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. Make sure to check out the new Generation 2 CURVE neck rests.
Recumbent accessories for:
• ICE • Catrike • Trident • Greenspeed • Steintrike
• Azub • HP Velotechnik • Sun • Hase • ...and more (just ask)
Catrike Neck Rest
Finer Recliner News and Stuff
Here's a small sample of recent customers' embroidery creations. Check here for LOADS more examples, andhere for helpful information about how to create your own unique embroidery.
Neck Rest Kits
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 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 the Model 3 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.
Here's a great way to answer the question, "How come you ride a trike?"
This image comes in 5 Bright, Candy-colored combinations. The good
news is that this embroidery is only $20.
If you look carefully at this batch of neck rest covers you'll see a half-dozen sporting the Hampton's Edge logo. 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. On a trike you want to be seen. We have near-unbeatable deals on 1 watt PlanetBike Superflash Turbos, Portland Design Works Radbot 1000s and Danger Zones, and 2 watt Cygolite Hotshot 50 lumen and Hotshot 80 lumen Pro 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.
CURVE KITS COME STANDARD WITH A QUICK RELEASE 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. Quick Release kits are available to retrofit earlier Model 2 CURVE kits.
EMBROIDERY. Near endless possibilities to personalize your trike...and a friend's.
Love your Catrike? How about one of these? We can embroider the
text to match the color of your Catrike's frame.
And it would REALLY terrific on a long or short sleeve poly riding jersey!
Anyone with a spider fetish?
The new CURVE comes with TWO pieces of memory foam fill, each with a different density so you can choose what's most comfortable for you. The foam pads are attached with hook and loop tape and can be changed easily.
The new CURVE is the same width as the original and it has the same 2" thick memory foam fill. However, it is now 2.25" tall versus 3" for greater fit and comfort. And the foam fill sits inside the new base rather than on it.
The new base is vacuum-formed with a black textured finish. Rivnuts hold the brackets securely.
The new CURVE weighs LESS THAN HALF the original. Embroidery is still available to personalize your trike.
NEW GENERATION OF CURVE NECK RESTS IS SHIPPING NOW.
What's Special about the new generation of CURVE neck rests?
The new generation retains the features that have made the CURVE neck rest so popular...but it adds
some great new features.
The cover is still breathable and water-resistant.
The new Model 1 brackets are smaller, black anodized by TerraCycle and adjustable.
The Generation 2 CURVE neck rests and kits
are in production and orders are now being shipped. We're working as fast as we can to
fill the orders from customers who have
been so incredibly patient for so long.
May 21. An order of TerraCycle dual-size custom clamps just arrived for the Model 3 kits. I love these clamps...weird, I know.