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HP Velotechnik Grasshopper Recumbent Bicycles


HP Velo Grasshopper FX

Grasshopper FX USS


The HP Velo Grasshopper recumbent bike is very similar to a Streetmachine GTe with dual 20" wheels. The Grasshopper fits petite riders better than the Streetmachine but I'm 6'3" and can ride one, especially the folding Grasshopper FX model. Both have similar aluminum mono tube frames and dual suspension like the Streetmachine GTe. They ride similarly.


The extensive list of options available on the Streetmachine are also available on the Grasshopper.


HP Velo Grasshopper with OSS

Grasshopper with Over Seat Steering Option


One option difference is this: OSS is an extra cost option on the Streetmachine while USS is extra cost option on the Grasshopper. With 20" wheels the Grasshopper is smaller and significantly easier to pack, store or transport in a car.

Also available is the folding Grasshopper FX version for travel in airline luggage.


HP Velo Grasshopper FX folding recumbent bike

Grasshopper FX folding recumbent bicycle


The FX has a longer wheelbase which many riders feel gives better handling than the standard Grasshopper.

As always it is best to try several recumbents before you make your final.


Stop in and try them for yourself!



HP Velo Street Machine HP Velo Grasshopper HP Velo Speed Machine HP Velo Spirit
Street Machine Grasshopper Speed Machine Spirit
HP Velo Owner's Manuals
Owner's Manual Street Machine Gt owner's manual (January 2008 version, PDF Format, 624 KB)
Owner's Manual Street Machine Gte owner's manual (January 2008 version, PDF Format, 600 KB)
Owner's Manual GrassHopper / fx owner's manual (February 2008 version, PDF Format, 676 KB)
Owner's Manual Speedmachine owner's manual (January 2008 version, PDF Format, 673 KB)
Owner's Manual Spirit owner's manual (January 2008 version, PDF Format, 1021 KB)



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