Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Spokane/Tri-Cities WA
Bikes: mountain bike, road bike
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New to biking considering bent
I've only ridden recreationally for fitness. I've been running, but am looking at biking since a knee injury may force me from running. I have a curiosity in bents. I read a couple of threads here so far. Many years ago I rode one in a parking lot and obviously it felt different and a little unstable. Most likely do to no experience.
What are pros/cons of the different styles of bents?
A concern is how agile are they in traffic or on trail?
How about having to stop at traffic lights, what is starting like, how stable?
What are they like on wet and/or snowy roads?
I understand they are faster on the flats and downhill, but slower up hill. I like the idea that they are more comforable, but worried about getting around in traffic and tight spots, along with the cost of a bike and not having any to try.