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A recumbent is a bicycle (or tricycle) that places the rider in a laid-back reclining position.

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Recumbent bicycles are more efficient than ordinary upright bicycles, and velomobiles are even more efficient. Then why do we see them so rarely on the road? Is it because they are expensive, or are there some non-financial, significant disadvantages? …
asked Aug 21 '12 by gerrit
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In the Hessian woods today I saw a recumbent where the rider was positioned very high; his entire body was higher than any of the wheels. In this position, he was at least as visible as an rider on … a custom built / modified bike? Unfortunately I didn't manage to take a picture, recumbent cyclists are fast :-) …
asked Jul 6 by gerrit
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than upright bicycles? I love my Rohloff, but should one consider getting a higher gear range on a faired recumbent? …
asked Jun 3 '13 by gerrit
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safety in traffic is the main reason holding me off from riding a recumbent, I wonder: is there evidence that a high racer is safer than a low racer, considering visibility in traffic? …
asked Jul 6 by gerrit