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Super charged with technical expertise and specialist knowledge, the ICE VTX is a brand new breed of recumbent trike. ICE VTX and VTX+ trikes are built on an optimised ICE frame featuring our No Brake Steer and Rider Positioning System.

  • VTX 2014 Standard

    VTX

    Un-hinged folding frame
    Schwalbe Durano 700c rear wheel and 20" front wheels
    V section white rims with red anodised nipples
    Air-Pro glass fibre hard-shell seat
    Avid BB7 disc brakes
    SRAM X9 type 2 components
    32.9lb (14.pkg) weight
    Adjustable seat recline from 25o upwards

    From $4,282.96

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    VTX+

    Un-hinged folding frame
    Schwalbe Ultrimo ZX 700c rear wheel and 20" front wheels
    V section white rims with red anodised nipple
    Air-Pro carbon fibre hard-shell seat
    Tektro Auriga Hydraulic disc brakes
    SRAM XX components
    29.4lb (13.38kg) weight
    Adjustable seat recline from 25o upwards

    From $5,829.02

VTX

From $4,282.96

VTX 2014 Standard
Suspension
Front suspension (travel) n/a
Rear suspension (travel) n/a
Gear Components
Front derailleur Microshift Triple
Rear derailleur SRAM X9 Type 2
Shifters SRAM TT500 bar end
Chainset Truvativ Elita 30/39/52 170mm
Cassette SRAM PG 1070 11-36 10 Speed
Gear range 22.2"-126.3" (1.80m-10.1m)
Chain YBN 10SC
Idler ICE Speed-Tech pully
Chain tube ICE Custom low friction
Brake Components
Front brakes Avid BB7 160mm disc
Brake levers Avid Speed Dial 7
Parking brake -
Parking brake lever -
Colour/s
Powder coat colour/s ICE White
Dimensions
Overall width 29.5" (750mm)
Overall height 26.92" (684mm)
Overall length 78.5"-88" (1994mm-2235mm)
Folded width n/a
Folded length n/a
Folded height n/a
Seat height 6.5"
Seat angle adjust 25-32 degrees
Bottom bracket height 11.69"-15.59" (297mm-396mm)
Turning circle 18' (5.5m)
Rider weight limit 230lbs (104kg)
Max tyre width 35mm
Overall weight 32.9lbs (14.9kg)
Rider size range 37"-48" (940-1219mm)
Track width 27.5" (700mm)
Wheel base 48.03"-49.21" (1220mm-1250mm)
Ground clearance (ride height adjusted) 2.69" (68.5mm)
Wheels & Tyres
Rear rim Alex DA22 Aero White
Rear hub Chosen 36 hole lightweight disc compatible hub with 4 sealed cartridge bearings & alloy freehub body, White . Red hollow quick release axle
Front rims Alex DA16 Aero White
Front hubs ICE SL32 with sealed cartridge bearings, White
Spokes & nipples Stainless black double butted with red alloy nipples
Rear tyre Schwalbe Durano 700c (28x622)
Front tyres Schwalbe Durano 20" (18x406)
Seat Type
Seat type ICE Air-Pro GRP
Frame & Geometry
Frame -ICE optimised frame with 4130 Chromoly steel cruciform and a 7005 aluminium series heat treated boom and rear section.
Fold n/a
Steering
Trackrod ends Igus Long Life
Headsets FSA Orbit-X A-head type
Handlebars ICE Custom Lightweight One-peice
Stem n/a
Standard Fit Accessories
Flag ICE 3 Piece Reflective Flag
Mirror Zefal
Accessory Mounts
Dynamo mount n/a
Rear disc parking brake mount -
Rear V brake parking brake mount n/a
Rear rack mounts Yes
Bottle mounts 2x frame, 2x Seat

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  • VTX 2014-Seat cover Upgrade Air Pro seat on VTX from Glass to Carbon for a weight saving of approx 0.38Kg (0.84lbs). Please see rider size guide to choose the correct seat size.

    The Air-Pro Glass and Air-Pro Carbon are handmade composite hard-shell seats that provide exceptional stiffness with minimal weight. The Air-Pro seats are fitted as standard on the VTX and VTX+.  The Air-Pro shell is anatomically shaped for comfort, supports through aggressive cornering and provides a firm brace to pedal against. Fitted to the shell is a custom composite foam cover made from breathable materials and incorporating ventilation channels, which allows air to flow across the back to aid cooling and comfort. Please see rider size guide to choose the correct seat size, note Max rider weight 230lbs (104Kg).
  • VTX 2014-Seat cover Upgrade Air Pro seat on VTX from Glass to Carbon for a weight saving of approx 0.38Kg (0.84lbs). Please see rider size guide to choose the correct seat size.

    The Air-Pro Glass and Air-Pro Carbon are handmade composite hard-shell seats that provide exceptional stiffness with minimal weight. The Air-Pro seats are fitted as standard on the VTX and VTX+.  The Air-Pro shell is anatomically shaped for comfort, supports through aggressive cornering and provides a firm brace to pedal against. Fitted to the shell is a custom composite foam cover made from breathable materials and incorporating ventilation channels, which allows air to flow across the back to aid cooling and comfort. Please see rider size guide to choose the correct seat size, note Max rider weight 230lbs (104Kg).
  • VTX 2014-Seat cover See Rider Sizing page
  • VTX 2014-Seat cover See Rider Sizing page
  • Short cranks

    For shorter riders we can supply a front chain-set with 152mm cranks in place of the more standard 170mm. These cranks come with alloy CNC machined 22/32/44 tooth chain rings on a 64/104 - 4 arm spider. The rings are smaller than those used on the standard chain-set we use and hence give a more appropriate lower gear spread. Short cranks give greatly improved comfort for shorter riders and are recommended for those under approximately 5'4". They are essential for riders under approximately 5'2" to give comfort and proper fit on the trike. - Please see rider size webpage for more information. 

  • Change from Elita triple 30/42/52 and Microshift front derailleur to SRAM S951 34-50 and SRAM Rival front derailleur. Ideal for faster riding and flatter country also saves .58lbs (260g). 

  • Our disk parking brake upgrade is ideal for riders on longer tours in mountainous terrain. As well as functioning as a parking brake, it has been developed for use as a drag brake to regulate speed on long descents on a heavily loaded trike.

  • Our disk parking brake upgrade is ideal for riders on longer tours in mountainous terrain. As well as functioning as a parking brake, it has been developed for use as a drag brake to regulate speed on long descents on a heavily loaded trike.

  • Our ICE rear mudguard with custom mount kit has been tested over many miles and is ideal for protecting you on those wetter days.

  • Front mudguards

    The ICE front mudguard is supported by a powder coated 6061 heat treated aluminium frame with a plastic guard body. The guard is adjustable for angle, vertical height and horizontal position, ensuring that it hugs the wheel and keeps the rider dry.

  • The ICE front mudguard is supported by a heat treated aluminium frame with a plastic guard body. The guard is adjustable for angle, height and horizontal position, ensuring a good fit. The rear mudguard has a custom mounting kit delivering good rider protection.

  • Rack VTX-01038

    The ICE rear rack complete with custom fixing kit is the ideal complement to your ICE trike giving a robust luggage carrying system. Suitable for panniers and top bags. Maximum rack load - 25kg (55lbs)

  • Radical Banana Racer Vortex

    These Banana Racer panniers fit directly to the Air Pro hard shell seats. They do not need a rack. With foam reinforcement and mesh pockets. The set comes with a custom deflector bracket which keeps the bags away from the chain and frame. They have a total volume of 25ltr and weigh 520 grams per pair.

  • Radical S bags for hardshell seat

    The Side Panniers Small has a content of 2 x 20 liters. Due to its smaller size it is less suitable for extended trips. It works well for shopping and commuting. This bag needs a rack. 660g per pair.

  • trike trailer-cyclone-4-side

    The Cyclone IV trailer is the fourth generation of the mutiple award-winning Cyclone trailer. The Cyclone is used all over the world for cycling holidays, long trike rides and even expeditions. Due to its robustness, minimal rolling resistance and quick conversion to a duffelbag its the perfect trailer for each trike ride with luggage. (The Radical Cyclone Trailer can not be used in conjunction with rear suspension trikes with a fully fitted rack, however the left side of the rack can be removed to resolve the issue).

  • Lightmount Neckrest-01113

    A custom rear light mount designed to clamp on to the ICE neck rest allowing the fitting of most conventional bike lights which are designed to fit the seat post of an ordinary bicycle.

  • 2014 chainring guard

    Designed by ICE, this optional chain ring guard is a light-weight and durable unit made from heat treated aluminium alloy. The guard is an added safety feature but is also very good in preventing you from accidentally brushing against the oily chain rings and avoiding the tell-tale prints on your legs or trousers. The guard may be fitted without removing the chain set by means of its convenient 2- bolt fixing. A chain ring of up to 58 tooth size can be fitted. Weight 200g (0.44lbs).

  • Easy adjust-00042

    The easy adjust chain kit fits to the trike and makes quick changes to the front boom length very simple, making the system ideal for riders who share a trike. The easy adjust kit includes quick release levers to allow rapid loosening of the front boom. The system allows easy boom extension adjustment removing the need to shorten or lengthen the drive chain.

  • Easy adjust-00042

    Chain ring guard and easy adjust kit ordered together.

  • A pair of QR levers to relpace the two M6 bolts for clamping the boom allow quick adjustment of the boom length (note that the chain length may need alterning if the boom is moved to a new setting).

  • front light mount

    The front light mount provides a firm light mounting point, ideal for taking one or more lights for those winter rides.

  • Central Computer Mount

    Our central mount allows easy fitting of the computer head unit to the trike. The mount is removable and is fitted to the bottle boss mounts on the top of the main frame.

  • Sensor mount-00094

    The king post sensor mount attaches to the end of the kingpost arm and allows the sensor to be easily positioned to pick up the magnet signal from either front wheel.

  • Sensor mount-00108

    Computer display mount and sensor mount ordered together.

  • CATETYE STRADA WIRELESS COMPUTER

    The Cateye Strada is a very small and neat unit but still with a large screen. The computer head unit can be fitted to the mirror arm as supplied with the trike. In this configuration the computer is in the ideal position to be easily operated by a press with your thumb. No fiddly buttons just press the top and the whole unit rocks to operate the switch.

  • Shimano PDA520 pedal

    We recommend SPD type pedals for trike riding as they securely attach your feet to the pedals. The Shimano PDP M324 SPD pedal is ideal for recreational riders who commute and tour. Combines SPD mechanism on one side and flat pedal body on the other, you can ride with cleats or normal shoes. Serviceable cup and cone bearings add to long life of the pedals. Adjustable cleat tension means you can start off with loose tension for extra easy engagement and release, and turn up the tension as you progress. 

  • Shimano PD M324 pedal

    We recommend SPD type pedals for trike riding as they securely attach your feet to the pedals. The Shimano PDP M324 SPD pedal is ideal for recreational riders who commute and tour. Combines SPD mechanism on one side and flat pedal body on the other, you can ride with cleats or normal shoes. Serviceable cup and cone bearings add to long life of the pedals. Adjustable cleat tension means you can start off with loose tension for extra easy engagement and release, and turn up the tension as you progress. 

  • Alien Multitool

    The best multi tool that we have come across. A clever break-apart design makes it easy to find and use the right tool. And with 26 high quality tools at your fingertips, you’ll rarely find yourself without exactly what you need. There’s even a bottle opener for post-ride celebrations!  Comes in its own carry case with belt clip.

  • High Pressure Pump

    Designed to meet the demands of a professional racing and training schedule this elegant and sleek mini pump features a full aluminium body, head and pump handle. An extendable hose helps take stress off the valve stem and the dependable single action stroke fills tires fast. The RaceRocket’s compact size easily fits in a jersey pocket and its low weight is welcome on long training rides and endurance races. 140 psi / 9.6 bar.  85 g / 2.99 oz

  • Bottle-01153b

    ICE's High Quality 750ml water bottle is a finishing touch to any ICE Trike and the best way to fill any bottle cage. The ICE water bottle includes a measuring guide.

  • Elite Bottle Cage

    The Mio Sior Elite bottle cage is a high quality bottle cage. The bottle cage is extremely strong, lightweight and durable. The spring action arms means the cage can comfortably hold almost any bottle.

  • Bottle Cage Riser

    The bottle cage riser is custom built by ICE to ensure easy access to your water bottle. The bottle riser mount fits directly in-front of the rider and rises the angle of the bottle cage allowing the cage to be fitted facing the rider. This means that the bottle can be extracted in the laid back position and by pulling towards the rider. Some bottle cages wont work in conjunction with the ICE Bottle Cage Riser. (Bottle cage not included)

  • Elite Bottle Cage

    Bottle cage and bottle

  • Elite Bottle Cage

    Bottle cage, bottle and riser.

  • Mounting kit for one bottle cage on hard shell seats
  • Elite Bottle Cage 2 x Elite Soir bottle cage and bolt mounting kit for Air Pro seat
  • The custom ICE mount clamps onto the handlebar and gives a mirror fixing position below the brake lever. Needed if fitting a mirror in combination with bar end shifters. (1 mount is included if the trike is ordered with bar end shifters).

  • Small, neat and aerodynamic sports style mirror. (1 is included with the Sprint X and VTX models).

  • Mirror and mount together.

  • Takealook mirror

    Frameless acrylic mirror provides wide uninterrupted field of vision, mirror surface measures 1 - 7/16 inches x 1- 1/16 inches. Mirror face adjusts by rotating it 90° from the wire, fore and aft rotations offer fine-angle adjustments. Three-point attachment system adjusts for a secure fit without vibration and can be attached to either your eye glasses or helmet visor.

  • Takealook mirror-01086

    Frameless acrylic mirror provides wide uninterrupted field of vision, mirror surface measures 1 - 7/16 inches x 1- 1/16 inches. Mirror face adjusts by rotating it 90° from the wire, fore and aft rotations offer fine-angle adjustments. Three-point attachment system adjusts for a secure fit without vibration and can be attached to either your eye glasses or helmet visor.

  • Takealook mirror-01086

    This Helmet Adapter allows you to fit the Take A Look Mirror onto the body of a helmet. Using the provided double sided tape, the adapter is attached to the inside of your helmet, creating a strong and sturdy anchor for your Take A Look Mirror.

  • Takealook mirror-01086
  • Takealook mirror-01086
  • Green Oil-01163b

    Prevents rust, reduces wear, all conditions lube.

  • Green Oil-01166b Dry conditions lube, utilizes natural wax.
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  • Neckrest  Hshell 2014 strap and pad dual

    The ICE neck-rest is fully adjustable for both height and angle, and can be fitted to hardshell seats to provide neck support for superb comfort especially on long rides. Fitted with a removable padded cover, the neck-rest can also be fittted with a light mount (not included) which provides a good place for fixing any rear light with a "Seat Post" style mount.

Total cost: $4,282.96

Includes UK VAT and delivery to dealer within the UK. Delivery to other markets is not included.

Cool Redefined

By: Winston Gordon - England, Hounslow - West London, 06 October 2014

Edition: VTX
Good Points: comfortable, responsiveness, acceleration, road holding
Bad Points: Only one colour, boom adjustment for taller riders
How do you ride? 30,50 to 100 miles, Done LEJOG on VTX in 9 days

Review:
I acquired the VTX in July 2014 with the intention to attempt the Land's End to John O'Groats (LEJOG) Ride Across Britain (RAB) in September 2014. Only having 2 months to prepare for the ride would be a challenge in itself. After some initial bouts of leg cramps, I soon got the hang of the VTX and it did not disappoint. The first thing you notice is how comfortable it is. It seems to to hug in all the right places, although extra padding provided may be required to suit the individual. Acceleration is outstanding, especially on the downhill descents and cursing on the flat smooth roads is almost effortless. I did experience a bit of discomfort on the rough roads in Scotland but with no actual active damping, I would expect a certain degree of frame vibration particularly with three wheels in contact with the road. I could of done with some electric assist on some of the long steep ascents to keep up with the roadies but a few more months of hill riding to earn my bent leg's will hopefully correct that. Being new to the world of recumbent trikes, this is by far the best human powered machine that I've ever riden. I lost count of the the number of thumbs-up and positive comments I received from passing motorist and pedestrians - Cool Man..! The most amusing thing that I've also noticed is that dog's, horses and deer's don't know what to make of it. Is it a dog? Is it a cat? No it's a ICE VTX. Well done Team ICE.

Classic Thoroughbred

By: John Garner - S.W. Scotland, 19 August 2014

Edition: VTX
Good Points: Roadholding
Bad Points: Transporting
How do you ride? 50 to 100 miles on rough country roads

Review:
It will be interesting to see what is possible to further develop a recumbent trike. This machine puts real excitement into triking .It's lack of weight gives for lively acceleration and it just loves corners...with no need to ease off it sails round . Descending really steep hills at high speed in complete safety or blasting along on the flat is pure joy. Gearing is good the triple chainset being ideal as I find best response is got through high revs on the VTX and not my usual 'hoofing'of higher gears.Climbing is good the seat giving plenty of support .A big wheel and no suspension gives positive transmission of power Road vibration on our rough roads is not at all bad with the amazing rear geometry soaking up the hard knocks without losing power. I would not want it to fold; it would go against the sleek and lean concept.I've always used a little flatbed trailer for trikes (Optima and XLNT) Its obvious a lot of experience and hard work has gone into the development of this machine I would be surprised if any lucky owner was not completely delighted .

VTX: A Whole New Ball Game

By: steve greene - USA / Oregon, 31 January 2014

Edition: VTX
Good Points: comfortable seat and ride, ultra-light, quick acceleration
Bad Points: did not find any
How do you ride? day rides and cross country

Review:
Thought I’d throw in my two cents, for whatever they are worth. First, there are significant differences between the ICE Vortex, which was produced for a couple of years, and the newest ICE thoroughbred, the VTX. The most notable of these from a rider’s standpoint is the comfort level, which is superior to the discontinued Vortex. A little story to illustrate some of this (you all know I love to tell stories): Back in September of 2013, I began studying in depth the Catrike 700 and the ICE Vortex, as I was intent on acquiring one of these. Of course, at the time, I assumed, as do many others currently, that the upcoming VTX was essentially the Vortex with the ORE taken out to sound cool. Well, my assessment at that stage was way off base. I was speaking out of ignorance. This past fall, I read everything I could find online about the two trikes, and a very common point of discussion amongst Vortex riders was the trike’s extremely harsh ride, and that even though it was fast and light, one had to be a die-hard speed fanatic to even consider the physical discomfort levels, along with always having to tighten every screw and nut due to vibration on less than ideal pavement. So, I went into this believing, in my unenlightened mind, that the ICE trike was probably not going to suit my needs, primarily the touring aspect where long miles are spent on the road daily for a few weeks. I just kind of assumed back in September and October that the Catrike was my sole option. Then, I attended the 2013 Recumbent Cycle-Con for three days, studied and rode the newly released VTX, and my perceptions immediately did a complete turn-around. The ride, as writer and MS victim Denise Lanier, BentRider Online's Bryan Ball, and the other few who have actually had the privilege of riding this trike have all concurred, is beyond complaint, and quite possibly beyond anything the competition has to offer at this time. Although actually getting back into the seat is a new and challenging experience, once settled in, the obvious fact hits you that the comfort is something you’ve never felt like this before on any trike that is not suspended. Then, you take it out for a spin, and guess what! Yes, it gets even better, as the ride is on a par with the pure comfort of the seat. How has this happened? Well, I am not the engineer of course, but I have a couple of thoughts on the matter from what I know. The new VTX has a rear frame very much unlike its predessessor, the Vortex. It is a completely new design that allows for a highly comfort-compliant ride, with enough rear-end flex to absorb a lot of what a nasty road has to offer. Then, there is the seat itself, or should I say the seat padding. Completely different than the old Vortex, this VTX seat cradles you like no other, and the thing that impressed me highly was the open area down the center, which allows the spinal column to rest on just air, so there is no vibration coming through the spine. The torso is supported by the ample side padding the runs the length of the spinal erector muscles, one of the big secrets. During the 2013 Recumbent Cycle Convention (the North American unveiling of this speed trike), I visited the ICE boys numerous times, just having to have one more look, one more sit in the seat, and of course, a ride around the little test area. Clearly, the VTX is not in the same league as the Vortex. ICE has made a quantum leap with this one, having listened to Vortex riders for a couple of years, and realizing, as they always have, that there is always room for improvement. Yes, the Vortex and VTX may look similar upon first cursory glance, but for one who studies the frame, seat, and other key differences, these are most definitely not the same trike! The VTX moniker appears to have evolved from removing the o-r-e letters from Vortex, but make no mistake, this is not just some fancy hype to reintroduce the same muffin simply reheated. The VTX is a gourmet offering, very much refined and worth a serious look for anyone who wants a light and very fast speed trike that compromises little, and that my friends, includes comfort. The folks at ICE have pulled the proverbial rabbit out of the hat, and changed the landscape of speed on three wheels. They just didn’t raise the bar … they set a new one! So, back to my little story: needless to say, after those three days at the 2013 RCC the first of November, I realized I was playing a whole new ballgame. Sure enough, the VTX and 700 decision was going to be a tough one. I could be happy with either one, both wickedly fast speed demons that weigh essentially the same (if you check manufacturer specification notes and Bryan Ball’s assessment of the 700), so this is shaping up to be one exciting time of anticipation, to say the least. Hmm, maybe I’ll just have to acquire one of each for the ultimate head-to-head showdown. Okay, I’m outta’ here gang. See ya’ … steve By the way, one quick point of information: The ICE VTX, with indirect steering, has a turning circle of 18 feet. The Catrike 700, with direct steering, has a turning circle of 20 feet. This may fly in the face of commonly accepted belief paradigms regarding steering and maneuverability. Fascinating. New stuff comin’ atcha all the time!

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