Recumbent Bicycles

Why This Recumbent?

There are many other recumbents on the market, and some of them are very good bikes. Our bikes offer a few fundamental differences, which, we believe, make them easier to ride, more comfortable, and more practical.

The steering geometry of our bikes was based on conventional road racing bikes. The wheelbase and steering angles were designed to create a bike that behaves like the bikes most people are used to. Our bikes offer predictable handling, tight cornering, and good stability at all speeds. Most people take only a few minutes to get comfortable riding, though it takes a bit longer to develop the skill for sharp turns and hill climbing.

The pedaling position on our bikes is also based on road racing bikes, but rotated back about 90 degrees. The pedals are kept several inches below the seat height, and the back is tilted back about like the back of a chair, but not as far as a bed. Most long-wheelbase recumbents have a similar seating position, but most short-wheelbase recumbents have the seat tilted farther back and the pedals higher than the seat. We think that position is less comfortable and provides less power to the pedals than on our bikes. Our seat is also higher than most recumbents, which makes the rider more visible to other vehicles, as well as providing the rider with a better view of traffic.

Lest we forget, our bikes fold up to fit in a suitcase. Now, you may never want to travel with the bike, but if you want to put it in a car or store it in an apartment, folding the front end reduces the length required by nearly 2 feet. If you do want to take it on a commercial flight, it can go as checked baggage, without the obvious bike box to alert potential mischief-makers. It can also go in the luggage compartment of a small plane or on a sailboat, so you'll have a bike when you get to the next (air)port. By the way, the stainless frame will hold up much better than steel or aluminum in a marine environment.