The best mountain trike for off-road trails
Mountain-Triking at Its Best!
Scorpion fs 26 Enduro: Automotive Chassis Suspension for an Impressive Off-Road Experience
Think Green: Anyone who has previously considered recumbent trikes to be road speedsters only for their extraordinary ergonomics and aerodynamic advantages will have to do some rethinking: With the Scorpion fs 26 Enduro, HP Velotechnik sends trike fans right onto the trails for joyous off-road tours. Mighty MTB studded tires and automotive chassis technology combine to create an extraordinary exciting ride.
The stunning Scorpion fs 26 Enduro trike guarantees full-suspension off-road pleasures on tree-root lined trails, on downhill trails, and in bike parks – in other words: mountain-triking at its best! Since its first presentation, the Scorpion fs 26 Enduro has not only held up the endorphin at high levels for many off-road fans. The stylish trike also convinced the jury at the Eurobike fair in Friedrichshafen in late August 2013: the jurors awarded the prestigious Eurobike Award to HP Velotechnik for their eye-catching Enduro trike. The Award honors the “particularly innovative design and outstanding product quality.”
The Full Suspension Chassis of the Scorpion fs 26 Enduro
From the very first glance at the Scorpion fs 26 Enduro, you begin to feel your heart beating. The bright green full suspension frame with sky blue accents and the powerful studded 26 inch rear wheel state very clearly: This off-road machine is eager for some serious dirt rides!
Chassis technology derived from automotive engineering: HP Velotechnik’s independent wheel suspension with McPherson struts and stabilizer system on the wishbones delivers optimum riding dynamics. Whether you are riding fast fire roads, bumpy root gardens or challenging bridleways: the well-engineered and trail-proven full suspension chassis guarantees a safe and stable handling you can rely on.
The entire chassis is designed using our No Squat suspension concept and transmits all of your drive energy to the road without any loss of power. In return, you enjoy complete comfort so that you can lean back and relax while dynamically accelerating, even on rocky roads.
With the Scorpion fs 26, you have the best equipment for exhilarating trike tours ready to go. The advanced steering geometry (ASG) system enables you to control the trike smoothly and precisely. You benefit from a small turning circle even though the big rear wheel demands for more space in the chassis. The long wheelbase of your Scorpion fs 26 Enduro gives you a noticeable plus in comfort, safety, and riding pleasure.
Your advantage: Precise cornering control and increased safety when braking!
We have adapted the drivetrain to the requirements off-road: The classic 27 gears are achieved by combining a Sturmey Archer 3-speed hub with the 9-speed sprocket and Shimano rear derailleur. This setup gives you an impressive, all usable 27 gear menu you can choose from with the click of your thumbs. For this widely spread gear system, the distinctive Sram GX-1000 single crankset upfront adds some neat eye candy! Alternatively, you can choose the Pinion C1.12 front gearbox as an almost indestructible shifting option.
Enduro goes E-Trike. If you wish, you can also equip the Scorpion fs 26 Enduro, like all models from HP Velotechnik, with a powerful and efficient electric-assist system: choose between the neodrives hub motor or the STEPS drive from Shimano. Through the electric motor support of up to 25 km/h (16 mph, 20 mph for USA-version) it’s not only that steep climbs become less daunting. With the Scorpion fs 26 Enduro as an e-trike, it’s easy to take your partner on the trails, even if differences in exercise level or riding experience were an issue before. Moreover, the exciting world of mountain biking becomes accessible to a much wider audience: people with special needs, veterans or injured people can now experience exciting outdoor activities off-road from the comfortable seat of HP Velotechnik’s stable Enduro trike and get some extra support from the powerful motor whenever they want to! For extra long trips, the second battery option from HP Velotechnik instantly doubles the maximum range.
Top Virtues of the Scorpion fs 26 Enduro
Unfolds Pure Driving Pleasure
Comfortable Off-Road and in Transport
With the Scorpion fs 26, HP Velotechnik presented its first full-suspension speed trike with a smooth-running 26-inch rear wheel, that can be folded flat for transport without the use of tools. With the Scorpion fs 26 Enduro, the expert designers at trike specialist HP Velotechnik added another dimension: superb ride comfort inspired by automotive engineering to cope with all the obstacles that off-road riding can offer.
All the outstanding features of the Scorpion series can be found on the Scorpion fs 26 Enduro as well: in just a few simple steps, it only takes a minute for you to fold up your Scorpion fs 26 Enduro into a space-saving package with dimensions of 123 × 83 × 62 cm (49 x 33 x 25″). If you remove the wheels as well, the dimensions reduce even further to a compact 93 × 74 × 54 cm (37 x 29 x 22″). Even with the optional luggage rack attached, the Scorpion fs 26 Enduro can still be folded up without removing the wheels. And the chain? The chain rotates around its axis and otherwise reliably remains where it should be, guided by the flexible chain guard tubes.
The best part: When you unfold the trike, HP Velotechnik’s unique, self-locking folding hinge enables you to turn your excited anticipation into pure riding pleasure quickly!
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The Details at a Glance
Your Scorpion fs 26 Enduro 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 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.
Front Boom Quick Adjust
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 our off-road trike Scorpion 26 Enduro is the result of 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. Don’t you think green is beautiful? All right, here we’ll show you which custom colors you can choose for your Scorpion fs 26 Enduro.
- Wheels & Tires
- Vehicle measurements
- Seat hight BodyLink: 29 cm (12")
- Seat height ErgoMesh: 32 cm (13")
- Seat angle: 41–49° adjustable
- Wheel size (front wheel): 20" (ISO 406)
- Wheel size (rear wheel): 26" (ISO 559)
- Max. tire width: 5 cm (2")
- Bottom bracket height: 40–45 cm (16–18")
- Ground clearance: 12 cm (5", statically compressed)
- Wheelbase: 128 cm (51")
- Track width: 78 cm (31")
- Width: 83 cm (33")
- Length: 187–231 cm (74–91")
- Turning circle: 5.51 m (18') outward
- Faltmaß: 123 × 83 × 62 cm Folded size: 123 × 83 × 62 cm (49 x 33 x 25")
- Dismantled size: 93 × 74 × 54 cm (37 x 29 x 22")
Standardfarbe: Grün metallic / Hinterbau Schwarz
Verleihen Sie Ihrem Rad eine persönliche Note: Auf Wunsch können Sie den Rahmen Ihres HP Velotechnik-Liegerades auch mit einer Sonderfarbe ganz nach Ihrem persönlichen Geschmack pulverbeschichten lassen. Sie haben dabei die Auswahl aus hunderten von Farbtönen.
- Bottom bracket standard: BSA 68 mm
- Suspension travel: front 6 cm (2.4") / rear 8 cm (3.1")
- Weight: from 20.5 kg (45 lbs) incl. pedals
- Payload: max.110 kg (242 lbs) off-road, max 309 lbs on-road
- Frame material: Aluminum 7005 T6 heat treated
- Swing arm bearing: maintenance-free
- Rider height: ca. 1.62 – 2.00 m (5'4" – 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 Scorpion fs 26 Enduro in our detailed and richly illustrated Scorpion tricycle catalog. Also, you will read lots of background information about tricycles for adults and fascinating reports about trike tours all over the world.
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.
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They Even Have a catalog? This Is Getting Better and Better!
In our detailed Scorpion tricycle catalog, you can read all the details about the Scorpion fs 26 Enduro trike and exciting adventures of riders on a trike.
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 recumbents – 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 Scorpion fs 26 Enduro 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 Scorpion fs 26 Enduro on Google Photos.
Scorpion fs 26 Enduro 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 chose a motor for your bike, you have to subtract its weight from the possible payload. At the maximum payload specified for the Scorpion fs 26 Enduro, we make a distinction: When used as a travel trike on the road, the same requirements apply as for the Scorpion fs 26. If the trike is used off-road, we will take into account the much higher stress there with the reduced permitted payload.
For the rear wheel, HP Velotechnik offers a splash guard designed especially for off-road use. It’s different with the front wheels: The tires optimized for off-road use are so wide that the Trikefenders designed for our road trikes don’t fit. However, it is always possible to fit narrower tires (up to 50 mm / 2″) and then retrofit the Enduro trike with Trikefenders.
The Scorpion fs 26 Enduro is a full-suspension action trike designed for use in rough terrain. Extreme sports activities such as freeride or downhill MTBs are not possible; jumping is expressly not permitted. Also, the structural design limits the range of applications. You must always take into account the width of the vehicle (83 cm / 33″ at the front wheels) and the ground clearance (12 cm / 5″ statically compressed). However, you can ride many flow trails in bike parks comfortably.
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