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Old 01-12-19, 06:11 PM
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Some of the recumbent trikes are so low (how low are they?) the rider has to be pretty nimble&flexible to get up out of the seat. Others have almost chair height seating surfaces - design choices, ya know?

There are other approaches to well planted stops. Electra offers their 'crank forward, flat foot technology' bikes.

In years past they've offered some pretty spiffy, sporty models (Ticino), but since they were purchased by Trek a few years back they've focused on sturdy layouts.

In America, if a little bit is good, a whole lot is better, and Rans has kicked the bottom bracket out and lowered the rider even further. Like those car and motorcycle advertisements we've seen our whole lives, young woman not included:

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