So I got this wacky homebuilt recumbent type of thing from my brother. It's actually one of atomic zombie's designs, and this thing is the poop-diggity. A little shaky to start but an absolute pleasure to ride. Spent 3 hours riding around on Sunday and zero back pain.
I'm pretty sure I can't do that on the Montague. Riding the standard bike I seem to be working a lot harder, as in I'm out of breath faster.
So does a recumbent bike burn less calories? The absolute ease I was able to ride so long surprised me. Gotta be doing something wrong, right?
And if it is similar from a fitness perspective, why aren't they more popular? Very comfortable and fun to ride, and tons of people give a big smile or thumbs up.
Liked it so much that now I'm looking into a catrike.