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I saw a 3-wheeled, stand-up, recumbent

Old 06-06-22, 10:24 AM
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It may have been this bike : https://riderungu.com/
I have never seen one first hand, but would like to ride/test drive one.
YMMV
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Old 06-06-22, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Nvreloader
It may have been this bike : https://riderungu.com/
I have never seen one first hand, but would like to ride/test drive one.
YMMV
Tia,
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That bears absolutely no resemblance to the description in the OP.
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Originally Posted by epnnf
I didnt know what else to call it.
IIRC, it had chainrings
How about "tricycle", i.e. a cycle with three wheels? Recumbent and stand up are contradictory.
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Originally Posted by icemilkcoffee
Streetstrider?

I see these on our local bike trails every so often. They can get up to some impressive speeds. Looks like a good full body workout too.
Originally Posted by livedarklions
I've seen a fair amount of them on MUPs. They seem to max out at about 15 mph which I think is pretty impressive given that it's just about the worst aerodynamic position possible.
It's definitely a workout device, not practical transportation. I don't think I've ever seen one being used on a road. They appear to be rather difficult to steer with any precision, much worse than skateboards, for example.

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I've "ridden" (operated?) one. It was not only inefficient, it weighed a ton, was impossible to go up hill and simply was not fun at all. It would be interesting to me to see if there's any real data about how many times a person uses one if they buy it. I'd guess less than 10.
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I think it would be an utter panic to ride one of those down a 15% grade with curves.
Hope you can lean it and keep at least two wheels on the ground.
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Originally Posted by Camilo
I've "ridden" (operated?) one. It was not only inefficient, it weighed a ton, was impossible to go up hill and simply was not fun at all. It would be interesting to me to see if there's any real data about how many times a person uses one if they buy it. I'd guess less than 10.

There's a guy who rides one regularly on the MUP I use for my after-work ride. He gets it going about 15 mph, but there's no serious grade up or down where he rides. He's in pretty amazing shape. I don't think he's the typical user, his speed is about 1.5 times faster than anyone else I've seen on one of those.
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