i'm new to bents. i've started test riding and am likely choosing between the giro 26 (http://www.bacchettabikes.com/recumb...kes/giro26.htm) and the xpr stiletto (which i loved) (http://getitbent.com/htmlfiles/SpecStiletto.html). both are the same price.
i really like the uss of the stiletto, but the limited turning radius worries me. just tonight i went on a ride with my kids (7, 5, 3, and 1) on my DF and noticed that i do a lot sharp turns getting back to the kids that i can't imagine doing on the stiletto. and i commute on busy streets on which i've also had to make some sharp turns. also, the guy at the lbs is telling me that after a mile or two i will really feel the difference when my hands start to fall asleep because of the circulation issues with oss.
do i just have to pick between the two evils? what don't i know? unfortunately, i can't ride the bikes for much longer than 15 minutes in the neighborhood behind the lbs so i don't really get to see how they'll perform in my environments.
any help/suggestions/advice is appreciated.