For the city as well as faraway places
AZUB SIX is the ultimate universal bike we have on offer. It is comfortable, ergonomic, efficient and beautiful, nimble enough for the city and stable enough for long straight roads. Its robust frame, semi-integrated headset, stiff rear fork and a fixed rear rack make it a durable bike suitable for everyday commuting as well as for expeditions tens of thousands of kilometres long. However, each bike we have on offer is built according to the customer’s wishes, so we can also configure the SIX in such a way so that it offers plenty of comfort and speed for some pleasant afternoon or weekend outings. Which means you will be able to experience all the amazing features that AZUB SIX offers to extreme riders too.
From zero to six
For us, the SIX is the epitome of the entire evolution of our recumbent bikes. Our first prototype had a 20” front wheel and 26” rear wheel so we can really call it the AZUB Zero. Since then we have continuously refined it, looked closely at every single detail, and each and every experience we ever got we have transformed into an improvement. At first, we would come up with major innovations every year and the name of this model would change according to the given year – 2002, 2003, then AZUB 4 and AZUB 5. In 2005, we were happy with our Top Line models and for the next six long years we only focused on minor improvements. Then in 2011, we introduced an improved asymmetric fork along with other new technical details, but the new name of AZUB SIX didn’t come out until 2013. Ever since then, the SIX as well as all other AZUB recumbents have a sliding sleeve for the precise adjustment of the seat counting in millimetres, a superb system for the smooth and firm adjustment of the seat angle with locking nuts, improved mounting for the rear rack and revised geometry for even better riding experience.
Well pampered (Don’t bend, ride bent)
The comfort on this bike is provided not only by the rear suspension or the optional front suspension, but also by the position of the rider, whereby the crankset is positioned lower than the bottom of the composite ergonomic seat. Nevertheless, to ensure maximum comfort you need something extra. You need to merge with your bike completely and such connection can be arranged. Just adjust the seat angle, position of steering and the distance of the crankset exactly according to your needs. Our IPS system will allow you to do all this. We have been continuously improving it since 2000 and today we are more than happy with it. You see, we believe that the bike should adapt to the rider, not the other way round.
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 14°|
|Frame adjust range||lenght 200 mm (by adjusting of the Boom)|
|Wheelbase* (20“/26“)||1105 mm|
|Total lenght||170 cm|
|Total height||105 cm|
|Bottom seat height||57 cm|
|Bottom bracket height||61 cm|
|Bars wide||USS 65 cm, ASS 45 cm|
|Bars adjusting||Different lenghts and angles|
|Chain lead||PA tube (almost no friction)|
|Recumbent weight||±15 kg (according to the type)|
|Max. load||125 kg|
*wheelbase can differ +/-10 mm according to equipped fork
“The AZUB Six isn’t only one of the most capable touring recumbents in the world, it is also endlessly customizable, comes from a great company that knows of what they speak and is rare enough that you’re not likely to encounter another one.”
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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Jirka Beran started his world tour just at the end of May. He plans to spend up to 10 years traveling the world. Starting in Europe and visiting Africa is his short-term plan.