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BikeE RX

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The bike above is the BikeE RX model, which is in my opinion the best road bike design they ever came up with at BikeE. Unfortunately the BikeE company is now defunct so all BikeE models are traded in the used/after market and on EBAY. EBAY is the best resource I have found for finding excellent BikeE models for sale, and there are many that pop up from time to time which have been under-used and are in great shape.

The BikeE RX uses the same frame as the FX but is tuned for road riding with modifications to the handlebars, gears & seat. The Sram 9 speed cassette and triple chainrings gives you 27 speeds. This gear setup provides a good range of gears similar to the CT & AT's 3x7 hub. The V brakes are plenty powerful. The RX rear suspension is an improvement over the AT. BikeE has moved the pivot up to reduce the suspension "pogo" on hard climbing. This is a problem common on rear suspension bikes and is only really noticeable when the shock air pressure is set low for a "plush" ride. It can be virtually eliminated by raising the air pressure in the shock. That is the great thing about an air shock, you can tune to get the best form a particular design. The RX is a fine bike. [reference link].

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Here are some reference links and recumbent cycling resources

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Records of recumbent designs go back to the early days of cycling, however recumbent use was not widespread until the late 20th century. Recumbent riders hold world speed records for unpaced, human-powered vehicles. Tricycles form a substantial part of the recumbent market (far more so than they do for uprights); the generic term "bike" tends to be applied to these as well. I have found a great website for Recumbent Riders called BentRiderOnline. Check it out for recumbent knowledge.

Here are some good Recumbent Links for you to have a look at:

Recumbent bicycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

As with upright bicycles, most recumbents are rear wheel drive. However, due to the proximity of the crank to the front wheel, front wheel drive (FWD) can be an option, and it allows for a much shorter chain. One style requires the chain to twist slightly to allow for steering, Another style, Pivoting-boom FWD (PBFWD), has the crankset connected to and moving with the front fork. In addition to the much shorter chain, the advantages to PBFWD are use of a larger front wheel for lower rolling resistance without heel strike (you can pedal while turning) and use of the upper body when sprinting or climbing. The main disadvantage to all FWD designs is "wheelspin" when climbing steep hills covered with loose gravel, wet grass, etc. This mainly affects off-road riders, and can be ameliorated by shifting the weight forward, applying steady pressure to the pedals, and using tires with more aggressive tread. Another disadvantage of PBFWD for some riders is a slightly longer "learning curve" due to adaptation to the pedal-steer effect (forces applied to the pedal can actually steer the bike). Beginner riders tend to swerve along a serpentine path until they adapt a balanced pedal motion. After adaptation, a PBFWD recumbent can be ridden in as straight a line as any other bike, and can even be steered accurately with the feet only. Examples of PBFWD recumbents include Cruzbike, Flevo Bike, and Python Lowracer.

Modern recumbent bikes are increasingly being fitted with front and rear suspension systems for increased comfort and traction on rough surfaces. Coil, elastomer, and air-sprung suspension systems have all been used on recumbent bikes, with oil or air-damping in the forks and rear shock absorbers. The maturation of fully-suspended conventional mountain bikes has aided the development of these designs, which often use many of the same parts, suitably modified for recumbent use.

Starting, Looking Behind and Stopping on a Bent - Because the body position does not allow the rider to push the recumbent bike forward using his feet against the ground, the bikes can be a bit challenging at first. Looking over the shoulder at the riders behind you can be dangerous as it may draw your bike off the trail. There are quite a number of safety concerns when first taking on recumbent riding. All are learnable and just take time to get used to. Some Bent riders mount a small flag pole to the rear of their bikes to attract visual attention from oncoming bikers since the bent is lower to the ground. ...

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And the renewed interest these bikes are enjoying is far more than just about speed. Besides the fact that recumbents also hold the one hour and 4000 meter ...

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CLICK HERE FOR DEALERS In the past, I rode mountain bikes and road bikes of traditional design. You know what I'm talking about, those killer bikes the young people love so much that make your shoulders sore, and your butt too! Not so with the bicycle you see at the left. It is the BikeE Recumbent, with full back support and a very comfortable (wide) seat with plenty of cushion. It's a little like riding a chopper, without a piston engine. The engine is you! Your cranks are out in front of you, similar to how it works on many types of excercise bikes in the gym. This bike is great for your body.   It really works your hips & thighs. The bikeE is fun to ride and easy to keep at speed, but difficult when looking behind. In fact, you can't do it without risking a crash. Rear view mirrors are recommended. Or, don't be the lead bike!
I love Recumbent Biking. Do you? The BikeE Recumbent has been such a wonderful solution to my problems with standard bikes, that I got to thinking .. "I wonder if there are other men and women out there who love biking, but have a hard time putting up with the discomfort of a standard bike design?" If so, I would love to hear from you. I have joined a BikeE forum Called the BikeE Pages for the purpose of sharing experiences, ideas and justifications for buying and using the BikeE (or other brands of recumbents). Are you a BikeE lover like me? Let's hear from you. Click Here to enter the BikeE Pages Recumbent discussion forum. But some riders, even older guys like me are still stuck on Mountain Bikes for some reason. Who can figure?.

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