The sporty recumbent road bike
Lower. Faster. Further.
Speedmachine Recumbent Bicycle: A Joy Ride You Can Take Every Day
Great perspectives: The Speedmachine recumbent road bike is more agile, more efficient, and more comfortable than you would ever have thought possible. It is a fast ergonomic machine dedicated to absolute speed.
You have probably never ridden a bike this fast or this comfortable. In fact, you probably assumed that gain meant pain. But the Speedmachine rewrites the rules. By combining a super-oversized aluminum frame, a full suspension ride, and a totally ergonomic riding position with perhaps the smallest frontal area on the planet, we have created a unique sports recumbent bike. The Speedmachine is designed to give you incredible performance along with total comfort!
Remember, at racing speeds, it is not the weight that slows you down; it is the effort of pushing through the atmosphere. On the Speedmachine recumbent road bicycle your body is an arrow, cutting through the air with ease and giving you a seriously unfair advantage.
Leave Later, Arrive in Comfort
Of course, you have to leave behind some companions you were familiar with in the old days when riding an upright bike: saddle pain, numb wrists, or a tense neck are a thing of the past with the Speedmachine. No pressure points! Recall miles of looking down on the small stretch of tarmac right ahead of your front wheel?
Now start enjoying the beauty of the entire landscape with the panoramic view from your recumbent bicycle seat! Our suspension system is fully integrated into the frame design; it is fully tunable for performance and works completely independently of your pedaling force. We call this No Squat design. It is a system that has been perfected over thousands of miles of extreme roads by our team of test riders. What it means is, if you accelerate uphill, you accelerate efficiently. And because it isolates you completely from the road, your energy goes entirely into forward motion. It works, so that you don’t have to.
It’s the technical details that distinguish excellent design. We haven’t neglected the accessories either. We can offer an integrated luggage rack, propper mudguards and the best lighting system you can buy for the Speedmachine. The lowrider rack under the seat, together with a steering geometry optimized for safe, smooth operation even under heavy loads and the low seat position, make the fast recumbent road bike a sporty, comfortable travel companion.
Cycling becomes more fascinating again. Ready for some extra speed? Call your HP Velotechnik dealer to arrange a test ride on the Speedmachine today!
Top Virtues of the Speedmachine
Fancy Much More Speed?
Speedmachine Recumbent Road Bicycle - Get Ready to Recline!
Raise your legs up in comfort. Your everyday life is stressfull enough. Look ahead: push the limits of cycling with the Speedmachine. The perfect machine for the cyclist who wants to reach new levels of speed and comfort.
Efficient, fast and comfortable, the Speedmachine recumbent road bicycle comes with suberb options: For the Speedmachine we offer integral steering tube suspension, adjustable ergonomic seats, suspended racks, powerful disc brakes … and yes, even built-in Fahrvergnügen!
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The Details at a Glance
Your fast recumbent road bike Speedmachine has these technical refinements on board as standard.
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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 fast recumbent road 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.
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Build My Dream Bike Now!
Fast, convenient, and informative: Selecting the components of your fast recumbent road bike 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 recumbent road bicycle 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 Speedmachine.
- Seat hight BodyLink: 48 cm (19")
- Seat hight ErgoMesh: 51 cm (20")
- Seat angle: 37–45°
- Wheel size (front wheel): 20" (ISO 406)
- Wheel size (rear wheel): 26" (ISO 559)
- Max. tire width: 5 cm (2")
- Bottom bracket height: 69–72 cm (27–28.3")
- Wheelbase: 117 cm (46")
- Length: 180–210 cm (71–83")
- Hight: 92 cm (36")
- Handlebar width: 60 cm (23.7")
Standard color: Carmine red RAL 3002
Standard color: Silver 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
- Suspension travel: front 5 cm (2") / rear 8 cm (3.1")
- Weight: from 13.5 kg (30 lbs) incl. pedals
- Payload: max. 130 kg (286 lbs)
- Frame material: Aluminum 7005 T6 heat treated
- Swing arm bearing: maintenance-free
- Steering tube: oversized
- 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 Speedmachine 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 detailed recumbent bike catalogue you can read all the details about the Speedmachine and exciting adventures of people travelling on a recumbent bike.
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 recumbent road bike Speedmachine 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 Speedmachine on Google Photos.
Speedmachine Frequently Asked Questions
The weather protection fairing Streamer and the aerodynamically advantageous Above Seat Steering option on the Speedmachine are not compatible.
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.
With the Speedmachine recumbent bicycle, the boom can be pushed in or pulled out within a certain margin (approx. 10 cm / 4″ in total) without changing the chain length. For more far-reaching adjustments it is necessary to adjust the chain length. A quick frame adjustment cannot be used because of the special chain line of the Speedmachine.
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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A Speedmachine 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.