I rode a recumbent (an Easy Racer Super Cruiser) for the first time yesterday...and I am hooked. Now I have the daunting task of choosing the recumbent that's best for me, which is where I need some help. I want to use it for commuting most of the time with some day trips and (more likely than not) touring in the future. The bike I rode had a 20" rear wheel and 16" front wheel and seemed to steer very quickly but overall was very comfortable (that's an understatement).
My questions are:
1) Would larger wheels aid in the steering and ability to maneuver more smoothly, especially at slower speeds?
2) How does the Tour Easy perform in comparison to the Super Cruiser?
3) I am impressed by the EZ Super Cruiser, especially the price tag, but is this a bike that will be "outgrown" in a short period of time?
4) For those that use their Bents for commuting, what have you done in particular to make the bike more visible to other vehicles?
I have had for quite some time and no apparent reason an aversion to the recumbent bicycle; maybe because of the radical styling and posture. I am uncertain even now what made me decide to go on the test ride but I must say that after the ride yesterday the only things that are clear to me as I write this are that I don't think I can get my hands on one fast enough (although I do want to take the time to make the right purchase) and that I am already regretting not having ridden one a long time ago. Live and learn I guess.
Thanks, in advance, for any and all input.