Originally Posted by vik
I ride my Big Dummy around town when I have no cargo or passengers. It's just a fun bike to ride and not particularly slow.
yep. my xtracycle has become my favorite bike, and i don't have any issue with just taking it for a ride. it's much faster than it looks. i run 26x1.75 slicks at 60psi (max recommended), and i think it rolls about as well as a 700x23 at 100psi. the main differences are: it is very difficult to wheelie over curbs and such and it's heavy. on the other hand, the long wheelbase is amazingly stable at speed. if you have any nearby descents that are 40mph+, let go of the brakes, get as aero as is comfortable, and smile.
i think a great many xtracycles are their owners' favorite bike.
Last edited by jabantik00; 11-07-10 at 09:00 PM.
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