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Bacchetta Recumbent Bikes




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Bacchetta Recumbent Bicycles


Bacchetta began in 2002 with three SWB bikes. They’ve grown and now offer six models in different configurations and sizes to fit most riders. Made from Chromoly steel, aluminum or carbon fiber they range in weight from ~21 to ~34 lb.

Recumbent Bike For Fun & Fitness:


Recumbents For Touring & Commuting:

Giro 20, Giro-20 ATT, Giro 26, Giro 26 ATT

High Performance Recumbent Bikes:

Corsa, Carbon Aero 2.0, Carbon Basso


Bacchetta Giro

Bacchetta’s signature SWB OSS bikes lean toward performance and are still the company’s bread and butter. They share relatively high bottom-brackets, relatively reclined seats and approximately 47-48" wheelbases. They also have the Bacchetta “Tweener Bars”, so called because your knees are between them. These bend down 90 degrees to give a vertical grip area. I like the Tweeners adjusted about 60 degrees from horizontal, comfy & relaxing.


Bacchetta has also ventured into the recreational and touring markets with the Bella. This new bike is a low bottom bracket long wheelbase machine with above seat steering, similar to the RANS Stratus LE. Novices often find them more comfortable and easier to ride than some of the company’s more performance oriented designs.

Bacchetta Strada

Bacchetta’s racing efforts have far surpassed those of other recumbent manufacturers in recent years. In addition to countless wins in regional races, Bacchetta has racked up wins in the prestigious RAAM - Race Across AMerica. Company principle, John Schlitter also became the first person to complete RAAM in the solo recumbent category in 2008.

Bacchetta Aero TI

After a few growing pains, Bacchetta's quality has become top notch and at least on par with the best in the industry. Most of the components are made by SRAM which we’ve found to work great but some of the lower end parts aren’t as durable as the Shimano equivalents.

Here are a few issues we have found with Bacchettas:

The rear cable guide is positioned quite close to the brake making cable housing length critical. Carefully cutting the rear brake cable to length pretty much eliminates this.

It would be nice if their recurve seat came in 2 or 3 sizes for differing height riders like Volae carbon seats. (But it’s nice you can mount 2 water bottles on the back of the Euromesh seat & you can’t on the carbon seats)

Bacchetta does not allow us to ship their bikes to customers in the US. If you live to far away to come test ride and pick up a Bacchetta bike and cannot find a Bacchetta dealer in your area we could ship a Bacchetta to a bike shop near you for final assembly and adjustment.

As always we recommend extensive test riding if possible. We encourage you to support dealers who offer you test rides if there is one in your area.

Click here for a Bacchetta Owner's Manual (requires Acrobat Reader 1.22mb)






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