Posting for my father who is 71 yo and looking to buy a recumbent. He had an accident on his road bike in October that resulted in some bone fractures. In talking with him yesterday he's excited about using a recumbent to continue his fitness and riding. However, this would be his first foray into this realm of cycling after 30 yrs or more on road bikes.
What are some things he should know about bents? I know there are long wheelbase and short wheelbase models, models with the pedals in front of the rear wheel, models with the same size wheels and models with different size wheels - what are the benefits of each. Finally, who are some of the good manufacturers he should look at either new or even on the used market.
Thanks in advance for the information.