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DEMO MODEL CLEARANCE SALE! AZUB T-Tris 26 inch Recumbent Trike - Green Frame

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DEMO MODEL CLEARANCE SALE! AZUB T-Tris 26 inch Recumbent Trike - Green Frame

Ok, this trike rocks.  Please see the SPECS is RED below at the end of the Azub description for the components on this Trike. Take a look closely at what you are getting with this T-Tris - an insane setup:

Ergonomic seat

The seat is crucial not only for the comfort when riding a trike, but it will also determine how fast you will be able to corner, whether you and your trike will become true friends and whether you will get the right response from the road that will be running under your wheels. That is why we have devoted so much time to its development as well.

The shape of the tricycle seat is based on the shape of a human back and on the position that the rider adopts. We have spared no expense in getting the bends just right. The seat cushion is long enough to prevent slipping, in the lower back part it copies the proportions of the body, and the curve at the top makes the shoulders and neck bend just right to allow comfortable view of the road. What is more, the length of the seat is sufficient and really supports the rider’s shoulders, which is invaluable on very long trips.

Our seats compensate for the differences in people’s heights by the mesh cover which can be stretched with straps located at the back. The cover can therefore be adapted to the shape of your back, and if you feel any discomfort, you can adjust it yourself by straightening up the relevant parts.

In production, the seat cover is set really tight, though it will loosen a little after several trips. Only then will you experience the feel of its correct side steering, so important during fast cornering. However, the cover should not be loosened too much so that you would slouch, and not too tight sincein some places it could be uncomfortable for your back. You can adjust the tightness of individual sections with the straps at the back of the seat.

If you are looking for maximum comfort and excellent ventilation, then we highly recommend you get additional padding for your seat, the Ventisit Classic. This 2 cm thick Ventisit seat pad is made in the Netherlands, it is UV resistant, it keeps its shape even on long journeys and it lasts almost forever. In the recumbent world, Ventisitis one of the tried and tested accessory suppliers that you can, literally, lean on.

Ergonomics vs. control

If you want to feel nice and comfortable on your bike, it must be both easy to control and ergonomic. However, in some recumbent bikes and trikes you can also find handlebars that don’t really match with the design of common bicycle components. They are tricycle handlebars, or more precisely, the USS. For us, the reverse mounting of brake levers and grip shifters next to the little finger does not constitute a good enough solution. So we use the so called cable loops which solve many complaints that concern the incorrect mounting of grip shifters and brake levers.

A pleasant bonus of the ergonomic mounting of the shifters and brake levers is the ability to brake and change gears at the same time. If you are an experienced cyclist, you are used to adjusting your gears when braking sharply in order to be able to subsequently carry on pedalling in the right cadence. Thanks to the placement of all the elements in our cockpit, you will be able to do this even on your recumbent.

Individual components of modern mountain bikes and road bikes are designed to be fully ergonomic, with an emphasis on easy operation. Using them on recumbent bikes requires special approach and mounting with the help of cable loops and tunnels in handlebars. We can therefore offer you not just the cutting-edge Shimano XT shifters, but also the more economical 8-speed Shimano Alivio. So you can choose to have your favourite shifters that you are used to on your conventional bike fitted onto your dream recumbent, and they will always be placed ergonomically.

Bar end shifters, whether from Shimano, SRAM or Microshift, are very popular amongst recumbent riders, particularly on long journeys. We like the overall concept mainly for its simplicity. However, the price and the need to mount the brake levers in reverse is often a problem. We therefore offer these shifters as optional components.

The vast majority of bikes that are created by our experienced mechanics are custom-built according to the wishes of our customers. And although they can choose from the standard combinations of components we offer in our configurator, now and again we do get a special requirement, such as to mount the brake levers only on one side of the handlebars, etc. In these cases, we can mount the grip shifters in reverse, or combine a grip shifter with a classic shift lever. We always consult the special requirements directly with the future rider in order for everybody to be fully satisfied. Us with a job well done, and you with your new machine.

F2F - Fold To Flat

The folding mechanism on our tricycles is positioned in such a way that when you start folding the rear of the frame, the trike slowly “turns” and the rear wheel ends up folded flat. You also remove the seat and, if necessary, also the wheels, so the resulting package is remarkably small.

Folding handlebars

It took us hours and hours of thinking and discussions before we thought up and then designed probably the most sophisticated folding handlebars in the world of recumbent tricycles. We would rather not mention the number of prototypes we have made...

The principle of the concept lies in the grooves that fit together exactly. The ones in the central part of the stem are made of stainless steel and those on the individual halves of the handlebars are made of chromium-molybdenum steel and are painted.

Thanks to the fact that the grooves are large enough, you will always be able to place the handlebars in the same position as they were before folding whilst keeping them symmetrical.

It does not matter at all how much force you will put on the handlebars when getting on or when braking suddenly. The handlebars will not move, not forwards, nor backwards. They will hold their position like a stubborn mule.

The handlebars are made of chromium-molybdenum steel that makes them very stiff and almost impossible to bend.

In order to get the position for the shifters and brake levers ergonomically perfect, we use internal cable routing. This solution is neat and effective.

Folding mechanism

In 2015, we introduced a new folding mechanism we are really proud of. We wanted to create a folding tricycle that would be adequately stiff and whose folding mechanism would be smooth and easy to operate. The feedback from hundreds of AZUB riders has confirmed that we have definitely accomplished what we had planned.

The folding mechanism has a large ergonomic lever. By large, we really mean large. It is located on the top of the frame so that it would be easily accessible without having to stick your fingers in hard to reach places. This lever makes folding our trikes a doddle.

The large diameter of the folding mechanism and the long axle placed in maintenance-free sleeve bearings increase the overall stiffness of the entire folding frame.

You can choose whether you want a folding tricycle for easy transport or parking, or a separable one. Our folding mechanism is not integrated into the frame, it is a separate part that is screwed into the frame. It can therefore be machined with very high precision and finished in a high quality surface finish. And more importantly, the mechanism can be replaced if necessary.

There is only very little need for adjustments, but now and again, you should adjust the clamping force of the mechanism. It’s easy to do and all you need is an Allen key.

The entire folding mechanism is completely made on a CNC machine. Therefore all the parts fit together perfectly and there is no friction. Precision was a requirement we were not prepared to compromise on at all.

Since the machines do so well to produce parts with such high precision, it would be a shame to dip them in paint which does not deliver precise results. Therefore, the surface is anodised to increase its mechanical resistance and to preserve this precision. Here too, we have gone a step further and opted for PTFE anodizing that is often used in the firearm industry. Its mechanical properties are perfect and it minimizes friction, which is absolutely crucial when folding a tricycle.

Both halves of the folding mechanism are made of 7075 aluminium which has significantly better properties than any other weldable aluminium.

In addition, both halves of the folding mechanism have precisely shaped lugs which lock into each other and increase the torsional stiffness of the whole frame. And the stainless steel lock which holds both halves together is machined to a high precision as well.


IGUS bearings

The fluidity with which the two halves of the frame move during the actual folding is truly exceptional, courtesy of the sleeve bearings made by the world renowned manufacturer, IGUS. We just love these small grey pieces of durable plastic. Their functionality is absolutely incredible.

IPS - Ideal Position System

We firmly believe that a bike should adapt to the rider and not the other way round. Therefore, when Aleš designed his first recumbent bike back in 2000, he already tried to make it as adjustable as possible. And today, all our bikes and trikes are like that too. Adjustable features greatly help when learning to ride recumbent. Because when you buy your first recumbent bike, you have no idea if you will prefer sitting more upright or more reclined, you will only be able to decide after many hundreds of miles. With our bikes, adjusting your seating position couldn’t be easier.

Two struts with special threads allow you to tilt your seat exactly to the position you want. No matter if you need it set extremely upright or truly reclined. The stability of the whole setup is ensured by two ergonomic locknuts with rubber inserts, and the laser etched markings on each strut make the adjustment very easy.

The distance between the pedals and the seat can be set not only with the so-called boom, which we usually do according to your height when the bike is built, but also by moving the seat itself. Therefore, when there are two of you taking turns with the bike or when you want to get your friend to try the amazing feeling of reclined riding, you can adjust the seating position on the bike very easily.

The handlebars can be set to an extremely wide range of positions. The way they are set in the stem is the same like in a classic bike. In recumbents with ASS, it is also possible to set the tilt of the stem and the distance of the handlebars from the body, in short, to create the most comfortable seating ever.

The sliding sleeve is made of glass fibre reinforced plastic. You can set your seat with millimetre precision and it will only take a few seconds as everything is controlled by two red anodized quick releases. Easy, fast, functional.

Smooth adjustment of the seat

Ever since we started back in 2000, we have always thought that a bike should adapt to the rider and not the other way round. That’s why we used an adjustable seat for our first bike, in which both the angle and the pedal distance were adjustable. With each further development stage, we introduced a more accurate adjustment, until 2013, when we reached a stage of adjusting without positions. This concept is based on a sliding sleeve, which we produce in a straight version for our tricycles and some bicycles, as well as in a curved version for recumbents.

The sleeve is made of durable, glass fibre reinforced plastic which we opted for in order to prevent scratching of the paint even during frequent use.

It is extremely important for the seat to be secure whilst riding, which is why there are two small hard-anodised aluminium parts attached to the lower part of the seat. They fit onto a three-part stainless steel insert that is fitted within the sleeve itself. When you tighten the quick release, everything slots together nice and tight.

Adjusting the seat is very easy. The upper quick release is used to secure the seat and when you release the lower one, the grip around the frame loosens and the seat can be moved. If you are a heavy rider, the lower quick release must be tightened really firmly.

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Here are the SPECS for this Particular T-Tris 26"

1. Folding Frame
2. Upgraded steering with folding arms
3. Sram DD3 - rear hub *Dual Drive Hub (everything is controller by your right hand)
4. Sram 9-speed cassette
5. IPS seat positioning with Azub's meticulous sense of tolerances and extremely attractive fasteners.
6. Sturmey Archer front drum brakes.
7. Azub Seat Riser
7. Beautiful cable housing for shifting and brakes which honestly look like braided power cords. 

8. Check out the fit and finish to this trike. For a 26" folding trike, this is top-shelf. Don't wait for an order to be built. Take home an Azub T-tris today! This is a 26" Green T-Tris with Dual Drive 27 gears. See pictures below!

9. What's the story? We ordered this custom trike for a customer who refused to take it once it arrived. We've since discounted it and have kept it on a display rack for a year and half. I'm shocked. You've got to take a look at this trike. It's the smoothest ride on 3 wheels. If you are anywhere near considering a full-suspension trike but don't yet have the financial resources - this trike will absolutely surprise you for comfort. 

The T-Tris 26 is based on the well known T-Tris 20 recumbent trike which we have been producing from 2010. 26" rear wheel gives the trike great comfort, bigger ground clearance of the rear derailleur and slightly lower rolling resistance. Some of the riders also like the look of the trike more. On the other hand it also put more stress on the rear wheel and on the complete frame and rear fork. Way too often the trikes with 26" rear wheel are too soft and especially cornering in higher speeds feels a bit strange. This disadvantage is however decreased by our very solid frame and by rear fork designed with stiffness in mind.

The T-Tris 26 is separable or folding tricycle. It has all the advantages of AZUB recumbents such as tough frame, rather minute turning radius, fully adjustable seat with our IPS (Ideal Position System) and of course a reasonable price.

T-tris 26 ends up pretty small and compact after folding (or after you separate the basic version) even with the 26 rear wheel and you need only little effort to handle and transport it by car, train or a lift to your apartment. In addition, it's really easy to fold it, it is not necessary to lift or rotate it in any way and it can be basically folded by anyone. We believe that it does not matter if you fold the tricycle in 7 seconds or 30. In our opinion, it rather matters whether the tricycle is functional and we strive to make its folding as user friendly as possible.

TECHNICAL DATA:
  • WHEELS: 20/20/26"
  • STEERING: indirect FRAME: Hand welded in Czech, ALU
  • WELD: TIG method
  • REAR FORK: rigid
  • SEAT: ALU, mesh cover with passive suspension, unisize
  • OVERALL WIDTH: 835 mm
  • OVERALL HEIGHT: 715 mm - 840 mm (depends on seat position)
  • OVERALL LENGTH: 1860 mm - 2110 mm (depends on boom position)
  • TRACK WIDTH: 755 mm
  • WHEEL BASE: 1200 mm
  • GROUND CLEARANCE: 105 mm (1,5" tyres)
  • SEAT BOTTOM HEIGHT: 315 mm - 345 mm (depends on seat position)
  • SEAT ANGLE ADJUST: 34 - 52 degrees
  • BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT: 370 mm - 410 mm (depends on boom position)
  • MAX LOAD (RIDER + LUGGAGE): 125 kg
  • MAX TYRE WIDTH: 60 mm
  • OVERALL WEIGHT: depending on components and accessories
  • HALF FOLDED WIDTH: 835 mm (650 mm without front wheels and mudguards)
  • HALF FOLDED LENGTH: 1080 mm (920 mm without rear wheel, mudguards and Racktime carrier)
  • HALF FOLDED HEIGHT: 490 mm (310 mm without front wheels)