Anyone ride a Recumbent?

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by trekTrey, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. trekTrey

    trekTrey Guest

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    Anyone on here have a recumbent bike? I think they are the least popular form of cycling.....

    I would like to see some pics of some pimped out recumbents!
     
  2. JostRider

    JostRider New Member

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    Yep, I'm bent! I ride a Bacchetta Corsa and participate in brevets and ultra cycling events. I enjoy, in a sadistic sort of way watching DF riders grab their crotch when getting off their bikes knowing that I'm tired and my muscles are sore, but I don't have neck, hand, back or crotch issues to deal with.
     

  3. Neuromancer

    Neuromancer Guest

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    I'm scared of laying down while balancing...... I'm suprised no one has made a hammock seat version
     
  4. sainttammany

    sainttammany New Member

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    Yea, I am also bent. I rde a Bacchetta Gyro about 250 miles a week. I also have a Cannondale Killer V mtb that I ride from time to time, but the bent is the distance machine bar none. I can ride 100 mi on the bent and be no worse for wear, and I am a very old guy. I had a Cannondale r2000 that I just sold. I do not miss it.
     
  5. Kelo

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    I would like to try out a recumbent bike. I think it would be fun!
     
  6. SUX VR40 Rider

    SUX VR40 Rider New Member

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    I have a 2001 Vision R40 with OSS and SWB. 20" front wheel and 26" rear wheel.
     
  7. schwinngxtour

    schwinngxtour New Member

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    dude ...I'm in desperate want of Scorpion FS ...I gonna get one ... damn they is /are hot ... velotechnik.com ... I priced one here ...and somebody I think said $9000.00...at least that is what I thought I heard before I blacked-out ... that was with all the bells and whistles... and I believe a hockey card in the spokes too ....
     
  8. Chonk

    Chonk New Member

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    Not as much anymore. We are growing at a record pace. More people are discovering the benefits of recumbents bikes (or trikes in my case).

    Try a recumbent TRIKE then! No balance issues there.
    And it's like driveing a go-kart around while sitting in a beach chair.
    No Pain!
     
  9. trog

    trog New Member

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    Bent

    After 4 months flat out with an upper back injury and so desperate for exercise that I bought a recumbent exercise bike I am now converted and am searching for a recumbent road bike ASAP.
    By the way bent has a totally different meaning where I come from.

    trog:D
     
  10. trog

    trog New Member

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    Cruzbikes

    Anyone out there have any opinions re cruzbike recumbents. I know nothing and there is possibly a V2 for my price.

    Trog:D
     
  11. digitalmouse

    digitalmouse Recumbent Evangelist

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    two-wheeled 'bents can be a bit frustrating. either you can do it, or you can't. many turn to recumbent trikes to eliminate that problem, or in my case be able to carry more during long tours.

    and there are several recumbent makers that offer the mesh/hammock-seat in place of the more common 'clam-shell' seat. AnthroTech Trike is one example for trikes. HP Velotechnik - Products (recumbent) has some models of two-wheelers that can use the mesh seat.
     
  12. digitalmouse

    digitalmouse Recumbent Evangelist

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    trog, with that back injury, you might want to consider a recumbent trike. that way, you won't need to worry about balance, and can enjoy the ride and the resulting exercise.

    depending on where you are, it might be possible to find a recumbent trike dealer within reasonable driving distance that can let you take a few models out for a spin to see which one suits you the best. if you are having trouble finding a dealer, let us know what town you are in and we can post some links/contacts near you.
     
  13. digitalmouse

    digitalmouse Recumbent Evangelist

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    least popular only because people have either not looked for them, don't know they exist, or they have bad impressions of them due to mis-information. but that is changing steadily! there are at least a dozen decent recumbent manufacturers around the world doing fairly good business in light of the growing desire to ride more comfortably (and in some cases faster) than the 'conventional' bike.

    for pics all i can offer up are my galleries of recent SPEZI expos in Germany:
    Picasa Web Albums - digitalmouse - SPEZI 2008
    Picasa Web Albums - digitalmouse - SPEZI 2009 Expo
    Picasa Web Albums - digitalmouse - trikes and ve... - various pics
    Picasa Web Albums - digitalmouse - LeitraTech - my own little Frankenstein project, converting a Anthrotech trike into a velomobile, using an old Leitra nose fairing.

    almost forgot the videos!
    [ame="http://www.vimeo.com/2883246"]http://www.vimeo.com/2883246[/ame]
    [ame="http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2105127/digital_mouse_test_rides_new_recumbent_trike/"]http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2105127/digital_mouse_test_rides_new_recumbent_trike/[/ame]

    trike in the first video can be seen here: http://picasaweb.google.com/jimm.pratt/SPEZI2009Expo#5332816935836549186
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2009
  14. kbobb

    kbobb New Member

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    Recumbent

    My wife started riding my dad's recumbent after giving birth to our son and told me "I don't know if I'm coming back to our tandem". Well five recumbents later we love them. I have everything from a understeer to a trike and a Bachetta for my fast riding fix.
    I was a died in the wool racer and swore I would never be caught dead on a recumbent.....oh, well, the comfort wins me over and I don't give up anything on speed but the ability to climb as well.

    Still have all the old bikes collecting dust, but the "bents" now get most of the "saddle" time.

    kb
     
  15. conquistador

    conquistador Guest

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    Is it possible to rent one anywhere for a while to get used to it?
     
  16. jcostanz

    jcostanz New Member

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    Where are you located?

    I know of a place in florida that rents and sells recumbents and a place in NY state that is quite good for test rides.

    I own 3 recumbents, a Toureasy, Longbikes Slipstream, and a Greenspeed GTE. I wish I would have tried the GTE trike when I looked at the Toureasy.

    Jeff
     
  17. Coprinus

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    I love my 'bent. I crushed my knees doing deliveries for years, and now there's nothing better than cruising around low on my swb Vision. I'm afraid I don't have a pic yet, but check this out:

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    Almost a recumbent, but twice as cool!
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2009
  18. wz123

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    Casual Recumbent Cape Cod rider !

    I just bought 2 new tires & a tune - up for my EZ-1, and looking for other Recumbent riders in Massachusetts to share a ride with ? I enjoy casual rides near Cape Cod. Anyone around ?
    John
     
  19. Carol

    Carol Guest

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    Recumbents

    I own a Recumbent Bicycle store in Mascoutah IL called Midwest Recumbent Bicycles. Rrecumbents are becoming much more common. They are so comfortable, no back, neck wrist or ottom pain. Go to my website at Midwest Recumbent Bicycles and or e-mail me at [email protected].

    Thank You

    Carol
     
  20. Coprinus

    Coprinus Guest

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    Dude, I wish I was around. Cape Cod must be recumbent heaven. You could put some balloon tires on that EZ-1 and cruise the beach! :D