Fast and nimble
The T-Tris 20 is based on our first and very successful tricycle, the AZUB ECO trike, to which we have added a folding system and kept all its exceptional qualities, such as the top quality riding feel, stability, adjustability and compact size. And it is the small dimensions that make the T-Tris a nifty little vehicle with a small turning circle, which when folded can be easily transported in a car or stashed away in your garage. The T-Tris 20 is also popular with customers thanks to its ergonomic comfortable mesh seat that greatly contributes to a comfortable ride, even though the tricycle has no active suspension. If you would like to increase your comfort further, you can opt for the Schwalbe Big Apple balloon tyres that perfectly absorb the minor vibrations coming from the road. The stiff frame without suspension enables the rider to have excellent power transmission and the 20” wheels provide superb acceleration and easier ascent.
When folding is a pleasure
One of the biggest advantages of the AZUB T-Tris tricycle is its folding mechanism. You do not have to lift the tricycle when folding it and after you remove the wheels and the seat, you are left with only a few tiny “packages” which you can simply place among other things in the boot of your car. What is more, the robust lever itself makes folding pure joy. It is not only beautiful to look at, but it is also very easy to operate. And folding the handlebars will just impress you. They will always be perfectly aligned and will not move a fraction of an inch even when braking or when doing some abrupt manoeuvres. You see, we do not like any compromises concerning function, therefore the handlebar folding system was so important to us that we had made about 15 prototypes before we were satisfied with the result. And today we are really thrilled with them just as customers are.
No worries for years and years
If you are looking for a tricycle which you basically will not have to worry about much, the T-Tris 20 is the one for you. Its overall robust construction, stiff frame without suspension, 20” wheels which provide superb resistance against lateral load when cornering, as well as suitable components give you an opportunity to have a tricycle that will require only minimum service. The legendary Sturmey Archer drum brakes will serve you for tens of thousands of kilometres/miles without having to have the pads replaced, and some of the gear hubs will easily cope with tough everyday use. Alternatively, you can choose the classic combination of 3×8 or 3×9 gears which can be easily serviced in any cycling workshop in the world.
20 or 26?
“Shall I choose a tricycle with a 20 or 26 inch rear wheel?” This is one of the most frequent questions we get asked. Many people just like the look of the 26” rear wheel and for them it is the biggest factor when they are deciding, but there are some objective reasons why to opt for this size as well. The more so when you learn that we in AZUB have managed to eliminate one of the major disadvantages of a 26” tricycle with rear suspension – its immense flexion when cornering. The 26” wheel has more inertia and therefore it is better at maintaining speed on flat terrain and when going downhill. It is also easier to find the right combination of gears and components because the 559 size (26”) is still more common than the 406 (20”). In addition, a larger wheel provides a higher level of comfort, since due to its size it is better at “coasting” potholes as the wheel doesn’t fall in so much, which in turn also makes the trike a little faster. And when you compare the TRIcon 26 with the TRIcon 20, the 26” wheel in the former gives it a kind of a more grown-up look.
Overall, the T-Tris 20 also lighter than the 26” version.
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.
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.
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.
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...
|Overall width||835 mm|
|Overall height||715 mm – 840 mm|
|Overall length||1 690 mm – 1 940 mm|
|Track width||755 mm|
|Wheel base||1 050 mm|
|Ground clearance||105 mm (1,5″ tyres)|
|Bottom seat height||315 mm – 345 mm|
|Seat angle adjustment||34 – 52 degrees|
|Bottom bracket height||370 mm – 410 mm|
|Max load||125 kg|
|Max tyre width||60 mm|
|Half folded width||835 mm (650 mm without front wheels and mudguards)|
|Half folded length||min. 920 mm|
|Half folded height||490 mm (310 mm without front wheels)|
“Of course the T-Tris’ biggest difference over its predecessor is its ability to fold. I folded and unfolded the T-Tris several times and I have to say that their “F2F” flat fold system works just as well as anything else out there. The handlebar fold is actually the best I’ve seen.”
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 & BLOG
Zdenko is a young Croatian guy who approached us in early 2018 with a simple question. Can you borrow me a trike so I can make a tour over the USA from coast to coast? And we said yes. Here is his video.