Well My Vision introduced me to the world of bents this year and I have really enjoyed riding it. The USS was nice on the trails but a bit of a pain around town. Over several months of owning the bike i put several hundred miles on it. Just yesterday I did a 30 mile ride and my friend kept complaining about wrist and butt pain and wanting to stop for breaks. I just wanted to keep riding more and more
Well i think its time for me to upgrade. First let me say that I would like to purchase a NEW bike this time from a company with a good warranty and customer service. I want something a bit faster than my R50 was. This new bent will be my commuter and weekend rider. I will eventually pick up a beater DF bike for the rain/taking on buses. I would like the bike to be a SWB and have above seat sterring this time. I'm thinking about Bacchetta giro 20, 26, or strada or maybe something from Rans. I'm open to suggestions of course but also wondering between these 2 companies which has a better reputation and customer service? I noticed there is a thread on this page about the failures of a Rans bike...and watching is closely to see how the guys bike is handled.