My sore butt and wrist numbness on 4+ hour plus rides on my wedgie has urged me to try out a recumbent. I found a SWB 2001 Vision R40 with low mileage that is on offer for $600. But for approximately the same price ($700) I could order a new Actionbent Jet stream which should be a bit heavier but, at least on paper, similar to the 26"/20" Vision.
My planned usage are 60 to 200 miles long road rides and some light touring, so I am particularly interested in knowing if I should expect any noticeable differences in speed, climbing ability and handling. I will be able to have a short ride on the Vision but not on the Actionbent.
There is also the issue of Vision no longer being supported but it is hard for me to evaluate how much of problem that is. So what are your thoughts on these two options?