Recumbent Cycle Convention 2011
Recumbent Cycle Con 2011
Last week saw the inaugural Recumbent Cycle Convention in Pomona, California. The event was a great success, finishing the 2011 season of trade shows and exhibitions on a high.
Neil and Hero took their turn on the expo circuit with three beautiful trikes from the 2012 range: the Adventure HD, Sprint X-type and new Vortex. As with all the other 2011 shows feedback on the new range was excellent.
The big draw to our stand was the new Vortex our ultimate high performance, long distance trike with race specification components, new carbon seat, and sub 30lbs weight. There was nothing else quite like it at the show, so everyone was really keen to come and have a look.
The Adventure HD was another hit. The HD (Heavy Duty) is an upgrade option of our fully featured Adventure trike, with a sturdier frame, wider seat and increased cockpit space. Visitors could see the advantage of the Adventure HD straight away as it provides a luxuriously smooth and comfortable ride for the larger rider.
Visitors took the opportunity to test ride the trikes on the demo track. It is enormously gratifying to watch the recumbent-grin spread from ear to ear when people ride our trikes, and the recurring feedback was “the best trike I’ve ridden all day”.
Neil and Hero really appreciated the efforts dealers made to come to the show; there’s nothing like meeting people face to face to discuss products and get feedback. Dealers said that they are delighted with our service, speed of deliveries and quality of the trikes. We were also approached by a number of people wanting to sell ICE trikes, so next season you may find a new ICE dealer near you.
Thank you to everyone at the Recumbent Cycle Con for organising a brilliant event. The show has the potential to grow into an annual epic for recumbent riders, dealers and manufacturers. We look forward to next year!