Recumbent - Long rides on a Rans Rocket?
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08-17-02, 10:12 PM
I really, really want a bent but as of yet I do not own one. Hopefully by next summer I can save up some cash and hit the road on one. Well anyway I have tested several bents this summer and have fell in love with the rans rocket, with one of the reasons being the cost of $900.00
My question ....Has anyone done a long tour such as RAGBRAI or other long ride on a Rocket? Was it road worthy for such a tour and would you recommend it for such a ride. I know the rear suspension models would probably be better suited but again I am attracted to the price tag of the Rocket.
How about Rocket riders of the world tell me what you think
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08-27-02, 07:00 PM
I've owned a V-Rex and now own a Rocket. I find it very comfortable for long rides. I know of Rocket owners who have ridden them on centuries, touring, etc. I don't see any reason why you wouldn't. It's set up to receive a rack/panniers for touring or you could pull a BOB. The seat is totally comfortable. I love my Rocket and plan to use it for longer and longer rides! Go to www.roadbikereview.com to read some reviews by other Rocket owners. It's a great all around 'bent!
08-28-02, 03:04 PM
I've ridden my rocket all day long, no computer so I don't know miles but estimate 60 in a day. Its like sitting in a recliner at home. usually hang a backpack on back of seat (secure it with a carbinger) :) I can just go and go on the rocket like the energiser bunny.
08-28-02, 03:17 PM
I have been following a travelogue of a tourist on a Rans Rocket:
Pretty interesting, a good read and sounds like he didn't have problems with comfort on his Rans Rocket
08-28-02, 03:48 PM
Thank you for posting that web site! What a fascinating experience. I will enjoy reading about Larry's adventure for days to come! It is very inspiring, to say the least!
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