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Coffee to ride – are you ready?
For travellers or commuters: With the Side Bag Mount, the recumbent bike manufacturer HP Velotechnik presents a universal solution for small luggage at the trike
Friedrichshafen. Since the bicycle is becoming more and more the universal solution in the fight against gridlock, it must be able to perform more and more. Above all, however, its rider wants to be able to take everything with him and have it ready in no time. With the Side Bag Mount, HP Velotechnik provides a highly practical answer in the field of recumbent tricycles. The universal side pocket holder fits small luggage containers as well as a variety of different attachments. This ranges from the standard waterproof bags from Ortlieb to the custom-made “Schluck”, the coffee cup holder from Fahrer Berlin. The new accessories can be seen at the Eurobike trade fair in Friedrichshafen (4 to 7 September), booth FO 103 in Foyer East.
From a functional point of view, the Side Bag Mount does what two-wheeled cyclists normally do with their handlebars in terms of luggage. But it’s better in three ways: twice as much, the lateral placement is much more practical and above all the “coffee to ride” does not influence the steering of the vehicle. Whether in the city or on a journey: A cyclist has never had a handle on small things so loosely and casually.
The Side Bag Mount is made of black anodised aluminium tube, weighs around 290 grams and can withstand a load of up to five kilograms on each side. It is available as an option in the HP Velotechnik modular system for both trike series, Scorpion and Gekko. It differs only in the way it is attached: either directly to one of the seat tubes or to the frame.
The Side Bag Mount is available from November and costs 119,- € (RRP). Further information: www.hpvelotechnik.com or under telephone +49 (0) 61 92 – 97 99 20.
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Alexander Kraft, Press Officer HP Velotechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Telephone +49 (0) 61 92 – 97 99 22 83, Mobile +49 (0) 160 – 99 85 87 94
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HP Velotechnik, founded in 1993 by Paul Hollants and Daniel Pulvermüller, manufactures approx. 2,000 recumbents per year in the factory in Kriftel near Frankfurt with 35 employees (including four trainees) and is thus market leader in Europe.The bikes are built individually by hand according to the customers wish and sold in specialist bicycle shops.The signs are pointing to growth: recumbents are sold in Germany and Europe; an increasing share is exported to more distant regions such as the USA,Australia or Japan.This successful business strategy was honoured in 2017 with the “Hessian Export Prize”, which is jointly awarded by the State of Hesse and the Hessian Chambers of Crafts and Industry and Commerce.
HP Velotechnik has developed 15 recumbent models that cover the entire range from everyday bikes to racing bikes. All models are available with powerful electric motors on request. Recently, the trikes from the Scorpion series caused a sensation, winning the renowned “Eurobike Award” design prize three times in a row. Most recently, in 2013 the Scorpion fs Enduro and in 2014 the Scorpion plus 20 as a therapy trike.The Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec, a vehicle in the fast class with up to 45 km/h pedal support, last won this prize at the Eurobike, the world’s most important bicycle trade fair, in 2018.
Even as schoolchildren, the company founders Hollants and Pulvermüller became national winners of the JUTEC Youth and Technology competition of the Association of German Engineers – the foundation of the development from a garage laboratory to one of Germany’s most innovative bicycle companies. Since 2006 HP Velotechnik has been awarded as one of the three best bicycle manufacturers in Germany by the industry association VSF several times.