Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
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I've been lurking for a while, but I found something I felt somewhat qualified to reply to. I got a Tour Easy a few months ago, and it's super comfortable. I'm new to long-distance road riding (all mountain biking before this), but I can ride for hours on this bike and be perfectly comfortable.
I haven't ridden a Limbo, but the seat looks a bit higher up than the Tour Easy. In town, the Tour Easy is nice because you can plant both feet flat on the ground at a stoplight - not sure if you can do that on a Limbo. The Tour Easy is also very stable because of its length. I've hit 45mph on mine and it felt totally solid. It took a little while to get used to a different way of balancing at really low speeds.
That said, I would give the Limbo more of a chance, now that you've got it anyway. I test rode a Tour Easy in a pretty flat area, and the first day I got mine up here in the mountains, I was kind of depressed when I hit the hills. They say it takes a while to work up different muscles for a recumbent, and they're right. If you're having trouble with hills on the Limbo, maybe you just need to give it more time (I did).