Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Geneva CH
Bikes: HPV Geck (recumbent trike)
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Rans F5 Enduro - HUGE disappointment
With all due respect to all the people who ride these, are you guys hobbits ?
I am a big guy, quite tall at 6'3, pretty wide, I wear 32 inseam jeans and size 15 shoes. I am not a giant by any means, when I used to throw the discus and shot put in my youth, I used to be among the small ones.
To start with, when pressing on the pedals, my heel was touching the front tire.
I could not do a full 360 on the pedals because my knee was hitting the handle bars. Yes the seat was as far back as it could get. I could not extend my leg fully, the pedals were way too close.
The fun part, is I had my wife test ride it and, at 5'7, with the seat as far back as possible, she was a perfect fit!!!
Next weekend I'll have to drive 800 miles, because here in Elbonia, there is only one store that sells recumbents, and it had maybe three bikes in stock and no LWB.