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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Follow stroke survivor Tommy Quick as he rides the last stretch of an amazing 9,000 km-long ride around Australia’s four most extreme points.
Unsupported e-assist triking through Germany and Switzerland on two AZUB Ti-FLYs. Another epic adventure by Hartmanns is here!
First hand experience from an avid recumbent rider and daily commuter. Jessica is reporting about her first two months with the AZUB SIX.
Matt has just published a very nice video from the Tunnel Hill Trail in Illinois. It was their maiden voyage with two new Ti-FLY X trikes. See how they performed.
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.
Matt and Mary Beth are our fans and friends as well. They have three AZUB trikes already and we think you might like to see their two electric beauties. We have asked Matt a long while ago to send us a short comment about his new AZUB Ti-FLY 20 with Shimano Steps and here it is.
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...
Sylvain, 53 years old, I have lived in Corsica since 2008 and I appreciate the outdoor activities. I cycled a lot in my youth and I decided to go back to cycling in 2016. It was while doing research on the internet on bicycle trips then I discovered the “recumbent bike”. I bought an Azub Bufo at the end of 2016 and Kyrgyzstan is my third trip with this bike, after 2 stays of one month, each in Morocco.
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...