Glad that I found this forum to help me get started with a recumbent trike.
Why a recumbent you ask? After many years of Italian road bikes my lumbar discs will no longer cooperate and since a diet of Vicodin was not to my licking I had to throw in the towel some years back. I had often shared the road with recumbent bikes and trikes so I'm no stranger to the concept though I've never ridden one. The trike looks like more fun of the two and I've been studying the internet to get my bearings.
Tough for me to get oriented in this field of Deltas and Tadpoles. It looks like a bunch of inventors gone mad and none of the names that I grew up with (Bianchi, Colnago, Cinelli) make anything like that. To make things worse the nearest dealer to me that has trikes on display is 250 miles away and his selection is quite limited. I live on Amelia island in the NE corner of FL, flat and sandy and very remote.
On top of all that I may well find out, after the few hundred miles that it takes to get familiar with a frame, that I don't like the product, or worse my spine is acting up despite the recumbent seating. Obviously I need to approach it carefully and try not to over spend.
Is there a style, brand and model that will handle well,go fast, be fun and not break the bank?
What are your suggestions?
Thanks to all.