Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Bannation, forever.
Before you consider a folding 'bent or a differant one that is easier to transport you may want to consider the sportworks bike carrier.
My wife and I just bought ours and we love it.
It goes into a receiver hitch. Ours folds up when not in use. You can get for either the 2" or the 1 1/4" receiver. Only with the 1 1/4" you can only carry one recumbent at a time as it is stated in the owners manual. We have a Jeep with the 2" receiver hitch so carrying 2 is not a problem.
The way the sportworks works is with a tray system. Sportworks recently changed their recumbent style tray systems from a "brand specific" to a universal tray. One of our trays is for Visions Short Wheel Base bikes only, but the other one can be used for any recumbent. We ended up with one of each because Sportworks was getting rid of their old inventory first.
Ours cost us about $430.00. A lot cheaper then other methods of carrying a bike but just as good if not better.
So before you consider a differant bike, especially if you are happy with your current 'bent give the Sportworks carrier a try.
Heres the web-site: www.sportworks.com