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Stability of the Mini model is given by its long wheelbase. It is very compact and manoeuvrable thanks to its two 20" wheels. Seat height, which is located lower than the bottom bracket, makes it an active bike with good power transmission. This becomes obvious in a rapid ride through the city as well as during a sportier ride around. If you do not have excessive demands, your Mini will carry you with no significant problems on gravel or forest roads.
The bike is geared so that you would not have to exhaust yourself pedalling, but it can be much like the other models adjusted for rather slow, or rather speedy operation.
Properties of Azub Mini:
incredibly fast in accelerating
both 20" wheels
super compact size
stiff and durable aluminium frame
Features of the Azub MINI include:
Asymetrical rear fork The design of our asymmetric rear fork we presented at SPEZI 2007 astonished not only recumbent bike riders but also professionals. It is not a gadget for a mere showing of! You can experience the functionality of its original shape and of its unique fit into AZUB frames on Mini, SIX and MAX.
The radius of this asymmetric rear fork inserting gives plenty of space to the movable chain pulley which eliminates the so-called pogo effect (lateral swinging of a recumbent bike when pedalling rhythmically or using force) and substantially improves the smoothness of a chain circulation. The equilibrium and qualities of the whole construction are assured by the radius of rear shock inserting in the opposite direction.
The whole rear fork is made of specially designed thin-wall tubes AL 7020. It gives it two essential qualities that you are looking for: stiffness and extremely light weight. The interchangeable rear derailluer hangerof thegear systemhas become a standard feature of all AZUB models.
Movable idler We’ve eliminated the “pogo effect” by placing chain pulley on Top Line models. Furthermore it is positioned on the axis made of a high quality stainless steel allowing the chain to swing smoothly from the left to the right according to the set up gear. This technical solution lengthens the chain’s lifetime and decreases a resistance that occurred on the fixed positioning of the axis.
Super-oversized main frame tube AZUB frames are recognisable by their central frame tube that carries fixations of all major elements, be it the head tube with the front fork, the seat, the rear fork bracket or the luggage racks. This solution not only gives our bikes a maximal stiffness and solidity, hence stable riding behaviour but also an important carriage capacity of its back carrier. You will utmost appreciate our technical solution when fully loaded with several bags behind you as their weight will not influence the riding performance of your recumbent.
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.
3 types of steering You can choose from three different styles of steering. It is either the ASS - above seat steering (or as called in US the over seat steering) or the USS – under seat steering or the OC – open cocpit (or as is called superman position, or in Germany „Udf“. Read more about those three types of steering, their advantage and disadvantage in our Buyer`s guide.
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 electronica 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 front suspension, XT components and Racing Ralph tyres you can ride on a serious recumbent mountain bike. 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.
Carriers AZUB recumbents are not only perfect for every day use, shorter or longer one day trips, but also for multi-day adventures which often require a lot of equipment and therefor luggage. We have developed a system of carriers which can carry up to six pairs of side bags like Ortlieb Front or Back-Rollers, but we think the best way is to use just four of them but have them on attached on our Expedition extension and Super expedition carrier. That way, you get them as low as possible with what lower the center of gravity significantly and make the ride far more stable. We are pretty proud of this set of carriers.
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.
The ergonomic positions of shifting systems and brakes (USS)
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.
The security system (USS) All models with under-seat steering are equipped with a technical system that lowers the risk of damaging handlebars in case of falling. The handlebars are connected to the USS steering axis through a special slipping system that allows for their turning in case of an extreme situation such as a fall from a bike. Thanks to this innovation, the handlebars turn inwards and don’t get damaged.
This system also allows you to set the most comfortable distance of the handlebars from the steering axis (about 2 cm) Therefore, it is a part of our IPS.
Indirect under-seat steering All our recumbents can be equipped with under-seat steering (USS). From the very beginning of AZUB, we use the indirect steering or so called linkage system. It results in great maneuverability, tight turning circles, quicker response, and more comfortable riding position as well as better riding experience as the front fork is not too close to the seat. Another advantage of our system is the possibility of steering sensitivity adjustment. It is determined for experienced recumbent riders who can adjust how much the front wheel turn by turning the handlebar.
Do you look for even more information about the SIX? Read our blog where you can find pictures, stories, explanations, tips and tricks and inspiration as well.
PRICE: 2510 EUR
Q and A
STEERING: above or under seat steering (ASS or USS) or open cocpit FRAME: ALU REAR FORK: suspensioned, ALU FRONT FORK: rigid or suspensioned WELD: TIG method SEAT: composite or carbon-kevlar, size M, L and XL SEATPAD: standart 50 mm SEAT ANGLE (to road): 28-43° SEAT ADJUST RANGE: lenght 130 mm, height 60 mm, angle 17° (everything by two quick releases in couple of seconds) FRAME ADJUST RANGE: lenght 300 mm (by adjusting of the boom) WHEELS: 20"/20“ TOTAL LENGHT: min 165 cm (same as standard bike) TOTAL HEIGHT: min 104 cm SEAT BOTTOM HEIGHT: min 55 cm BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT: min 65 BARS WIDE: USS 65 cm, ASS 45 cm BARS ADJUSTING: different lenghts and angles CHAIN LEAD: PA tube (almost no friction) RECUMBENT WEIGHT: around 15 kg (according to the type) MAX. LOAD: 125 kg
What range of rider heights fit comfortably in the Azub Mini?
Answer by AZUB BIKE: Hi John,
the range of rider heights for Azub Mini is about 155-210cm or even more.
I'm 5ft 8" with a 30" inside leg measurement.
I suffer from a lower back injury and I am wanting to know what model would be best suited to me in order to stop the hyper extension of my back when placing my foot down.
I am thinking of either the Six or the Mini, as I'm thinking the Max will be a little too high for me.
I also live in the UK and would like to visit a dealer with a bike that I may try. Could you offer me any information regarding sourcing.
Also, am I able to customise the bike, I don't see any ability to do so on the website. Despite seeing your blog which states other components can be ordered. I am very confused regarding this issue.
Answer by AZUB BIKE: Hi Mick,
we are very glad you like our bikes. The SIX would be really better than the MAX especially when your back needs to stay in a good position. Unfornatenuly I do not know about any SIX in the shop in UK. You may try to call Bikefix or Laid Back Bikes. See contacts here: http://www.azub.eu/dealers/?country=UK
We do not have any order form or configurator yet despite the fact we are working and talking about it for couple of years. We are probably more talking than working :-) But you can find a price list here: http://www.azub.eu/price-lists-of-azub-recumbents-and-trikes/ where you can find all the possibilities to customize the bike.
If you have any question, feel free to contact me again.
Have a great day!
firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill Amaya)
What is the ETRO size of wheel/ tire for the MINI?
Answer by AZUB BIKE: The ETRTO size of all 20" wheels we use on our bikes and trikes is 406mm. Best Regards, Milan Ètvrtník
Je souhaite changer la fourche et les 3 plateaux de mon AZUB Mini. Où les trouver à un prix raisonnable ?
Answer by AZUB BIKE: Traduit par Google
Bonjour, je ne sais pas ce que tu veux dire par "3 plateaux", mais la fourche avant peut être commandé à partir de l'un des concessionnaires couchés en France. Je recommande de contacter un des plus grands comme Roulcouché, Velofasto ou Cyclociel. Vous pouvez également contacter directement nous pour obtenir une offre.
Hello, I do not know what do you mean by "3 plateaux", but the front fork can be ordered from one of the recumbent dealers in France. I would recommend to contact one of the biggest like Roulcouché, Velofasto or Cyclociel. You can also contact directly us to get an offer.
Have a nice day,
email@example.com (Ronan Enard)
Je suis intéressé par un Azub Mini ou un Six pour des randonnées de 100 à 200 kilomètre sur des petites routes goudronnées mais parfois en mauvais état à une moyenne horaire comprise entre 20 à 25 km/h sur un relief varié (peu de plat et beaucoup de courtes montées parfois assez raides). Je mesure 1,78 m et une entre-jambe de 82,5 cm.
Je pense le choisir en Deore, pédalier 26x36x44, fourche Macs carbone et amortisseur Suntour Epicon et éventuellement une paire de roues RAW et guidon ASS.
Pensez-vous que ce vélo soit adapté à mon programme ?
Answer by AZUB BIKE: Hello,
what you describe is pretty much what is suitable for your need and would be recommended by us. For the Mini 44/32/22 crankset are a bit too small. They would be OK for the AZUB SIX, but for Mini it would be better to go for 48/36/26. Otherwise the rest seems to be OK. Both models, AZUB SIX as well as AZUB Mini would be good as well. It is basicaly about your preferences regarding the look of the bike however the Mini has a bit more sporty riding position and all of us here in AZUB who ride recumbents in terrain have the Mini.
If you have any question, feel free to contact us again.
Traduit par Google
ce que vous décrivez est à peu près ce qui est adapté à votre besoin et serait recommandé par nous. Pour la Mini 44/32/22 pédalier sont un peu trop petites. Ils seraient OK pour la Azub SIX, mais pour Mini, il serait préférable d'opter pour 48/36/26. Sinon le reste semble être OK. Les deux modèles, Azub SIX ainsi que Azub Mini serait bien aussi. Il est basiquement sur vos préférences en ce qui concerne le look de la moto, mais le Mini a un peu plus sportive position de conduite et nous tous ici dans Azub qui monter les vélos couchés en terrain ont la Mini.
Si vous avez des questions, n'hésitez pas à nous contacter de nouveau.