I am shopping for my first recumbent.
I have taken short rides on the BikeE (all models), Cannondale Easy Rider , Sun EZ-1, and Rans Tailwind about 2 years ago. From those rides, I decided I really wanted a recumbent. For price reasons, I was considering a BikeE, but they went belly-up. My all-time favorite was the Cannondale Easy Rider, but it was too expensive. I've saved a little more money, and am now seriously shopping. But the market has changed somewhat...
I found the Maxarya (how do you pronounce that, anyway?!) website, and am very interested in the Ray-1 and/or Ray-1X. You are the first person I've contacted who owns one. I'd love to hear more about the bike, your shopping experiences with other bikes, any gripes you might have about the Ray-1 now that you've owned it a while, etc.
Hope to hear from you soon!