Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Crowley, Tx
Bikes: Bacchetta Corsa, RANS Stratus XP
You need to do some long test rides, and keep in mind that when it comes to comfort, everyone seems to be different. As Gary Mc mentioned, the recline of a bent's seat can make a big difference. Also, bents have two very different types of seats: mesh seats and hard seats. The bikes with hard seats tend to have more recline.
My biggest health issue is my back (degenerative discs, L4-L5 is the biggest problem). My Tsunami T-1 SWB (manufactured by China Mascot, same as ActionBent) has the hard seat. I keep it reclined all the way back, ride about 100 miles a week, keep pushing myself harder and harder, and just don't get any back pain from the bike at all. I would say that you can probably do that too, but you're going to have to prove that, yourself. The fit of a bike is important, just like the seat is. Good luck in finding one that works for you.