'Bent Riders

All thing recumbent, including recumbent bicycles, trikes, velomobiles and other HPVs.


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Cruzbike for the Curious

Started by piston9. Last reply by piston9 on Wednesday. 23 Replies

Since the Cruzbike is a little different with the moving bottom bracket, I thought i would post my experience here for all. Thanks to all who have provided suggestions and encouragement so far...If I…Continue

Toxy ZR

Started by Duncan McDonald. Last reply by JamesD on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Too many bikes in the shed so I am thinking of selling my ZR.Great bike for touring or Audax.Dual Drive front wheelFolding optionMetallic silver, not the usual yellowRaceCaseMagura Marta SL hydraulic…Continue

Tags: NZ, ZR, Toxy

Recumbent design info

Started by RecRider. Last reply by RecRider Feb 4. 2 Replies found an interesting post covering aerodynamics, steering and other…Continue

Trike mag trainers

Started by RecRider. Last reply by RecRider Jan 30. 8 Replies

These look good. Has anyone tried one? The couch potato part of me kind of likes the idea of reclining on a recumbent while watching TV. ;-)…Continue

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Comment by Peter Smith on Monday

Hi piston9, I'm 191cm (6'3") with an xseam of 49 inches (long legs). I fit into my rotovelo just with the boom extended to the max due to my long legs. I am an ex swimmer so I've got the wide shoulders and a wing span of a jumbo jet. So with the boom extended my shoulders are below the lip of the cockpit. 

Matt test rode my rotovelo before buying his blue one. He fit into my rotovelo easily with his shoulders below the lip. You're welcome to try my rotovelo anytime.

Comment by piston9 on Monday

Thanks for the offers! I wanted to be at the last ride but other commitments stopped me...

Comment by Grumpy Cyclist on Monday

Piston9, if you're on the northern suburb and have a few minutes to spare this Saturday afternoon, you're welcome to drop in to take a closer look. 

Comment by matt on Monday

I am just as tall as you, and shoulder-wise it's fine for me - I don't know exactly how wide I am, but my shoulders sit well below the lip, so there is a good 5-10cm gap on either side of me. 

However, it completely depends on how you set it up, others have the boom shorter and have their shoulders at the same level as the lip, which would cause me no end of discomfort.

You are welcome to see for yourself at one of our rides :-)

Comment by piston9 on Monday

Rotovelo question - how wide is the cockpit? I an 188cm tall (6"2') - but longer body\shorter legs, and broad - 55CM across the shoulders (airplanes for example are never comfortable except in the higher classes!). Will I even fit in a rotovelo?

Comment by Terry Burn on Monday

OK, so I have just found out that I should have made the page a Public Group, then people can post on the timeline. I am now setting up a Public Group Page for Brisbane Recumbent Riders. I will migrate the stuff here onto the new people and will kill off this page when done. So you will probably get a new invite to the new page.

Sorry for the confusion!

The new page is here

Join up again and post away!

Comment by Mary Martin on Sunday

Whooooops.... Thanks Terry for the facebook page.

Comment by David on Sunday

face book page thanks to David.

Terry is da man.

Comment by Mary Martin on Sunday

Parking up for the movie Cars vs Bikes run by the Style over Speed  and Brisbane explorers groups. Both very welcoming riding people.

Comment by Mary Martin on Sunday

All such fun ideas for Bumper stickers Nerrida and David ,keep 'em rolling in.

Lovely end to our ride day to find we have our very own face book page thanks to David.


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