Built with a purpose, the Eola features a lightweight space frame, 20-inch wheels and the latest drivetrain technology that creates a nimble and spirited ride. At the heart of the Eola is a SRAM 1 x 11 drivetrain that delivers a full range of gears and flawless performance
Like all Catrikes, it comes with industry-leading features: padded mesh seat, clipless pedals, rear fender, computer sensor mount, locking brake levers, along with a flag and flag holder for increased visibility. With Catrike’s knowledge and experience in manufacturing, the Eola not only has exceptional handling and riding characteristics, it has been engineered for manufacturing and assembly efficiency – assuring value and quality.
Frame & Geometry
Rider Weight Limit
Rider X-Seam Range
* weight includes pedals, mirror, flag, computer mount and neck rest if standard on the model.
**varies according to riders height.
Flag Mount & Flag
Mirrycle Rear View Mirror
Multi Purpose Clipless Pedals
Computer Sensor Mount
No Brake Steer
Ackermann Steering Compensation
Structural Front Boom
Quick-Release Indexing Boom Clamp
Aluminum Rod Ends
Low Friction PTFE Flared Chain Tube
12×142 thru axle
Avid BB7 Disc Brakes
Catrike Locking Parking Brake
SRAM NX 11-Speed
SRAM NX 11-Speed Grip
FSA Omega 165mm
SRAM 11/42 11-Speed
TerraCycle 15T Sport
FSA Zero Stack
406 Schwalbe Marathon Racer
406 Schwalbe Marathon Racer
*All components are subject to change with an equivalent substitute based on avai
Negotiating your way through the NDIS system can be daunting. Here’s what you need to do in order to fund your recumbent trike through the NDIS.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The NDIS is a national scheme designed to help people with disabilities. It helps people by funding the reasonable and necessary support they need to reach their goals in life.
Reasonable refers to something that is fair.
Necessary refers to something that you must have because of your disability.
Where Does A Recumbent Trike Fit Into the NDIS?
Your recumbent trike will be listed within NDIS as Assistive Equipment for Recreation.
Include a Recumbent Trike in Your NDIS Plan
When you speak with your NDIS planner, you will be asked to form goals. Goals are things you want to achieve.
For example, perhaps one of your goals is:
To develop greater social networks.
To achieve greater inclusion in the community.
To become more active in your community.
Explain How A Recumbent Trike Will Help Your Achieve Goals
Once you have your goals, you need to state clearly how a recumbent trike will help you to achieve these goals.
The goal is for me to develop greater social networks and have greater inclusion in the community by participating in activities such as cycling with friends and family. To achieve this, I need a recumbent trike.
If writing the goals for your child, simply re-word the phrases:
The goal is for my child to develop greater social networks and have greater inclusion in the community by participating in activities such as cycling with friends and family. To achieve this, my child needs a recumbent trike.
Important: Do Not Write…
Do not simply writing, “For my child to learn to ride a trike”.
This statement doesn’t show how a recumbent trike will fulfil your child’s goal … ie. to develop greater social networks and to achieve greater inclusion in the community.
Tips for Applying for Equipment through NDIS.
Explain, in writing, why a recumbent trike is important to achieve your goals.
Calculate how much it will cost to maintain and service your equipment, (e.g., your recumbent trike). The cost of maintenance needs to be allowed for in your NDIS budget.
Ask your current therapist (e.g., occupational therapist, physiotherapist) to write a letter of support to go with your request for funding for equipment. Take this letter with you to your planning meeting!
We, here at the Recumbent Company, are more than happy to provide you with a quote to go with the support letter from your therapist. Please ring and talk with us about your needs!
Talk with Your Planner about Getting An Assistive Technology Assessment
When you go to your planning meeting, talk with your planner about having an Assistive Technology Assessment Form completed. This is completed by an occupational therapist or physiotherapist.
The costs of having the assessment and form completed needs to be included in your NDIS plan. Talk with your NDIS planner about this.
Assistive Technology refers to any device that helps you to do something that you would not be about to do, or would find difficult, on your own without help. This could be a recumbent trike. It’s a piece of equipment that will help you fulfil your goals.
You could also label your recumbent trike as assistive equipment for recreation. This means your recumbent trike will assist you to participate in sports and recreational activities.
We look forward to talking with you about how a recumbent trike will assist and support you to fulfil your goals. Give us a call today or contact us. We’re here to help!
If you have a recumbent trike listed as a ‘line item’ in your Assistive Technology Budget, don’t worry about the amount listed beside it.
The NDIS doesn’t know the exact prices of specific items.
Therefore a ‘guesstimate’ (an estimate based on a mixture of guesswork and calculation) is entered into your budget. This means that the amount listed isn’t the amount the NDIS is expecting to pay. It’s an estimate only.
So don’t panic or give up hope. If you have approval for a recumbent trike, it’s now a matter of taking the next step which is to …
ICE Dealer News, NEW Accessories, Sit back & relax
NEW SUPER COMFORTABLE ERGO NECK RESTS
Even more brand NEW exciting products: The New ICE Ergo neck-rest is now wider and even more comfortable. Fully adjustable for both height and angle and can be fitted to Ergo mesh seats to provide neck support and increased comfort on long rides. Fitted with a removable padded cover on an adjustable tension strap for fully customisable comfort.
Fits all Ergo-Flow and Ergo-Luxe mesh seats. The neck rest cover is available as an upgrade for your existing neck rest, from 2014 onwards. Shown against the previous model for size comparison.
COVER ONLY RRP US $45 £38 €39.45
NEW ERGO-LUXE SIDEPODS
Hot off the press: The brand NEW ICE Sidepods for Ergo-Luxe seats have all the standard features of the current Sidepods with an extra internal storage pocket and the new innovative clip mounting system that secures the Sidepods to the trike seat without the need for additional over the seat straps.
Purpose made to perfectly fit the new Ergo-Luxe seat. The zip opening is arranged so that the front of each bag can be opened whilst riding along – perfect for getting at the snack bars or a camera. Reflective detailing helps keep you seen at night. Sold as a pair, fits both Adventure and Adventure HD.
AVAILABLE TO OEDER NOW
RRP US $125 £104 €117
SEAT STORAGE POUCH
HANDY STORAGE SOLUTIONS
The perfect travel companion for every trike. This handy easy fit seat mounted storage pouch, fits the back of the Ergo-Flow and Ergo-Luxe mesh seats. Ideal for storing small items, like a toolkit, or puncture repair, bike lock or even snacks to keep you going. The pouch fastens to the back of the Ergo-Flow and Ergo-Luxe seats with Velcro straps. You can even fit two pouches to the back of all our mesh seats.
The pouch comes together with the seat protection cover accessory, which helps to keep your trike seat clean and dry while you’re not riding the trike.
RRPUS $36, £30, €34
NEW EASY-FIT WRIST RESTS
New stock available, after launch stock virtually sold out. Easy Fit Wrist Rests, as previewed at Spezi 2018 International Bike show in Germany, the Wrist Rests are designed to comfortably and stylishly support the rider’s wrists while riding your trike. Ideal for long journeys and riders with limited grip or strength.
Wrist Rest features include:
Incredible comfort & wrist support while riding
Adjustable and lightweight construction at only 70g each
Super easy to fit, simply snap onto your handlebar and tighten up
Fits all ICE trike models, (will fit the VTX, but not advised) and is compatible with other trike manufacturers, with a standard vertical handlebar size
Optional padded Velcro support strap can be purchased separately
ORDER YOURS BEFORE THEY SELL OUT
RRP US $75, £64, €66
When riding recumbent trikes with children, there are a number of options to suit your family.
Option No. 1 – Baby Bike Seat
The first option for riding recumbent trikes with children is to mount a baby seat on the back of your trike. This works really well and makes a compact, safe and sturdy unit that you and your little person will love!
Because the baby seat is close to you as a parent, you are able to supervise your child easily, especially when one of your mirrors is set to focus on your child. You can talk with him or her and respond easily when he/she points out the passing bus, car or bird!
A baby seat on a recumbent trike offers your child an excellent view. On a two-wheeled bike, a child in a bike seat is hidden behind the rider. On a recumbent trike, the child can see more of the world around him/her.
Recumbent trikes come complete with a flag to make sure everyone sees you coming and going. High visibility to other road users is always a good thing when it comes to riding with your child!
Finally, there’s plenty of room to carry bags when you’re riding a recumbent trike with your child. Rear right of the above picture is a recumbent with a 60 litre quick release pannier. A weather proof duffle bag can also sit neatly under the seat – on this one just above the electric assist battery.
Have you seen what happens to a bicycle with a rack on the back when you let them go… that stand always seems to know just when you need it and it folds or just can’t reach out far enough. A recumbent has it’s feet firmly planted on the ground, even if you forget, and provides excellent balance. Luggage and baby stays put, upright and safe.
Option No. 2 – Trailer
The second option for riding recumbent trikes with children to accommodate younger children on your recumbent trike is to attach a trailer. This involves adding a connection point to your rear wheel. It’s a simple and easy process.
Have a look at the Hase Trets which is a truly versatile trike. Overtime, it transforms from a jogger to a trailer bike, to an individual trike. Because it is so versatile, it accommodates riders from 2.5 yrs up to 12 years of age. Add 40 litres of weather resistant carry pack pack on the back and you have it covered.
Option No. 3 – Tandem Pedal Power
As your child grows, they will want to do more than just sit and observe the world whiz by. They will want to pedal as well. This is where a tandem set-up works perfectly.
A tandem arrangement with recumbent trikes involves connecting two trikes together so the the back trike is controlled by the front trike. The back rider is able to pedal and contribute with pedal-power. However, the ultimate control remains with the parent or front rider.
This is a great set-up for children who need a little help to keep up with the group or who need some extra support.
Option No. 4 – Independent Riding
Once children are more competent, they are able to ride independently.
Have a look at the different types of trikes specifically designed for children including Hase Trets and HPV Gekko FXS. Both of these trikes will ‘grow’ with your child as they are expandable – boom bars extend and, in the case of the Gekko FXS, the seat expands. This means that your child will be able to ride these trikes for many years to come!
You have to admit, that a seat belt adds to the ‘coolness-factor’ of the trike … especially when it’s called a 4 (or 5) point racing harness! Who wouldn’t want to wear one?! After all, there’s no way an upright tricycle or bicycle comes with a racing harness!
Want to know more? Give us a call today. We’re happy to talk with you about how a recumbent will best suit your needs.
Have you ever wondered which colour is best for high visibility flags for recumbent trikes? Which colour shows up best to other road users?
We have. In fact, we’ve spent so much time observing flags trailing out behind trikes ridden up and down our street that our neighbours must think we’ve gone nuts!
After following our kids around on many cycling journeys so we could observe different flags, this is the conclusion we’ve reached:
Orange flags are highly visible when the light is bright.
Green flags show up better when the light is dimmer.
Having said that, we must point out that we live in a subtropical region where the vegetation is primarily green all year round. It seems that in such an environment, the green flags seem to blend more into the background of trees while the orange stand out clearer.
Yes, I know there aren’t many trees on the road but our roads are lined with trees and bush … just in case you’re wondering.
Now if we were riding in snow, or on a sandy beach, green would show up perfectly!
So the question should probably be which colour high visibility flag works best for you based on the environment in which you live?
You could do what we do and stand out outside watching flags being ridden up and down your street until your neighbours think you’ve gone crazy. Or you could load your trike with flags of all colours under the sun. Or just choose your favourite high visibility colour.
Colours Which Don’t Work for High Visibility Flags
There are colours that don’t work well for high visibility flags. The colours of dark blue and dark red are less visible to the human eye so it’s good to avoid them.
Research has found that the human eye is most sensitive to light at a wavelength of 555 nanometers which is a bright green. Curious to know more? Check out this post or this video.
High Visibility Flags And Movement
While the colour of your high visibility is important, there’s one more element that is vital: movement! Movement catches the human eye very quickly so make sure your high visibility flag moves freely in the breeze.
In fact, it’s the movement, more than the colour, which catches the eye of a driver.
We’d love to hear about your favourite high visibility flag. Feel free to comment or leave a post on our Facebook Page.
Have a great and safe day cycling while flying the colours of your high visibility flag!
Want to know how visible trikes are from the driver’s seat of a car? Check out this post.