Performer Cycles Futuro Recumbent Trike

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Price: $2,625.00
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    Item #: PCFuturo59446

    SeatFRP w/ mesh cushion . headrest
    Handle barAluminum Ubar
    ShifterMicroshift bar end shifter 10S
    LeverParking lever
    Front derailleurMicroshift FD-M612B
    Rear derailleurMicroshift RD-M61L
    CranksetFSA 53/39t
    CassetteMicroshift CS-H100 11-36T
    WheelsetJalco X320 20″
    Tires20″ x 1.5
    BrakesAvid BB5 Disc brake
    FendersBlack front / rear
    Weight42.3 Lbs

    Motor Comptibility

    Ebike Kit: Front Wheel

    EBO Mountaineer: You be limited to one chain ring in front

    Bafang: You be limited to one chain ring in front
    Acer: Front Wheel

    Motivola: You be limited to one chain ring in front

    Wheel SizeBottom Bracket HeightSeat HeightSeat angle-from HorizontalTop of seatTop of Headrest
    Wheel baseAverage weight/kgRider’s weight limitedX-seam/inch
    153cm (X-seam 43.31″ )19.2kgs110kgs36.2″~50.7″

    Performer Futuro Review on October 24, 2022

    George Chen, the owner of Performer Cycles, has always been a cyclist. George fell in love with bike riding as a youth and his passion
    for the bicycle and riding community has only grown. George had the opportunity to ride a recumbent bike almost thirty years ago and he was
    shocked at how much more comfortable and faster it was than his current
    upright two wheel bike.  George instantly became a big fan of
    recumbents. George’s passion for cycling led him to opening his own
    bicycle factory almost twenty five years ago.  He got his start doing
    contract work for other companies which is all well and good but if you
    met George you would see he has so many ideas in his head that building
    products for other companies is not what he is about.  Soon after
    opening his factory, George started his own brand called Performer
    Cycles.  George is like Henry Ford; he wanted the best quality control
    for his products. George chose to do the entire manufacturing process
    himself in his own factory, where he could control the quality of his
    bikes and trikes.

    When I visited some other factories in Taiwan, it was quite
    different. You had the guy who only build frames and they have a
    relationship with someone who only paints, then there is someone else
    who does all the assembly.  I am not a big fan of this type of
    manufacturing because there are too many different people involved and
    it is more difficult to control quality.  George can walk out in his
    factory at any time and inspect frame manufacturing, painting, assembly,
    and packaging within minutes.  Performer’s best selling product is
    their recumbent trikes but they are well know for their recumbent bikes
    as well.  Performer can build bikes and trikes out of carbon fiber,
    titanium, aluminum and chrome-molly steel. Their carbon trike and carbon
    tandem are really incredible. The material of choice for most bikes and
    trikes is aluminum. For most situations aluminum is the best material
    to work with.  I have seen some of the old school lugged chrome molly
    steel road bikes that George produces. They are works of art. The old
    school lugged frames with fancy sculpted lugs remind me of the Italian
    racing bikes from Pinerello, Colnago, and Basso from the early 80’s.
    George has an incredible first mate. Her name is Christine. She has been
    with Performer Cycle almost from the beginning. Christine has been a
    big part of the day running of Performer Cycles.  Christine is a small
    energetic lady with a big smile that really knows her products and the
    bike industry very well.

    I just did a consultation with a gentleman who was a professional
    basket ball player.  He is over 6’-7” tall and simply there is no trike
    large enough for him on the market.  He could actually send his
    measurement to Performer Cycles and they could produce a one of a kind
    trike specifically for his size. I can not think of any other company
    willing to do that type of customer service.

    Frame: The frame on the Performer Futuro is made of
    aluminum that is TIG welded together in Taichung Taiwan.  I would have
    to say the welds are beautiful and of the highest quality in the
    industry. The frame on the Performer Futuro is a non folding design.
    The seat can be removed by the quick release pins, not the easiest seat
    to remove but still very doable for most people. The Performer Futuro
    has a maximum rider weight capacity of 242 Lbs.  The frame is easily
    adjustable and can accommodate riders with X-Seams between 36.3″ and

    Paint: The Performer Futuro powder coat is extremely
    well done. The powder coat is sprayed on evenly and consistently.  The
    color and dept to the paint is amazing. It just looks to be a very
    quality paint job. I did notice the paint did seem to chip a little
    easier than I thought but overall it is a thumbs up paint job that
    should last you a long time.

    Drive Train: The shifting is superb on the Performer
    Futuro. Performer chose a premium Microshift drivetrain with ten gears
    to choose from in the rear and two chain rings in the front for a total
    of twenty speeds. The Microshift front and rear derailleurs performed
    flawlessly mated to the Microshift Bar End Shifters. Performer prefers
    Bar End Shifters and you will see them on all of their trikes. Bar end
    shifters are my shifter of choice as well. They just make sense for me.
    Performer chose a FSA crank set with a 53 tooth large chain ring and a
    39 tooth small chain ring. With a 53/39 chain rings and an 11-36 tooth
    cassette the rear the gear ratio should be broad enough for you to be
    able to pedal up just about any hill you can find.  The Performer Futuro
    come with a Samagaga differential, this allows both rear wheels to
    drive where most delta style trike only have one wheel in the rear drive
    and the other just freewheels.

    Brakes: Performer Cycles likes Tektro Disc Brakes.
    Tektro is a huge brake manufacture and probably the largest bicycle
    brake manufacture in the world. Tektro makes a wide variety of brakes.
    The brakes that Performer Cycle chose for the Futuro, is a simple cable
    actuated disc.  A big advantage to Tektro brakes is that replacement
    pads are available. Sure, Performer could have used a less expensive
    brake, but with those cheaper brakes there are no replacement pads that
    are available after market.  I thought the trike stopped fine with the
    Tektro Disc; nothing unexpected, just good, solid, predictable braking.

    Wheels: The wheels are Jalco X320, all 20″ wheels.
    The rims are a premium quality double wall rim with eyelets at the spoke
    nipples.  The wheels are easily overlooked for what they are which is a
    more premium wheel set than what most of Performer Cycle competitors
    are offering.

    Seat: Like all the other Performer bikes and trikes,
    the seat is interchangeable. The most popular seat for trikes is the
    mesh seat where it is very breathable and well constructed.  However, I
    do think Performer should come out with an updated version where it is
    padded and the bottom is a bit larger to fit big American butts. The
    other seat option is the FRP which is available in a fiberglass version
    and a carbon fiber version.  This seat gives the trike that racy, high
    performance, feel.

    The seat height is 16.9″ (430 mm) and the seat angle can be adjusted
    from 34.5 Degrees to 40 degrees.  I hear people comment about seat
    height all the time with concerns that they think it is very low which
    is not the case.  I ask them can they get out of their kitchen chair
    easily enough? The answer is usually yes. Then I tell them their kitchen
    chain is 17″ which is almost identical to the Performer Futuro seat
    height. The seat on the Futuro can be adjusted on the main frame tube
    forward and backward so you can adjust the seat to handlebar
    relationship to your liking.

    Handling: The Performer Futuro handles very well and
    is more stable than most Delta style trikes.    I thought the trike
    rode nice and straight the steering was predictable and precise.  I
    thought the turning circle was very good.

    Ride: I think the ride and stability is good on the Performer
    Futuro, the comfort is far better than most Delta style recumbent
    trikes.  The longer wheel base on the Futuro does help a bit in
    smoothing out the ride over most Tadpole style trikes.

    In conclusion: You may never have heard of Performer
    Cycles but they have been building quality trikes for a very long time.
    Here is how I think the Performer Futuro scored 8 out of 10 points
    Frame quality and ride for a rigid Delta style trike: 7
    Paint: 9
    Component value: 10
    Seat: 5
    Handling: 6
    Rear fenders: 3
    Value for the money: 10
    The pricing is very favorable for the Futuro and comparable to the Sun X3 AX  or Hase Trigo

    Pros: Performer trikes are just such an incredible value. Only 42 Lbs

    Cons: The rear fenders are not up to par, just too wimpy, I did not like the bracket sticking out from the side of the fender either.