BRC: The Adventure is an excellent choice for anyone wanting a touring oriented, all-around trike for recreational riding.The HD version is for heavier or taller riders with a 2″ wider track and seat.
ICE: The ICE Adventure folding recumbent trike is ideal for exploring the trails or loading up for your next big adventure. With a higher riding position and more upright seating position the Adventure gives excellent accessibility and a great view of the trail ahead. All Adventure models are available as an HD (Heavy Duty) option, giving a sturdier frame, wider seat and increased cockpit space. The HD is ideal for the larger or taller rider.
Inspired cycle engineering, design, build and construct recumbent trikes, tricycles and bikes. Folding recumbent trike or tricycle models include the ICE Adventure folding recumbent trike, ICE Sprint folding recumbent trike and the ICE Vortex folding recumbent trike. The ICE recumbent bikes or bicycles are the ICE B1 recumbent bike and the ICE B2 recumbent bike.
ICE was started in 1998 by Neil Selwood and Chris Parker who both, for a long time, had a passion for recumbent bikes and trikes and took the opportunity to acquire the rights to the original trike design and further develop the product.
The business has grown substantially from those early days, we’re always been driven by the same ideal: To design, develop and produce the ultimate recumbents and support our owners with excellent customer service.
Here at ICE we’re proud to have a wide range of customers, from those buying their second or third trike to first time recumbent buyers. We’ve put this section of the site together to give an introduction into the world of recumbent bikes and trikes and what makes them so addictive and exciting!
So what is a Recumbent?
A recumbent bike or trike is a bike or trike where the riding position is reclined with the rider’s feet being placed in front of their body as opposed to the more upright riding position found on the traditional diamond framed bicycle.
Why a Recumbent?
There are a thousand different reasons to ride a recumbent. The excitement of the descent, the thrill of experiencing the sights and sounds of new places, knowing that you’ve done the journey powered by legs and willpower, the first ride of spring after the cold of winter: all these form what is arguably one of the most enticing machines known to man.
The saddle has long been the bane of a cyclist’s life. Many designs have come and gone, but the basic problem remains, high load on a small area equates to a lot of pressure on delicate parts! A recumbent gives a comfortable seat which spreads the load over a bigger area. Many riders choose a recumbent due to back problems and find the recumbent seat gives the comfort they need to keep riding.
At 20 mph most of an upright bike rider’s energy is spent overcoming air resistance. Air resistance is affected by the drag factor (a factor that is used to quantify the drag or resistance of an object in a fluid environment such as air or water) and the frontal area of a bike. Due to their unique riding position, recumbents have a lower frontal area which reduces air resistance. This means that on the flat, a rider on a recumbent will be travelling at a faster pace than the same rider would be on an upright bike. When fitted with aerodynamic fairings, recumbents can go even faster. The world speed record for recumbents on the flat is now over 80mph (130km/h) – though we can’t promise all riders can achieve this speed!
The Ultimate Distance Machine:
Recumbents are frequently used for long distance rides and world tours. The combination of great comfort, performance and speed makes them machines which you can happily spend many hours in as the miles and landscape speed by.
ICE Compact Flat Twist folding frame
Sturmey Archer drum brakes
27 speed SRAM X5/X5 drive train
Avid V parking brake
Available in Marine Blue
Available in HD (Heavy Duty) option
All models in the Adventure range offer a more comfortable option for the larger rider–taller, heavier or both. The HD option is a stronger wider trike with a weight limit of 325 pounds and X seam up to 50 inches (which normally would include a height around 6′ 6″. It comes only in blue and Big Apple tires are standard.
Add $60 to any Adventure model
for the HD option.