Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Rans Rockst (Retro rocket) Rans Enduro Sport (Retro racket) Catrike 559, Merin Bear Valley (beater bike).
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I own 2, an Enduro Sport and a Screamer tandem. I was kind of backed into switching to recumbents following an accident that broke both of my elbows.
I bought the Enduro Sport as a frameset and built it up mostly with good quality components from my spares bin. It's my first recumbent so I really don't have anything to compare it with. I had to buy a Rans RocLoc or whatever they call it to keep my seat from sliding backward when I push hard on the pedals. I picked the Enduro Sport frame because I didn't want anything with a higher seat or bottom bracket and Carl at Rans told me they expected the Enduro Sport to eventually replace the T-Rex. If I were doing it over, I'd get a Ti-rex frameset just for the extra bling points. I have no complaints whatever with the Enduro Sport.
I thought that I wanted a Seavo tandem, but when we went to Hays for a test ride, I quickly learned that with no previous recumbent experience that bike wasn't going to work for us. I don't have anything bad to say about the Screamer but we haven't been able to get acclimated to it.