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Spitfire RS24 Picture Gallery

 

 

The Spitfire is fabricated from the highest quality components available.  Above is a Steering Knuckle showing off our light weight 7075 aluminum rod-end bearings fastened by titanium machine screws (available only on the RS). All parts comprising the Steering knuckle are precision machined aluminum billet that is completely powder coated to match the frame. What is not shown is the .5 inch hole in the knuckle that allows quick mounting of the fenders.

 

The partial side view above some additional details of the RS24.  In standard configuration, all Spitfires have provisions for three water bottle holder mounts. 

 

The photo above shows the single handle club tiller.   This Joystick steering mechanism is fully articulated and adjustable for left or right handed people.  The pinch collet on the steering shaft allows adjustable weight. 

 

The photo above right is a close up view of our custom built Universal Joint.  Although  extremely light, it is designed for years of trouble-free operation.

 

Above is a diagonal view of the RS 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This top view offers some perspective on the amount of cockpit room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photo above shows the rear section of RS24.  The extra length of Chain tubing is only used to provide clearance for an optional rear caliper brake.   The rear seat uses a single mount that uses an adjustment screw for setting the seat angle.  A quick release allows the seat to be folded forward for easy transport and storage. 

 

 

Spitfire ST20/24 Picture Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The chain pulley system has been greatly simplified for minimum friction.  The PTFE Teflon tubing  drastically reduces friction making the drive train more efficient . Hellbent is the only trike manufacturer that offers Teflon tubing as standard equipment.

 

 

Above, I sit on an ST20 holding back a smile.  This particular trike is decked out with all available options including  2 ea. Mirror/accessory mounts, Flag pole, Fenders and Rack.  Although it has four pounds worth of options (including pedals), it weighs under 35 lbs!!!!!   

 

 

Above is the same ST20 as it sits on our work bench receiving the last final adjustments.

 

 

 

The photo above shows a side view of a Spitfire ST-20 with an optional rack.   The ST has a much shorter wheelbase (only 38") than the RS.  Coupled with a 20" rear wheel, the ST provides rock steady stability without the problems of pedal steering.

For enhance handling and stability, the seating position is moved slightly forward placing added weight in front where it is needed.

Most racks designed for 20" or 24" rear wheels can be adapted to the Spitfire without the need of any special hardware.

 

 

 

A blue ST20 is displayed above

 

 

 

The modified bar-ends allow the hands to be placed in an ergonomic position.  This new design allows the rider to adjust the steering to their liking.

 

 

A front view of the RS shows the roomy cockpit.

 

 

 

From a top angled view prospective, the details of the steering and seating can be clearly distinguished.  As shown, panniers can be easily adapted to this trike, as well as a top rack pack..

 

 

Accessories Photo Gallery

Above is our Deluxe Mirror/Accessory Mount.  This option mounts in seconds using our expanding collet system.   The complete system weighs less than 90 grams. Provisions for a water bottle and cycle computer make this a desirable option.  A right-hand mount can be special ordered.

 

 

 

Above is the same Mirror/Accessory Mount with an optional Cell phone/Radio holder that uses the bottle mounts.

 

 

 

Above is a photo of the Mirror Accessory Mount with all the goodies loaded on.   This photo also gives a glimpse of our Fender Mounts.

 

 

 

For most trike manufacturers, provisions for mudguards or fenders was an afterthought.   However, at Hellbent Cycles we designed the trike for front mounted fenders.  In fact,  all our trikes have been shipped with fenders so far.  The mounting system uses an expanding collet, The main body of the fender mount is inserted into the steering knuckle.  The fender is secured in place by tightening an Allen head cap screw.   Best of all, there is no hardware to lose.

 

 

 

Yet another partial view of the fender mounting system.

 

 

 

 

 

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