Are you familiar with bikes? If yes, then you could be one of those who likes bikes. If no, then you should know about how a bicycle can change your interest in life. Most bike lovers are getting into cycling. Also, these bikes are available in gyms as well. If we talk about bikes, there are different kinds, types, and sizes of it. In fact, the recumbent bikes are popular kind of bicycle wherein the rider positioned in a laid-back recline. This type of bike becomes a trend since it was released in the market. A lot of bikers become satisfied with the idea as to know it is an advantage to ride.

The benefits of recumbent bike

A recumbent rider gets to benefit from the type of the bike design. The design of the bike is for ergonomic reasons. A rider will beneficially enjoy the comfort of the bike’s design. A rider will be comfortable with regards on his weight while riding the bike. The buttocks and back of the rider will be completely comfortable in a laid-back recline position. In comparison to the traditional bike, the upright bicycle, the entire body weight rests only in a small portion. The sit bones, hands and fit of the rider handles all the pressure while biking. A recumbent bike doesn’t give any pressure to the ride while biking. Meaning, a rider is always comfortable.

Description of a recumbent bike

Description of a recumbent bike

The recumbent bikes are categorized by wheel sizes, wheelbase, steering system, front or rear-wheel drive and faired or unfaired.

The wheel sizes – recumbent bike comes into different sizes of wheels. A recumbent rear wheel, behind of the rider, comes in any size. It can be around 16-inch to 700c. For the front wheel, it is commonly smaller from the rear.

The wheelbase – the wheelbase comes into differed models: long wheelbase, short wheelbase, and compact long wheelbase. The LWB (long wheelbase) model has pedals, which located in between the rear and front wheels. The SWB (short wheelbase) model has pedals, which is in front of the front wheel. The CLWB (compact short wheelbase) model has pedals, which is either above the front wheel or at very close in it. Actually, there is no standard recumbent – there are available variations.

The steering – the steering comes into different categories: OSS (Over-Seat Steering) or ASS (Above-Seat Steering), USS (Under-Seat Steering) and Pivot Steering or Center Steering.

The drive – the drive comes into different frames: FWD (Front Wheel Drive), PBFWD (Pivoting-Boom Front Wheel Drive), Rowing cycles – this is another kind of drive-train.

The fairings – the fairings are used with some of the riders, it will fit their bikes.

Posted by:Helen Keller