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Speedmachine

The Speedmachine is faster, more efficient and more comfortable than you would ever have thought possible. The oversized aluminium frame, full suspension and ergonomic riding position with excellent aerodynamics give you a great combination of performance and comfort.

Remember, at speed its the effort of pushing through the atmosphere that slows you down. On the Speedmachine your body cuts through the air with ease. And in this riding position your entire body is supported, so no pressure points! 

A full suspension bike this low is possible because of the specially designed front forks which integrate the suspension into the head tube. The suspension is tunable for performance and works completely independently of your pedalling force. What it means is, if you accelerate uphill, you accelerate. And because it isolates you completely from the road, more of your energy goes into forward motion.

The Speedmachine is excellent for touring. The seat is at a comfortable height for getting on and off but with a riding position that gives you a big advantage in headwinds. It has loads of luggage capacity, the rear rack will take conventional rear panniers or giant recumbent specific panniers like the Ortlieb, but there is also an underseat rack which will take another pair of bags. You can also carry a bag on the top of the rack. Hydration is covered by the special water bottle mounts under the seat or you can use a hydration system like the Camelback.

This is an ideal bike for long Audax rides, giving you the speed and comfort you need to cover those marathon distances without discomfort. You might want to consider the under seat steering option for relaxed riding. Its also a great bike for racing. Its not fast enough to beat the lowracers, but there are enough similar bikes on the circuit to give you a good race and you will be competetive in Sports or Street class.

 

Pick Your Options

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.

Under seat steering +£140.00

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.

Above seat tiller steering +£80.00

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.

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.

Seat Options

Airflow Seat Cushion for Bodylink Seat +£55.00

Breathable mesh fabric is combined with a comfortable cushion. Air flows through large openings in the spine channel of the seat and the Airflow cushion effectively wicks away moisture.

If you don't choose this option the seat will be supplied with a foam cushion.

Seat raincover +£14.00

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

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

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 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/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.

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Electric assist options compared

Carmine red

Carmine red

Silver grey

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.

Accessories

Kickstand Pletscher to fit rear Swingarm +£24.00

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

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.

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.

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 - Avid BB7 mechanical +£115.00

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

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.

V brakes Avid SD-5

Basic specification V brakes work well.

Disc brakes - Shimano XT +£295.00

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

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.

Mudguards

Mudguards (HP) +£44.00

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

Mirror

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.

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 - B&M both sides +£80.00

The B&M "E" has a glass lens and a long stalk, both sides gives you excellent all-round visibility.

Mirror - Busch & Muller "E" +£40.00

The B&M "E" has a glass lens and a long stalk, so it works well with trikes.

Rear shock DNM DV22 100 >130 kilos

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 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.

Bags

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.

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.

Carbon front boom +£180.00

Saves 170g of weight.

Front boom without derailleur tube

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

Rigid fork

Saves some weight and adds a sportier feel to the bike.

Steerer tube suspension CONCEPT +£190.00

Integrated into the headtube of the frame, the CONCEPT suspension system has a steel coil spring and 50mm of travel. Due to the forks compact design, the chain can run close to the frame and smoothly above the front wheel. Sharp turns are easy without interfering with the chain. It is adjustable by means of a knurled knob.

Harder spring for suspension forks +£20.00

For loads over 100kg.
£2,390.00