Fully suspended Scorpion

As you can see we are probably the last ones who inform about new HP-Velotechnik Scorpion fx – fully suspended recumbent trike. It looks like HP used the experiences with “head suspension” from Speed Machine and put them on both sides with using the McPherson system of suspension. Rest of the trike seems to be pretty much the same as the common Scorpion.

We are again surprised that HP did not improve any part of the construction of the rear fork, which is the same from the start of the HP production. Well, it works good, and the No Squat design, is also working nice, but if you look at the bike, you can see so many different tubes, and plates with holes etc. etc. Especialy with the rear rack. We think that the design of the rear part could be a little bit more simple and smooth.

Anyway. 17,9 kilos and full suspension are good selling points.

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2 Responses

  1. Spinner says:

    Looks good in my eyes. Not that I’m an expert – actually, I have only riden recumbent trikes for 4 years now – I have balance issues due to my Ataxia. I currently ride a GreenSpeed GT5 (not series II :() and wonder how the break steer on this trike is.

  2. peter says:

    I had the Scorpion fx and its great on brakes both front and rear. Its disc on front and stops straight away. The only bother i had was turning sharp angles, thats why i now have a Kettweisel.

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