ightning strikes again with the super light dual-suspension R-84. The sub 3 pound frame is aerospace grade carbon fiber, titanium, and oversized aluminum. The seat is positioned a bit lower than the P-38 and Phantom for even more aerodynamic advantage.
An F-40 fairing can be added to create the most technically advanced high performance bike available!
Can this light bike climb hills? Better than any other recumbent. Because of its lightweight design and aero components, the R-84 will even outperform the F-40 in very hilly areas or on rides that are mostly climbing. If the course is 50% near-flat terrain, the F-40 will be faster; in very steep hills (over 5% average grade), the R-84 will have the advantage.
Specifications listed reflect the R-84 Performance 3x9 configuration.
|Frame||Molded carbon fiber Unibox, oversize aluminum bottom bracket assembly and seat stay|
|Rear Suspension||Swing-stay spring/elastomer mechanism, 1 inch of travel|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Shift Levers||Shimano Tiagra bar end 9-speed|
|Crankset||Shimano Ultegra 30×39×52|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Ultegra Hollowtech II|
|Headset||Diatech (carbon fork), Chris King (susp. fork)|
|Cassette||SRAM PG-980 9 sp, 11-34|
|Brake Calipers||Shimano Caliper|
|Front Hub||Shimano 105|
|Rear Hub||Shimano 105|
|Front Rim||Alex DA-16 406 mm, 18 stainless spokes|
|Rear Rim||Shimano 105 Aero, 20 stainless spokes, M, L, XL Mesh seat|
|Front Tire||Continental Contact 28-406 (20×1.1), 110 psi|
|Rear Tire||Continental Ultra, 120 psi|
|Gear Range||24 - 125 inches|
|Seat Height||18 inches with mesh seat; 17 inches carbon Midracer seat|
|Total Weight||20 - 22 pounds|
|Wheelbase||42 - 47 inches|
|Overall Length||63 - 75 inches|
|Seat Angle||50-58 degrees (mesh seat); 35-40 degrees (carbon Midracer seat)|
|Weight Limit||Lightweight: 160 pounds; Standard: 210 pounds; Heavy Duty: 250 pounds|
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