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Old 09-25-09, 09:51 PM   #1
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LWB for a short and tall person?

Does anybody know of a LWB Recumbent that would adjust to fit a 4-10 person and a 5-10 person? I am looking for a bike to fit my girlfriend to ride with me however that won't happen often and it will basicly be my bike. Any suggestions?

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Stratus

The Rans Stratus will fit a large range of sizes as will a Tailwind or an EZ-1.
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The Rans Stratus will fit a large range of sizes as will a Tailwind or an EZ-1.
The 26/20 Stratus LE, yes, but I would not recommend your other two choices.

* The Stratus has a lower seat height - about 20", while both the Tailwind, and especially the EZ-1, are at least 23-24". This puts short legged riders on tippy-toes which is strongly discouraged.

* The Stratus also has a longer wheelbase, placing the shorter rider closer to 50/50 weight distribution, while the taller rider on the same Stratus would be closer to 70r/30f - which is more than acceptable for BOTH riders. Both the Tailwind and the EZ-1 have shorter wheelbases, placing the taller rider too far aft. The Stratus is also a faster bike.
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