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Driving forward – Drivetrains for HP Velotechnik recumbent bikes and trikes
Overview of shifting systems: Derailleur gearing, internal gear hubs and transmission

Even with electric assist on the rise, a bicycle is defined as an apparatus which is mainly driven by human power. No other invention is able to do this as efficiently. The symbiotic combination of man and machine has inspired bicycle designers for the last 200 years. The history of the bicycle began with German engineer Drais' Dandy Horse and now extends to high end derailleurs with automatic shifting.

HP Velotechnik's engineers have narrowed down the giant selection available today to find a selection of outstanding drive train systems, integrating them into our recumbents to perfectly satisfy your needs. This means that you always have the right option for your dream bike once we custom build your trike to your specifications.

Derailleurs or internal gears: Not only is there modern technology at work, but also two different philosophies which go beyond the ideas of 8, 14, 24, or 30 gears. Internal gear hubs allow you to shift while standing still. Derailleur shifting has its advantage with small changes between evenly spaced gears. Both internal gears and derailleur shifting can even be combined in our Tripleshift drivetrains. A further advantage for recumbents: You can use all the chain rings with all the cassette cogs since the chain is so long, that it makes every gear combination ridable.

Open Choice: Twist or bar end shifters? This is not a philosophy decision, but an ergonomic. That is why we offer both for our discerning riders. Twist shifters are solid, reliable, and a mark on the grip indicates the current gear. HP Velotechnik has developed an extra long twist shifter for both Pinion and Rohloff, tailored for the recumbent riders needs. Bar end shifters fit perfectly to the tip of your thumb and require less energy to precisely shift.

An overview of the shifting systems you desire is the focus of this page. Your HP Velotechnik dealer is ready to help to find the perfect setup for your needs.

Shifting systems for our bikes and trikes

Sram
X4 24 speed derailleur gearing
Drivetrains recumbent Sram X4 24 speed derailleur gearing Gearing: 48-38-28 t. / 11 – 32 t.
Development: 1,75 m – 8,73 m
Shifter: Sram X4 twist shifter
Cassette: Sram PG-820
Rear Derailleur: Sram X4 8 speed
Combination with motor: as 8 speed rear derailleur X4 with Shimano STEPS E5000
Available for: Gekko 26 standard configuration without motor; with motor all other trikes except Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec / Enduro and Gekko and fxs
Solid entry: The X4 rear derailleur from Sram combines shifting precision, low weight and elegant design with an outstandingly low price. We offer this 24-speed derailleur with a triple chainring set from Shimano for our entry level trike Gekko 26. Pleasant detail: With Sram's smooth-running twist shifter handles, you always have the right transmission ratio in your hand.
Sturmey Archer + Sram / Shimano
Tripleshift 24 speed internal plus derailleur gearing
Bike gears recumbent Tripleshift 24 speed derailleur and internal hub gearing Gearing (20"): 46 t. / 11 – 34 t.
Gearing (26"): 39 t. / 11 – 34 t.
Development (20"): 1,49 m – 8,53 m
Development (26"): 1,68 m – 9,64 m
Shifter: Sram twist shifter
Cassette: Shimano CS-HG50
Rear Derailleur: Sram X4 8 speed
Combination with motor: No
Available for: all two-wheel bikes / all trikes, except Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec and Enduro, Gekko 26 and fxs
Reliable Combo: Recumbent enthusiasts first love: The combination of a 3-speed internal gear hub plus derailleur shifting. The reliable internal gear system from British pioneers Sturmey Archer allows not only shifts when standing still, but it also expands the range of the derailleur shifting. In the basic version with the 8-speed cassette X4 from Sram you have a robust companion for all ways with 24 gears.
Sturmey Archer + Shimano
Tripleshift 27 speed internal plus derailleur gearing
Drivetrains recumbent Tripleshift 27 speed derailleur and internal hub gearing Gearing (20"): 46 t. / 11 – 34 t.
Gearing (26"): 39 t. / 11 – 34 t.
Development (20"): 1,49 m – 8,53 m
Development (26"): 1,68 m – 9,64 m
Shifter: Sturmey Archer barend shifter
Cassette: Shimano XT
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT 9 speed
Combination with motor: No
Available for: all two-wheel bikes / all trikes, except Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec and Gekko 26
Practical and elegant: You would like to extend the popular combination 3-speed hub plus derailleur? Then simply combine the Sturmey Archer hub with one of the world's most widely used top quality 9-speed derailleurs: the XT from Shimano. This ensures a finely graduated power transmission. Your advantage: In combination with the gear hub you can shift through all 27 gears.
Sram
GX 30 speed derailleur gearing
Bike gears recumbent Sram GX 30 speed derailleur gearing Gearing (20"): 60-52-40 t. / 11 – 36 t.
Gearing (26"): 52-42-30 t. / 11 – 36 t.
Development (20"): 1,67 m – 8,2 m
Development (26"): 1,67 m – 9,5 m
Shifter: Sram barend shifter
Cassette: Sram PG-1070 XT
Rear Derailleur: Sram GX 10 speed
Front Derailleur: Microshift
Combination with motor: GO SwissDrive G25p and G45p
Available for: all two-wheel bikes / all trikes, except Gekko 26; Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec and Enduro only with motor, Gekko fxs only 10 speed with motor
The Elegant Racer: Are you looking for performance? Then the lightweight Sram GX 30 with a triple crankset and 10 speed cassette is just right for you. The wide gear range and precision shifting ensure flexibility when you need it. The ergonomic barend shifters are a comfortable fit to your fingers and provide a reassuring "click" when operated.
Shimano
XT Di2 11 speed derailleur gearing
Bike gears recumbent Shimano XT Di2 11 speed derailleur gearing Gearing (20"): 50 t. / 11 – 46 t.
Gearing (26"): 44 (Enduro 38) t. / 11 – 46 t.
Development (20"): 1,63 m – 6,82 m
Development (26"): 1,91 m – 8,00 m
Shifter: Shimano Di2 with button
Cassette: Shimano XT M8000
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT Di2 (electric)
Property: No shifting cables
Combination with motor: Shimano STEPS E8000
Available for: all trikes, except Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec, Gekko 26 and fxs; only in combination with motor
No more shifting cable: Changing gears at the push of a button and with extreme precision and speed through 11 wide-spread gears, that's what makes the Shimano XT Di2 electric derailleur outstanding. We offer this technical delicacy exclusively in combination with the STEPS E8000 e-drive.
Shimano
Nexus 8 speed rear wheel internal gear hub
Bike gears recumbent Shimano Nexus 8 speed internal hub gearing Gearing (20"): 44 t. / 16 t.
Gearing (26"): 44 t. / 22 t.
Development (20"): 2,19 m – 6,64 m
Development (26"): 2,12 m – 6,44 m
Shifter (electric): Shimano Di2 with button
Shifter (mechanic): Shimano twist shifter
Combination with motor: Shimano STEPS E5000
Available for: all two-wheel bikes / all trikes, except Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec and Gekko 26; some models only with motor
The No-Worries-Package: The offer for all those who prefer not to think too much about technology when cycling. We use the premium version of Shimano's low-maintenance 8-speed Nexus internal gear hub either as a mechanical gearbox or in the exclusive combination with the electronic Di2 gearbox, which fully automatically shifts the appropriate gear for the Shimano STEPS e-drive motor.
Rohloff
Speedhub 14 speed rear wheel internal gear hub
Bike gears recumbent Rohloff Speedhub 14 speed internal hub gearing Gearing (20"): 52 t. / 15 t.
Gearing (26"): 46 t. / 15 t.
Development (20"): 1,45 m – 7,63 m
Development (26"): 1,71 m – 9,00 m
Shifter: long Rohloff twist shifter by HP Velotechnik
Combination with motor: Shimano STEPS E8000 (chainrings like XT Di2)
Available for: all two-wheel bikes / all trikes, except Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec and Gekko 26; Scorpion fs 26 Enduro only with motor
The World Tourer: Since 1998, the Rohloff Speedhub has become a mechanical legend. Uncountless world tourers have relied on the nearly indestructible internall gear hub with 14 evenly spaced gears. One of the reasons for its reliability is that the gears rest in a sealed oil bath. Your advantage: the extra-long HP Velotechnik twist shifter exclusive to HP Velotechnik recumbents.
Pinion
C1.12 12 speed internal gear transmission
Bike gears recumbent Pinion C1.12 12 speed internal gear transmission Gearing (20"): 46 t. / 28 t.
Gearing (26"): 46 t. / 36 t.
Development (20"): 1,35 m – 8,21 m
Development (26"): 1,40 m – 8,52 m
Shifter: long Pinion twist shifter by HP Velotechnik
Chain tensioner: by HP Velotechnik with extra large pulleys
Combination with motor: GO SwissDrive G25p und G45p
Available for: all two-wheel bikes / all trikes, except Gekko 26 and fxs
The Extraordinary: The completely enclosed Pinion 12-speed internally geared transmission integrated up front in the bottom bracket reliably propels you forwards with ease. HP Velotechnik's extra-long twist shifter is easy to use. It is the perfect companion to the GO SwissDrive hub motor.

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