If we don't have a suitable size/variant/colour in stock, there will be a 2 to 6 weeks lead time. Allowing us to manufacture a suitable frame, and have it painted in a colour of your choice. Main frame with adjustable boom tube, powder coated in the colour of choice - handlebar, handlebar riser (powder coated in matt black) - seat mounts and struts (powder coated in matt black) - chain idler wheel - nut's and bolts. RAL chart colours come as standard, pearl/candy/candy sparkle are an option.
To build up the bike you will need: - recumbent hardshell seat (Steintrikes glassfiber seat is a recommended optional). Seat mounts are designed for Steintrikes seat, with flat seat mount interface.Other seats with rounded mounting surfaces might require adaptation or fabrication of new seat mounts, in order not to introduce a pressure point on the curved seat using a flat seat mount, which can lead to seat damage. A suitable headset 44mm ID headtube, so either a 44mm zero-stack headset for 1 1/8 steerer, or a EC44/40 headset if tapered steerer. Bike on the photos has a straight 34mm ID headtube with external cups, please disregard that detail - frame has been updated to a 44mm ID headtube. Suitable fatbike fork, with straight 1 1/8" or 1 1/8"-1.5 tapered. Frame geometry requires a fork that is not suspension corrected eg. Used on frames of the same geometry which support the use of suspension and rigid forks on the same frame. If you don't mind a higher bottom bracket, you could perhaps get away with Bluto at 80mm, or a suspension corrected fork. A-head stem in a suitable length, depending on the rider size, arm length, seat angle and rider position. Stem should be 1 1/8" clamp at the steerer tube, and a 1" clamp on the handlebar size.
Set of fatbike wheels, rear wheel with a hub of 190mm OLD with a regular 10mm axle. Rear fork has a clearance for 26x5 tire. Smaller 24" od 20" are also possible. Narrower 29+, 27.5+ or narrower tires are also possible, as long as you use a 190mm hub - useful for terrain that is not so soft to require fully fat tires. A choice of regular mtb parts such as brakes, drivetrain, available in any bike store.
Things to note: Bottom bracket is standard BSA thread, 68mm shell! So a regular MTB crank is to be used. There is no need to use very wide bottom brackets like on upright fatbikes to gain a proper chainline, as long recumbent chain is very forgiving in that matter. If front dérailleur is to be used, it should be a "down swing" type (clamp on top>pivot linkage>cage on bottom) with a bottom cable pull.
Rear disc mount is IS rear standard. Large frames or tall steerer might need a longer then standard 210cm rear dérailleur cable. Assembly is mostly straight-forward, but should you have questions regarding the assembly, we of course will provide assistance with detailed instructions or advice. Sequoia is based on our original, proven Scopa model, but with modifications to suit fat wheels and tires, and assure proper ride characteristics.
Up to 5 fat tires allow a recumbent to venture where no recumbent has ventured before. It eats them for breakfast. Winter or summer, you can always venture off the beaten track into the wild. It might not win any XC races against an upright bike, but hey - it's so much more fun.
And so much comfortable then the wedgie bike. Even weight distribution over both wheels, that won't have the front wheel sink into the soft surface due to excessive weight over the front wheel. Shorter wheelbase also make the bike more manoeuvrable, so it's much easier to navigate tight trails. It could also be used with a tiller steerer, for even more manoeuvrability and tighter turning circle then the open cockpit handlebars can offer 4.5m turning circle with stock handlebars, while pedalling. Tighter if you stop pedalling and lower the inside leg bellow the handlebar Dérailleur tube on the boom is optional, so if you don't plan on using a front dérailleur, boom can come without it, for a much cleaner look.
Same as our Scopa model, it's made out of EU-made St52 seamless cold drawn precision thin wall steel tubing (very similar in characteristics with more known CrMo) hand crafted with care and attention by experienced European recumbent frame builders. Boom tube and handlebars are made of aluminium.Available in 2 sizes, and two wall thickness levels to suit most riders. Within those 2 frame sizes, adjustable boom allows for leg length adjustment, seat back angle is adjustable between 30 and 35 degrees, handlebar is adjustable in height, and handlebar reach is set with a right choice of stem length. Seats are available in 4 sizes, depending on the riders back length. Frame is powder coated in a colour of your choice, from a wide range of RAL-chart shades, or specials such as pearl or candy apple, candy apple sparkle, with hi-gloss or matt finishing transparent layer on top. Main frame with boom in size S/M tips the scales at 3150 grams, allowing for a complete build to be relatively light. Complete bike presented in the photos, with a set of 3.5kg Novatec wheels, Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 4 tires, XT 8000 drivetrain, 1,4kg heavy steel fork, carbon seat, Avid BB5 mechanical brakes, etc. Tipped the scales at 16.8kg Final weight can be significantly reduced with a lighter wheel set, lighter CrMo, Alu, or carbon fork, hydraulic brakes, tiller steering, etc. But even at 16.8 + odds and ends I take on a bike ride, is still ok for me to shoulder it up the steep hills that are too steep, or too slippery for riding up them. Sequoia, same as Scopa, comes in a suitcase-bike version , with a splittable frame!
No special tools required, just an hex wrench. Simple, cheap, sturdy, reliable, splits in a minute. With 20 wheels it can fit in a 75x50 suitcase with ease. Remove the seat, slide the handlebars off the fork, remove the wheels, and stuff it in a suitcase to fly to the other end of the world.
Unpack, put parts back where they belong, and ride off the airport in comfort. Splittable frame is a +100 option on the regular Sequoia frame set. We have been designing and producing hand made recumbent bicycles, made out of EU-made St52 steel tubing, shaped, welded, and powder coated by hand in Europe. Simple in design, effective and practical, VeloMotion recumbents deliver the right balance of price, weight, and stiffness, resulting in a recumbent highracer that is affordable, reasonably light, and quite practical. Equal sized wheels and standard bike parts allow for a simple and cheap built, yet light and fast, easy to transport.
So simple that you could even use your existing bike as a parts donor! The only extra items you are likely to need is some extra chain (about 2.5 standard chain length) and a longer then 2.1m long rear dérailleur cable should you happen to be very tall and need a L size frame. At the present time we have two models, our original Scopa , and a fatbike version named Sequoia.
The item "VeloMotion Sequoia brand new recumbent FAT BIKE frame set" is in sale since Saturday, March 3, 2018. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bike Frames". The seller is "velomotionrecumbents" and is located in Kraków. This item can be shipped worldwide.