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RANS Tailwind Recumbent Bikes - Bicycle Man, LLC




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Recumbent Companies that went Out of Business


RANS Tailwind Recumbent Bicycle - The Tailwind is no longer made.


RANS has stopped making their WAVE and Tailwind recumbents. If a comfy relaxing OSS LWB recumbent is what you are looking for take a look at the RANS Stratus here:



RANS Tailwind




Recumbent Cyclist News rated the '98 tailwind as "the best enthusiast buy in North America." Pretty much unchanged for 2001, the $995 Tailwind remains the poor man's Stratus. The 20" rear wheel makes adding extra high gearing on the Tailwind (& Wave & Rocket) more difficult than on the Stratus. You can recline the seat farther on the Tailwind than the Stratus. The 20" front wheel fits a much wider variety of performance tires than the 16" front tire on the Wave. The stock Primo Comet tires provide low rolling resistance. The Tailwind frame flexes to absorb bumps and is stable at speed. The stem on the Tailwind (and Wave and to a lesser extent the Stratus) is quite flexible, sometimes unnerving to beginners. This flex is intentional to dampen bumps and keep your hands comfortable. Riders over ~6"3" won't fit on a Tailwind (or Wave) very well. Reasonably light and reasonably priced, the RANS Tailwind is a higher performance Wave.



RANS Recumbent Bikes

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RANS Tailwind


RANS Stratus



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Force 5 LE & XP 



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