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Old 05-07-13, 12:13 AM   #1
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Bents and Uprights, living together in Harmony ...

That last thread about recumbents vs. upright bikes got me thinking about this bike my wife saw:



Since we just got a pretty nice tandem, it's not in the near future, but she rather liked it. This way you can ride together while arguing which one is better
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There's always the Switchbike.
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That last thread about recumbents vs. upright bikes got me thinking about this bike my wife saw:



Since we just got a pretty nice tandem, it's not in the near future, but she rather liked it. This way you can ride together while arguing which one is better
And both riders can see forward.
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That last thread about recumbents vs. upright bikes got me thinking about this bike my wife saw:



Since we just got a pretty nice tandem, it's not in the near future, but she rather liked it. This way you can ride together while arguing which one is better
That's the first reasonable argument in favor of that style tandem that I have seen.
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I also like that switchbike that tcs linked too.

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I think DF and Bent riders can get along. Ride what you want...just ride.
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Wow, a bent rider who can keep up with a DF rider on the climbs, and a DF rider who can keep up with a bent on the downgrades. Who'da think it?
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Wow, a bent rider who can keep up with a DF rider on the climbs, and a DF rider who can keep up with a bent on the downgrades. Who'da think it?
Unsatisfying for both.
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There are lighter and better recumbent tandems than the one pictures.
Here a forum:
http://www.bentrideronline.com/messa...splay.php?f=14

I bought a trike. Have balance issues during the allergy season sometimes. Discovered that I like it a lot. Trikes are great on steep climbs and a blast on fast twisty downhills.
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