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Old 08-15-20, 02:39 PM
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is this bike suitable for MUP

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would this bike a a bag choice for my local multiple use path? A lot of cyclist and walkers on this MUP.


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Old 08-16-20, 07:14 AM
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That's a nice bike, I don't see why you couldn't use it on an MUP, I see them all the time on the trails here.
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Why not???
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The only problem I ever encountered with a two wheeled recumbent was the handling at very slow speeds. If you are on a very crowded MUP that may be a problem. It was less so for me because the MUPs are rarely crowded and I used strapless toe clips instead of clip-in shoes, Slipping my feet off the pedals to stabilize the bike at very slow speeds was easy.
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If you have enough time on the bike that you can confidently start from a stop without veering or wobbling on a crowded MUP, it shouldn't be any problem at all.
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Originally Posted by VegasTriker View Post
The only problem I ever encountered with a two wheeled recumbent was the handling at very slow speeds. If you are on a very crowded MUP that may be a problem. It was less so for me because the MUPs are rarely crowded and I used strapless toe clips instead of clip-in shoes, Slipping my feet off the pedals to stabilize the bike at very slow speeds was easy.
I have been riding LWB recumbents now for 15 years. While maybe at first low speed was a little problematic, after all these years riding them it is not. I can ride my
Rans Stratus Le along about 3 mph very straight 99% of the time.
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Sure. I ride my Phoenix on the local paths all the time. Slow speed maneuvering is not a problem.
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I almost only ride recumbents and mostly on trails. I never had any problems. Slow speed is not a problem at all. And that bike looks awesome. I have been looking for a used one like this but recumbents are rare in my neck of the woods.
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