BentCon 2020 – AZUB touring cycles
This site was created on the occasion of the BentCon 2020 show by Laidback Bike Report, where recumbent bikes for long-distance touring were discussed. You can find a summary of links to important articles, travelers, and much more here. The complete show can be found here.
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Our friends from Czech edition of the Electric Bike Action magazine have made a piece on our AZUB Ti-FLY 26 with Shimano Steps 6100 motor and Nexus 5E gear hub.
Meeting Hans couple of months after we delivered him two trikes to the Czech-Austrian border during the corona crisis was a nice and rewarding moment.
One would hardly believe something like that is possible, but the AZUB SIX is very popular among french adventurers and as we see among french seniors. Although older by age, these three couples are very young in their will to travel and discover new countries.
James had a TRIcon 26 from us and made several pretty long organised rides on it. He made it across the states of Colorado, Iowa, Florida and Kansas which was his very first ride after he retired in 2018. Here is his experience described.
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.
Stefan from Liegerad on Tour Youtube channel has published a nice video about his new AZUB Ti-FLY X equipped with Shimano Steps E8000 electric assist. The bike is unique not only by the motor, but also by the Color Shop option Stefan used to its maximum.
Dave Cornthwaite is an adventurer and founder of NGO called Say Yes More. He is riding our AZUB MAX 700 from San Francisco, CA to Memphis, TN in the USA right now and this is an interview we have done with him in May 2019 about his plans and also about his recumbent and non-recumbent history. Dave is very inspirational person so watching the video is really worth the time spent on it.
We mostly read about young single adventurers or traveling couples who are in their twenties or thirties, but there are quite some people touring on bikes in age being double-digit and starting with 6 or even 7. Daniel and Frederique Tuppin are one of them. They are on their journey from Japan to France right now and stopped in AZUB for maintenance of the AZUB SIXes which they love. Read their story.
Roel van Dijk is the current president of the HPV club of the Netherlands and we are very proud of the fact he is riding an AZUB Origami. He has chosen it to be able to easily transport it in his car, but the folding feature helps him also during his last journey. He...
It's been already 3 and half a year since Rich Haket first left our factory with his AZUB SIX. Since then he rode Eastern Europe, Asia, some parts of USA and Australia to end up at our factory again. In this time, he managed to make approx 122000 km on his recumbent....
Richard Haket aka "DucthAmerican Tourbiker" is this year on a European trip and right now is discovering Russia. Richard sent us some pictures of him and his AZUB SIX "Gemini" enjoying the trip. During the trip he managed to take a lot of photos, this is just a small...
As by many asked to tell my story, how did I get to become a world bike traveler and about some of my travels. Well this the somewhat of a long story, so where to begin. Well, I was born in 1962 to two Dutch immigrant parents, so I was born Dutch American... But with...
I was born with emphysema. As with many genetically inherited diseases, I did not know about my condition until breathing became so difficult while hiking and riding, I then knew something was wrong. By the time I received treatment, I had lost 30% of my lung tissue....
What could you see at our booth at the Spezialradmesse this year? See the photos and text below. Our complete booth was in the Hall 2. We have had a booth here from the very beginning of our presence on this show what means from the year 2002. We are just bigger and...
Intro: Retirement minus 24 days…17 weekdays…not that I’m counting. I’d like a big trip to celebrate my retirement. The Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, or the Continental Divide Trail? 2500 miles give or take…that’s a long way to walk. Maybe riding would be...
As you may already know from our website, Frogs On Wheels are a Turkish-French couple who have been travelling the world on two AZUB recumbent bikes for some time now. Gökben, who comes from Turkey, rides an AZUB Six. Her French boyfriend Nico travels on AZUB Max. We have received a message from the Frogs recently with interesting insights into their Lao experience. Moreover, attached to the letter came some stunning pictures that we want to share with you.
Robert Westling is a keen recumbent bike rider. He needs to travel a lot for business and recently he has decided recently his business trips will not have him deprived of his regular rides. With a custom-built AZUB Origami recumbent Robert can take his passion with him wherever he goes.
I use recumbents for everyday commute to work, about 150km per week in average. I go in every weather and in winter I need bike that can not only survived that, but let me survive too.
We got couple of pictures from Carlo from Italy, who cycled the Tauernradweg and the Alpe-Adria Radweg with his red AZUB Ibex recumbent.
Congratulation for becoming father! Jon was six month when we started our trip and it worked out quite ok.