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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 12-20-07, 12:09 PM   #1
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Now, Our Clyde/Athena Bents!

My Wife on her 'bent!
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Old 12-20-07, 03:37 PM   #2
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Well here is a pic of the bent I own but doesnt' exist yet

Giro 26.. out of larges and won't be made till end of first quarter 08 But i'm commited to own it and already have a parking spot for it and pedals

breaking in the pedals on my xtracycle though so I may have to get another pair. The speedplay zeros were nice for long rides but the cleats got eaten up too quickly to be affordable from all the commuting.
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Old 12-22-07, 06:37 PM   #3
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Does she have any trouble cornering (quickly) with that design? I've read they can be less stable at high speeds. I've looked at tadpole trikes. It seems like a bent of 2 or 3 wheel design could be more comfortable for those of us with larger statures.

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Old 12-22-07, 07:23 PM   #4
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Where's her Bent smile, anyway?
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Old 12-22-07, 07:24 PM   #5
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Steve, if you're asking me......

Yes, you can dump a Delta over easier than a Tadpole. The wife has dropped hills at 40 MPH on it though and while it requires a very light touch on the steering, she has a blast! Riding flat ground, or uphill, it's very unlikely that you would get enough speed to worry about dumping. She cruises at about 12-14 mph riding with a touring load on flat ground. The EZ-3 isn't a race trike, by any measure....it's just comfortable.

Also, she had just climbed a hill and was catching a breather.....it was HOT that day!
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Old 12-23-07, 09:30 AM   #6
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Here's a few :

Me and a few other BF'ers:



My current bent by itself:



My hopefully soon, future bent (probably in a different color):

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