FAW+Our Flevo Alleweder+ is a much-updated and improved model of the famous Flevo Alleweder built as kits in the Netherlands in the 1990's. Alleweder is Dutch for all-weather. About 500 FAW's are still in use in Europe, mostly in the Netherlands. It is a tadpole trike - two 20" wheels in front, one 20" wheel in the rear of monocoque structure with full suspension, front wheel steering, and drum brakes. Using all aluminum construction similar to an aircraft fuselage, with stainless steel hardware, the FAW+ is expected to last for many years. They are a well-proven design for a versatile human-powered transportation vehicle. They are great for doing errands, shopping trips, commuting, recreational rides, or camping tours.
The external body sheets are about as strong as an auto fender. The seat is low enough that stability in turns is excellent. It is more visible than a bicycle or motorcycle, and has an excellent safety record. It is easy and inexpensive to repair if damaged, since the rivets of body panels can simply be drilled out and new panels installed.
The older models are resold or traded in for newer and more expensive velomobiles in the Netherlands. Yet one customer who already had an expensive European velomobile prefers the lightweight, responsive ride of his FAW+ to that of his other vehicle.
It has good aerodynamics and rolls very easily. These VM's are raced in the Netherlands. The parking brake must be applied when empty because if there is any slope at all it will simply roll away downhill. It is narrow enough to fit through doors so can be taken inside.
With a fabric cockpit cover it provides a high degree of weather protection. You can be comfortable in it in temperatures well below freezing, or in high temperature conditions with extremely hot sun. It protects your body from cold, and leaves hardly any part of you body for the sun to shine on. Only your face and neck are exposed. If you protect them you can have little concern about sunburn. It is as suitable for short errands as for journeys of hundreds of miles.
It has considerable baggage capacity. It can carry a weeks worth of groceries home from the supermarket, or enough clothing, camping gear, food, and water for quite a long journey. In the Netherlands it is common to do weekend camping tours in large groups - 60 to 100 of velomobiles.
To accomplish our mission we offer the FAW+ as either a kit or a finished vehicle. Beyond the basic AW velomobile we offer accessories such as cockpit covers and lighting kits. The specifications of our standard kit are given below. Customers may specify components different from those on the standard vehicle as optional at additional cost. We require a 50% deposit on the total value of the FAW+ and accessories upon placing your order. We are working to increase our production rate.
For customers that desire hands-on testing we recommend that you fly or drive to Midland, TX for a 1-1/2 to 2 day visit. Midland International Airport is located only 15 min. away, and we are served by American, Southwest, and United airlines. That way you can try out our velomobiles, meet us, check out our shop, and get all your questions answered in person. We welcome your visit, and only ask that you make an appointment and let us know your schedule before coming.
|Price: at factory door in Midland, TX|
|Sturmey Archer 70mm drum brakes|
|Jagwire Ripcord brake cable housing|
|Single Chainring front crank - 52T|
|SRAM Dual-Drive 3x9 speed gearing - w/ 11-32 cassette|
|SRAM 3x9 Grip Shifter|
|Drive system partially isolated from the elements|
|Body is constructed entirely in aluminum for easier assembly and repair.|
|Schwalbe Kojak - fr. / Schwalbe Marathon Plus - rear|
|Left Side Rear-view mirror|
|Sigma 1609 cycle computer - or VDO cycle computer|
All prices mentioned on this page are for your approximation use only. Materials/supplies prices have recently experienced wide fluctuations and therefore our final prices will reflect our costs. The current prices can only be obtained via our updated order form.
|Basic LED Lighting Kit - control panel with 12V running/tail/and brake lights plus turn signals and extra switches||$225|
|High-Intensity Luxeon LED Lighting Kit - control panel with 12V running/tail/brake/and interior lights plus turn signals and extra switches||$450|
|Basic Battery and Smart Charger - 12 v 3300 mAh NMh battery pack with smart charger, fuse block and fuses||$85|
|Advanced Battery and Smart Charger - a much lighter 12 v 3200 mAh LiPo battery pack with smart charger, fuse block and fuses||$200|
|VoltWatch Battery Monitor||$20|
|Headlight - B&M Lumotec IQ Cyo LED||$85|
|Power Assist - BionX system - 350 W - w/36V Li-Ion battery. Basic model - other options available, see Electricbikereview.com||$1,995|
|Power Assist - Thru-crankset - 500 W - 24 v DC Motor/gearbox/throttle w/ battery||$1,500|
|Electric Horn 12V - as addition to basic/advanced light kit||$75|
|Windshield - w/installation extra $40||$40|
|Nose Cone - Standard - red, part of kit; replacement||$220|
|Cockpit Cover, zippered - red||$175|
|Right Side Rear-view mirror||$30|
|Wheel Cover - w/mounting clips, lightweight fiberglass rod stiffener, and cloth cover (1 side/piece)||$30|
|Brake upgrade - 90mm Sturmey Archer Drums ||$80|
|Flevobike Roof - requires optional Headrest Fairing||$365|
Some specifications may be subject to change, please confirm at time of