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Originally Posted by VegasTriker View Post
You need to have her try a variety of different recumbents as each person reacts differently to an individual seat. I have a friend who bought the identical trike to the one I own. I find it very comfortable and can ride for miles without any back pain. He had back surgery shortly after getting his trike and found that he could not ride it more than a few miles. Yet he can now ride an upright bike for miles without pain. Who would have figured?
+1 from me. Recumbent seats have more variations than upright seats, and can be particular to the bike's or trike's design.

At risk of sounding like a broken record: if you want to learn about recumbents, come to the Human Power Challenge (in May) or the Recumbent Retreat (in August). Either one is a no-pressure environment to look around and learn about 'bents.
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