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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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    Quote Originally Posted by BKXray View Post
    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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