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Spezi 2019 Videos
In depth interviews and ultra close up shots from most of the recumbent exhibitors at the world's largest laidback bike exposition. This year we've focused on the bents themselves including all the news and updates surrounding them. Over 20 manufacturers are interviewed as our cameras get up close and personal with each product mentioned. Thanks to our sponsors this year for making this report possible. Trident Trikes was again our Major Sponsor and the following were Patron Sponsors exhibiting at Spezi: Bambuk, Hase Bikes, HP Velotechnik International, ICE Trikes, TerraCycle Inc., TrikExplor, and Veloks. We also had the following wonderful Patron Sponsors who did not appear at Spezi: Angletech, Avenue Trikes, Bent Revolution, Bent Up Cycles,Connecticut Yankee Pedaller, Inc., Falco e-Motors, Hostel Shoppe,Jersey Bents, LLC, Recumbent & Tandem Rider Magazine, Recumbent Cycle-Con Trade Show & Convention, Recumbentpdx,
trailside.bike and Velocity USA.
trailside.bike and Velocity USA.
We're often asked, "What else goes on at Spezi besides the booths and the interviews?" Here is a short look at our 2019 visit to the world's largest recumbent event through the eyes of our own videographer Lars Komm.
Kelvin Clark has been a part of the recumbent scene since the 1980s. He started his Colorado bent shop in 1993 and we visited him and his amazing crew at Angletech in Colorado Springs in January. We sit down (on trikes of course!) to chat about bent history, the historic bikes hanging in the shop, his philosophy for helping folks find the right bent, all the ways Angletech is unique including how it is built and decorated, why you have to like humans to work there and how this all comes down to "Cycle Different". Kelvin then gives us a full shop tour including a look at much of what he stocks. You'll meet slightly off balance store manager Josiah, the revered store mechanic Kirk and hear how they all work together to form the perfect customer-centered team. Thanks to videographer Larry Seidman for stepping in and helping me out on this shoot.
Our Most Recent Webcast
E-Assist on your bent
Electric assist is now sold on a growing number of new trikes. Welcome to the new reality of recumbent riding. Whatever your feelings about this technology for your own use it is clear that the availability of power assist is bringing a surge of new folks to bent riding. In this webcast we take a deep dive into the world of electric motors and how they can be integrated on your bike or trike. We just so happen to have an expert on these matters on staff. Our own Doug Davis (who is an electrical engineer and a bent shop owner) joins us to demystify it all along with Peter Stull the Bicycle Man. If you have considered the pros and cons of e-assist for touring Sylvia Halpern is the most experienced person I can think of to set us straight. She is with us from Portland. We have a short tribute to the late Ian Sims and lots of news and announcements as well this month so have a look.
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Jason Miller-Tannus Tires/my velo chair
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