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Old 05-30-12, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by gcottay View Post
+1 with a suggestion the OP do some test rides and perhaps some reading at BentRider Online before purchase.
+1 on test rides. The value of a test ride road trip to a recumbent specialty dealer can't be overstated.

There are a lot of things to get used to if you haven't ridden a recumbent before. I found even the simplest things, like drinking while in motion, to each have their own learning curve. Besides what you learn through the test ride, you'll also be working with a (hopefully) experienced recumbent person. They'll be able to talk you through things like transporting a recumbent by car, rolling it through doors, storage in the house, installing a bike computer and any number of other things that may cross your mind.

Even a medium price range recumbent costs a fair amount of money. It's prudent to do your "due diligence" to avoid making an expensive purchasing mistake.
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