Our No-Squat suspension system is integrated into the frame design. It is fully tuneable for performance and works completely independently of your pedalling force. What it means is, if you accelerate uphill, you accelerate. And because it isolates you completely from the road, your energy goes entirely into forward motion.

DT Swiss air shock

Optional DT-Swiss airshock with adjustable damping and lock-out. You can simply adjust the spring hardness with a shock pump.

Concept steering tube suspension

Minimum weight combined with great torsional stiffness: Our optional suspension fork is equipped with an integral suspension system in the steerer tube. Due to the fork’s compact design, the chain can run closely to the frame and smoothly above the front wheel. Sharp turns are easy without interfering with the chain.

Disc brakes Speedmachine

Due to the low centre of gravity and the well balanced weight distribution the Speedmachine handles fine even when braking hard. The optional disc brakes offer great stopping power, allowing for a fast yet safely controllable downhill ride. Safety plus: No more rim wear.

recumbent Speedmachine rear stays

You can attach trailers of up to 40 kgs / 88 lbs weight.

Technical Details

Seat height 480 mm (18.9") BodyLink seat
510 mm (20") ErgoMesh seat
590 mm / 23 1/3" ErgoMesh HS seat
Bottom bracket height 690-720 mm (27.5")
Suspension travel front 50 mm (2") (optional)
rear 80 mm (3.1")
No-Squat-Design
Seat angle 30 degrees
Seat adjustment +/- 5 degrees, quick release
Wheel size front 20" (ISO 406)
rear 26" (ISO 559)
max. tire width front 40 mm / 1.6"
rear 50 mm / 2"
Wheelbase 1170 mm (46")
Length 1800–2100 mm (71-83")
Height 900 mm (35.5")
Width of handlebars 570 mm (22.5")
Bottom bracket standard BSA 68 mm
Steering tube oversized for Concept steerer tube suspension
Weight from 13,8 kg (31 1/3 lbs)
max. load 130 kg (286 lbs)
Frame material Aluminum 7005T6 heat treated
Finish powdercoating (corrosion protection layer + colour- + clearcoat)
silver grey
carmine red
custom colour
Driver size min. ca. 1,62 m (5 ft. 3.8")
max. ca. 2,00 m (6 ft. 7")
Warranty on frame 10 years
 

Bikes in Stock

Velocity Racers is closing down in 2013.

These are the last recumbents for sale in Asia.

Buyer pays shipping.

Contact sales@velocityracers.com if interested.

Paypal, Bank TT, Visa, Mastercard Accepted.


USD

$100-300

Various SRAM Components (New in Box)

 

Drivetrain components include SRAM Red cassettes and cranksets. 50% off MSRP