Spezi 2016 in Review
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.