Transporting your Recumbent

I just bought a recumbent, how do I get it home? People often come to our shop with the whole family, three dogs, vacation gear and a car with a trunk and decide they want to take a recumbent home with them.  This article is designed to get you started thinking the logistics through of Read More…

Electric Assist Overview

I’ve been taking two or three 45-minute phone calls a day about electric assists and wanted to put the information all in one place.  The following is what we usually end up talking about and is a mix of fact and opinion. The Basics Let’s start with the basics.  E-assists fall into two main types-hub Read More…

Superpedestrian Copenhagen Wheel

We get calls and e-mails daily about electric assist recumbents, or, kits to add to a recumbent.  When a new product comes in, we install it on a trike and take it down to our Clark Road hill climb test track to see how it compares to the other brands.  Then we live with it Read More…

Terratrike BOSCH EVO first ride

We got in a Terratrike EVO for a customer last week.  They (and we) took it down to the Clark Rd hill test track to see how it would do. The first 1000 yards of the hill is gradual, then ramps up to very steep which makes for a great test platform.  You get enough Read More…

Quick intro to alternate drivetrains for your recumbent

During the winter months we get a lot of calls seeking information about Schlumpf drives, Rohloff hubs, Patterson cranks, Nuvinci (Enviolo) hubs etc.  We want to provide you with some of the things that need to be considered when dreaming about these exotic pieces of expensive, shiny metal. The Starting Point First thing you need Read More…

February Dreaming…

While polar vortexes freeze the mid-west, it seemed like a good time to think about Spring.  Here are some cycling destinations to dream about (or events to sign up for!) to help get you through till April. I have a limited budget and usually focus on adventures that don’t require a lot of money.  One Read More…

Overview of Bosch Electric Assist

I just finished the Certification process for Bosch e-assist maintenance and repair.  While it’s still fresh in my head I thought I would share with you some of the details of the Bosch system. One of the big problems with the e-bike industry is that players come and go.  It’s hard to know who will Read More…

Confused by bicycle gears?

Confused by bicycle gears? Here’s how to get your head wrapped around them. The single most intimidating thing for people new to recumbent trikes is how to use the gears.  Most of us have never driven a standard car, let alone figured out why anyone would need 30 speeds on a trike.  Hopefully the following Read More…

What ever happened to Bike Touring?

In the 1970’s, touring bikes were cool.  Touring organization Adventure Cycling got its start in 1976 as Bikecentennial which organized a 4250 mile ride across the country on the Bicentennial of the USA.  Then came mountain bikes in 1981 with the introduction of the Stumpjumper by Specialized.  The straight bars and more upright seating position Read More…

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