Keep up to date with news from ICE
Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 02:33 AM
If you were unable to join us at Spezi this year here's a little look at everything ICE. We had a great show, with the ICE stand attracting lots of attention. Despite the cold and rain our trikes on the test track were constantly in use, with show visitors braving the weather to ride a range of different machines.
Spezi is always a great show for us and it is always encouraging to hear the positive feedback that we receive.
Below are some of the ICE related highlights.
The VTX has been refreshed and features updated graphics and an upgrade to an 11 speed drive train on the VTX+
The new graphics are applied using a water slide transfer which, when baked on leaves a durable matte finish. This is a method that has been used by many of the top bicycle manufacturers and offers more creative freedom which was not possible with stickers. We think they look great and hope you will agree.
In line with the thoroughbred race performance philosophy of the VTX+, we have upgraded the gearing package to SRAM Force 2 x 11 speed and, now the VTX+ comes as standard with Schwalbe One race tyres.
Think this might bump the VTX+ price even higher? Nope! We have managed a significant price reduction over the previous 2015 10 Speed equipment, making the upgrade to the VTX+, a very tempting option.
New 8 speed options and lower starting prices
We have introduced some new options to make the core features of the ICE Sprint and Adventure models available at an accessible and competitive price point.
We have taken a fresh look at the way the trikes are pre-configured and tailored the option selections to allow for a more basic starting point.
You may want the folding convenience and ride comfort but simply not feel the need for a parking brake, mirror or flag. You may also be leisure riding in easy country where 24 gears are plenty enough. We now publish “Prices from” for various trikes set up in this way and the website configurator allows for customising of these details. It may sound like stripping away features that we are well known for but does actually allow for a more balanced comparison with some of our competitors.
We have kept the default selections largely unchanged. If lowest price is the main requirement then simply make the appropriate selections on the configurator.
riser is a simple addition to the seat fitting system that can be applied to
any of the Adventure models.
It essentially raises the seat height by 4 inches (10cm) above standard to a total of 16 inches (40.6cm) above the ground. You can choose the bracket at the time of initial purchase or add later.
An ideal accessory for those who find getting on and off a trike to be more difficult than they would like.
owner’s manual has been brought up to date and we have taken the opportunity to
incorporate the initial trike assembly instructions within it, which should be
more convenient for users.
There is also a new page for a helpful Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI) to be completed by the dealer before handover and a copy of the new ICE KITE check for the owner to refer to as a useful check before riding.
All our trikes are supplied with a printed copy of the manual.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 09:04 AM
After many months of development we’re proud to announce the new ICE jersey.
The new high performance ICE jersey has been designed from the ground up specifically for recumbent cyclists.
The jersey was developed by the designers and engineers at ICE who wanted to see a jersey as technically adept as their trikes.
Constructed from technical sports fabrics and tailored for a semi-relaxed fit, this bold jersey is suited to racing, touring and trekking.
The design focuses on four key areas - fabrics, construction, cut and visibility - combined with thoughtful details that make a real difference to recumbent riders.
Body temperature is correctly maintained by using different technical fabrics in front and rear. The front panel is wind resistant, wicks moisture, dries quickly and does not cling, while the rear panel is made from a cool and breathable fabric for maximum comfort against mesh and hard-shell seats.
A single panel on the back and flat-lock stitching mean there are no uncomfortable seams to lie against. The front hem is slightly gathered with silicone grip tape to stop the jersey riding up over the stomach.
The collar is high at the back and lined in soft fleece, tapering at the front to prevent chafing under the chin. A short lockable YKK zip on the front helps for temperature regulation, and is fully lined and covered at the top.
Pockets on either side of the body have a zip closure, angled so that valuables won’t fall out when sitting in a recumbent seat. The pockets are backed with thick microfibre to pad sharp items like keys, and provide a convenient cleaning cloth for glasses.
The jersey is styled with bold colours printed using a sublimation process for long-lasting vibrancy. Reflective ScotchliteTM panels positioned on each shoulder give enhanced visibility in low light conditions.
|Label Size||Half Chest (2.5cm below armpit)||Body Length (back neck to hem)|
The new ICE jersey can be ordered from your local dealer, or direct from ICE by emailing email@example.com with the size (from S to XXL), your country (so that we can calculate cost and shipping), and quantities you require.
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 03:47 AM
Brakes were a simple choice for me: Drums! After years of fussing over discs, pads and constant adjustments I was determined to keep things as low maintenance as possible. With a final consideration of seats I liked the standard mesh type just fine which also helped keep the costs down.
Coming back in from the ride my wife and dad were sipping tea with a few of the team and looking around the warehouse discussing things in general. I had a chat with Andy around parts, maintenance and things based on my previous experiences with trikes which gave me a lot of confidence that many of my old "bug-bears" would not follow me if I decided to buy.
And buy we did! As a 40th birthday present I was helped out to purchase a Sprint 26 sitting with Patrick and picking a couple of additional options. Almost went with the Black but the Red is so deep and smooth it was a must have. Given my birthday in June and the expected waiting times usual for recumbents we were surprised to find we could pick one up the following day! Awesome! Early birthday present (although there were some empty threats from the family to hold it until June!).
We ended up picking it up on the Thursday, bringing my eldest son Charlie (5 years old) to have a look as well. Once again the team were great and it was lovely to see the team set up a "mini" Easter egg hunt for Charlie, around the warehouse - happy wondering around and finding chocolate eggs. My Sprint 26 was set up for me by Andy and given a run through to make sure I was happy.
The team went through some final possible additions, plus popping in a couple of appreciated goodies, and we headed home after a very enjoyable overall experience.
Living in Swindon and with a packed car I couldn't bring it straight home but my Trike arrived in the back of my parents car the following Monday. Obviously it was not going to sit in the garage (pah!) so I put on a few miles that night, setting time and comfort records on my usual route to work. There was a very minor concern about fitting through the work bike shed door but a slight "turn" of wheels and frame going through solved that one.
Sadly I was ill the next few days with tonsillitis but then next week, and ever since, Scarlet (as she has been named) is proving everything I hoped. The odd rattle is from my pannier bags on the rack whilst the drums have bedded in nicely, stopping well with a bit more of a squeeze than my old discs but more controlled and far less noise/fuss. She has become wet and dirty already with a down hill Strava record and "top 10" in a couple more areas to her name (and that's loaded for the commute) so certainly not slow. I don't bump her up and down the kerbs like my old one, nor throw her round with abandon but that is because the trike is more sophisticated and road orientated. Occasionally I miss the handbrake turns and swinging the back end round though!
So far so good and I am very pleased with the overall experience, from visiting, buying to riding, and looking forward to many happy, fast and comfortable miles with her. You may even find me dropping down for a service to show you how well she is used.
Long term additions considered are lights for over the winter (bottle dynamo type considered at the moment - is there a type preferred on the rear mount?) but little else because everything works (a novelty for me).
Thanks again for a great visit and a wonderful product.
If you would like to visit ICE HQ to test ride trikes please call or email to arrange an appointment. Alternatively look on the "Find an Approved Dealer" page of the ICE website and visit your nearest dealer.