Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent
Word of warning - Any recumbent is designed for a certain range of reclines. A Vision has a short wheelbase; in fact older ones were *very* short. Lay the seat back too far and it has the effect of putting the rider's weight high and over the rear wheel, which is bad for stability. The problem is, hardshells are designed for use in a *very* reclined position. They don't have much butt area; they're designed to lie on, not sit in. I would not expect a hardshell to work well on a Vision.