Over 15 years of Recumbent Cycle and Fully Fared HPV expertise has culminated in "Challenger" an outstanding velomobile design. Challenger is a commitment to a sustainable transport solution that has already been a worldwide success. Classed as a HPV (Human Powered Vehicle) or Velomobile, it offers a Power Assist Option (Electric) that adds that little extra when you need it.
Emanating sophistication, comfort, smoothness, stability and performance with good reason as at the heart of Challenger is Inspired Cycle Engineering’s uncompromising Sprint trike. Their relentless development program delivers advanced geometry that is stable at high speeds with renowned handling and comfort ensuring the ultimate ride.
Challenger is designed to be delivered complete to your specification or retro-fitted to ICE (Inspired Cycle Engineering)
SPEED & EFFICIENCY. The advantage of an aerodynamic shell like a Velomobile starts to kick in at 19 mph and increases its advantage as speed goes up from there. The average person's cruising speed should be roughly 50-60 per cent faster in a Challenger than on an unfaired trike. With superior efficiency you can also expect to go farther for the same amount of effort, extending your range for your commuting or day ride contemplations.
It is apparent that the aerodynamics are much better for example - yesterday I went to the store in the Challenger. Downhill I registered a speed of 46 miles per hour and the Challenger coasted over the top of the next hill with the speed dropping to 36 miles per hour at the top with no pedalling. In the recumbent or the upright, the speed would be 36 miles per hour downhill and I would be pedalling to get over the top. - - Dave
COMFORT. The Challenger is a full canopy Velomobile for ultimate aerodynamics and weather protection. Well placed ventilation ducts keep the temperature in check, and a mechanical wiper for moisture clearing is standard. Of course, the seating position is the recumbent comfortable ICE Ergo Flow with lumbar curve and full mesh design. Entry and exit is done by a side pivot canopy. Easy open space.
GREAT HANDLING. We recommend full suspension in the Challenger, and Velomobiles in general. The ICE full suspension not only affords a plush ride but also keeps all three wheels on the road for more of the time. This gives better handling through a wider range of road conditions. ICE trikes are known for their excellent steering geometry and absence of brake steer.
SAFETY. Protective roll cage construction, a low center of gravity, and an eye catching futuristic shape keeps you safe with the usual cycling vigilance.
VERSATILITY. The Challenger can accommodate a wide range of riders when ordered with the Easy Adjust chain adjuster. This gives you better value for your investment. The rear hatch for loading in your shopping or your commute gear keeps your Challenger versatile and friendly to use.
STANDARD EQUIPMENT. The Challenger comes with complete shell system with pantograph wiper, LED running lights, turn indicators, battery, tiller set with connector replacement bearings for the stem, new longer brake and gear cables, and 2 Cyclestar 901/3 mirrors. Available as a ready to ride Velomobile when ordered in company with an ICE Sprint RS or FS trike of your choice, or as a 5 piece retro-fit kit for your existing ICE Sprint RS / FS, Trice Q, or Trice QNT. Order the SRAM Dual Drive option, and you will have a gear inch range to best cover the high and low gear inches for the Challenger's capacity. Ecosport 1000 watt & BionX 350 watt eiectric assist options are also available.