What could contribute for greater market share for recumbents?
I've been thinking about these questions lately:
What do you think could expand the market share of recumbent bicycles?
How to lower the cost of entry lever recumbents so they could be comparable to entry lever upright bicycles? Is the main reason for recumbent no as popular because of price mainly?
What make people hesitant to try recumbent bicycles for themselves?
With the babyboomers growing into retirement age, I would think that there is a large market for recumbent bicycles that are still untapped in the US, but yet recumbents still cost way more expensive and retail bicycles stores rarely have them in stock.
When I'm out riding my recumbent I always get people that ask me about my recumbent bike: are they really comfortable? how do you stay upright? are they dangerous?
But when I offer them to ride for themselves, people always refuse to try, even after I insist.
Something is missing.. I can't quite figure out what...