Recumbent - WheeledRecumbent???
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01-15-07, 05:54 PM
Anyone ever hear of this company before?
It appears to be two guys working in a shop.
01-15-07, 06:28 PM
"...manufactured in Spain and assembled in South America."
I've never heard of them before. It looks to me like two guys importing them. No specs, no prices. Kind of hard to draw conclusions, but also hard to get excited over.
01-15-07, 06:46 PM
I've only seen them listed on E-bay. Looks like a cross between a Vision R-32 and a Bike-E
01-15-07, 06:58 PM
For the life of me, I can't figure out how the rear suspension works with the seat braces attached. Maybe I'm having a senior moment! Also, some of the pics show a really dumb seat! The site really does not tell you anything, but the pics tell me everything I want to know. "Click"......back to the forum!
01-15-07, 07:29 PM
That dumb seat is a wild one.
Likewise for the seat braces. I would love for them to post something about why they aren't attached to the frame. I guess if there was a hinge at the top, that the seat would flex on bumps. Hopefully not to the point of sending the rider flying!
I think the references to "assembled in South America" are to a different builder who is selling the same bike in South America. It wasn't clear on the page, but it was my take that this odd beast is being made and sold on multiple continents.
Kindof a lowest common denominator recumbent.
01-15-07, 07:35 PM
The web site info is a wee bit skimpy too. It looks almost like a spoof site.
They didn't waste any money on writing/editing what little info there is.
01-16-07, 05:46 AM
Not to put too much labor into analyzing it, but those aren't standard wheels, either. I'm guessing it's a 407/305 combination.
01-16-07, 06:27 AM
For the life of me, I can't figure out how the rear suspension works with the seat braces attached. Maybe I'm having a senior moment!
Yeah, the only way that rear suspension will work is if the seatback pivots on it's lower mounts...kind of an odd way to get rear suspension. Seems like the seat back would be constantly moving?
01-16-07, 06:56 AM
I emailed them about the seat and they did not seem to understand what I weas talking about. It would seem that attaching the seat to the moving part of the suspension would negate any suspension for the rider. It looks like it could launch the rider if they hit a large bump at high speed.
01-16-07, 08:17 AM
Good catch, BP, on the wheels. I think you are right. Also it looks like there is a pivot pin at the bottom of the rear of the seat. So the back will recline back and forth as the rear suspension moves up and down! I have been trying to imagine what that must be like to ride and all I'm getting is a headache! And a backache! ;o) OK I have already wasted too much time looking.
01-16-07, 01:31 PM
this seat is certainly....interesting?
and with that tiny front wheel I'm not really loving it.
01-16-07, 01:46 PM
I'm not sure why that weird seat is shown in the pics, unless it is an option. That doesn't seem to be the seat that they are selling/promoting.
I would sure hope the back of the seat is well braced, as it has no external supports. It looks like it would snap in half with any pressure.
Perhaps cruising down the beach with this bike & seat would make one a "babe magnet."
01-16-07, 01:50 PM
The eBay starting price is $295. Is that what they selling these for?
Step right up and get your bent fix for just $295. Our bents were designed and honed by South African and Brazilian craftsmen. Now available in the USA, handmade right here in someone's outdoor shed.
Wonder what components are on it? For $300 or so bucks components can't be very great, but it might be a reasonable entry level bike for some. I'd love to see one up close and take it round the block!
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