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UK Gadget Show features Greenspeed, Hase
Posted by Travis on 2009.02.17 at 03:39:16

Take a look at an online airing of The Gadget Show in which two teams of the show's hosts race each other from one end of the UK to the other.

The first leg of the race takes place on "two high-tech tandems".  Which, in this case, are a Greenspeed GTT and a Hase Pino.

All I can say is whoever fit that poor stoker on the Pino should be shot.

Also, it appears that The Gadget Show is no stranger to recumbent trikes .

Tags: tandem | gtt | greenspeed | pino | hase | tv | uk | the gadget show

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Rally registration now open
Posted by Travis on 2009.02.10 at 04:11:55

Registration for the 2009 RBR Recumbent Bike and Trike Rally is now open.  We're a flexible lot, so you can register both online and offline as we have harnessed the latest and greatest technology (PayPal, printers) to give you the options you deserve.

The registration fee is $60, which gets you the Friday evening buffet, Saturday evening meal and entertainment, the Saturday/Sunday rides, tuning, and demos.

If you've never been to an RBR Rally before, be sure to read up on it so you know what to expect.  Mostly, though, expect a great time!

We'll put together a rally resources guide soon to lay out the local restaurants and lodging.

Tags: rally | registration | recumbent | paypal | print

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RBR to carry Carbent
Posted by Travis on 2009.02.02 at 21:15:54

RBR is proud to announce that we will soon partner with Bent Up Cycles to be the exclusive northeast carrier of the CarBent line of recumbents.

Details are still in the works, but we plan to have at least one CarBent on the shop floor for your perusal.

Need info and photos?  Okay!

These beautiful bikes are light-weight, fast and built with the highest quality materials and components!

Filament wound carbon fiber tubes yield the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any carbon fiber tubing. Our tubes are custom-wound to exact Carbent HPV specifications, and have a breaking strength of 800,000 psi (as a comparison, titanium 3/2.5 is 89,900 psi and Aluminum 7005 is 50,800 psi).

Combine a beautifully hand-built frame with quality components, including Velocity Uriel wheels, FSA Gossamer cranks, and an Ultegra drivetrain, and you get a bike that is truly irresistable. And at less than 19 pounds, you won’t be carrying any extra weight up the next hill. The seat is fixed at 28 degrees. No, it isn’t adjustable. But it means that every watt of power goes directly from your pedals to the rear wheel. This bike will truly amaze you and your riding buddies!

CarBent Recumbent :: Seadragon CarBent Recumbent :: Seadragon CarBent Recumbent :: Ligher than air


Tags: dealer | partnership | rbr | bent up cycles | bicycle | recumbent | fiber | carbon | carbent

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2009 RBR Rally set for June 12-14
Posted by Travis on 2009.02.02 at 20:16:50

The moment you've all been waiting for is here!  We now have the dates for the 2009 RBR Recumbent Bike and Trike Rally.  Or, for short, the 09RBRRBTR.

Festivities will begin the evening of June 12th with our usual pre-rally social hour and route review.  Then we'll meet up Saturday morning at the Military Museum in Boalsburg to start the rides, demo some bents, and get together later for dinner and conversation.  On the 14th, one last ride for those able to stay in town an extra few hours.

Details will be up on our Rally page by the end of the week, and we're hoping to allow for online registration and payment this year.

Speaking of payment, we'll be raising the price of the rally $5 this year to $60. We hope this won't be too much of an inconvenience, but the increase was necessary to make sure we at least break even this year.

We hope to see many old friends and plenty of new ones at the rally, so spread the word!

Tags: rally | dates | price

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Catrike calls on the 70s with new colors, stripes
Posted by Travis on 2009.01.21 at 20:59:36

Catrike Muscle promotional logo

Catrike has gone color crazy as of late.  Just a month ago, they introduced the new aqua color for Cats and now they've gone further and introduced three new colors and a limited edition seat mesh with racing stripe!  This promotion is good through the end of February, so read on for the full details.
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Tags: catrike | muscle | colors | promotion | photos

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Recovering stolen bikes with a sticker
Posted by Travis on 2009.01.06 at 03:45:41

Can I share a secret with everyone?  Recumbent bikes are a little pricey.  There, I said it.

As such, the last thing you want to have happen is to have it stolen and never returned.  There are the usual preventive measure to be followed: employing good locks; knowing your environment; buying a recumbent so unique that nobody could ever sell it without you noticing.

But what if it does get stolen?  How will you get it back?

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Tags: theft | stolen | steal | bike | registry | boomerangit | reuniteit | stickers

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Converting to 'Recumbentism'
Posted by Travis on 2009.01.05 at 23:00:00

Living up to his alias (in a good way), Longfellow of the 'BentRider Online forums posted a great story about his conversion to recumbent riding and the Longbikes Slipstream that has made it so enjoyable.  I'd normally just shuttle you over to the forums, but this really deserves to have as wide an audience as possible.  So without further ado...

When I decided to make the switch from an upright to a recumbent, many recumbent veterans told me to be prepared for using different muscles. Little did I expect them to be my facial muscles.

I’ve been grinning from ear to ear since my Longbikes Slipstream arrived on December 3, 2008.

As recumbent rider Roland writes in his blog at www.ebent.wordpress.com: “You are learning to ride again. This is the time to feel like a kid and enjoy every moment of this new experience. Old roads will look new.”

He is absolutely right. Every familiar road on which I’ve cycled, feels and looks different — like I’m exploring it for the first time. It really is like being a kid again and discovering a whole new world out there on your first bicycle.

So why a recumbent?

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Tags: recumbent | longbikes | slipstream | story | conversion

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Rochester Area Recumbent Enthusiasts
Posted by Travis on 2009.01.03 at 19:23:48
RARE has moved to a new website address. One reason to keep up with their site is for the latest information on the RARE2K rally, currently scheduled for June 27.

Tags: rochester | rally | rare

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Is an ICE B3 on the way?
Posted by Travis on 2009.01.03 at 17:52:04

A post over at the CycleChat forums recently revealed the following:

ICE B3 is an ICE B2 with a 20" front wheel prototype cross of the B1/B2 I liked it so much ICE let me have one now . They intend to market it in the future when refinements have been completed.

Looks like ICE has gone full steam into its recumbent bike endeavors and will soon round things out with a 26/20 SWB.

Tags: ice | swb | b3

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Recumbent Claus
Posted by Travis on 2008.12.22 at 08:43:48

Enjoy the holidays everybody!  Those of you who have been extra nice might find Santa has left a recumbent for you under the tree.  Maybe he'll deliver it by trike.

Santa Rides... A Recumbent Trike! from Rich Giannone on Vimeo.

Tags: bells | jingle | trice | ice | recumbent | trike | christmas | claus | santa

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