- what is the point of those ‘lay down bikes’?
Massively lower frontal area means very efficient, and why they’re banned by the UCI for competition.
Generally can use more comfortable seats to give back support for those not as agile or flexible.
If faired can reach speeds > 70 mph.
I’d love a go!
[EDIT] Oh yeah, and back support means you can put a lot more force through pedals without having to counteract force with forearms -> More efficient, and good for those not so limber.Posted 8 years agoWiredchopsMember
with the right rider they’re super speedy.Posted 8 years ago
I remember seeing one a while ago a dude had made in a ‘prone’ postion. I.e. head forward, lying flat about six inches from the ground. Can’t imagine it’d be very safe on British roads but I bet the sensation of speed was incredible. Meeeeeooooooowwwwwwm!Mr AgreeableSubscriber
Went under a lorry and..
Came out the other side? Like in Speed? That would be ace!
There are types of recumbent that sit you up a bit higher too.Posted 8 years agocoffeekingMember
I’d love a go of one, but I’d want a tadpole trike or a prone bike.
Apparently the trike-type ones are very safe in traffic as cars treat you like a car as you’re wider and cant be shoved over in a lane, plus you’re not a thin edge heading towards people, you’re a low flat mini-car-like item in the middle of the lane.
Some say they’re hard on uphills, which I find odd – cant think why?
Fully faired ones can look fairly imposing, if a little like a ladies toy…
Posted 8 years ago
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