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Old 05-13-00, 07:29 PM   #1
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I have been looking into buying a recumbent...have ridden the BikeE, and the Vision 32, 40, 44...favorite so far has been the 44 but think I would get the 45 due to the Ultegra groupo. Have tried both the above and below steering...below is more comfortable but think I might like the control factor of the above better. Any recommendations from other, more experienced riders?
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Old 06-28-00, 10:14 AM   #2
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Good choice

The choice is not so much the type of bike ... err recumbent you make, but the type of riding that you will be doing. A comact long wheel base will give you agile turms (the ability to turn on a dime) ... but you can also do an endo on this same model; a long wheel base model will give you the driving tendancy of a Limo ... er stationwagon ...(you have to think before you can do anything) the advantage here is that you cannot do an endo. the predicament here is that "Vision" makes a convertible model (I think it's the VR40) that you can either leave as is a Compact Short Wheelbase Recumbent with Under Seat Steering, or alter it, into whatever you want to.
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Old 09-11-00, 08:11 PM   #3
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You might want to ask your question on a recumbent forum like the ihpva mailing list "hpv". it has lots of knowledgeable members (hundreds).
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