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Street Machine GTe

Recumbents are great for touring, and the Street Machine is perhaps the ultimate touring bike. It offers fantastic comfort with the ability to carry a ton of stuff with total control. With the highest seat of all the HP bikes, the Street Machine is easy to ride and very accessable. The high seat also allows a large (26") back wheel while keeping the length of the bike reasonably compact. These characteristics also make the Street Machine a great commuting bike, with it's easy, comfortable riding position and convenient seat height.

 

The heart of the Street Machine Gte is HP Velotechniks "Bodylink" seat. Using a revolutionary new technology they have created a seat which adjusts in six directions, offering choices of seat base and back angle, back length and lumbar support. The seat is made from a sandwich of HD foam and fibreglass resin, to give the best combination of strength, bulk and lightness. You also have the option of the ErgoMesh seat, which gives excellent breathability and a broader, softer support. It also raises the seating position by 4cm, effectively lowering the pedals to give a more casual riding position.

Because you can have up to four big bags and all your luggage is fully suspended, this is a great bike for long distance touring. It is comfortable enough to ride for as long as you like and the suspension will swallow up uneven road surfaces.

Pick Your Options

Front boom without derailleur tube

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

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.

Under seat steering

With the handlebars under the seat your arms hang comfortably by your side. On the Streetmachine HP don't use a separate pivot point for the handlebars but connect the bars directly to the forks, so there are no fragile linkages to damage. Advantages; comfortable over long distances, short cable runs. Disadvantages, less aerodynamic, harder to manouevre bike when pushing, nowhere to hang lights or computer.

Above seat tiller steering +£185.00

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.

Silver Grey

Dormant Orange

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.

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.

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.

BodyLink seat with brackets for smaller cyclists

Brings the seat 4cm forwards.
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.

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

V brakes Avid SD-5

Basic specification V brakes work well.

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.

Disc brakes - Shimano XT +£295.00

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

Accessories

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.

Streamer Front Fairing +£385.00

The Streamer is a very well designed front fairing from HP Velotechnik that improves your efficiency and riding comfort, protects you from the elements and helps you slip through the air with minimum effort.

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.

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.

Lighting

Lighting System fo Go SwissDrive +£135.00

Running off the existing Go SwissDrive battery, this option uses the B&M IQ Fly front light with an output of 80 lux.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Rear shock DNM DV22 100 >130 kilos

Rear shock DNM DV22 80 > 100 kilos

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.
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.

Luggage Racks

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.

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.

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.

Schwalbe Marathon Racer

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

Mudguards

Mudguards (HP) +£44.00

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

£2,210.00