Recumbent News

If you're like us, you spend some of your day hitting all your favorite recumbent sites for the latest news. Admit it, you have 10 tabs open right now on a variety of different bike sites. Wouldn't it be great if there were just one page from which you could glimpse everything that's going on in the recumbent world?

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BikeSuit — “No More Excuses”

Seems we’re not quite done with EUROBIKE AWARDS 2009… this biking/weather suit is the 2009 winner of the Clothing Award. It is manufactured by The Smart Products Company BV, (Producer of Rainlegs) out of Weesp, Netherlands (http://www.bikesuit.eu) and is designed by Wit Industrial Design (Olaf Wit & Elianne van Dorp) of Amsterdam, Netherlands (http://www.witid.nl)… Wit Industrial [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/15/bikesuit/

Boulder Bike Story by Bikes Belong

Boulder Bike Story from Bikes Belong on Vimeo. This is the story of how any town can become bike friendly. Great watch… Picked up via Bike Blips which led us to Vimeo where you can find 6 videos by Bikes Belong.

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/14/boulder-bike-story-by-bikes-belong/

RANS 2010 Updates

RANS has posted a new Into The Ride article that details their 2010 developments.  Some were evident from Interbike coverage but some were well hidden. There are two new XStream models.  The new Team has upgraded components and a new RAAM inspired paint job and will retail for $3295.  The XStream 26 is set up to [...]

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2745

Sooner or later… even bikes have to die…

I hate to inject this note of brutal truth (why is it when people say that it is often more brutal than truthful?)… That is where Rejuiced Bike Concepts come in per the article yesterday in Bikeportland.org posted by Jonathan Maus (Editor-in-Chief). His article is entitled “New company makes bike trailers out of used bike parts” [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/14/sooner-or-later-even-bikes-have-to-die/

Video: Dr. John Pucher…about 80 minutes

Who is John Pucher? Professor of planning and public policy, Rutgers University What on earth is he talking about? Cycling for Everyone: Lessons for Vancouver from the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany Why do I want to see an 80 minute video? This is an extraordinary video, delivered at Simon Fraser University in May of 2008 by an extremely well versed [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/13/video-john-pucher-about-80-minutes/

Brompton World Championship

Former winner Alistair Kay described the Brompton World Championship as “a fantastically eccentric British day out.” I have to agree. Where else in the world can you watch grown men and women decked out in tweed and ties racing hell bent on folding bikes with tiny wheels, all for the sake of bragging rights and [...]

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Source: http://www.ecovelo.info/2009/10/13/brompton-world-championship-2/

Furnace Creek 508

Many thanks to Richard Philabaum Phoenix, Arizona (on BROL) for pointing us to this recap video by AdventureCORPS of the run: People do things in the name of sport and recreation that are above and beyond belief… Adventurecorps.com → The Furnace Creek508 site → On the Furnace Creek site, you really want to go to their “Results” tab — [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/13/furnace-creek-508-3/

Member/Partner Goals (or how to shut Bryan up)

An update to the email I sent out last week… I said our goal was to reach 1000 members and partners. We were at 450 last week and we’re up to 525 now. Still a long ways to go! I’ve figured that 1000 is a number that keeps us financially viable without having to nag [...]

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2741

Shaft Drive — Finnish Design

The folks at Recumbent-gallery.eu are at it again with this connection to a Finnish prototype: This clean line is the creation of Timo Sairi of Finland, an architect and furniture designer who created this design in response to an ecological design exhibition. He lists the pros and cons as: “Advantages are obviously: maintanance free system very silent drive (especially [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/12/shaft-drive-finnish-design/

Cruzbike Sets a New Record!

Cruzbike’s Maria Parker has set a new women’s 12 hour record aboard her Cruzbike Silvio at an even this weekend in North Carolina.  One of our most prolific message board posters, James Artis, provided some excellent play by play coverage on his blog including a bit of video.  Maria racked up 241 miles in the [...]

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2736

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