Welcome to The Finer Recliner, micro-manufacturer of unique aftermarket recumbent CURVE neck rests, side mount kits and other accessories. It's our goal to bring a new level of comfort to your riding experience and do it in a fun and creative way that lets you truly personalize your ride. Hopefully all the information is here to help you make your selections, but please feel free to contact me with any questions or special requests.
Recumbent accessories for:
• ICE • Catrike • Trident • Greenspeed • Steintrike
• HP Velotechnik • Sun • Edge e2 • Hase • ...and more
Recumbent Neck Rests
Finer Recliner News and Stuff
Here's a small sample of recent customers' embroidery creations. Check here for LOADS more examples, and here for helpful information about how to create your own unique embroidery.
Neck Rest Kits
NEW MODEL 3 CURVE kit with slide mount is now available. The slide mount was originally designed for the Greenspeed Magnum so that the neck rest mount wouldn't interfere with the rear rack when the seat back was reclined at a more severe angle. Its been tested on a Greenspeed GTO, where there's little room between the upper seat brace tube and the rear rack, and BROL's version of Ming the Merciless, the arch-dispenser of justice, the arbiter of "out of order", the infamous Blue Coyote (aka Cornell) has also tested the Model 3 on his ICE trike where it can be center-mounted without interfering with the rear fender or rack. So far it has gotten a "thumbs up" from the testers.
What's especially neat about this new prototype model is that the design is a collaboration with Pat Franz of TerraCycle, who's making the circular clamps that secure the slide tower to the seat brace tube. I'm hoping this is just the first of several opportunities to work with Pat and use some of his incredible high-quality accessories.
How's this prototype different from a Model 2 CURVE kit? It doesn't use a mtb stem for the base mount; it's lighter; vertical adjustment can be done very quickly by hand using the quick release clamp...no tools needed; there's no extra tube showing; for storing you can quickly remove the neck rest and "T" tower without tools; it's a center mount...and I think it looks great.
What's not different? Same great CURVE neck rest, the same (actually a bit more) total adjustability, same great location for mounting tail lights, and it's rock-solid.
Poly wicking Riding Jerseys in long and short sleeves embroidered with your image.
Ball Caps and Runners Caps
embroidered with your image.
BRILLIANT! Here's an ingenious innovation that also happens to look great - Steven (FlyingLow on BROL) came up with a neat way to mount a rack on his rear-suspended Catrike Road using a CURVE kit as his base. The rack is an Axiom Flip Flop. It also comes in a DLX model which includes side braces if you're using a tail trunk bag with drop-down side panniers. Because it's mounted to the CURVE and the seat back it's independent of the suspended rear end. Brilliant, Steven!
Here's the same Axiom Flip Flop DLX rack with side braces.
EMBROIDERY. Here's a great way to take the wait time out of custom embroidery...AND answer the question, "How come you ride a trike?" This image has been so popular we're now keeping these embroidered covers in stock in 5 Bright, Candy-colored combinations. Now you can just order one when you order your CURVE...no extra waiting time. Just let us know which color you'd like when you fill out your order. And the additional good news is that this embroidery is only $20.
If you look carefully at this recent batch of neck rest covers you'll see a half-dozen sporting the Hampton's Edgelogo. That's because Regis and Cindy have outfitted their entire Catrike rental fleet with CURVE kits.
So if you're anywhere near Floral City, Florida, want to ride the beautiful Withlacoochee Trail and either can't or don't want to bring your trikes, you're in luck. You can rent a Catrike from Regis and Cindy, and try out a CURVE kit while you enjoy a wonderful ride on one of Florida's best bike trails.
After your ride check out their great trike selection and enjoy customer service at its best!
TAIL LIGHTS. It's getting dark earlier, and we have near-unbeatable deals on 1 watt PlanetBike Superflash Turbos, Portland Design Works Radbot 1000s and Danger Zones, and 2 watt Cygolite Hotshot USB rechargeable lights. Your CURVE kit "L" and "T" towers are the perfect mounting spot, and because they don't weigh much there's no extra ship charge when you order other gear. Check them out here.
Check them ut here.
E2. Great news about the exciting new Edge e2 folding trike, TerraCycle and us here at The Finer Recliner. Check out what's on the Edge Facebook page.
The pictures here are of the e2 CURVE kit prototype. We're finalizing dimensions and plan to be in production very soon. Now if I can just convince the folks at Edge to trade me a trike for an embroidered ball cap...or two. Stay tuned.
WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS BEFORE? While I get lots of really nice comments about the CURVE kits, I've occasionally heard that they make it hard to fit a trike into a hatchback. They're the tallest part of the trike and in some cases will simply get in the way of fitting the trike into the back of the car.
All Model 2 kits are now coming with the new
Quick Release mtb stem base.
ARRGHHHH...in case you're waiting for your kit with embroidered cover, here's the skinny. Possibly due to some galactic misalignment a fairly large shipment of newly finished and beautiful embroidered covers got mailed to me from Zubin in San Francisco. This was a couple of weeks ago. The package made it all the way to the main postal distribution center near Seatac airport just across the water from this island. And then after being so close, for some reason the package got re-directed to Springfield, Massachusetts where it sat for awhile. Now I'm told by the USPS website that it's making its way back west to arrive at some unspecified date. I'm hoping it will arrive very soon and I can get delayed orders shipped quickly. I sincerely apologize.