Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Bikes: Rebel Cycles Trike, Trek 7500FX
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Manufacturers typically build in a decent safety margin into their frames, so you should be OK there. Just don't expect to be able to ride off any curbs.
The wheels will probably be ok on level ground, but beware of potholes and other large bumps! Hitting a big bump may strain the spokes beyond the breaking point, causing them to snap... not a good thing!
I suggest contacting Bacchetta directly, and asking the same question. After all, they build the bike, and know what it can do. Also ask on BentRider Online (if you haven't already). You are sure to get lots of good advice there.
Lastly, you chose an excellent first recumbent. I'm sure you'll be pleased with it. Put regular platform pedals on it first, to get used to the balance and riding style. Then, think about installing clipless pedals. Happy riding!