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Take a Ride on the Green Side

A Tour with the Grasshopper FX Unfolds Pure Riding Pleasure

Time for refreshing new perspectives. The foldable recumbent bike Grasshopper fx brings action into the world of bicycles. For a long time cycling primarily meant one thing: hump up and step down. Your Grasshopper fx accelerates forward, suspends downwards – and folds to the side.

Whether on the train, in the car or in your home, the compact trekking recumbent bike from HP Velotechnik will gladly make itself small. With a packing size from 96 × 50 × 70 cm (37.8 x 19.7 x 27.6″) and a weight from 15.2 kg (33,5 lbs), the quickly foldable recumbent bike quickly finds safe shelter. Out on the road, your Grasshopper fx unfolds pure driving pleasure.

You do not want to miss out. Who likes riding upright against the wind, anyway? Your Grasshopper fx glides smoothly like an arrow on the street. Off-road 11 cm ( 4.3″) of suspension travel handle roughnesses with ease. Meanwhile, you enjoy panoramic views!

Grasshopper fx

Small Package. Great Ride!

Tempting! This fancy machine invites you out for a ride. Take a seat; you immediately feel comfortable. Rest your feet easily on the pedals. With a few powerful pedal strokes you will accelerate unusually fast. It is not like anything you have experienced before. But after a few minutes, you are getting the hang of it. You begin to feel confident and in control. Now you test its agility. You notice how relaxed you are and how smooth the road feels. You begin to apreciate the wide screen panoramic view while riding. Laid-back and absolutely enjoying it!

A space saving miracle. With its two smooth running 20″ wheels, the Grasshopper fx is also the most compact model in our recumbent bike range. Fully unfolded this bike has a length of 1.60 m (5’3″) – shorter than your old upright bike! The medium seat height of 54 cm (21.3″) makes the Grasshopper fx perfect also for smaller riders. You have a good overview in traffic and can put your feet down safely at traffic lights. And if you fancy an e-bike, you can order our electric assist system to help you along.

Your Grasshopper fx indulges you with relaxing comfort. The full suspension also increases riding safety, as control and traction are improved. And the best part: You save energy – an effective suspension lets you go faster! With every unsuspended bump, a part of the forward energy is irretrievably converted into upward or downward movement of the bike and rider. With the Grasshopper fx, only the wheels follow the profile of your rough path. Even driving on dirt roads becomes a delight now. Important: The quality of a cycle’s suspension becomes particularly clear when carrying a great deal of luggage or riding on hills.

To the Point

Your Grasshopper fx has these technical refinements on board as standard.

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Medium seat height for good aerodynamics, also ideal for smaller persons.

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Agile, manoeuvrable steering geometry.

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Compact 20″ rear wheel.

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Luggage rack with platform for 2 large bags up to 25 kg (55 lbs) plus lowrider option for 2 large bags up to 25 kg

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Foldable in 60 seconds without tools

Top Virtues of the Grasshopper fx

Travel suitability
Everyday strength

Award-Winning Design

The Grasshopper fx Is Happy to Make Itself Small!

The folding touring recumbent Grasshopper fx was awarded with the 2007 Eurobike Award for particularly innovative design and above-average product quality.

The seat is removable with a quick release mechanism and can be packed into the optional protective cover with practical shoulder strap. The folded frame sections snap into place with the snap-in strap in the snap-in buckle under the main tube.

Folded dimensions:
96 × 50 × 70 cm (38 x 19.7 x 27.6″) with Under Seat Steering or Aerobars.
96 × 60 × 70 cm (38 x 23.6 x 27.6″) with Above Above Seat Steering

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The Details at a Glance

Your foldable recumbent bike Grasshopper fx has these technical refinements on board as standard.


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 bike, 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.


Build My Dream Bike Now!

Fast, convenient, and informative: Selecting the components of your foldable recumbent bike is easy with our online configurator. Choose to your heart’s content from our versatile modular systems!

Facts and Figures

Grasshopper fx Specifications and Technical Data

The outstanding ride of our folding touring recumbent bike 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 Grasshopper fx.

  • Seat hight BodyLink: 54 cm (21.3")
  • Seat height ErgoMesh: 57 cm (22.5")
  • 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: 65–69 cm (25.6"–27")
  • Wheelbase: 109 cm (42.9")
  • Length: 160–189 cm (63–74.5")
  • Height: 98–105 cm (35–41.3")
  • Handlebar width: 56 cm (22")
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Standard color: Magic green
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Standard color: Blue shade grey

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
  • Federweg VR / HR: 5cm (optional) / 11 cm Suspension travel: front 5 cm (2") / rear 11 cm (4.3")
  • Gewicht: ab 15,2 kg mit Pedalen Weight: from 15.2 kg (33.5 lbs) incl. pedals
  • Payload: max. 130 kg (286 lbs)
  • Frame material: Aluminum 7005 T6 heat treated
  • Swing arm bearing: maintenance-free
  • Steerer tube: oversized for 1" integrated headset
  • FahrerIn Größe: ca. 1,58 – 2,00 m Rider height: ca. 1.58 – 2.00 m (5'2" – 6'7")

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 Grasshopper fx in our detailed and richly illustrated two-wheeler recumbents catalog. In addition, you will read lots of background information about recumbent bikes and exciting adventure reports from people travelling by bike.

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.

Do you want to read more?

They Even Have a catalog? This Is Getting Better and Better!

In our extensive recumbent bike catalogue you can read all the details about the Grasshopper fx and fascinating adventures of people on their recumbents.

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.

Picture Gallery

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 foldable recumbent bike Grasshopper fx 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 the Grasshopper fx on Google Photos.


Grasshopper fx Frequently Asked Questions

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Of all the HP Velotechnik two-wheeler models, the Grasshopper fx is the one best suited for smaller people. Starting from 1.58 meters body height you can comfortably take a seat on this bike.

Even with a lowrider rack, the folding dimensions of the Grasshopper fx remain practically unchanged (96 x 50 x 70 cm with bottom or aero handlebars, 96 x 60 x 70 cm with tiller steering). Also, other factors like an engine have no influence, apart from the additional weight.

Yes, this is possible with the conversion sets offered by HP Velotechnik. Please note that a few combinations are not compatible. The use of Under Seat Steering in combination with electric assist is not possible due to a conflict with battery, nor is the use of an ErgoMesh XL mesh seat.

HP Velotechnik offers the rear wheel hub motor option for all its single-track recumbents. For safety reasons, the fitting or retrofitting of a bottom bracket motor is not permitted.

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.

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