A recumbent bicycle is a bicycle that places the rider in a laid-back reclining position. Most recumbent riders choose this type of design for ergonomic reasons: the rider's weight is distributed comfortably over a larger area, supported by back and buttocks. On a traditional upright bicyclethe body weight rests entirely on a small portion of the sitting bonesthe feet, and the hands.
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Cruzbike is a brand of recumbent bicycles based in Lumberton, North Carolina, United company was founded in and all models are now designed and assembled in the United States. The story goes that Cruzbikes founder, Aussie John Tolhurst, would as a teenager collect scrap metals and parts, using them to build his own style bike. Over time, the design and ergonomics behind it were finessed, and theres now a fully-fledged Cruzbike business.
The huge majority of bicycles sold and available in the marketplace today are of the diamond frame type or derivatives that maintain a substantially upright riding position. Recumbent bicycles which place a rider in a supine orientation have been available for years but despite offering many advantages to diamond frame type bicycles such as but not limited to more comfortable riding position, and lower wind resistance have been unable to capture a substantial portion of the bicycle market. Prior art recumbent bicycles have failed to make significant gains relative to traditional bicycles in part because the advantages they offer have been outweighed or over shadowed by the disadvantages of recumbent bicycles especially among serious enthusiast cyclists who are willing to spend the amount of money on a bicycle that is typically necessary to purchase a high end recumbent. First, recumbents typically have very long wheelbases that hinder handling and the ability to maneuver through obstacles in a manner that would be easy for an upright-style racing bicycle.
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Having previously worked in the bike business I have owned still own a number of different bikes. However, one of my favorites was a Vison R40 with short wheelbase and underbar steering. Sadly, when we moved from Florida to West Virginia, we had to sell off the things that didn't pack well into the small moving van we rented, so the Vision found a new home.
When we first covered recumbent bike company Cruzbike a couple years ago, they were introducing their trike adapter for riders wanting a three-wheeled — lean-the-bike — recumbent riding experience. These guys are truly passionate about the recumbent bicycle, and the many testimonials of record-setting distance rides and back-to-biking stories on their website can attest to their dedication to recline riding. Now, Cruzbike is back again to offer a cheaper-than-ever front wheel drive recumbent option with the T
Many people encounter recumbent bikes but never take the time to know about them. Yes, those odd-shaped bikes which have a lot more in common with lawn furniture. Worry not, because this section will inform you all about recumbent bikes.