HP Velotechnik Grasshopper fx “Air”

I can not recommend NY City Recumbent Supply and Robert enough. If you are in the market for a recumbent and are in the Northeast, you will not go wrong by dealing with either! — allan p
HP Velotechnik's Grasshopper fx/NYC shown packed in a suitcase.

New York City Recumbent Supply’s Grasshopper fx “Air” recumbent bike with under-seat steering, manufactured by HP Velotechnik and packed for travel.

Take your recumbent bike on your next vacation?

The Grasshopper fx “Air” from New York City Recumbent Supply is the recumbent bike that packs into a suitcase.

Manufactured by HP Velotechnik.

$5150. Limited supplies.  Order today.
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The standard Grasshopper fx is shown above.

 At New York City Recumbent Supply, we’ve taken HP Velotechnik’s best-of-class folding recumbent, the Grasshopper fx, and created a version that packs into an airline suitcase: the Grasshopper fx “Air”.

Call and order your Grasshopper fx “Air” today.
Only available from New York City Recumbent Supply.
To purchase, contact Robert at: RM@TheInnovationWorks.com or call +1 (646) 233-1219 (USA).
Prices available upon request.

Comes with suitcase and instructions.  Some disassembly and assembly is required but you only need rudimentary mechanical skills (if you can change a flat tire and unscrew a bolt, you can handle this).

The Grasshopper fx is our most popular 2-wheeled recumbent bike and for good reason: it folds quickly; it is relatively lightweight; the ride quality and engineering are superb; and it looks great.

Many of our customers want to travel with their Grasshopper fx recumbent bikes, whether by plane, train or automobile. To meet that demand, we have created a special edition “Air” version of the Grasshopper fx that is lighter than the standard version and fits into a suitcase.

At baggage claim: New York City Recumbent Supply’s Grasshopper fx “Air” recumbent bike (manufactured by HP Velotechnik).

For many years, there have been “travel” versions of recumbent bikes. But (nearly) all of them have had critical flaws: poor quality, too costly, too complicated to pack, poor manufacturer support, or the ride quality was so bad that no one wanted to use them after they got to their destination.

At New York City Recumbent Supply, we took this challenge head-on and created a version of the HP Velotechnik Grasshopper fx that can be packed into a suitcase for air travel.

  • Like all HP Velotechnik recumbent bikes, the Grasshopper fx “Air” meets the highest standards and is built to last, with a 10-year warranty for the bike frame.
  • The price is in-line with those for the standard Grasshopper fx and many of the same options and accessories are available.
  • Unlike hard-to-pack models from other manufacturers, the Grasshopper fx “Air” packs easily and quickly — figure about 20 minutes. (After one “practice run,” Robert (me) could pack it in about 15 minutes and re-assemble it in about 25 minutes.)
  • As with all HP Velotechnik machines, you can count on HP Velotechnik for world-class manufacturer support.Grasshopper fx/Air packed and ready to close the lid.Packed and ready to close the lid. The only tools you need are probably in your basic bicycle tool kit: hex wrenches and a small adjustable wrench.
  • Riders all over the world recognize the HP Velotechnik brand as being synonymous with some of the best recumbent bikes in existence with a ride quality that is positively unparalleled.
  • The Grasshopper fx “Air” fits in the trunk of an economy rental car with the back seats up!
  • Fits on Amtrak, the New York City Subway, Metro North, NJ Transit and many other regional trains and buses.

Limited supply!

Call and order your Grasshopper fx “Air” today.
Only available from New York City Recumbent Supply.
To purchase, contact Robert at: RM@TheInnovationWorks.com or call +1 (646) 233-1219 (USA).
Prices available upon request.

Grasshopper fx/Air shown in the trunk of an economy rental car.
The Grasshopper fx “Air” fits in the trunk of an economy rental car with the back seats up!

The HP Velotechnik Grasshopper fx is possibly the world’s finest folding recumbent bike. Built for touring and fast commuting, HPV’s brilliant engineering and consistent attention to detail result in a high quality recumbent that does everything an urban recumbent rider could want. Two 20″ wheels, so it’s small and spry, but designed for stability. The bottom bracket is 5″ above the seat level, so it’s aerodynamic and fast. The chain ring is protected and the chain is covered by chain tubes, so you won’t get grease on yourself or other passengers on the train. To pack it in the suitcase for the plane, it takes about 20 minutes to take it apart once you’ve practiced a bit. For the train, it folds in about 60 seconds. Made in Germany.

The Grasshopper fx is popular with New Yorkers because it’s easy to take on trains or buses (in the optional carrying bag). Folding bikes don’t need a permit. More detailed reviews of the “GHfx” can be found here (on this website) and here, on my blog.

See the manufacturer’s notes here…

The Grasshopper fx recumbent bike was honored with the Eurobike Award 2007 for innovative design and excellent product quality.

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Subject: Re: interesting article on winter riding
From: “allan p—”
To: “Robert Matson”
Last summer, I decided I wanted to pick up a recumbent for medical reasons. I had two knee surgeries and was told that riding a standard bicycle was no longer a good idea. I was told that a recumbent would be better for my knees. As I knew nothing about ‘bents, I had to start from scratch. After doing some research on the web and making a few calls, I had pretty much decided on a trike. Since I live in a SMALL apartment, I decided to go for the folding HP Velo trike. HP Velo told me there was a dealer near me and pointed me to NY City Recumbent Supply and Robert Matson.
I contacted Robert and discussed my issues, that I planned to ride to and from Brooklyn to NYC for work as well as recreational riding and, through his knowledge of all things recumbent, found out that a trike might not be the best thing for me. First off, I didn’t have any balance issues that would keep me from riding a standard bike. And secondly, a trike is wider than a standard bike and may give me problems with the barriers put up on NY City bridge bike/ped paths. I ended up deciding on a Grasshopper.
Next came the test drive. After a quick tutorial on the basics of the bike it was time to try to get moving. I had ridden an EZ Racer ‘bent the summer prior, but it was a long wheel base and more of a chopper style. The Grasshopper was DEFINITELY a different beast all together. Robert was VERY patient and coached me so that within a few minutes, I was up and running (although still a little wobbly!). We hit the road and did a test ride.
Robert answered every question I threw at him (and there were plenty). With his help and knowledge, he was able to guide me to the right options for what I needed. He was incredibly professional as well as being a great guy to talk to. He didn’t make me feel like I was bothering him when I called him up with any additional questions or to just check on the delivery/build times. Even after delivery, if I called, he was patient and always willing to help.
When I am making a purchase of this size, I don’t take it lightly and will definitely not put up with a salesman who is pushy or does not make me feel at ease. Robert is a professional all around. He put me at ease and was able to assure me that I was making the right decision without trying to “up sell” me to make more money. As a matter of fact, I have gone back to him on multiple occasions to purchase additional items for the bike!
I can not recommend NY City Recumbent Supply and Robert enough. If you are in the market for a recumbent and are in the Northeast, you will not go wrong by dealing with either!
A— P—