$ 4,507 / € 3.599
A nimble midget for confident riders
Balance – there is no better word that would sum up all the properties of the AZUB MINI. Even the first glance confirms it. The two 20” wheels give the bike a symmetrical appearance, offset by a functional solution in the form of the asymmetric rear fork and the location of its shock. The seating position is a perfect combination of comfort and sportiness. The total height of the bike offers both the low seating of a sporty recumbent and the ample view of what is happening around you. The overall dimensions of the AZUB MINI then make it an ideal bike for playful and nimble weaving through the city streets, but the long wheelbase gives it a surprising stability.
Ride the best
The MINI, as well as other models from our Top Line represents the best we in AZUB have ever developed for two wheeler recumbents: the smooth seat adjustable in height and angle with which you can set your steering position with millimetre precision, the stiff rear fork providing the bike with excellent riding properties even when fully loaded or in rough terrain, the pulley following the chain link at each change of gear, the flowing super-oversize main frame tube to which all the other important bike elements are fixed, such as the ergonomic seat, rear fork or the rack.
The underrated 20
20” wheels are not for everyone. Many do not like them and many think them slow. A lot of cyclists try to avoid them at all costs. However, 20” wheels do have their charm. Thanks to the low inertia they accelerate pretty quickly, the small diameter gives them great strength, they reduce the overall size of the bike and they also offer excellent handling properties. On recumbents they enable the seating position to be low so the rider feels safe and secure even in the toughest of conditions. In AZUB, 20” wheels are used by the designer himself, Tomáš, as well as by the head of sales and marketing, Honza. They both have the AZUB MINI, but this bike is also popular with our graphic designer and our accountant. Honza and Tomáš have no problems putting their MINIs through some well challenging situations in the great outdoors, Honza has even taken his MINI to such destinations as Albania, the Indian Himalayas or the Israeli Negev desert. You can read why Honza rides on 20” wheels in his article in our blog. But to be fair, let us mention some disadvantages as well. 20” wheels are not so good at keeping speed on straight roads, when combined with V-brakes the rims may overheat and which means they also need to be replaced more frequently. And, for bikes with 20” wheels it is often difficult to find suitable components and many cyclists feel the derailleur is too close to the ground.
2 types of steering
You can choose from two different styles of steering. It is either the ASS – above seat steering (also called over seat steering) or the USS – under seat.
Asymetrical rear fork
The design of our asymmetric rear fork we presented at the SPEZI 2007 astonished not only recumbent bike riders but also professionals. It is not a gadget for a mere showing off! You can experience the functionality of its original shape and of its unique fit into AZUB frames on the Mini, SIX and MAX models.
We’ve eliminated the “pogo effect” by placing a chain pulley on the Top Line models. What is more, it is positioned on an axis made of high quality stainless steel, which allows the chain to swing smoothly from the left to the right according to the set gear. This technical solution improves the chain’s lifetime and lower the resistance that occurs when the axis is in a fixed position.
Super-oversized main frame tube
AZUB frames are recognisable by their central frame tube to which all the major elements are fixed, be it the head tube with the front fork, the seat, the rear fork bracket or the luggage racks. This solution not only gives our bikes maximal stiffness and solidity, hence providing stable riding performance, but also an important carriage capacity in the form of its back carrier. You will especially appreciate our technical solution when fully loaded with several bags behind you, as their weight will not influence the riding performance of your recumbent at all.
|Seat adjust range||lenght 130 mm, height 60 mm, angle 17°|
|Frame adjust range||lenght 300 mm (by adjusting of the Boom)|
|Wheelbase* (20“/20“)||1086 mm|
|Total lenght||165 cm|
|Total height||104 cm|
|Seat bottom height||55 cm|
|Bottom bracket height||65 cm|
|Bars wide||USS 65 cm, ASS 45 cm|
|Bars adjusting||Different lenghts and angles|
|Chain lead||PA tube (almost no friction)|
|Recumbent weight||±14,5 kg (according to the type)|
|Max. load||125 kg|
*wheelbase can differ +/-10 mm according to equipped fork
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.
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STORIES & NEWS
Read an interesting article about a MINI that Mark has coverted from a touring one to a speedy one and later to an electric off-road beast.
See how our colleague Honza is commuting on his AZUB MINI recumbent. He has it 20 km / 12,5 miles one way.
This is a story of one little AZUB MINI that was heavily modified by its owner Mark and later, after he has purchased an Origami, transformed back to its original state.