For everything from around-town cruising to long-haul riding, Sun's X2-CX is a fine choice. It features an efficient chromoly frame for easy acceleration and climbing, and great all-around handling. The long wheelbase provides a smooth, stable and comfortable ride and the low stand-over height makes getting on and off super easy. You'll also love the cool, comfy mesh seat and the easy ergonomic handlebar position. Plus, the reliable Shimano, SRAM and Promax components shift and brake flawlessly!
|Rims/Wheels||Aluminum; Front: 20-inch; Rear: 26-inch|
|Tires||Kenda Kwest; Front: 20 x 1.50; Rear: 26 x 1.50|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM, 8-speed: 11-32|
|Saddle||Contoured foam w/cool back|
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I went with one of these when my neck would no longer allow me to ride a road bike. Cut to the chase: Yes, it's heavy. Yes, it's long. But you will have such a BLAST riding it, and actually being able to SEE your surroundings you're riding through in a relaxed and COMFORTABLE manner, more than makes up for the fact that you probably won't be riding with the carbon fiber and Spandex crowd on this rig. Do you care? Than this isn't your bike. But if you want a bike that is LONG on comfort, one that you can ride ALL day, and not feel beat up when you get off it, this is your bike! The long wheel base, and 20" front wheel makes for an easy learning curve, if you're new to recumbents like I am. This bike is long enough, you need a garage. This bike is long enough, that transporting it can be an issue. Hopefully you have at least a hatchback that'll let the front seat down...even so, you'll have to take off the wheels. With these caveats in mind, I can highly recommend this bike! I no longer am in pain when I'm done with a 40 mile ride. Don't believe the bugaboos about these bikes not being able to climb; any hill you can take on your roadie, you can take on this bike, albeit slower. Who cares? Let the roadies laugh. You're having fun, and getting exercise, and that's all that should matter! I wish I'd bought this bike YEARS ago!
OK..admit it. You've always thought that the recumbent riders looked ODD, sitting down there in their weird contraption, didn't you? I confess I did, and could NOT see the appeal of them. But when my NECK started killing me after EVERY ride on my roadie, and my MTB, no matter how much I raised the bars, I started giving bents a closer look. To wit, I started noticing on Century rides that all the guys and gals getting off their roadies walked liked they had a coke bottle shoved up their rears, while the bent riders looked comfortable and relaxed....hmmmmm! Cut to the chase, my local bike shop had one of these on sale. I test rode it, and my body told me INSTANTLY that this was what it wanted! NO NECK PAIN!..your whole body just RELAXES into the VERY natural riding position. Due to its long wheel base, and relatively high and comfortable seat, it is a VERY easy recumbent for the 1st time rider! You just get it on, pedal away...the only difficult moment is when you have to start uphill. Then it's ruptured duck time, but you'll soon get the hang of it. This thing is an absolute BLAST to ride, especially on straight aways and fast downhills. You are seeing the SCENERY around you, instead of your front wheel...what a concept! What about long climbs? We've got PLENTY of those around here, and I'm here to tell you that it's not too bad. Yes the thing is heavier, longer, and built like a TANK. But offsetting that is the more efficient pedaling position, better aerodynamics, and slightly lower gearing available. Upshot is, any hill you could take on your roadie, you'll probably be able to do it on this bike, just a bit slower. Do you care? This bike is about ALL DAY COMFORT, not about keeping up with the Spandex and carbon fiber crowd. If all day comfort or touring is your priority, and you want to break into recumbent riding easy, I can't imagine a better bike. HIGHLY recommended! Downsides: The LONG wheel base means you're not going to be as nimble. You are NOT going to be able to huck this thing over a curb. You may not even be able to get this thing into your CAR, so you're going to have to plan ahead. Being a less expensive recumbent, it is HEAVY...it weighs in at 40 lbs. Ah, but that lovely steel frame is STIFF when it needs to be, but flexes when it needs to flex..its ride is very pleasing, and predictable. You won't notice the weight, after the 1st ride, I promise you. Think of this as a poor man's Bachetta Bella, and smile as you ride.