First, IMO, no they are not easier to ride. I think in fact they are harder to control and with practice comes experience and eventually a recumbent ride learns how to control his or her bike.Alright.... time for me to be educated. Is a recumbant really easier? I hear all these stories about how great they are but I just don't see it. How about hills? Are they easier to climb? How about balance?
I am really in the dark with these things.
Let me give you fair warning and some advice. When you ride you will likely fall in love with riding them. Recumbents tend to have that affect on people. Before you purchase one ride differant brands and models if you can. I test rode 4 or 5 before I purchased my Vision.interesting... I think I might try one. I am a MTB rider traditionally and on my morning rides if I get out early enough, there is this guy on a recumbant that rides through the streets. But he is so rare to see because he is out so early that he is almost a fabled creature to me. My MTB friends don't believe me that he even exists and let me just add.... this dude is FAST!! He has a long white beard and I can't even come close to catching him. Almost like Santa!!!!