The nimble fast folding trike
The Nimble Fast Folding Trike
Gekko fx 20: From Compact Size to Full Riding Pleasure in Ten Seconds
Time for a change of perspective. With the Gekko fx 20, a small change in attitude offers great new prospects. Sit back and relax in the comfortable seat. Raise your legs casually. Enjoy the panoramic view. Plenty of riding pleasure ahead of you!
Speeds up not only your heart rate: The Gekko fx 20 remarkably unfolds into a good deal of riding pleasure. To enable you to carry the Gekko fx 20 quite compactly wherever you’d like to go, the engineers at HP Velotechnik have equipped the foldable version of their nimble touring trike with an amazingly fast, easy-to-operate, sophisticated folding system.
Folding Tricycle with a Unique Twist
Particularly useful: All components remain mounted on the trike – unlike conventional folding trikes, in which the seat, wheels or rack must be removed first and transported separately All this is made possible by HP Velotechnik’s patented Dual Flat Fold (D.F.F.) folding system, which uses only two quick-release levers for the Gekko fx 20. With little practice, you can fold your Gekko fx 20 into a compact size of 83 x 52 x 82 cm (32¾ x 20½ x 32 1/3″) in ten seconds.
Your advantage: After the swift folding, the package can be parked vertically to save space. So you can carry it easily in winding staircases or through train doors. On the platform, you simply wheel the folded Gekko fx 20 on its integrated transport wheels.
Cunning design: The solid frame construction of the Gekko fx 20 combines safe road holding with sporty handling, precise steering, low weight, and minimal space requirements. The frame cross member, which is bent far back and positioned close to the seat, and the robust, angle- and width-adjustable handlebar ensure easy entry and exit. In addition to innovative bicycle technology, the Gekko fx 20 also benefits from many years of tricycle construction experience of the expert engineers at HP Velotechnik. Tough and with a lot of traction, your Gekko fx 20 is your faithful companion in everyday life and when traveling.
Top Virtues of the Gekko fx 20
Out in Front for Connoisseurs
Your Gekko fx 20 Shows Ergonomics at It’s Best
Finally, a cycle on which you’d like to remain seated for another round after the tour. In terms of ergonomics, your Gekko fx 20 is far superior to conventional upright bikes. Instead of balancing your whole body weight on a small, hard saddle, lean back comfortably in the wide mesh seat. The incline of the anatomically shaped backrest can be variably adjusted. It offers pleasant back support and relieves your spine. Relax: You can simply forget about an aching bottom, numb private parts, aching spinal discs or a stiff neck.
To make it easy for you to get in and get out the frame cross member that connects the front wheels is bent backward in such a way that you can put your feet securely on the ground close to the seat. Smaller
riders will appreciate the built-in, extra wide heel clearance of the Gekko fx 20.
In the recumbent position you spare your knees when pedaling and can systematically regulate the stress of the muscles during fitness training. The sporty pedal position of the Gekko fx 20 enables an optimal power support in the seat and gives you a streamlined, fully relaxed posture. Due to the open upper body posture, constricting pressure on the abdomen and your organs is avoided. Instead, the lungs can fully enlarge and bring your cardiovascular system to full capacity. Learn fast on the Gekko fx 20: Riding pleasure is the best heart rate accelerator!
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The Details at a Glance
Your Gekko fx 20 has these technical refinements on board as standard.
Robust Folding Hinge
Chain Protection Tubes
Easy wheel removal
Optional Features for True Individuals
Have you got your own notion of your ideal bike technology? Our modular system enables us to build your recumbent bicycle to meet your needs and desires. A whole range of reliable features and components is available for your recumbent 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.
+++++ Gekko US models currently not available. Gekko 26 expected to be available again from mid/end September 2021, Gekko fx models from 2022. +++++
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.
Two configurations were carefully selected to meet the specific preferences of American recumbent enthusiasts for our US Gekko fx 20 models. You can choose between sport-oriented or comfort-focused components.
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.
Build My Dream Bike Now!
Fast, convenient, and informative: Selecting the components of your trike is easy with our online configurator. Choose to your heart’s content from our versatile modular systems!
Facts and Figures
Specifications and Technical Data
The outstanding ride of our nimble tadpole trike 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 fx 20.
- Seat height: 35 cm (13.7")
- 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: 38–48 cm (15 – 19")
- Ground clearance: 13 cm (5 1/8")
- Wheelbase: 100 cm (39 1/3")
- Track width: 78 cm (31")
- Width: 83 cm (33")
- Length: 165–197 cm (65 –78")
- Turning circle: 4,25 m (14´) outward
- Folding size: 83 × 52 × 82 cm (32¾ x 20½ x 32 1/3")
Standard color: Magma red
Standard color: Deep blue
Give your bike a personal touch: On request, you can have the frame of your HP Velotechnik recumbent bike powder-coated with a custom color completely to your personal taste. You can choose from hundreds of color shades:
An overview and further information about our custom colors can be found in our color chart.
- Bottom bracket standard: BSA 68 mm
- Weight: from 15,8 kg (35 lbs) incl. pedals
- Payload: max. 130 kg (286 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.
They Even Have a catalog? This Is Getting Better and Better!
You will find all the details about the Gekko fx 20 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 recumbent bicycles – without obligation and completely free of charge.
Time to sit back and relax?
They Even Have a catalog? This Is Getting Better and Better!
In our detailed Gekko tricycle catalog you can read all the details about the Gekko fx 20 and lots of background information about adult tricycles from HP Velotechnik.
Request your copy in a high-quality printing form right away. So you can comfortably recline at home on your sofa and start discovering the world of recumbent bicycles – without obligation and completely free of charge.
Here You Can Enjoy the Best Views
You will experience the best reasons for one of our recumbents during an extended test ride. On our website, we can only describe to you the incomparable driving feeling. True to the saying “A picture says more than 1000 words” we want to let our Gekko fx 20 speak for itself.
Move the mouse pointer over the image. Use the magnifying glass symbol to open the picture gallery. Alternatively, you can use the link icon to download photos in high resolution, e.g., as a desktop background – simply right-click after opening the image. You can find more high-resolution pictures in our album about Gekko fx 20 on Google Photos.
Gekko fx 20 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.
A lot works with a lot – but not everything is compatible with everything. This is obvious with some combinations: a hub gear plus a hub motor in the same rear wheel is not possible. The easiest way to choose your specifications: Enter your whishes in our online configurator – we’ve programmed it with all possible combinations, compatibility, and descriptions on our component choices. For detailed advice on choosing the best option for your desired application, please contact your specialist dealer.
The seat frame of the Gekko fx 20 is an integral part of the frame. During the folding process of this trike all parts remain on the wheel – and only for this reason it can be folded within 10 seconds without tools. For this reason, the seat cannot be replaced.
The Gekko fx 20 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 in order to build a vehicle that is easy to transport in combination with its excellent folding properties. The frame construction chosen for these features does not include a suspension system.
Find a Dealer
All Right, Enough Theory, How Do I Get on The Sporty Tadpole Trike?
A Gekko x 20 is waiting for your test drive at these dealers near you. With the “Advanced Search” you can, of course, also search for other models. Click on the dealer for the details and your desired date for an individual consultation.