$ 3,847 / € 3.290
Inspired by Japan
A recumbent like AZUB Origami will be very hard to find anywhere in the world. The long wheelbase and tuned geometry of the frame give it excellent riding properties both in slow pedalling through a city and in fast descents. You will also be pleased with the array of smart solutions there are, such as the possibility to secure the bike after folding, the integrated rack or the space under the seat to fit a specially designed triangular bag. Not to mention the folding system that turns the Origami into a small bag easily transported by car, train or even plane. In short, the Origami is just right for small spaces and it does not really matter whether you come across them while weaving through a city or looking into the boot of your car.
Experience in the roots
In 2008, we attempted to make a cheap recumbent. We wanted to offer the pleasure of the riding comfort of recumbents to be experienced by people in countries where incomes are not so high. That is, in our country, the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania or Hungary. We devoted a lot of effort, time and money to this project and managed to create some interesting prototypes, including a steel recumbent without suspension with a 20” front wheel and 26” rear wheel. Eventually, our favourite aluminium and the “dual 20” model won. AZUB ECO 20 was an excellent stable bike which was also very easy to handle thanks to its compact dimensions. It was also exceptional due to its interesting features, such as the beautiful adjustable aluminium seat. We also made several models with 16” wheels for children or for small people. Although not much interest came from Eastern Europe, there was some from France or Japan. Nevertheless, we have never wanted to spend our time thinking where to cut corners in order to reduce the cost, so soon we began to improve it instead. The last step was adding a folding mechanism, thus turning the AZUB ECO 20 into AZUB Origami. A recumbent small in size yet large in riding properties.
Easier than origami
Folding the Origami is easy. Easier than making the Japanese figures that gave it its name. When folding, the Origami is supported on its rear wheel and by a double leg stand supplied as a standard accessory. So when you want to fold it, all you need to do is loosen and turn the ergonomic seat, fold down and secure the handlebars and fold the frame in the middle. The icing on the cake is the handy folding pedals – one, two, three and you are done.
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.
|Total height||min 110 cm|
|Bottom seat height||min 54 cm|
|Bottom bracket height||min 69 cm|
|Bars wide||40 cm|
|Bars adjusting||Different lenghts and angles|
|Max. load||100 kg|
IT IS SIMPLY UP TO YOU
It does not matter whether your biggest wish is a bike in Ferrari red or a sky blue one, whether you dream at night of an aggressive looking number or a sporty specimen, of a sophisticated stylish model or of pure comfort. Neither does it matter whether you are planning short, relaxing trips or long expeditions which might take several months. We can help you fulfil an incredible number of wishes. And regardless of whether we will be configuring and building you a bike in the very basic version or one with all the cutting-edge elements, you can rest assured we will take the same care. For us, the aim is simply to see a happy person with a smile on his or her face every time they get on their bike.
For years, we have tried not to restrict our cyclist customers in the selection of components they can have on their bicycles. After all, there are so many different people with so many different tastes and needs. Plus, the world of cycling is bursting with interesting solutions. Therefore, we can offer you both a traditional shifter with a triple crankset as well as the unique Pinion gearbox, or the Shimano Alfine Di2 electronic shifting. Likewise, you may want to ride on tarmac roads with tyres as thin as a sheet of paper or you might just prefer the comfort of wide balloon tyres. That is why we have such a wide range of components. Nevertheless, if you happen not to find what you need, do not despair. Feel free to contact one of our dealers or us directly. We will be happy to help you find the right combination of components.
As well as our wide range of components, we also offer an extensive list of accessories you can mount on your bike. Well, you cannot be expected to be happy with the same rack and the same lights when commuting to work and when cycling in rough terrain. And because we enjoy both commuting to work and revelling in rough terrain, as well as riding across the continent, we do have an idea of what might come in handy. Moreover, we listen to our customers and we listen very carefully. So it is often you, who come up with a great idea. You try it out and then we will start producing it again, for you.
Bikes for everyone
Not everyone on this planet is lucky enough to be healthy, fully mobile and able to set off wherever they want at the drop off a hat. Helping people with a variety of physical health problems or even psychological problems gives our business a completely different dimension. And because cycling is often one of the few ways such people can enjoy outdoor exercise, we are always overjoyed when we manage to build a bike for someone who really needs it. In our offer you will therefore find features such as brakes and shifting mounted only one side, the Shimano Di2 electronic shifting that requires very little force to control, or a rarity such as push brakes. Please, take a look at all the solutions we are able to offer and build for you and let us know if you require something else entirely, we will try to build a bike even for you. The thing is, we want to build bikes for everyone!
Made in the Czech Republic
We are very proud to be personally acquainted with the person who welds our frames, to know who then paints them and who operates the laser with which all the necessary holes are burned into the tubes. We are equally pleased with the fact that we employ our neighbours and friends and that most of them have been working for us for many years now. Apart from some ordinary components such as derailleurs or tyres, our bikes are made in the Czech Republic with some components sourced from nearby Slovakia. This allows us to respond to our customers’ demands rapidly and also to produce small number orders of just several models a year. These bikes could not be created in Asia, where volumes are everything, at all. Meet the people who make the wheels turn in AZUB.
Do you have any questions or just wanna discuss or leave your opinion?
We can’t remember when a bike left AZUB without any accessories. And we assume that you too will want to upgrade your bike at least a little and adapt it to your needs.
You can find an overview of all accessories for the Origami in the configurator.
STORIES & NEWS
Our marketing guru Honza and his family touring through nearby countries on four recumbent bikes. Watch the video and read a short article.
Heavily customized AZUB Origami folding bike that Mark uses for traveling. And guess what? He loves it. Read his review.
German world known magazine Der Spiegel has published a review of the folding recumbent AZUB Origami.