Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Washington Post article on recumbents

The Post recently published a good article on recumbents. Two local recumbent designers, Bill Cook, who is currently riding cross country and produces the excellent Barcroft recumbents, and Mark Colliton of Bacchetta Bicycles are both mentioned in the article as is our shop.
"The real advantage of a recumbent is comfort," Colliton says. "If your goal is to get exercise, maybe lose some weight, you're able to stay on your bike for a lot longer, comfortably. Recumbents are also more aerodynamic than conventional bikes, because they present a smaller surface area to push through the wind."

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