The sporty foldable touring trike
A Great Trike to Get You Moving Fast
Gekko fx 26: Unfolds a Great Deal of Triking Pleasure
The smooth performance of the large 26 inch rear wheel in this trike is outstanding. Once you have experienced this, you probably won’t want to miss this feeling anymore. The long wheelbase ensures a smooth, yet dynamic performance. And yet the large-wheel-version of HP Velotechnik’s foldable Gekko recumbent trike remains remarkably handy: all parts stay on the trike when you fold it. Which means: In 10 seconds your trike can be folded up to car boot size with ease!
A focus on sporty riding dynamics – or most importantly a reliable travel companion? You can choose for yourself: The Gekko fx 26 is as versatile as all recumbent bikes and trikes designed by the the expert engineers at HP Velotechnik’s headquarters in Kriftel, Germany. Whether you’ re looking for purist high-speed maneuvers on a lightweight recumbent trike or want fenders, luggage racks and comfort options: You choose – and we build your dream trike!
Get up to Speed!
26 Inch Drive Wheel for Dynamic Propulsion
The large 26 inch rear wheel gives the Gekko fx 26 a significant boost in dynamic propulsion. The advantages of this chassis design are clear: the long wheelbase and the powerful drive wheel behind the cockpit deliver a noticeably more comfortable triking experience. Key points are smooth running, less rolling resistance and easy-rolling over obstacles.
Impressive: the elegant notchback. The frame’s powerful, curved seat stay appears to transfer the power directly into the pilot seat of this trike. The long wheelbase in combination with the dynamically swept forward cross members give the large Gekko fx 26 it’s own prominent language of design.
The sturdy smooth-running wheels are optimized for the high side forces on the tricycle. The black anodized HP Velotechnik tricycle rims with rugged aero hollow section combine excellent directional stability, maximum lateral stiffness and low weight for quick acceleration. Further highlights are our hubs with maintenance-free, sealed precision ball bearings and stainless steel spokes.
Wider is better: The wider the track width, the higher is the tilt stability and the faster your trike is when cornering. For this purpose the broad track of 78 cm (30¾”) of the Gekko fx 26 provides a lot of room between the wheels for your hands on the wide handlebars, allowing a much wider steering angle for a small turning circle. To enable your fast foldable touring trike to slip casually through doors and gates, HP Velotechnik has developed narrow hubs for a low total width of only 83 cm (32¾”).
Top Virtues of the Gekko fx 26
Unfolds Pure Driving Pleasure
Trike Technology Hotspots for Your Comfort
Although the fast touring trike Gekko fx 26 comes with a big rear wheel, you can fold it small, just like its little brother with the 20 inch rear wheel. In no time at all. A practiced trike rider will take only 10 seconds to fold his vehicle to a size of 107 x 83 x 58 cm (32 x 23 x 42″)
Thanks to HP Velotechnik’s patented Dual Flat Fold System (D.F.F.) no parts have to be dismantled. Not even if you have chosen to equip your trike the optional electric motor and battery.
The pedal position, which is significantly higher than the seat, ensures efficient power transmission. Together with the adjustable flat seat angle for a streamlined position, it emphasizes the sporty appeal of your Gekko fx 26. Of course, this is also reflected in the other technical details!
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The Details at a Glance
Your foldable touring trike Gekko fx 26 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 bicycle technology? Our modular system enables us to build your recumbent tricycle 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.
Front Boom Quick Adjust
Fenders / Mudguards
Weather Protection Gear
+++++ Gekko US models available for orders again. Delivery from early 2023. +++++
Smiles for everyone: The US-Edition Gekko models Gekko 26, Gekko fx 20 and Gekko fx 26 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.
Veterans looking for independence now have a unique choice: They can equip their Gekko fx 26 or Gekko 26 with Hands-On-Cycle. This is the world’s only fully encapsulated hand drive with many more comfort extras. Get in contact with your local VA Medical Center and learn more about possible funding.
Looking for your personal Gekko? No problem! You have the choice of the budget oriented Sport configuration, (Gekko fx 20 only) or for our 26″ models between the Performance configuration and the Comfort configuration. Additionally you can customize your Gekko with comfort or safety equipment such as rear mirrors and mudguards.
The configurations were carefully selected to meet the specific preferences of many American recumbent enthusiasts. For fully customizing your Gekko see what is in store in our current price lists or our online configurator (see below). These customised models you can order straight ahead from our recumbent manufacture in Kriftel.
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 26.
- 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: 114 cm (45")
- Track width: 78 cm (31")
- Width: 83 cm (33")
- Length: 187–219 cm (73–86")
- Turning circle: 4,65 m (15¼´) outward
- Folding size: 107 × 83 × 58 cm (32 x 23 x 42")
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:
- Bottom bracket standard: BSA 68 mm
- Weight: from 16,7 kg (39 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 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 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 26 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 fast foldable touring trike Gekko fx 26 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 26 on Google Photos.
Gekko fx 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.
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.
System weight means the weight of rider + luggage + bike (if applicable incl. motor). The payload refers to driver + luggage. In practical terms, this means that if you install a motor in your Gekko fx 26, you have to subtract its weight from the possible payload.
The seat frame of the Gekko fx 26 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 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 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.
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All Right, Enough Theory, How Do I Get on The Compact Folding Recumbent Trike?
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