Different Recumbent Types:

CLWB Recumbent Bicycles

a.k.a Compact Long WheelBase

Advantages:


CLWB Recumbent Bicycles Are Generally ...


    Cannondale CLWB Recumbent Bicycle
  • Comfortable.
  • More stable and steady than SWB recumbents.
  • More compact then the LWB for storage purposes.
  • Less expensive.
  • Better maneouverability than the LWB
  • The best recumbent for urban purposes.
  • Designed to easily enable the legs to easily be put down on the road and to quickly take off again.
  • Easy to maneover at low speeds.
  • Safer at blind intersections due to the shortened wheelbase and increased visibility.
  • Fast at accelerating from a standstill.
  • Good cargo carriers under that high seat.
  • Often the lowest priced recumbents on he market.
  • Great for aspects of road safety as the cyclist is centered and balanced, with all their weight on the recumbent seat, learning their hands free for signaling.

Disadvantages:


CLWB Recumbent Bicycles Are Generally ...

    Maxarya Ray CLWB Recumbent Bicycles
  • Not as stable and steady as the LWB recumbents.
  • Slower
  • Not as maneouverable as the SWB recumbent.
  • Less stable in a high-torque start situation.

Dimensions:


Wheelbase: The CLBW has a shorter frame length than the LWB. The wheelbase is commonly between 50 - 60 inches or 1,270 - 1,600.2 mm long.

Pedals: The pedals are positioned close BEHIND the front wheel. The seat is high over the small rear wheel.

Tires: Smaller than the LWBs.


Some CLWB Bike Models:

RANS: Tailwind, Cycle Genius CGX,
Maxarya: Ray 1-X
Sun: EZ-1 & EZ-1 Lite
Easy Racers: Javelin

Different Recumbent Types:

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