Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Deltona, Fl.
Bikes: None (It was stolen)
My ride for the past several years was a Raliegh upright. Some idiot, (Me!), left it unlocked in front of my garage, and it grew legs. Yeah, that stinks, but I prefer to look at the silver lining, not the cloud. I'm thinking this might be the perfect opportunity for me to get "bent". I have never peddled a recumbent, but the folks I've talked to seem to love them. I'd love some pointers on what to look for, what to avoid, etc.
I am 6'02" and weigh 330 pounds. Obviously, weight capacity will play a key role in my purchasing decision. Cost will also be a factor.
Are there any benefits to having a smaller front wheel than the back wheel? Any drawbacks? Trike vs. two wheel? What companies consistantly build a good product? What companies sell stinkers?
Thanx in advance!