KETTWIESEL EVO STEPS: The symbiosis of sportiness and comfort
As a recumbent trike with Shimano motor and sumptuous suspension, the KETTWIESEL EVO STEPS is a luxury-class delta.
E-trike for the discerning cyclist
The EVO STEPS is the luxury model of our KETTWIESEL series. Some may argue that the name “KETTWIESEL” is too whimsical for this classy set of wheels, but what’s named is named. Moreover, it’s long since become the epitome of a sporty, high end trike.
The EVO STEPS is our upgraded version for riders with even higher standards for comfort: the standard model features a Shimano Steps motor and the corresponding Di2 electronic shifting system. Its suspension is out of this world: independent wheel suspension, air shocks, and cornering-stability control like a car. A sporty ride doesn’t have to be uncomfortable.
E-motor from Shimano: power on demand
It’s the rider who decides when the Shimano Steps switches on. Then the powerful mid-motor provides smooth and seamless assist. It gives you more traction on the rear wheels than a front motor, and its 504Wh battery, hidden behind the seat, can be fully charged in a mere four hours.
The Di2 Alfine is an 8-speed, electronic, internally geared hub that coordinates perfectly with the motor. It can be operated in either manual or automatic mode. The rider can switch between these modes with the touch of a button on the display.
The art of unfolding
When parked upright, the EVO looks like a futuristic work of art. Just as impressive is the folded version: all it takes is three quick steps to transform the trike into a masterpiece of compactness with a maximum length of 38 inches (96 cm).
Also foldable… and eye catching: the KLIMAX Foldable Fairing, which is available as an accessory. The patented HASE BIKES fairing waits – compactly folded – in its carrying case for the next rainy day, when it can be mounted and unfolded in a flash. With the corresponding Rain Poncho, it turns the EVO into a weatherproof, all-season trike.
Recumbent trike + recumbent trike = 5-wheel tandem
The delta configuration – one wheel in front and two in the back – offers an exceptionally sporty performance: not only because the turning radius is very small, but also because the low center of gravity guarantees excellent safety and stability – even when cornering at high speeds.
The ride is twice as sporty – and will attract twice as many curious stares – when you connect two trikes with the HASE BIKES Tandem Coupling.
- Very agile, smooth-riding
- Excellent safety and stability thanks to a low center of gravity
- Full suspension
- Usable in tandem and as a trailer
|Total length||69″-87″ (176-221 cm), without front wheel 60″ (153 cm)|
|Total width||35½” (90 cm)|
|Total height||32″ (82 cm), with seat folded down: 21″ (53 cm)|
|Turning circle||left 10’10” (3.30 m), right 11’6″ (3.50 m) at mean length adjustment|
|Seat height||20″ (50 cm)|
|Bottom bracket height||20½” (52 cm)|
|Size when folded (LxWxH)||38″×35½”×19″ (96×90×49 cm)|
|Wheelbase||52″-70″ (132-178 cm)|
|Fork||Suspension fork Spinner Grind 1|
|Front boom||6061-T6 aluminum|
|Max. load||308 lb (140 kg)|
|Suspension||HASE BIKES EVO independent wheel suspension with sway bar and HASE BIKES air shocks|
|Folding mechanism||HASE BIKES Folding Joint|
|Brakes||Rear: Tektro Auriga Twin hydraulic disc brakes with integrated parking brake, Front: Avid BB7 mechanical disc brake with parking brake lever|
|Wheels||20″, Hubs: HASE BIKES (rear), Rims: double wall with eyelets, Spokes: Sapim, Tires: Schwalbe Marathon 47×406|
|Gears||Shimano Alfine Di2 8-speed internal gear hub with electrical manual or/and automatic shifting|
|Crankset||Shimano Steps 170 mm 38 tooth|
|Drive system||HASE BIKES Differential|
|Lighting system||motor battery, B&M Toplight Flat Plus, Headlight: Busch & Müller Lumotec Lyt, LED, standlight|
|Fenders||SKS matt black|
|Weight||71.7 lb (32.5 kg)|
|Color||Shimano Steps bottom bracket motor, Battery: lithium-ion, Capacity: 11.6 Ah, 418 Wh, Voltage: 36 V, Max. power: 250 W, Recharge cycles: 1000, Charge time: 4 h, Range: approx. 31 miles (50 km), Battery weight: 7 lb (2.55 kg), Battery guarantee: 24 months, Auto power-off: 16 mph (25 km/h), with start-assist function up to 3.7 mph (6 km/h)|