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Grasshopper FX

The Grasshopper is a real all rounder. Its a bike which you can customise to fit all riding styles and a wide range of different uses. Commuting, touring, racing, the Grasshopper can handle it all. And you can remove the seat , fold the bike in half and take it wherever you want to go.

This is a bike for easy riding; the front and rear suspension enables you to attack uneven and bumpy roads without worrying about loosing control and the "no-squat" geometry ensures that your energy all goes in to propelling you forward, not activating the suspension.

You now have a choice of two seats on the Grasshoppper. The Bodylink seat is multi-adjustable, and will support you in comfort for long hours on the road, while the Ergomesh seat gives great ventilation and a slightly higher riding position. You can have both a strong rear rack mounted independently of the suspension, and an under the seat mounted low-rider rack, so you can carry all your luggage without compromising the bikes ease of handling.

Pick Your Options

Frame

Front boom with derailleur tube

If you have chosen a hub gear such as the Rohloff or DualDrive your bike will normally be supplied without a front derailleur tube, which looks much simpler and cleaner, but it can be useful for mounting a light bracket or even brackets using something like a Minoura spacegrip.

Front Boom QuickAdjust +£120.00

If the bike is regularly used by two people of very different leg length, this gadget enables you to adjust the boom without having to change the length of the chain.

Front boom without derailleur tube

To go with hub gears such as the DualDrive or Rohloff.

Carbon front boom +£180.00

Saves 170g of weight.

Magic Green

Dark Blue

Custom colour +£145.00

You can choose any colour you like, please supply the correct RAL number in the comments field of your order form.

As colour display on the internet is not standardized and depends on your monitor's colour settings, the shown colours are only an indication. A more precise idea of how the colour looks like can be obtained with a printed RAL-colour chart.

Above seat Aerobars

With this system your arms point straight out in front. Advantages; sporty aggressive handling, easy to manouevre the bike when walking or parking, give a good perch for lights. Disadvantages; needs careful adjustment to get nice and low (short cranks recommended), perhaps not as comfortable over long distance.

Above seat tiller steering +£105.00

With these bars your elbows are bent at approximately 45 degrees, bringing your hands closer to your chest. Advantages; aerodynamic and very comfortable, no need to adjust for different riders. Disadvantages; steering feels sensitive at first, you soon get used to it.

Under seat steering +£60.00

With the handlebars under the seat your arms hang comfortably by your side. HP use a separate pivot point for the handlebars, like an extra headset. Advantages; comfortable over long distances, short cable runs. Disadvantages, more wind resistance, harder to manouevre bike when pushing, extra pivots in system.

BodyLink seat

Perhaps the most comfortable recumbent seat you can get, the BodyLink seat adjusts to the natural S-shape of the spine: the combination of a rigid anatomically shaped seat base and a slightly curved back rest with a flexible intermediate section offers the rider perfect support over a large area. The height of the front seat edge and the lumbar support can be easily adjusted with a quick release lever. The same goes for the back rest. The length of the seat can be adjusted after loosening the 4 screws in the seat back so it will fit any size and shape of spine.

BodyLink seat with brackets for smaller cyclists

Brings the seat 4cm forwards.

Ergomesh seat

The ErgoMesh seat has a breathable mesh back and ergonomic side cushioning that provides extra side support when cornering, and a practical seat pocket integrated into the back rest of the seat. For extra safety it is equipped with reflective stripes on its sides. Both seats fit onto the same frame mounts and can be removed from the bike within 15 seconds by quick release mounts - this comes extra handy when parking the bike in the rain or for transport in your car. The ErgoMesh seat will give you a 3cm higher seat height compared to the BodyLink seat; a higher seat position offers a better view in traffic and you can get easily on and off more easily.

Ergomesh XL seat

The extra wide ErgoMesh XL seat is 5cm wider and the back support is 3cm longer for bigger framed people. Raises the seating position by 4cm compared with the Bodylink seat.

Seat Options

Airflow seat cushion +£55.00

Breathable mesh fabric combined with a comfortable cushion. The BodyLink seat allows air to flow through large openings in the spine channel and the Airflow cushion effectively wicks away moisture.

Headrest for Bodylink seat +£80.00

For longer rides and more reclined riding position the headrest is recommended. It adjusts easliy for height and angle with a knurled knob.

Headrest for Ergomesh Seat +£95.00

Seat raincover +£14.00

A lightweight nylon cover that tucks into its own pouch behind the seat.

Bags

Transport Bag +£70.00

For transporting the folded Grasshopper. Thin lightweight nylon with a shoulder strap that attaches directly to the frame.

Moonbiker sidebags +£225.00

Large 70 litre, specially designed recumbent bags with low aerodynamic drag. Two way zip, stabilising compresion straps. Cordura with PU waterproofing and heavy duty zips.

Microbag +£32.00

A cordura pouch for the BodyLink seat. When you take it off the bike you can wear it as a hip bag. Perfect for those bits and pieces.

Spinner Grind Suspension

25.4mm stanchion tubes, one-piece aluminum lower and ergonomic preload adjuster. Even if you ride with luggage the elastomers work reliably without bottoming out. Comes with mounts for disc brakes or cantilevers.

Harder spring for suspension forks +£20.00

For loads over 100kg.

SRAM DualDrive 24 speed

This is an internal 3 speed hub gear, which works in combination with a conventional 8 speed derailleur to give a total of 24 gears. You can shift through the gears when stationary and you can use a normal size chainring. The shifts are smooth and reliable, the Dual Drive being the only self-actuated gear hub on the market, meaning that the rotation of the hub assists the change. The middle gear is direct drive, the other two gears are 25% up and 33% down. Twist gear shifters.

SRAM DualDrive 27 speed/XT derailleur & bar end shifters +£225.00

The DualDrive internal 3 speed hub gear works in combination with a Shimano XT 9 speed derailleur to give a total of 27 gears. Bar end shifters give a positive and reliable change and you can shift through the hub gears when stationary. In use the shifts are smooth and reliable, although the middle gear has no indexing.

SRAM/30 30 speed +£180.00

SRAM/30 30 speed SRAM GX, With under seat steering with SRAM 500SL barend shifters; with Above Seat Steering with SRAM:twist shifters. Wide range 10 speed 11-34 cassette.

SRAM/30 Derailleur +£235.00

30 speed SRAM GX, USS: SRAM 500SL barend shifters ASS:twist shifters

Rohloff 14 speed gear hub +£1125.00

This completely revolutionary 14 speed gear hub gives a total range of 526% in even increments of 13.6%. A wider range than a 24 speed derailleur system and with more regular steps. Since all the working parts are enclosed within the hub this is the choice for long miles and heavy use.

GO SWISSDRIVE pedelec/27 speed XT +£2240.00

HP are now offering the GO SWISSDRIVE pedelec system in the 250 W class. This comes with a high performance yet compact 446 Wh BMZ battery pack (incl. a 5 A charger!) for a range of up to 105 km. With a capacity of 446 Wh, the 36.2 V, 12.4 Ah battery drives a 250 W motor with a torque of over 40 Nm.

More details

Electric assist options compared

Rear shock DNM DV22 80 > 100 kilos

Rear shock DNM DV22 > 80 kilos

A coil spring rear shock with hydraulic damping. Up to 80 kilos combined rider and luggage weight. Preload adjustable.

Rear shock DNM DV22 100 >130 kilos

Rear shock Rock Shox Monarch RL +£190.00

A lightweight airshock with adjustable spring rate and damping. The spring rate is set with an air pump. By setting the pressure in the pressure chamber, you can individually adjust the suspension feel and comfort.

Drivetrain Options

Short cranks +£22.00

HP recommend these for riders under 5' 7" (175cm). We would recommend them to anyone for the reduced knee movement, leading to smoother, faster, more efficient pedalling and better handlebar clearance if you have steering above the seat. NB: your effective gear will be increased by about 10%.

Chainring disc +£22.00

Replaces the standard chainguard and saves about 150g.

V brakes Avid SD-5

Basic specification V brakes work well.

Disc brakes - Avid BB7 mechanical +£115.00

All the advantages of disc brakes - great stopping, clean bicycle easy maintainance - but in a budget package.

Disc brakes - Tektro Auriga hydraulic +£160.00

Hydraulic brakes give a smoother action and are not subject to cable corrosion and breaking. tektros are simple and reliable.

Disc brakes - Shimano XT +£295.00

Shimano make some of the nicest disc brakes you can buy. Smooth, reliable and easy to maintain.

Disc brakes for Rohloff +£65.00

You need to choose this option if you are combining any of the disc brakes with the Rohloff hub.

Lighting

B&M Dymotech 6 with standlights front and rear +£150.00

A sidewall generator that runs on the tyre. It is combined with LED lights front and rear and wiring run internally through the frame.

SP-SD 8 dynamo hub +£285.00

Shutter Precision touts their dynamo hubs as the lightest, most efficient on the market. Combined with B&M IQ-X front light with up to 100 lux, parking light, brake light

SON 20R dynamo/Edelux light +£365.00

The disc version of the highly efficient SON 20R dynamo combined with SON's own Edelux front light. Standlights front and rear and internal wiring.

SON 20R hub dynamo/B&M IQ-X +£415.00

The disc version of the highly efficient SON Delux dynamo. Combined with B&M IQ-X front light with up to 100 lux, parking light, brake light

Luggage Racks

Rear Rack +£105.00

12mm 6061 T6 aluminium alloy tube, black powder coating, complete with rear reflector and bolts, mounts to frame and rear suspension pivots. Maximum load 25 kgs.

Lowrider Rack +£90.00

Under seat mounting, black powder coating, 10mm 6061 T6 aluminium tube. Gives maximum stability for heavy loads, but will increase your wind resistance with bags mounted. Maximum load 25 kgs.

Schwalbe Marathon Racer

A good, fast, lightweight folding tyre with a shallow tread and Kevlar belt.

Schwalbe Marathon Plus +£28.00

If you hate punctures this tyre has the Schwalbe Tourguard puncture resistant layer which makes it almost impregnable. A deep foam belt effectively expels anything which tries to get through the tread.

Mudguards

Mudguards (HP) +£44.00

Keep you and your bike cleaner and dryer in the rain.

Mirror

Mirror - Mirrycle +£32.00

The Mirrycle mirror works particularly well, with a large glass lense and very secure mounting in the end of the special HP mounts.

Mirror - Mirrycle both sides +£70.00

With two mirrors fitted you have a full range of vision behind you. Also handy when you travel abroad.

Accessories

Water Bottle Set +£38.00

Two specially designed HP Velotechnik "moonbiker" bottles with cages and mounting bracket for fixing to the frame behind the seat. A neat, tidy and secure alternative to hydration systems.

Shimano T8000 clipless pedals +£75.00

Shimano PD-T8000 for normal and SPD shoes These pedals have a decent sized platform on one side which you can use with almost any shoes, and Shimano SPD clip in fittings on the other.

Moonbiker flag +£15.00

For extra conspicuity - and to keep your mother happy.

Kickstand Pletscher to fit rear Swingarm +£24.00

HP Velotechnik worked with Pletscher to make a stand that just works.

£2,480.00