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    New folding recumbent: Challenge Travelling Mistral

    Seen on Bentrider:
    http://www.bentrideronline.com/index...d=168&blogId=1

    Manufacturer's homepage:
    http://www.challengebikes.com/

    Looks like this very niche crossover segment just got slightly bigger.

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    Eschew Obfuscation SesameCrunch's Avatar
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    The bike looks sweet! Looks like it folds into the suitcase nicely, although I don't know how long it takes to achieve the fold.

    The only thing is the US$3000 price. Wow, I don't know if I could justify that.

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    I have to say, the front wheel drive that you is looking like a pretty great solution for folding recumbents. Much less to worry about with chain-runs when folding it up, and it looks like (if you wanted to make your own) you could even put a full chain guard on it.

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    Was already posted and commented on in this thread:
    New Challenge Recumbent Folder

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    Whoops, my bad. Guess I'm not following the threads as closely as I used to.

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    Did anyone ever notice the Phaser?

    http://www.catoregon.org/hpm/phaser.htm

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    Not only have I seen it, I've finally managed to track down about the only review ever written about it. I've asked the author for permission to re-print the text of it here, but haven't gotten an answer.... yet.

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