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The ICE team
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 08:29 AM
We are delighted to be the winners of ‘Best International Business’ and ‘Winner of Winners’ at the Cornwall Business Awards.
We were competing against 42 finalists in 14 categories, and hoped that the judges would recognise our ‘niche’ product amongst the other businesses.
For the category of ‘Best International Business’ the judges were looking for companies with significant export sales, and success in accessing overseas markets. We impressed the judges with our world-wide success, especially in countries where there are domestic trike manufacturers. The judges also recognised the important role of design innovation that goes into the ICE range.
We then went on to win the coveted ‘Winner of Winners’ award for the most outstanding business of all 14 category winners.
‘This is great recognition for the team at ICE’ said Chris Parker, director. ‘The judges rightly recognised that our success is due to excellent customer service and high-performance trikes, but we also benefit from a loyal following of ICE enthusiasts. I’d like to thank all of our dealers and ICE owners for spreading the word and helping to make ICE a global success.’
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 08:40 AM
Over the last four days we’ve had great fun unveiling a new option for our ICE Adventure and ICE Sprint trikes – an electric assist motor. The launch was part of an e-bike show in the world-renowned botanical gardens of the Eden Project, England.
Riding an electric-assist ICE trike is like being granted super-powers, making cycling effortless, you just turn the pedals and fly! With minimal effort you can glide up hills and accelerate with ease.
We have been researching electric assist options for a long time, retrofitting them to our trikes and pushing the technology to its limits around our local hilly terrain. We finally settled on the SunStar system because it is reliable, simple to use, lightweight and very effective.
The SunStar system can be fitted to the ICE Adventure and ICE Sprint trikes. A battery pack, positioned behind the seat, powers a motor fitted to the cranks. The system monitors your efforts as you pedal and gives assistance when you need it.
We took an ICE Adventure and ICE Sprint trike, both retrofitted with the SunStar system, to the Eden Project for their e-bike show. The test track took a beautiful loop through the gardens with the lunar-esque Biomes bulging over us like giant glassy mushrooms. Visitors were queuing up to test the trikes and came back grinning from ear to ear!
We were delighted with the feedback, especially from those who rediscovered the joy of cycling. Many riders had never even sat on a trike before, but within a single lap of the test track were confidently cruising and brimming with enthusiasm.
The SunStar electric assist is an elegant new option for ICE trikes, giving riders a boost to cycle easier, faster and further…and maximise their ‘recumbent grin’!
We are only able to supply the SunStar system in the UK, fitted to new ICE trikes or as a factory retrofit. Please call or email us for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 08:52 AM
Over the winter many of us will cycle a little less and will perhaps give their trike a hibernation period until spring arrives. For those who tucked their trike up safely for the winter, it’s time to get it out on the trail to make the most of spring.
Hopefully you gave your trike a good clean, lubrication and service before you tucked it up over the winter months. Even so it’s good to give it another once-over with the oil and polish. For cleaning tips read Nathan’s article “Shiny, bright and lookin’ good”, and for lubrication advice read “Maintenance 101: Lubrication”.
Before your first ride of the season give your trike a full service: check the derailleurs, brakes, suspension, drivetrain, frame, tracking and tyre pressure (we recommend 60-80 psi). Instructions for checking and adjusting your trike are in your manual (download the latest manuals and instructions here). If you are not sure, take your trike to your local dealer or competent bicycle mechanic.
Your trike is now ready to hit the trails, but remember that you may be a little creaky - be kind to your legs on the first few rides! Enjoy the scenery, enjoy the spring and look forward to another fantastic cycling season.