I was a serious bicyclist ( 200 miles /week ) on a standard upright bicycle. I had to quit a few years ago due to back problems. I am now considering a recumbent 3 wheel bike. I am older and overweight and need to get some exercise into my weight loss program. Bicycling is one of the only forms of exercise that I really enjoy.
I have just started looking at the recumbent and the only ones I have investigated so far are the SUN EZ-3 AX and SUN EZ-3 SX. My closest local bike store will sell me the SUN EZ-3 AX for $1,249 which seems to be a very good price compared to what I am seeing at other dealers on-line.
All of my riding would be touring on paved roads. I do not do any commuting and can ride whenever I like. MY goal is to work up to 50-75 mile rides like I used to do though it will take several months as I am not in the good physical shape that I was then.
I would appreciate any info or advice that you good folks could offer regarding different brands and models and the pros and cons of each. Price is not a deciding factor. Comfort is definitely the major factor and initially has to be able to handle my size. I definitely want very good quality components.
Thanks in advance.