The Cycle Genius Falcon
The Cycle Genius Falcon has durable 26 & 20 Wheels, All Weather Disc Brakes and their six Way Adjustable Foam base, mesh back Seat. All in all, it’s a pretty good package for $1199.
Cycle Genius Falcon Recumbent Bicycles
The Falcon is perhaps the most versatile Cycle Genius recumbent. It is an LWB bike with a low BB with geometry somewhat similar to the popular RANS Stratus LE and Bacchetta Bellandaire. These bikes are versatile enough for commuting, fitness rides or touring. The 20” front 406 and 26” rear tires are common sizes; a lot of variety will be available when you need replacements. The Tektro mechanical disc brakes work about as well as V-brakes when dry and much better than V-brakes in wet weather.
The Falcon comes in one size and fits most Riders from about 5’2” to 6’3″. Shorter riders may find the handlebars are too close to their chest if so, they can turn the handlebar stem forward to gain a bit of distance. Taller riders may find they have to reach a bit for the bars.
As a sport-touring bike, it is good for moderately fast day tripping. For light tours, it would be fine. It should be fast enough on the flats to keep up with a lot of upright riders and most recumbents. The components are nice, as is the price.
|Frame/Fork||Full Aluminum Frame & Chromoly Fork|
|Rear Derailleur||Sram X-7 w/alloy body|
|Front Derailleur||MicroShift Triple 8 spd bottom pull|
|Brake Calipers||AVID Mechanical Discs w/160mm Rotors|
|Brake Levers||AVID All Alloy Levers|
|Crank||Truvativ ISO Flow Alloy Road Cranks w/ 52t/42t/30t Chainrings|
|Bottom Bracket||Truvativ Cartridge Sealed Precision Bearing|
|Rims||Alex DA16 Alloy Double Wall, 26″ rear / 20″ front|
|Hubs||Alloy Disc Specific and Alloy Quick Release Levers|
|Spokes||14ga. Stainless Steel with Brass Nipples|
|Tires||Kenda Kwest 100 psi Black Skin Side Wall|
|Pedals||Alloy single sided clipless w/9/16″ axle|
|Chain||KMC 8-speed w/quicklink|
|Rear Cogs||8spd Cassette (11-13-15-18-20-22-24-28)|
|Shifters||Sram 5.0 24 speed Twist Grip Shift|
|Handlebars||Custom Alloy High Rise & 2 Bottle Cage Mounts|
|Headset||Alloy Sealed mechanism|
|Seat||Custom 6 Way Adjustable, Contoured Foam Base w/ Mesh Seatback|
|Colors||Dark Silver or Blackened Green|
|Size||One size fits most Riders 5’0″ to 6’5″|