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Old 03-19-03, 07:47 AM   #1
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Test ride recumbents

Hello Everyone,
I gather this would be a good place to ask a Newbie question on recumbents.
I've read many articles and seen a few bikes. I would like to try to test ride one. I have no ideas as to what type or where to go. I am not sure if I would like to own one although many people say once I try one I won't go back. I just moved to the Atlanta area so I need to look up bike shops. Is there any sugestions as to what types.
I would like to use it for Touring, loaded with all the gear for self supported rides. Also are they good to pull a BOB trailer with or is it better loaded with racks.
Any good web sites with reviews or any other good opinions would be greatly appreciated :confused:
Thanks Scott
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Old 03-19-03, 06:29 PM   #2
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Scott,
Try to hook up with members of this club http://www.coolbike.com/arc.htm

Lifted from there web page:

"We the seated, ride the rides and do the deed with speed,
comfortably, stylishly and safely closer to mother earth!"

A list of shops listed as selling "bents"

Atlanta REI Atlanta (404) 633-6508
Atlanta REI PerimeterStore (770) 901-9200
Atlanta Skate Escape Bikes (404) 892-1292
Augusta Chain Reaction (706) 855-2024
Carrollton Perpetual Motion Bicycles (770) 834-3278
Decatur Bicycle South (404) 636-4444
La Grange Golden's Bicycle Shop (706) 884-2420
Marietta Free Flite Bicycles (770) 422-5237
Newnan Bicycles Unlimited (770) 251-5384
Oxford Road and Trail (770) 787-8193
Peachtree City Bicycles Unlimited (770) 486-9252
Savanah Star Bicycle (912) 927-2430
Stockbridge Bike Center (770) 389-8088

You can mount racks on most bents, some a harder then others. Or you can pull a trailer I have done both. As far as what type, you need to ride a few and find out what works best for you.
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Old 03-19-03, 09:35 PM   #3
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When I went bent two years ago I started here:

http://www.bentrideronline.com/

Past Reviews drop down menu will keep you busy for hours. Good luck.
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Hey great link and a good start. Thanks for the help.
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