Errand Boy for my girls
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Northern California
Bikes: Greenspeed GTO 20/20 trike, Rans Fusion(semi-recumbent bike), Burley Django recumbent, Marin Larkspur city bike
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Originally Posted by toybox
I can not find a review of the cannondale and that is what I would like to see so I can make a comparison.
If you're close to a recumbent shop, call them and ask if they carry back issues of RCN(Recumbent Cyclist News) or RTR(Recumbent & Tandem Rider Magazine). Many bent shops do carry current/back issues of these print publications, and both have done reviews on the Cannondale Easy Rider and the HP Velo Spirit. My local bent shop gives away the RTR issues, but charges $6/issue of RCN.
Cannondale Easy Rider--RCN Issue#69(May/June '02), RTR Issue#5(March/April '02)
HP Velo Spirit--RCN Issue#75, RTR Issue#9(March/April '03)
I haven't kept up with my subscription to RCN, so they may have done reviews on the Burley Koosah/Jett Creek models that I'm not aware of. RTR Issue#14(May/June '04) has a review on the Koosah.
Another great resource is BentRider Online, the most popular and respected online recumbent magazine around, IMHO. I believe that they have done reviews on the three models that you're researching. Here's the link to "BROL":
You mentioned how you've owned Cannondale bikes for years and love their build and ride qualities. The Easy Rider is no exception to this quality rule, and, like Cannondale bikes in general, Cannondale quality is not cheap. But having been a long standing customer of Cannondale's, you already know this and understand that, with Cannondales, you get what you paid for...'just food for thought.
Good luck and take care....