Bacchetta Giro 26 Recumbent Bike

The Bacchetta Giro 26″ is the recumbent that brought me thru the Bicyclemans’ door for the first time. I had finished a tour around Lake Ontario on my old Rans V-Rex and ran into a little trouble. The back roads I was riding on in Canada often had 3″ of loose stone for a shoulder. If I had to get off the road in a hurry, the loose stone would stop the 20″ front wheel on my V-Rex instantly. Read More…

Bacchetta Giro Recumbent Bike

The Giro is Bacchetta’s rendition of the popular 20×26 OSS SWB. It is not a groundbreaking design but rather a refinement with some improved features and details. This bike is as easy to adjust between riders as any recumbent in this category. Read More…

Sun EZ-Sport Recumbent Bike

The EZ-Sport is a Chromoly steel LWB designed by Gardner Martin with 20″ front and 26″ rear wheels. It may sound like an economical, imported Tour Easy. It is not. Gardner told me he designed it to be “the easiest bike for a novice to get used to”. Many of our customers think he has succeeded. Read More…

HP Velotechnik Street Machine Recumbent Bike

The Street Machine GTe is a versatile bike from HP Velotechnik. It has a rugged aluminum frame and your choice of their glass/carbon fiber “body glove” or mesh “Ergomesh” seats. The Gte is higher than their Speed Machine, giving up some speed to see and be seen better. Read More…

Lightning Phantom Recumbent Bike

The Phantom is a real performance bike at a pretty affordable price. It combines the overall geometry and seat of the P-38 with Chromoly mono-tube construction. The Phantom’s TIG welds are unusual on a steel bike but on thin wall tubing, they offer lower metal fatigue, a slight advantage. It is a fast bike that’s versatile, lightweight, comfortable and still affordable. Read More…

Rans Stratus Recumbent Bike

The classic long wheelbase Stratus LE is the standard for touring recumbents as is the Easy Racers Tour Easy. Strats have been crossing this country since 1979, they are great for fitness riding, day trips and fast century rides too. Anywhere there is an open road a Stratus will feel right at home. Read More…

HP Velotechnik Grasshopper Recumbent Bike

The HP Velo Grasshopper recumbent bike is very similar to a Streetmachine GTe with dual 20″ wheels. The Grasshopper fits petite riders better than the Streetmachine but I’m 6’3″ and can ride one, especially the folding Grasshopper FX model. Both have similar aluminum mono tube frames and dual suspension like the Streetmachine GTe. They ride similarly. Read More…

Bacchetta Corsa Recumbent Bike

The Bacchetta Corsa got a new aluminum frame in 2005. It also gained an option of dual 650c or 700c wheels. The new version lost almost 2 lb bringing the bike’s weight down to 24 lb on our digital scale. Although the component quality dropped some from the 2004 ultegra spec, it is fine for a bike intended to be a “more bang for your buck” go fast high racer. Read More…

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