We knew the Ti-FLY is a fantastic trike with unique look and amazing riding properties and we have received quite some very positive comments from people who could ride it as first ones, but this review confirms the Ti-FLY is truly the top product.
The riding season is in full power now, but with 6 weeks of delivery time, we have now, it might be a bit too late to order a custom built bike now. If you wish to have a new trike or bike as soon as possible, you can have it within few days
T-Tris is a folding tricycle built on the basis of our very popular model, AZUB aTRIKE. Within the development we have tried to keep all its advantages, such as its tough frame, rather minute turning radius, fully adjustable seat with our IPS (Ideal Position System) and of course a reasonable price. And we believe that we have succeeded. With our F2F (That Fold Flat) system,
T-tris ends up very small and compact after folding, needing little effort to handle and transport it by car, train or a lift to your apartment. In addition, it's really easy to fold it, it is not necessary to lift or rotate it in any way and it can be basically folded by anyone. We believe that it does not matter if you fold the tricycle in 7 seconds or 30. In our opinion, it rather matters whether the tricycle is functional and we strive to make its folding as user friendly as possible.
Read also about the latest generation of our unique Ideal Position System with adjustable sliding seat bracket, which facilitates and accelerates the setting of seat position.
Features of the Azub T-Tris include:
IPS - Ideal Position System This system has made AZUB famous since the brand’s foundation in 2000. It allows riders to find the right position on their AZUB recumbent through a wide range of adjustable seat positions, through the possibility of adjustment their under-seat or upper-seat steering and last but not least, through the possibility of setting the ideal frame length.
Sliding seat bracket Our new system of saddle sliding immediately on a frame tube, which is used in all our bikes and trikes represents a further development of our IPS and we are really excited about it. It is really accurate in operation, fast and allows you to adjust your seating position with millimeter accuracy.
In order to facilitate handling, we have placed a guide rail on the frame, which prevents the sleeve from spinning and the angular offset of the seat to the seating plane and pedaling position. The entire bracket is then controlled by two quick releases. The upper one releases the seat, the lower one allows for moving the seat on the frame.
The bracket is made of heavy-duty plastic reinforced with glass fiber and we have been testing it in full operation for many months. The technology we use within its production also guarantees that the frame will remain free of major scratches even in frequent shifting.
F2F - folding trike The TRIcon is a folding trike with a folding hinge allowing you to fold the trike into a flat package within about a minute, or even less. The hinge we use is solid, easy to use and quick in operation.
The trike can be folded in half for transport in a car trunk. You can get a much smaller package by dismounting the rear wheel and folding the rear fork using just one quick release.
If you need to have the trike folded as much as possible, you can also quickly remove the front wheels and you get an amazingly small item.
For serious travels with your TRIcon trike, we offer a transport bag. This soft suitcase can also be used together with a special trailer for carrying baggage during your journeys.
Folding handlebars It took us hours and hours to develop probably the most solid and best functioning folding handlebars in the recumbent trike world. The folding mechanism with teeth makes it very easy to set the same position of handlebars every times you need to fold the trike and get it ready for a ride again. Left and right side of handlebars stay always perfectly aligned, of course. And all you use for that is just one quick release.
Another super important feature is that our handlebars won't tilt forward in case of hard braking, which may happen to some other trikes time to time.
Handlebars are adjustable in angle by twisting them in the stem itself using 2 Allen keys.
The ergonomic positions of shifting systems and brakes
Other manufacturers’ recumbents with under-seat steering are equipped with “bar end” or “grip” shifting systems. From our viewpoint, none of them is satisfactory. Especially in combination with non-ergonomic position of brakes as they don’t allow for a simultaneous use of shifting and braking functions. Furthermore, the grip shifts are being positioned on the little-finger side of a rider’s palm. Riders often complain about having difficulties turning the shifts and not having enough stopping power. It becomes almost “mission impossible” to shift when it is raining.
That is also why we focus so much on the ergonomics of our bikes’ components and on their safe and enjoyable usage. When you are riding AZUB recumbent, your brakes are readily available and your gears where you expect them to be. Also, you can choose for a wide array of components that you’ve been used to on classical MTBs or trekking bikes.
At the end the Dura Ace bar end shifters are a standard in recumbent world and many riders like them and require them. That is why we have them in the offer as well.
High seat adapter and adaptive accessories for disabled riders Seat height of the TRIcon is 31cm/12,5", but we also offer High seat adapter which increases the height by 6cm/2". It makes getting on and off the trike much easier. However, you should be aware of the fact that higher seat decreases the level of stability when going fast through curves.
We also offer adaptations for disabled riders, such as brake levers and shifters that can be operated by one hand, or our famous push brakes allowing braking to people who cannot operate standard brake levers.
For those who have hard time to operate even shifters, we offer Di2 electronic shifting from Shimano as a solution.
Wide range of options and accessories We offer an unbelivable range of options and accessories. You can choose from basic Shimano Alivio components through Deore, or XT till Rohloff 14 speed hub. Also SRAM Dual Drive gearing or Alfine gear hubs are available. Not talking about a possibility of electronic shifting or even 18 speed Pinion hubs we build upon special request. Almost everything is possible. Then you can choose from endless list of brake options, cranks, forks, shocks, tyres etc. Also BionX electric motors are available. Not talking about all the accessories we offer you and which can be assembled on your bike. If you need help, please, read our Buyer`s guide or contact AZUB dealer or directly us.
Tyres Tyres are an important part of the bike or trike. With light components, possibly carbon seat and fast Durano tyres, you can have very fast bike, with XT components and Racing Ralph tyres you can take your trike into demanding terrains. Or you can opt for Marathon Plus for long distance adventures or in case you simply do not want to have any punctures. Those are the reasons why we offer such a wide range of tyres.
Production in Czech At AZUB, we are very proud that an overwhelming majority of production process and assembly of our recumbents take place in the Czech Republic. The rest is done in the neighbouring Slovakia. From the first sketch, continuing with bending of tubes, welding until the last screw screwed up, we produce everything in the heart of Europe!
The production process of all parts of our frames is computerized using the CNC technology, be it for welding of parts for the seat fixation or bending of the frame tube itself. You can appreciate human craftsmanship when looking at the visual aspect of welding on AZUB bikes. Their quality and aesthetics are incomparably better than the ones of frames produced in Taiwan or in mainland China.
The assembly of our recumbents takes place at the AZUB headquarters. It is undertaken by experienced mechanics who’ve been building up recumbents for almost a decade. Each bike is carefully set up according to the height and weight of its future owner and tested prior to shipping. Therefore, when ordering an AZUB bike you can be sure that the bike you’re getting is perfect.
FRAME: Hand welded in Czech, ALU WELD: TIG method REAR FORK: rigid SEAT: ALU, mesh cover with pasive suspension, unisize OVERALL WIDTH: 835 mm OVERALL HEIGHT: 715 mm - 840 mm (depends on seat position) OVERALL LENGTH: 1690 mm - 1940 mm (depends on boom position) TRACK WIDTH: 755 mm WHEEL BASE: 1050 mm GROUND CLEARANCE: 105 mm (1,5" tyres) SEAT BOTTOM HEIGHT: 315 mm - 345 mm (depends on seat position) SEAT ANGLE ADJUST: 34 - 52 degrees BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT: 370 mm - 410 mm (depends on boom position) MAX LOAD (RIDER + LUGGAGE): 125 kg MAX TYRE WIDTH: 60 mm OVERALL WEIGHT: depending on components and accessories HALF FOLDED WIDTH: 835 mm (650 mm without front wheels and mudguards) HALF FOLDED LENGTH: min. 920 mm (depends on boom position) HALF FOLDED HEIGHT: 490 mm (310 mm without front wheels)
You can enjoy a choice of several charge-free colors, multi-level components, countless extra equipment, including disc brakes and a wide range of accessories. Or you can go to our new Color Shop and choose the color combination of the bike to fit your needs.
What is the weight of the standard t-tris and tricon 20" and 26" bike?
Answer by AZUB BIKE: Hello Kristijan, thank you for your interest in our trikes. The weight depends more on the choice of components and accessories than on the trike model itself. It ranges from 18kgs to cca 25 kgs (fully equipped expedition trike). We try to combine maximal reliability and durability with reasonable weight.
Best Regards, Milan Čtvrtník
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What is the chainrings/ gear cassette setup with the standard (2130 euro) bike?
Answer by AZUB BIKE: Hello, The standard setup is a 52/42/30 Driveline Durabi crankset + 11-32 8 speed Shimano HG51 cassette. Best Regards, Milan Čtvrtník
is it possible to ajust the T-tris for my Son (7 years). He has a inner length of legs from 64 cm and a weight from 43 kg\'s.
Thanks in advance for your answer.
Answer by AZUB BIKE: Hello, the X-seam limit is about 90cm, which means the rider must be almost 150cm tall to be able to ride the trike without problems. Please, feel free to contact us via email in case your son has any special needs, and we will try to help you find some solution. Best Regards, Milan Čtvrtník
Hello, I have 2 questions.
1) What is the x-seam range?
2) What is the seat width?
Answer by AZUB BIKE: Hello, the trike is suitable for riders with X-seam from about 90 cm (35") in case shorter cranks (150mm or 155mm) are used. We can build trikes with a longer front boom, so there is virtually no upper X-seam limit. The seat is 360mm (14") wide. Best Regards, Milan Čtvrtník
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What is the weight capacity of this unit?
Answer by AZUB BIKE: 125 kilograms what is about 280 pounds.
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it is possible that T-tris with Dual Drive 24 and get the sunstar s03 engine?
which T-Tris are in stock ?
Answer by AZUB BIKE: Hello,
we do not have any T-Tris in stock at the moment (27.6.2014) and yes, it is possible to deliver the trike without the cranks so you can install the engine there. We do assemble only BionX kit here at our place. Assembly of other engines would need to be done at your place. Maybe by some seller of the Sunstar engine.
Our very good dealer in France called Velofasto have assembled quite some Sunstar engines on our trikes and he is very happy with both. The trike and the engine as well.