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Semi-Recumbent Bicycles


Papers
  1. Semi-Recumbent Gains Speed Prize (Osborn)
      "The Dexter Hysol Cheetah is a fully faired semi-recumbent two wheeled Human Powered Vehicle (HPV). The Cheetah currently holds the world speed record for the 200 meter flying start event. This event allows a virtually unlimited run up to a 200 meter speed trap. Chris (The Punisher) Huber rode the Cheetah to an an average speed of 68.73 mph through the speed trap." 8-04

Purchase Resources
  1. Burley Jett Creek or Koosah for Price, Comfort, Stability, and Visibility (Bicycleman.com)
      This is a semi-recumbent. Starts at around 900 dollars Bentrider Bike of the Year for 2004. No learning curve as it rides very much like a conventional bike. Seat has foam and is comfortable according to reviewer. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 1-05

  2. Crank-Forward Design Review (BikeRoute.com)
      "The crank-forward (CF) bicycle is essentially a stretched wheelbase cruiser/comfort bike with the seat moved rearward on the bike. This allows a lower seat height, and a semi-recumbent 'sit-down' riding position. According to their designers, the CF bikes offer the majority of the benefits of a recumbent without the added complications. The CF has two full size wheels and no seat back. It uses common cruiser/comfort bike parts, and the seats are interchangeable. With a CF you can sit at a stop with your feet flat on the ground as well as achieve a proper leg extension when pedalling all with this lower and more relaxed seat position. Imagine an upright comfort bicycle with the wheelbase extended slightly, seat moved rearward and lowered, a larger cruiser-style seat, and riser handlebars." Provides a list of manufacturers. 05-08

  3. Cruzbike for Comfort, Convenience, and Stability (Cruzbike.com)
      This is a semi-recumbent. The Softrider costs $975 and is the length of a standard bicycle."The Cruzbike uses a unique front wheel drive (FWD) front triangle that efficiently transfers your power to the ground. The sculptured seat supports your lower back and prevents saddle problems. The seat and backrest give you a comfortable heads-up sitting position, which is also very aerodynamic." Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 08-07

  4. Day6Bike Review (BicycleMan.com)
      This is a semi-recumbent. The Day6Bike costs $679 (7-speed or 21-speed). "Whether you call them 'Crank Forward', 'Semi Recumbent', 'flat foot' or 'comfort bike' for many riders they are a practical and comfortable alternative. These bikes can be a comfortable, low maintenance, practical, stable bicycle that is easy to get on and off of. Get some exercise while running errands, commuting or just enjoying the outdoors. CF bikes have much of the comfort of a recumbent bike but are still more traditional and super easy to get used to." Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 05-08

  5. Fusion for Comfort and Familiarity (Rans - Fusion)
      This is a semi-recumbent. Starts at around 1,000 dollars and weighs 28.5 pounds. It has no back rest. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 05-08

  6. Rans Fusion Review (BentRiderOnline.com)
      "I'm still nowhere ready to give up any of my recumbents for one but I could see a place in my stable for one of these bikes. It's a great for urban riding and performs better than I thought it would. If you're looking for a fun bike for recreational or urban riding I would take a look at the Fusion line for sure." 05-08

  7. Recumbent - 01. EasyRacers EZ-1 for Price (EasyRacers.com)
      This is a semi-recumbent. Starts at around 500 dollars, weighs 38.5 pounds, and has a gear range of 23 to 99 inches. (Standardized speed rating is 15.4 mph.) A better bike is the EZ-1 Lite, which weighs only 33.5 pounds and costs 750 dollars. Those who tried it in Roadbike Review rated it higher than other bikes they also tried for under 900 dollars, such as the Rans Wave. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 6-01

  8. Townie Crank-Forward Design (ElectraBike.com)
      Provides a crank-forward design that allows the rider to sit flat-footed at stops. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 05-08

   
   


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