Box 415, Vashon Island,
Washington  98070

stevesussman1941@gmail.com
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
Custom Embroidery
Tail Lights
Custom Applications
Side Mount
Kits
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.
Wondering whether you really need a neck rest, take a look at the Bentrideronline thread, "How necessary is a head/neck rest on a trike?"  http://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/showthread.php?t=9356

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.

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 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.  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.
CURVE KITS ARE NOW 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.
So I came up with what I hope is a real improvement.  Check out this link and see what's coming to all Model 2 CURVE kits.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O4TGQ3w8Jw&list=UUVHpVRoiE2YBRaJseYP61_A

All Model 2 kits are now coming with the new
Quick Release mtb stem base.

We will be closed for new orders from August 3 until September 26.

We are leaving August 26 for a European adventure with a good bit of cycling and I won't be checking or replying to emails while we're gone.

Between now and August 26 I'm working hard to fill all current orders orders and also on the major design and production changes for our popular CURVE models.

Because of the large number of current orders in the queue it's simply impossible to take on more with any hope they'd be finished before we leave.

And as always, I am so grateful for all the kind comments about our products, and for your patience.

EMBROIDERY.  Near endless possibilities to personalize your trike...and a friend's.
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 with drop-down side panniers.  Mounted to the CURVE it independent of the suspended rear end.  Great job, Steven.
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!