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Old 10-15-06, 05:58 PM   #1
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Does anyone know anything about Route-x recumbents?
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Old 10-16-06, 01:28 AM   #2
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.........Nope. But here's a link that might help; www.google.com
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Old 10-16-06, 08:40 AM   #3
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I've heard of them, but I haven't heard anything about them. Maybe www.bentrideronline.com will have more information for you.
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I don't know anything about them except from the web page, but I could make a couple of observations based on their website.

* it looks like a V-Rex clone, except taller, longer, and has a mid-drive
* the pic on the home page is mirror-imaged. Makes me immediately want to NOT trust the company.
* 38 pounds! Ugh! V-Rex is 28 pounds.
* the advertised seat height of 24 inches is clearly false, as the photos show it is higher than the top of the 26" rear wheel. For reference, I usually figure a 26x1.25 tire is 24.5 inches in diameter.
* frames built in Columbia. That's an unusual source. Didn't help the weight, though...
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unless you're getting it nearly free, there are so many more comfy and lighter options available....so it's never even been a blip on my radar.
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There is a review at Bentrideronline. Click on BentRider Classic( upper rt corner) and scroll down til you see it
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Does anyone know anything about Route-x recumbents?
Why do you ask? Are you thinking of getting one? What are your intended use(s)?
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