Hobie have done it again. Full power reverse pedal power! Just when you thought it couldn't get any better they have innovated the innovative MirageDrive by adding insta-reverse. Turbo model now available
The Hobie pedal-power MirageDrive has always been a highly efficient kayak propulsion system, not just because it is actuated by the largest human muscle group (your legs) but also because it provides propulsion from the center line of the kayak, which completely eliminates the zig-zagging phenomenon which is an inherent problem faced by many paddle kayaks. The MirageDrive with Glide Technology incorporates roller bearings at key friction points to reduce resistance and enhance performance.
The 'Square Top' ST Turbo fin is the low-cadence top gearing option in Hobie's range of Miragedrive pedal fins. These offer greater acceleration and cruising efficiency than standard length fins. *MD 180 version now available!
Hobie pedal pad kits are stick-on neoprene foam pads that adhere to pedals, making them softer on users feet. Introduced as standard in 2010 model MirageDrives and compatible with all versions. Supplied as a pair
Hobie introduced the Flow Fin system for the new Eclipse Stand Up Boards and some Mirage kayak users have adopted these as an upgrade for their Miragedrives. Kit includes a single sprocket, mast and fin
Hobie's new Multi-Lube incorporates a mineral oil base and bio-synthetic components that is environmentally friendly for marine applications. Hobie Multi-Lube offers excellent lubrication, provides an anti corrosive coating that can be used on nearly anything that squeaks, rusts, corrodes or binds up. Ideal for MirageDrive chains, cables and drums.
Made exclusively for SLH by Berley Pro, these XL pedal cranks are made from stainless steel and are 20mm longer than the standard aluminium cranks supplied by Hobie. The extra length provides more torque and reduces physical effort required to push the fins. Prototype testers have reported great results when used in conjunction with turbo and experimental flow fins configurations
These are version 2 of Hobie's Miragedrive 180 Shifter and Tendons, available in forward and reverse. These use a thicker thread for connecting tendon to shifter and are stronger and more reliable than the originals