Scorpion: The Scorpion has been reinvented as a fast, light trike – with a 26″ back wheel and rear suspension, it’s comfortable for touring but pared down with slick tyres it’s also a great race or audax trike.
Scorpion fx: The Scorpion fx folds down in 60 seconds without tools to a package 102 x 89 x 63 cms – another 90 seconds and one 5mm allen key gets the front wheels and mudguards off so the Scorpion fx is small enough to fit into a Smart car boot.
No other recumbent trike folds so small so quickly – and yet the fx has the same alloy frame and back suspension of it’s non-folding brother – the seat is 9cms higher and more upright to give an excellent touring position, and the lowrider and rear carriers let you carry four panniers.
Scorpion fs 20: The Scorpion fs 20 has the same basic geometry as the folding Scorpion fx, but it adds 6cm of suspension travel at the front. The front suspension isn’t a simple bodge, either, it uses racecar-style McPherson struts and a stabiliser bar under the front wishbone which makes sure that the trike doesn’t roll too much in corners.
The fs also, of course, has the same folding system as the fx – small enough to fit in a Smart car boot!
Scorpion fs 26: The fs 26 has the same full suspension as the fs 20, but with a larger 26″ back wheel which rolls faster especially on rougher surfaces, and also keeps the gears further away from the ground. It folds too, a clever system rotates the back wheel as it folds so it ends up horizontal to take up less space!
Scorpion Enduro: The Enduro is HP’s offroad trike – it’s basically an fs 26 but with knobbly tyres and components more suited to messing about off road! It’s got Shimano XT gearing with bar-end shifters and hydraulic disc brakes as standard.
Scorpion Plus: The Plus Scorpions have the same full suspension design as the fs, but with a higher seating position – the base of the seat is 57cm (22.5″) off the ground, making it easier to get in and out of the trike. Like the fs, the Plus can also come with a 20″ or 26″ back wheel, and of course it can have an electric assist system if you need it like all the Scorpion models.
To order, you can specify all the options on the HPVelotechnik Configurator – then enter the configuration number on our Configurator Order Form, and I’ll get things under way. The build time is usually around 4-5 weeks.