Recumbent Bikes & Trikes

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Recumbent bicycles “Bents” as are often in the and Canada, sit-down bikes, with the feet out front. Recumbents a pleasure ride. You slightly reclined a normal position, back supported, arms and neck

Compare this the contorted position on diamond frame Even after long day touring, a has no neck, no back, or hands and crotch. A of lower bike gears higher road ranges ensures correct gear for any These bikes differently, steer and start stop differently. hills requires different approach.


Recumbent bikes existed since mid to 1800s. In late 1800s, book entitled Bicycles and ” wrote the Macmillan and the Recumbent. Peugeot, once bike giant, entered marketplace in

Recumbents are dangerous. The center of and greater to the mean that a crash a person’s would absorb of the instead of head. Because weight is the rear recumbents also faster. Cars them better they don’t in with joggers or bicyclists.

There a lot different recumbent and sizes. are in numbers being with front rear suspension for increased and traction rough surfaces. elastomer, and suspension systems been used. seats are mesh stretched over a (more common the USA) foam cushions hard shells in Europe). three most classifications of are based where the wheel is relation to rest of bike. Wheelbase the distance the centers the front rear wheels the bike.

Wheelbase Categories wheel base recumbents have front wheel in front the “bottom Long wheel recumbents have efficient chain The downsides the LWB include poor distribution (too on the wheel), and unwieldliness due the greater length. These have larger radiuses and smoothest rides any bike. bikes also to be lowest bikes, having the less than foot above pavement.

They are on the road. CLWB long wheel recumbents are variation which uses small mm (20″) front and with the tucked somewhat the seat reduce the They are common than or SWB. (short wheel 33″-47″) recumbents the front behind the bracket.

SWB are more and generally compact. The of the design relate interference between front wheel the drive SWBs generally to run chain over idler pulley two, which a significant in efficiency. this yields harsher ride you are almost on of the wheel.

These bikes to be SWB recumbents responsive, stable, with their seat more in traffic. Categories ASS the seat recumbents have handlebars about hight with typically located in front the rider’s This arrangement often said be more for the than under steering.

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seat handlebars lead to more aerodynamic on the as arms in front you and do not an additional target. RWS wheel steering) have, at so far, in numerous attempts due stability issues. benefit of wheel steering be a drivetrain and steering linkage. (under the steering) recumbents the handlebars below the so the arms hang at his her sides. is a comfortable position, makes for mounting and

USS machines always use indirect steering with a rod connecting handlebars to fork crown. riders find this arrangement it easier get on off, due not having duck under bars. Not recumbents are .

Some trikes (three instead of Most recumbent designs are the “tadpole” with two wheels and rear wheel. “delta” design with one wheel and rear wheels.

popularity has significantly in years as baby boomers the benefit continued bike without the of balance pain associated traditional bicycles. as safety, with trikes virtually unheard Recumbent publications Awake Again, Rider On-Line, Riders Recumbent Recumbent and Rider Magazine The Recumbent written by Fehlau. Today, are a dozen manufactures quality production

Whether you them bents, recumbents, trikes, recumbents, incumbent bikes, human powered recumbent cycling never having say you’re

Recumbent Bikes & Trikes  bicycle trike
Recumbent Bikes & Trikes  bicycle trike
Recumbent Bikes & Trikes  bicycle trike
Recumbent Bikes & Trikes  bicycle trike
Recumbent Bikes & Trikes  bicycle trike
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