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 • TerraTrike • Sun...and more
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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.
A second prototype soon to be ready for production is another collaboration with TerraCycle. TerraTrikes have been a real challenge when it comes to mounting neck rest kits. The combination of the seat frame design and the trike geometry which puts the seat brace tubes very close to the rear wheel, fender and rack have meant having to use a large box-like adapter to mount a CURVE kit on TerraTrikes with 20" rear wheels. Mounting neck rest kits on TerraTrikes with 26" rear wheels has been impossible...till now. TerraCycle will be producing these simple but very strong adapters once we're finished testing.
What's sweet about the adapter is that it's nowhere near the rear wheel, and in combination with a slightly different "L" tower geometry the CURVE kit is out of the way of anything you have behind your seat.
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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.
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