I am considering purchasing my first recumbent within the next few months. A few days ago I went to the LBS and rode several different models. I tried the Bacchetta Giro, RANS V-Rex, and RANS Tailwind but the one that made my heart go thumpity thump was the RANS Force 5 LE.
Having no prior recumbent experience I based what I liked on how it felt to me, and how much fun it was to ride. The LBS owner suggested the LWB Tailwind would be a good starter recumbent but I wasn't as impressed with it. The Force 5 actually felt more stable to me than the others at low speed as well as high.
Although I do plan on trying out other recumbents this one has really grabbed my attention. Other than what the manufacturer's website says I have not found any reviews on it. Has anyone here had any experience with this model? It looks like it would be a good all around type recumbent but I also wonder how it would do for loaded touring?
Any information you could offer would be appreciated.