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?

Welcome to our Recumbent News page. Please note that each full story is launched in a window within the RBR page. We've got you now! Ha ha, no, actually, this is just to make it easier for you to return to the full article listing. Click the [X] in the lower right corner or press ESC to close an article window.

Shweeb: from the German “schweben”

Per the Shweeb site at Shweeb.com: NEWSFLASH – GOOGLE INVESTS IN SHWEEB In 2008 Google Inc. initiated Project 10^100 as a call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible. People from around the world submitted over 150,000 ideas that they wanted to bring to life. “Drive innovation in public [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/09/25/shweeb-from-the-german-schweben/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=shweeb-from-the-german-schweben


Two really good ideas here; the second is InterbikeTV but I’ll get to that in a minute… Yurbuds are customized covers for your 15mm headphone ear-buds that still allow you hear the ambient noise around you. That also hold the ear-buds in your ear without hurting and don’t slip out even when your perspire. A [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/09/24/yurbud/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=yurbud

Video: Amazing human-powered plane flies by flapping its wings

HPO The Snowbird from U of T Engineering on Vimeo. Partly I am showing you this because it is a human powered vehicle performing a world first; partly I am showing you this because it happened in Canada (and I am a hopeless home team sort); and partly because it-is-just-absolutely-amazing!!! See details and links at [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/09/23/video-amazing-human-powered-plane-flies-by-flapping-its-wings/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=video-amazing-human-powered-plane-flies-by-flapping-its-wings

The Recumbent Journal Goes to Vegas

Travis Prebble and his Recumbent Journal are formally covering his first (and last, but see his articles where he explains why) Interbike in Las Vegas. His coverage is being sponsored by RBR Recumbent Bike Riders so many thanks to those folks. I know that all of us in the recumbent world are green with jealousy [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/09/23/the-recumbent-journal-goes-to-vegas/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-recumbent-journal-goes-to-vegas

Video: Lightfoot Ranger – Bigfoot style

Rod Miner at Lightfoot Cycles Inc. (of Darby, Montana, USA) sent this video along. It says: “The Lightfoot recumbent Ranger bike is available in a Bigfoot version, which uses 29″ o.d. tires almost 4″ wide. The Bigfoot is highly capable as an off-road bike, and can cross terrain that would be very difficult and uncomfortable [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/09/23/video-lightfoot-ranger-bigfoot-style/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=video-lightfoot-ranger-bigfoot-style

Recumbent Journal’s Day One Interbike Coverage

Some family commitments kept me from making it to Interbike this year but our buddy Travis Prebble over at Recumbent Journal is doing a great job. The recumbent presence at the show is pretty small this year when compared to the past but Travis still found some cool things to report on. Most notable are [...]

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=4275

“Garmin acquires MetriGear, adding cycling power to fitness portfolio”

Both Garmin and MetriGear have announced their coming together. MetriGear attracted loads of attention at the 2009 Interbike with their Vector power meter. See this article from that time from Bikeradar.com. The acquisition by Garmin is interesting in light of the recent Look/Polar collaboration and the whole Ant+ debate. It will be interesting to see [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/09/23/garmin-acquires-metrigear-adding-cycling-power-to-fitness-portfolio/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=garmin-acquires-metrigear-adding-cycling-power-to-fitness-portfolio

Modified Catrike Trail by Fairfield Cyclery

by Larry Varney Co-Editor, ‘BentRider Online Fairfield Cyclery (located a few miles north of Cincinnati, Ohio) is another of those rare dealers that will not only sell you a box-stock recumbent, but will work with you in coming up with something a little different. Sometimes it’s just “bling”, a fancier look that lets the world know it’s [...]

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=4263

The End…

“Pedal the Ocean expedition canceled” Discretion really is the greater part of valor and Greg Kolodziejzyk has enormous valor… and I believe is showing remarkable discretion here… watching all his efforts has been a real thrill! Read the whole story at AdventuresofGreg.com/blog/2010/09/22/pedal-the-ocean-expedition-canceled/ →

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/09/22/the-end/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-end


I do not profess to “understand all I know about that” as a fellow I used to know would say. This appeared on the Bikingbis.com/blog and he sounds a trifle perplexed but as he says “Who knows, these Hungarians might be onto something. Time will tell if bicycle manufacturers ever drop the chain-drive system in [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/09/21/stringbike/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=stringbike

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