Different Recumbent Types:

USS Recumbent Bicycles

a.k.a Under-Seat Steering or Lowbars



The handlebars on Under-Seat-Steering recumbents are located under the bike seat, with the handles (or arms), positioned on either side of the seat base.

Advantages:

Under-Seat Steering is ...

    USS Eliminator Recumbent Bicycles
  • Relaxing and doesn't put any strain on the upper body.
  • Better suited to cyclists bearing hand, arm or shoulder injuries
  • A great way to ensure your knees aren't getting bashed on the handlebars.

Disadvantages:

Under-Seat Steering is ...

    USS Vision r40 Recumbent Bicycles
  • More complicated mechanically and thus requires more maintenance and adjustments.
  • Far more easily damaged in even a minor accident.
  • More unusual and thus can be more difficult for an inexperienced recumbent cyclists to adjust to.
  • More difficult to manhandle.

Some Under-Seat-Steering Manufacturers:

Linear, Longbikes, HP Velotechnik, Challenge, Optima.

Different Recumbent Types:

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