Lightning R-84

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Lightning R-84


Lightning strikes again with the super light dual-suspension R-84. The sub 3 pound frame is aerospace grade carbon fiber, titanium, and over sized 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.

R-84 Performance 3×9 - $5,200; R-84 Velocity 2×10 - $6,200; R-84 Super Light 2×10 - $7,200; R-84 Frameset - $3,900.

Base Specifications
Frame Molded carbon fiber Unibox, oversize aluminum bottom bracket assembly and seat stay
Fork Lightning carbon
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
Brake Levers Tektro
Drum Brake
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
Chain KMC X-9
Front Tire Continental Contact 28-406 (20×1.1), 110 psi
Rear Tire Continental Ultra, 120 psi
Tube Type
Frame Style SWB
Steering OSS
BB Height
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
Overall Width
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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Last Updated: Monday, 13 October 2014 12:54