The affordable laid-back adult trike
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Gekko 26 - the Starter Package for Your New Triker Life
Are you looking for an attractive recumbent trike – without becoming too immersed in all the technical details of the tricycle world? Then the Gekko 26 is a perfect choice: clear lines, raised seating position, no compromises in equipment and easy to buy. And all this at a tempting price!
With the Gekko 26, our engineers have fundamentally rethought the tricycle philosophy of HP Velotechnik. The aim was not only to achieve a higher seating position on an affordable laid-back adult trike. Above all, our engineers wanted to implement the typical, sporty and precise driving dynamics of our Tadpole trikes with the two steered front wheels in a very price-sensitive environment. In other words: A great trike also for those who have to work on a tighter budget.
Thinking Radical Requires Consistent Concepts
Two essential features are the main reasons why the frame construction of HP Velotechnik’s trikes is very labor-intensive: First and foremost the driving characteristics, which are achieved above all by the ingenious geometry of the front wheel steering and which have a decisive influence on the driving experience. We will not change that! Thus, the Gekko 26 does without our second design refinement: the patented folding technology In one respect, this even gives you an advantage: the strong frame can carry up to 150 kg (331 lbs), which is more payload than the foldable models.
Keep it simple. The recommended retail price for the Gekko 26 in the US is 1,990 US$ (MSRP), in Germany 1,990 Euro (MSRP). In order to make the Gekko 26 a price breaker, we have limited another element of the HP Velotechnik philosophy for the Gekko 26 to essentials – our modular system.
You can configure the drive train, the brake system and other technical components in several hundred thousand variants for almost all other two- and three-wheelers that we custom-made for you in our factory in Kriftel, Germany. The option list for the Gekko 26 is short and convincing.
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Practical Equipment Requires No Compromises
We equip each Gekko 26 with a fixed, rock-solid component specification. For us, rock-solid means: 24-gear drivetrain from Sram, hydraulic disc brakes from Shimano, tires from Schwalbe and of course a tried-and-tested powder coating.
Handy? For sure! We offer many useful and convenient accessories for your Gekko 26. Be it our special carriers, mudguards, headrests or rear-view mirrors and lighting systems – your dealer will be happy to complete your Gekko 26 to satisfy your needs. So you will soon be at the pole position for a beautiful new Triker life!
Top Virtues of the Gekko 26
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The Details at a Glance
Your Gekko 26 has these technical refinements on board as standard.
Foldable seat backrest
Optional Features for True Individuals
Have you got your own notion of your ideal bike technology? Our modular system enables us to build your trike to meet your needs and desires. A whole range of reliable features and components is available for your trike, all of which have been specially developed to excel in everyday use. Here we show some selected examples; you will find the complete selection in our price lists and catalogs as well as our online configurator.
Smiles for everyone: The US-Edition Gekko models not only combine HP Velotechnik quality with an attractive price but also give you several feature-packed setup levels to choose from. To top it all off and set you smiling and riding as soon as possible, we keep these US models ready for immediate shipping with our logistic partners in the USA.
Three configurations were carefully selected to meet the specific preferences of American recumbent enthusiasts. You can choose between sport-oriented, performance-driven and comfort-focused components for our US Gekkos.
Veterans looking for independence, well-being, and quality of life should get in contact with their local VA Medical Center. Learn about possible funding and opportunities for health and healing through adaptive sports with an HP Velotechnik trike!
HP Sport front hubs: With the solid, corrosion resistant thru-axle of the HP Sport front hubs the wheels can be removed with an Allen key and a 19 mm wrench. Standard on US Edition Sport and Comfort configurations.
HP Performance front hubs are a perfect match for our unique open knuckle system, allowing an extraordinarily easy wheel removal with a single Allen key. Standard on US Edition Performance configurations and custom configured Gekkos shipped from Germany.
Build My Dream Bike Now!
Fast, convenient, and informative: Selecting the components of your trike is easy with our online configurator. With your configuration number, you can edit your saved component choice, print and call your dealer for advice.
Facts and Figures
Specifications and Technical Data
The outstanding ride of the Gekko 26 is of course based on thoroughly engineered performance technology with precise technical specifications. The detailed figures can be found here in the technical data sheet – from the dimensions to the payload, from the seat height to the appropriate rider size. And of course, we are also happy to show you which colors you can choose for your Gekko 26.
- Wheels & Tires
- Vehicle measurements
- Seat height: 38 cm (15")
- Seat angle: 39–47°
- Wheel size (front wheel): 20" (ISO 406)
- Wheel size (rear wheel): 26" (ISO 559)
- Max. tire width: 5 cm (2")
- Bottom bracket height: 40 – 49 cm (15" – 19.3")
- Ground clearance: 18,5 cm (7.3")
- Wheelbase: 109 cm (42.9")
- Track width: 78 cm (31")
- Width: 83 cm (33")
- Length: 175–210 cm (5'9" – 6'10")
- Height: 83 cm 32.7"
- Handlebar width: 58 cm (22.8")
- Turning circle: 4,70 m (15'5") outward
Standardfarbe: Lime green
- Bottom bracket standard: BSA 68 mm
- Weight: from 16,9 kg (37 lbs) incl. pedals
- Payload: max. 150 kg (330 lbs)
- Frame material: Aluminum 7005 T6 heat treated
- Rider height: ca. 1,60 – 2,00 m (5'3"– 6'6")
We are committed to the quality of our products. Therefore we grant a guarantee of 10 years on the frame and the swing arm bearing of our bikes and trikes. For further information, please have a look at our warranty conditions.
Gekko 26 Frequently Asked Questions
The characteristics of our trikes depend on many factors. The wheel size is only one. HP Velotechnik optimized the geometry of each model for specific characteristics (with or without full suspension, foldable or not foldable, small rear wheel or large rear wheel, etc.). A conversion in this area would harm the overall balanced system and thus on the driving characteristics – therefore our trikes are not intended for such a conversion.
In our concept, the specialist trade is the central sales pillar. Our selected and trained specialist dealers can advise you in detail. Above all, however, they offer a promptly available service locally, which we cannot provide within the framework of our manufactory with some production processes planned for the long term. For these reasons we also do not sell directly to the customer at the factory.
The seat frame of the Gekko 26 is an integral part of the frame. In order to make transport as easy as possible, all parts remain on the vehicle. To reduce the loading height, you can fold the seat flat. For that reason, however, it cannot be exchanged.
The Gekko 26 has been optimized on the one hand to offer it at a very competitive price. On the other hand, it should be as light as possible with high frame stiffness at the same time in order to guarantee the highest possible payload. The frame construction chosen for these features does not include a suspension system.
In order to offer the Gekko 26at a lower price than all other trikes from HP Velotechnik, it is built in a fixed configuration. Only a number of carefully defined accessories (such as mudguards, luggage racks or battery-powered lighting) can be installed by your dealer. The factory-fitted electric motor would be too expensive in the price concept intended for the Gekko 26. But you can have your trike, like all other bikes from HP Velotechnik, retrofitted with a motor. For this technically almost new vehicle, we again assume the manufacturer’s warranty.
They Even Have a catalog? This Is Getting Better and Better!
You will find all the details about the Gekko 26 in our detailed and richly illustrated Gekko tricycle catalog. In addition, you will read lots of background information about tricycles for adults and the recumbent bike manufacturer HP Velotechnik.
Even now you have the choice with us: Browse here online on our website. Or request your copy in high-quality printing form by post. So you can comfortably recline at home on your sofa and start discovering the world of recumbents – without obligation and completely free of charge.
Time to sit back and relax?