"Anyone know how far you can ride these?" Wow US$600 for a 3.2. Anyway I have ridden a 3.2 along the mostly level New Jersey coast route for 50+ miles. I did have to dismount on a few very steep areas. I cannot stand on the pedals of a 3.2, the 5 has a welded BB. The high torque also causes the belt to slip, making a frightening noise, so I dismount (probably the same on the 5 but I cannot say as the main gear is different). There seat was getting very uncomfortable for the last 15 mi (16" wheels, a stout frame, and no suspension make for a rough ride). 6' 200lb.
BTW what do you all think of the US$900 for the Strida 5? Seems like Mu XL or Swift offers more value.
2000 Montague CX, I do not recommend it, but still ride it.
Strida 3, I recommend it for rides < 10mi wo steep hills.
2006 Rowbike 720 Sport, I recommend it as an exercise bike.
1996 Birdy, Recommend.
Wieleder CARiBIKE (folding), decent frame.
Last edited by geo8rge; 07-30-07 at 01:41 PM.