Unbiased Recumbent Bike and Trike Product Reviews
Upright bikes are out!
Recumbent bikes and trikes are making a comeback in popularity as people realize their superior mechanical capabilities, comfort, and skeletal benefits.
They aren’t allowed in bicycle races because they create an unfair advantage, so these bikes have be shirked by the public for decades. Their benefits can no longer be ignored, and they are quickly becoming a chosen alternative to upright bicycles in the biking world.
To the newly acquainted recumbent rider, the recumbent bicycle seems strange. The horizontal position is not the way most of us learned to ride our bikes as children. Those who consider purchasing or trying a recumbent bike will have to learn different postures for balance and different braking maneuvers. Additionally, purchasing a recumbent bike leaves the novice perplexed, as there are different styles from which to choose.
Types of Recumbent Bikes
- Above-seat Steering
- Under-seat Steering
Test riding a recumbent bicycle is, of course, recommended. However, it is difficult to ascertain long-term benefits of one bike over another without time in the seat.
This is why unbiased reviews of recumbent bikes and trikes are necessary to make sure your recumbent meets your budget and riding needs.
- True Quest Recumbent – A great beginner recumbent due to the price and quality, but it is a bit heavy. Twenty-one gears make uphill climbs easier, and there’s also a motor-assist that can be added if hills are going to be a problem. The seat on the Quest is padded and ventilated, and it feels more like a recliner than a bicycle seat.
- Rambler All Terrain by TerraTrike – This well-respected recumbent bike company has produced another winner. The Rambler can handle off-road journeys. It is designed to have a little air let out of the tires to provide some suspension for off-road, uneven trails, and it has a beautiful design. The experienced off-road recumbent rider definitely has this on his or her Christmas list.
We are still reviewing 2017 recumbent bikes and trikes, and so far, the trikes are proving to be the popular trend. Their durability and stability appeal to all ages of bicyclists, and the options for trikes are increasing with their popularity.
There is an ever-increasing number of recumbent bicycles and tricycles on the road today. Tricycles especially are gaining popularity as the increasing elderly population sees a safe outdoor type of bicycling that does not include a risk of tipping over or of creating back injuries. These bikes and trikes are here to stay.
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