I LOVE MY RECUMBENT TRIKE!!!!!!
I went from a road bike - with several fits - several saddles - to a SWB USS recumbent bike. That bike was lots of fun but, as I was getting older, traded it in for a trike. The balance isn't what it used to be. I understand that recumbent are not for everyone, but I say do your research and try out the different models Recumbents do not come in standard configuration like regular bikes so it does take a little more time to find the right bike.
Let me address the cons expressed about recumbents:
Low to the ground - not a visible. That's kinda true. They are low to the ground which is why we ride with a flag. But what I have found is that a recumbent is so odd looking to motorist that they slow down, when they pass you so they can take a good look. So because a recumbent looks so odd, I have never had a car get close to me unlike when I rode my road bike.
Hard on the back - you do feel the road since you are kinda laying/sitting on your back. But there are receumbents with shocks that take care of that.
Climbing is slow - Not if you know how to spin powering through the entire peddle cycle (you have to clip in). I can give the roadie a run for their money on a uphill. You just need to have the right gearing and leg strength. And in the end who cares if you are slower up hills? Are you out for fun or are you racing??
My hands, butt, neck and shoulders are now PAIN FREE!!!!!
You get a wonderful view on a recumbent
People wave and kids smile at you. Everyone thinks your bike is cool!
You'll smile because your bike is cool and you're pain free!
BTW: I call my trike my lounge chair on wheels.
Guess it's time to get off my soap box. Can you tell I LOVE MY TRIKE??????????
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