Raise your hand if you’ve ever sneered at a recumbent rider. Well, I tell you, one of these days we’re all going to have blown knees, bad backs and sore arms and I don’t know about you but I sure as hell don’t want to give up riding.
Now, I’m not exactly saying I’ll for sure be riding a recumbent, but after watching Bent, a documentary about recumbent culture that debuts in our Bikers Win program, I gotta say that I’m done with the sneers and jeers. Recumbents may not exactly be the new fixies, but they certainly do give them a run for their money. I mean, no attitude? That aspect right there is worth quadruple it’s weight in titanium.
Anyway, check out their poster (click for larger). They’re stoked (rightly so) to be in this year’s festival. And I’ll tell you what, it’s not our only recumbent movie.
3 thoughts on “Recumbents are the new Fixies”
It’s just one more subset of the cycling culture. Bents are as good as uprights for getting you around. A little slower on the uphills and a whole lot faster on the descents. They get attention and show your havin fun.
How does he get started with a fixed gear?
Do his partners give him a push?
I’m not sure if the first comment was in jest or the OP was confused.
This velomobile is called a WAW it is from Belgium and had 21 speeds in it at that event. I’m the owner and I purchased it to commute with. I’m a light weight because I don’t like to ride in the rain or cold. There is a top that isn’t shown in this photo. The WAW solves both of these problems with style, IMO. The speed isn’t bad either.
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