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    Have you switched bents?

    Do you still ride the same bent or brand that you first started riding or did you change? Why? Just curious.
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    I would have, but...

    I currently have an EZ1-SC steel. There was a Turner SWB for sale in the local paper last week. I waited too long to call and it was sold. I probably woulda bought it and sold the SC. It's a fun bike, but obviously very heavy. The Turner had a 26" rear wheel; I really notice the reduced final gearing of the 20" rear wheel on the SC1. And I think I'd prefer a SWB. I think an SWB would fit in the locker I rent; the SC1 definitely did not.

    So, technically, no, I haven't switched. But if another SWB deal comes along...

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    I've switched from an EZ-1 (also steel) to a homebuilt tadpole trike. I got recumbutt on the EZ-1; I get none on the trike.

    My new ride is heavier than the old one but my body position is so much more comfortable I don't care. And I can't hardly go fast anyway so the extra weight isn't an issue for me that way.

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    What is recumbent butt?

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    1: Recumbent butt is a burning pain from sitting in the seat too long, recumbents don't easily allow one to shift position so some seats cause pain from local pressure. They aren't always as comfortable as they look. This generally improves with time as the posterior adapts.

    2: Muscle pain in the upper hamstring and gluteus muscles from using muscles you
    don't use as much on a DF bike. This also eases as one spends more time in the bent
    saddle.

    I ride the same bent, my one and only bent, Rotator Pursuit. Steve

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    Thanks, Steve. I was unaware of the condition as I thought recumbents were supposed to be devoid of backside pain from standard bicycle seats. Does adjustment of one's position play into the equation? In other words, seat tilt, bottom bracket height, distance from the cranks and what not?

    I have a new Burley Koosah and haven't yet experienced butt pain, but then again I have not had time to go for a lengthy enough of a ride to determine if I have everything set right or not. And I assume I need some consecutive days of long hours in the seat to experience some butt pain. I am interested in this topic as I am considering a 7 day journey with the setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaman
    Do you still ride the same bent or brand that you first started riding or did you change? Why? Just curious.
    Hi Mega,
    My original bent was a easy racer clone (clown) bike. Still have it but eventually bought a V-Rex for a cross country tour . I find I prefer a swb, the wheel base being closer to that of a road bike. Recumbutt is not a problem either as the higher bottom bracket and the adjustability of the Rans seat allow me to lean the seat back far enough to avoid the problem.
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    I started with a Infinity LWB/USS and rode that for many years, it's a good bike. Then I went to a SWB Vision R40 USS for six more years and for the last 3.5 years I've been riding a Vision R44 SWB/ASS. I like the short wheel base the best, nothing wrong with long wheel base, just my personal preference. I also own a tadpole trike. I've been riding recumbents since July 7, 1983 (that's when I got the Infinity which I keeped for 13 years).

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    I will not be switching completely - simply adding to the stable. I will keep my Bacchetta Strada mostly for the road rides. I am adding a tadpole for the commutes.
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    ""[QUOTE=BruceBrown] I was unaware of the condition as I thought recumbents were supposed to be devoid of backside pain from standard bicycle seats. Does adjustment of one's position play into the equation? In other words, seat tilt, bottom bracket height, distance from the cranks and what not?""

    All of these have a bearing on comfort and weight distribution. In my experience most RB symptoms
    get better with time in the saddle. You can shift around a little on the bent while riding but can't
    get off the seat like you can with a DF. Overall I am MUCH more comfortable on the bent than
    when I ride my DF bikes. RB is not a guaranteed occurence, I had a moderate amount initially,
    especially on a century I did 6wks after first getting the bent but I have never had much trouble the
    last few yrs. Did 4 centuries on the bent last Sept, one on the DF. Steve

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    mmh, I have really switched either, just added to my collection. I first started off with a tadpole trike, a lovely touring model. Used for getting about, long weekend rides, riding to work sometimes. Its not a very practicle machine in some respects but oh so comfy. I added a M5 Shockproof to my collection a few months back and its been my bike of choice since then, the trike having been relegated to hauling/touring duties ever since.
    Greenspeed GTE, M5 Shockproof, GT MTB and many homebuilts.

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    I've switched from my racing bike.....(an Optima Baron lowracer) to a Velokraft VK2 racer.
    I will still ride the baron quite a bit. It will be my training bike now.
    Here's some pics of the new bike as it gets put together.

    http://groups.msn.com/BicyclingForum...o&PhotoID=6420

    http://groups.msn.com/BicyclingForum...o&PhotoID=6425

    http://groups.msn.com/BicyclingForum...o&PhotoID=6426

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowracer1
    I've switched from my racing bike.....(an Optima Baron lowracer) to a Velokraft VK2 racer.
    I will still ride the baron quite a bit. It will be my training bike now.
    Here's some pics of the new bike as it gets put together.
    Youve got a lovely bike in the works there lowracer. Ive seen most of those pictures before...didnt place the name though I cant afford to be spending too long looking at pictures like that...its not natural
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    I have always ridden the same brand...homebuild-by-me. The bike I built in 99/00 is sort of like a Vision. The bike I am building right now will be more like a Bachetta but with 20" front wheel. I will post pictures when done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BentLady
    Hi BentLady,

    Senior member SCH(Steve) gave a great explanation earlier in this thread. Here it is:

    1: Recumbent butt is a burning pain from sitting in the seat too long, recumbents don't easily allow one to shift position so some seats cause pain from local pressure. They aren't always as comfortable as they look. This generally improves with time as the posterior adapts.

    2: Muscle pain in the upper hamstring and gluteus muscles from using muscles you
    don't use as much on a DF bike. This also eases as one spends more time in the bent
    saddle.


    --I would add that I believe that recumbent butt seems to occur more on the recumbent bikes that have more upright seat backs and lower bottom brackets. As Steve mentions, more time on the bike(and subsequent conditioning of that portion of the buttocks ) will probably help alleviate some, if not all, of the discomfort. But keep in mind that discomfort/pain is relative, and the kind of discomfort that recumbent butt can give is still nothing in comparison to the numbing, tenderness, and downright pain that riding an upright df bike can(imho, of course)!


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    Oh yeah, to answer the original question heading this thread:

    I bought my first recumbent in 2001--a metallic blue Rans Wave clwb(it's just like the Tailwind, but with a 16" front wheel). It introduced me to the kind of comfort that bents can provide. It took awhile to get used to the initial wobbliness launching the bike, and it did have quite a bit of tiller steer...but I enjoyed riding it until(like a lot of bentriders) I convinced myself that I wanted a swb with less tiller steer and better performance...

    Sooo...I sold it and bought a 2002 Burley Django swb in that gorgeous metallic burgundy color and the cool Corbin leather seat(base)! Not nearly as much tiller steer effect, and quite a bit zippier! But, while I was able to launch it without the wobbliness, the measurably higher bottom bracket(3" above the seat base) made for a steeper learning curve(for me) in just getting really comfortable with the bike...especially whenever I had to stop the bike on the way up a hill. If I forgot to downshift to a comfortably low gear before stopping the bike, it was almost impossible to get the bike going again! I've gotten a lot better with it now, but it's still something I always need to stay aware of....

    I rediscovered my childhood joy in riding a bike with the semi-recumbent Rans Fusion! It has a ride that's quite different than that of an upright as well as that of a full-on recumbent. While it doesn't have a seatback to lean back on like a bent, the comfortable tractor-like seat has a lip at the rear that kinda keeps your butt from sliding off. The pedals are positioned forward, though not quite as far forward as that of a clwb bent. The bike handles more like an upright, so it's really easy to launch, and very, very stable at both low and high speeds. Its design makes for really good climbing(pulling back on the handlebars really puts driving power in your pedaling). Its handling and ride reminds me a lot of the Schwinn Stingray I used to ride when I was a kid---FUN!!! So much fun that I'm now selling my Django on consignment at my local bent dealer.

    I thought I was done with buying a new bike for at least a few years...but my wife stumbled on an opportunity to get a moderately used Greenspeed GTO trike, very well loaded. It was such a good deal, that we couldn't pass it up--so we got it, and thanked each other for an early Anniversary, birthday, and Christmas gift...for the next couple of years! Riding a trike is incredibly fun! But a different kind of fun than the Fusion fun...between the Fusion and the GTO, I'm having so much fun riding, that I'm beginning to think that I should feel....guilty.....

    Yeah, right....
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    It should be noted that the vast majority of recumbents have a 'whole lot' of adjustment in the
    seat: distance from the BB and in seat angle and occasionally height. Sometimes only a minor
    change can alleviate attacks of recumbobutt. My experience with it was limited to the first
    500-1000mi on the bent. After that time frame it rarely occurred and the bent has become my preferred century bike. I spend about half my time on the bent, half on DF over the course of a yr. Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by madpogue
    So, technically, no, I haven't switched. But if another SWB deal comes along...
    Well, one did. Well, sort of. Another member here (you know who you are - thanks!) clued me in to a Rans Fusion semi-'bent at an LBS about an hour's drive from here; a demo/test-ride bike going for a very good price. I picked it up that weekend, and have been having a blast on it ever since. Yeah, it's not an SWB, but it DOES fit in my locker! Just put fenders on it this weekend, so I now proudly sport my "Keep driving cars and we'll keep fighting wars for oil" sticker on the back fender.

    Semi-'bent is cool. Gearing is like my hybrid wedgie, I'm almost as high up (I see them; they see me) as my wedgie. I'm still getting used to the backless seat. Love the hand/arm position. Sometimes I just sorta drape my hands over the grips; I can still brake on a dime just by leaning back and letting the heels of my hands squeeze the levers.

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    I started out on a RANS V-Rex and now ride a Volae Team. I prefer the twin 650s to the 26x20.

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    Three years ago, I started out riding bents on a SWB model (RANS Rocket/V-Rex) and have only this season discovered the joys of riding a LWB Easy Racers Tour Easy SS. Being a short person, 5'4", I think I have "found my thrill" on this small TE. I can sit comfortably with my feet on the ground, my arms out in a relaxed position, and this baby just flies! I love it for it's smooth, fast ride and it's classic, beautiful looks!

    I shied away from LWB because I thought that managing it and transporting it would be a problem-not so. It fits right into my van and on my rear rack, just like a DF. It only weighs 30lbs, and I can manage that.

    I love this bike like no other I've had. When I'm not riding it, I'm thinking about riding it! I'm not sure that I will keep my SWB, at least not this particular one-high seat, cramped cockpit due to my small stature. It's been "gathering dust" since the TE came home, that's for sure!

    What's ahead? I think I see a trike in my not-too-distant-future...maybe next year!
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    Hi ChiliDog,

    The lwb is the one bent type that I've never tried riding, much less owning. I'm kinda intimidated by the sheer length of these behemoths! The closest I've ever come to riding one was with my first bent, the clwb Rans Wave(which is considerably shorter). I liked the Wave, but didn't feel like I had the control that I wanted...I found its tiller steer effect unsettling. But, of course, I was a brand spankin' newbie to bents then...so my experience with the tiller steer may have been "enhanced" by my struggle to get used to the overall differences in a bent's riding dynamics(compared to those of my df).

    Was it a steep learning curve for you to get used to the Tour Easy's handling, especially at very low speeds(e.g., launching the bike from a standstill)? Did it take long to feel comfortable with its length, especially when negotiating slow speed turns or going between bike path bollards(I think that's what those steel poles are called...?)?

    I've always been interested in lwb bents...they seem perfectly designed for nice, long cruising rides. The Easy Racers models, as well as the Rans Stratus, are supposed to be good climbers(with their gearing), and great, stable, high speed downhill gliders...and, with their long wheelbase and cushy seats, they're said to feel almost like bikes with full suspensions...now that sounds like fun to me!

    I'd appreciate any comments or thoughts that you(or anyone else here who rides one of these beauties) wouldn't mind sharing, ChiliDog....I'm done buying new or slightly used bikes for quite some time...but when the time does come, I wouldn't mind adding one of these luxury liners to my "stable". And since I'm trying to sell my swb Burley Django, there may even be room for one in my lil' two car garage!

    Thanks!
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    Geoff-
    I'm like you. I thought "no way, these are too darn big for me" re LWB. BUT, when I went up to a recumbent dealer to pick up my Rocket, I test rode a RANS V-2. It was just so neat, fun, and different. I was intriqued enough to think that I might pursue one of these LWB bikes for next year.

    I love my Rocket for it's peppy, twitchy ride and it's convenience in any given situation. I was more concerned with transport, more than anything else, with the LWB. But, that aside, I decided to go about test riding some others. I rode EZ Sport and Sport Limited (heavy bikes with a heavy feel, taller seatbase from the ground); RANS V2 and Tailwind (tiller was what got me...I didn't like that feeling); Burley Koosah/Jett Creek-both SWEET...would have gotten one of these if I had not "fallen in love" with the Tour Easy. Burley seats are not as comfortable (for me) as the EasyRacers seat, but I was wiling to make some modifications if necessary. The gearing on both the bikes is sufficient, but not the most optimal for long-distance touring, though I was willing to make modifications on that as well. And I wanted the LWB for touring...that was my main goal. I saw a small TE on the bike shop's website: now, do you know how difficult it is to find ANY bent to fit a 5'4" woman? AND, according to the Easy Racer's website, that was my "exact" size. So, I figured...hmmm...is this a sign? And it was RED-my favorite bike color! I had to go up (3 hour trip) to test ride that bike!

    The Tour Easy seemed perfect first time I sat on it. Low seating (not too low), optimal hand position, no tiller effect at all. None. Feet lower than bottem bracket, but I've got myself leaning back a bit to counteract any "recumbent butt" and have had not a bit of it over 20 miles stretches. The frame flexes sweetly, the steel rides smooth, the gears run their course like butta. Excellent components, wheelset, and tires. And it was FAST!!! However, the price knocked me for a loop, but I was able to bring it home on a 12 month payment set-up, which made it possible for me. Otherwise, I was looking at the Koosah, which I was just about sold on. The Tour Easy was a "dream bent"...one I would never have thought I would attain due to it's price. It became possible, and I went for it. Life is short and I know it is a "life time" purchase. Other bikes may come and go, but "Big Red" ain't goin' anywhere!!!

    If price is a consideration, I'd highly recommend the Jett Creek or Koosah. Very adjustable, flexy frame/ride, no tillering. Excellent frame, components, and company. Of course, you probably know that already!

    As far as taking off and turning...well, I am working on that part. It's not so difficult. No more than when you first rode a recumbent. If I were you, I'd consider keeping that SWB Django, though. The LWB will not serve you well in all situations, plus, variety is the spice of life! Though I see you have a "well rounded" stable at hand!
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    Congratulations on getting a LWB! I'm just the opposite. I currently have a CLWB and need to get a SWB. How do you like your Rocket? It was one of the choices I had when I got my Tailwind. Haven't noticed any tiller effect on the TW though. Must be the way I have the bars set up. Enjoy your new ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiliDog
    I saw a small TE on the bike shop's website: now, do you know how difficult it is to find ANY bent to fit a 5'4" woman? AND, according to the Easy Racer's website, that was my "exact" size. So, I figured...hmmm...is this a sign? And it was RED-my favorite bike color! I had to go up (3 hour trip) to test ride that bike!

    The Tour Easy seemed perfect first time I sat on it. Low seating (not too low), optimal hand position, no tiller effect at all. None. Feet lower than bottem bracket, but I've got myself leaning back a bit to counteract any "recumbent butt" and have had not a bit of it over 20 miles stretches. The frame flexes sweetly, the steel rides smooth, the gears run their course like butta. Excellent components, wheelset, and tires. And it was FAST!!! However, the price knocked me for a loop, but I was able to bring it home on a 12 month payment set-up, which made it possible for me. Otherwise, I was looking at the Koosah, which I was just about sold on. The Tour Easy was a "dream bent"...one I would never have thought I would attain due to it's price. It became possible, and I went for it. Life is short and I know it is a "life time" purchase. Other bikes may come and go, but "Big Red" ain't goin' anywhere!!!
    Hi ChiliDog,

    Thanks for the info and your insight! Having just acquired the GTO trike(and my Fusion just earlier this year), I won't be shopping for another bike for quite some time...but I think a lwb may be my next project. I've got the Fusion(which is almost long enough to be considered a clwb) for rides involving fun, fast handling...the Marin upright city bike for when I'm yearning for some pain and numbing ...the trike for when I feel like being just like Speed Racer(in other words, FULL-OUT FUN)...but I can see a future with a luxury liner...for longer distance cruisin'...and when I wanna be able to keep up with my wife on her road bike....

    Everytime I visit my "local" bent shop(70+ miles away), I see all of the cool swb's, trikes, and lowracers...but I find my eyes getting glued to the Rans Stratus on the showroom floor. I know that model's been around for a long time...and Rans' new V2 Formula is racier and way cool...but there's something about the Stratus...I find it visually stunning(as bents go)...there's nothing I would change in the way it looks...and I hear it's got a great ride...and I feel drawn to the Tour Easy in a similar way...and the Tour Easy's ride(like all of Easy Racer's models) is legendary....

    It's wonderful to hear how perfectly that Tour Easy worked out for you...it does sound like it was fate that drew the "both" of you together....perfect size, favorite color(red's mine, too), perfect ride...a way to make it affordable...I'm glad that you didn't pass it up because of its higher(okay, much higher) cost...because that cost, spread over the many years that you're going to thoroughly love and enjoy riding it, will seem like pennies in the end....

    Thanks again, ChiliDog! Take care....


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