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    sore neck

    Hey why not since we have knees and feets and other aches and pains going on. have about three hundred miles on my rex. first bent. and have fashened a headrest, have the seat back lots, but my neck gets sore on long uphills, mostly I think I need to learn to relax more, but its been so cold lately, like in the thirties! most things I have gone thru while adjusting to the bent I have found help with on the search the forems, but I seemed to be the only one desperate enough to fashion a head rest. Oh yeah head back looking thru thick part of the bi focals!

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    Headrests are usually associated with the more extreme recline angles. Even with the seat back all the way, a V-Rex is relatively upright. I added more holes in the flute tube and it's still nowhere close to the recline on my Baron. Are you just putting out feelers to see who else has the same problem? If so, I'm not one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazingPedals
    Headrests are usually associated with the more extreme recline angles. Even with the seat back all the way, a V-Rex is relatively upright. I added more holes in the flute tube and it's still nowhere close to the recline on my Baron. Are you just putting out feelers to see who else has the same problem? If so, I'm not one.
    Ya, I can't believe I'm the only one..... my legs have gotten used to the bent and I'm riding everything as good as I did on my upriight, never have had anyone mention neck muscles! and as reclinded as you are or a lot of people I would think head rests would be popular.

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    Is your neck sore in the front or the back? My neck gets sore in the back from road shock; the more reclined the seat, the worse the problem, and I am talking RANS recline, not high/low racer recline.

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    I had a headrest, or I should say a neckrest, on my Baron for a while. I keep the seat in the full-down position, somewhere south of 30 degrees from horizontal. I found that while it was somewhat useful for resting while I was stopped, it wasn't worth the bother of keeping it on the bike. Most new lowracer riders mention building up their neck muscles for long rides, but I've never heard of a rider on a standard, American-style sport recumbent having problems. Sitting in a V-Rex is less reclined than watching TV in a Lay-Z-Boy. You may indeed be the only one. Or at least one of a vanishingly small minority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazingPedals
    I had a headrest, or I should say a neckrest, on my Baron for a while. I keep the seat in the full-down position, somewhere south of 30 degrees from horizontal. I found that while it was somewhat useful for resting while I was stopped, it wasn't worth the bother of keeping it on the bike. Most new lowracer riders mention building up their neck muscles for long rides, but I've never heard of a rider on a standard, American-style sport recumbent having problems. Sitting in a V-Rex is less reclined than watching TV in a Lay-Z-Boy. You may indeed be the only one. Or at least one of a vanishingly small minority.
    my recliner goes way back further than the seat on my rex. but it has a head rest, and I plan on spending some serious time there sunday,the recliner that is! go Vikings! neck rest is what I meant, I think I'm just to tense in this cold weather, only use it at the top of long climbs briefly,

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