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Old 02-08-07, 08:45 AM   #1
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Semi-recumbent tandems

Anyone have experience with one of these type of Recumbent Tandems?





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Old 02-08-07, 09:04 AM   #2
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I met a couple who rode a Bilenky at the GTR in 2005. Looked to me like a great bike for an 'occasional' stoker or someone with physical issue that made riding the standard bike design problematic. The separate gear selector for each rider would negate any cadence arguments.

But, the design does not lend itself to the advantages of a recumbent (less frontal area) or the advantages of an upright (light weight and ability to stand and climb).
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Old 02-08-07, 09:36 AM   #3
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I met a couple who rode a Bilenky at the GTR in 2005.
That was most likely David Crites, who also serves as the Executive Director of GeorgiaBikes! He and his wife ride a road version of Bilenky Viewpoint (first photo in your original post).

You can probably reach him via the GeorgiaBikes general email: GeorgiaBikesHQ@GeorgiaBikes.org
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Years ago test rode one of the early Counterpoints, both as pilot and as stoker.
As pilot, did not particularly like the riding position but it does let you whisper 'sweet nothings' into stoker's ear! As stoker, was surprised how much extra 'oomph' I could put into the pedals by pressing back hard into the seatback. It gives the stoker an unobstructed view of what's happening . . . which could be scary for some! Great for touring, as stoker can see better and also do camera/video stuff.
Was not impressed with the climbing/accelleration/agility ability but that was mainly due to the big knobby tires.
The German version (Pino/titanium) has weight down to 30 lbs! Have seen one, but not ridden it.
Again, another variation in the tandem world!
Pedal on TWOgether!
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From french Tandemiste:
Here, testing the Hase Pino (english)
Here, another test (pdf, french)

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Those are excellent reviews,

Thank you very much. By the way, LOOK SL3 pedals are my favorite also.



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From french Tandemiste:
Here, testing the Hase Pino (english)
Here, another test (pdf, french)

EnfinLeTandem and snown

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Those are excellent reviews,

Thank you very much.

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