$ 4,829 / € 4.059
Trike of the year 2015
When you sit in the TRIcon 26 for the very first time, it immediately becomes clear why this trike has won the title Trike of the year 2015. Just settle comfortably in the ergonomic seat, sit back and start pedalling. The first two or three corners will give you a taste of the best advantages of our revolutionary 26” rear wheel solution. The shortest possible stiff fork with the 157mm wide Syntace solid through-axle design that we “borrowed” from mountain bikes, work an absolute miracle. What previously was unthinkable in the world of tricycles with a 26” rear wheel suspension has now become a reality. Yes, we are talking about fast cornering with minimal rear wheel flex while making you feel that the trike is absolutely stable and reacts accurately and instantly to any correction of the direction coming from the handlebars. And this feeling sure is absolutely exhilarating.
Attention to detail, beauty of the whole.
All the above mentioned is complemented by the prized characteristics of the dimensionally smaller but older brother, the TRIcon 20. These include a very comfortable rear suspension due to a genuine cycling shock, perfectly tuned steering, excellent power transmission, comfortable seat and the F2F-U (Fold to Flat Ultra) folding system which allows the trike to be folded not only in half but which also allows the rear fork be rotated below the frame, thus reducing the overall size of the trike when completely folded. Nevertheless, for many people the appearance of their TRIcon 26 is an important factor as well. And in this sense, the trike is truly unique. Emphasis has been placed on details such as the red bowden ends, the removable anodized rear fork dropouts, the wonderful quick releases or the cleverly shaped front wheels caps. The TRIcon 26 simply exudes robustness and healthy aggression.
26 or 20?
“Shall I choose a trike 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.
If we were to carry on comparing the 20” and 26” TRIcons, we must not forget to mention that the TRIcon 26 offers all the available “gimmicks”, including the rear Syntace X-12 solid-thru axle or the removable rear fork dropouts not found on the TRIcon 20. Although, technically speaking, there is no real need for them.
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 U - Fold to flat ultra
In addition to folding the front part, you can also rotate the rear fork which is designed to fit neatly just below the rear of the frame. This will turn the tricycle into an incredibly small package which you can easily fit into the boot of a small car or into our carry case should you wish to take the trike for example on a plane. And the whole manoeuvre will take you no more than 5 minutes without the need for any tools.
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||700 mm – 820 mm|
|Overall length||1 980 mm – 2 230 mm|
|Track width||755 mm|
|Wheel base||1 238 mm|
|Ground clearance||117 mm (1,5″ tyres)|
|Bottom seat height||270 mm – 300 mm|
|Seat angle adjustment||34 – 52 degrees|
|Bottom bracket height||400 mm – 450 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||1 265 mm|
|Half folded height||560 mm|
|Extreme folding||min. 790 x 650 x 340 mm (without front boom 610 x 650 x 340 mm)|
“The number one reason that people gave for choosing the Tri-Con was its innovative rear wheel mounting system that virtually eliminates the “flexy wheel” issue that many riders of large wheel tadpoles complain about. Other reasons were its superb handling, excellent build quality, its ability to fold down into a tiny package and its wide variety of options.”
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
Arto is our Finnish dealer. His shop’s name is Arcus Velomobile. As the winter in Finland is pretty long and quite often also tough, he tested the winter tires from Continental on his AZUB TRIcon 26 recumbent electric trike. His choice is Continental Topcontact Winter 55mm.