lwb merdian

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hello all.would like to ask about your experiences riding the merdian lwb.is it a good touring bike.are you able to keep up with your df riding buddy.it looks like it would be fairly light and comfortable.i,ve tried the search but everything i search,it says no results found.thanks a lot.
 
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Well I will try and give you a few pointers.

Most riders will tell you it is the engine and not the bike that gives speed.

A recumbent has a different speed profile than a df bike.
As rule recumbent's are slower up hills a match on the level and can be faster down hills.

If you want to put down the most of your available power you need a recumbent where the pedals are level or slightly higher than the seat.

What do you mean by touring ? are you wanting to carry lot's of luggage ?

More questions ? please ask.

Paul
 

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My cozy little nook in the corner!
I built it, & loved it! Comfy, good seat height, & good handling characteristics.
Sure wish I still had it, but sadly, I was forced to sell it.
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I noticed just that what Paul says with that I am on level a bit faster. Probably because the gearing and that I have less problems with the wind. My other bike is a city bike with 3 gears, so I think that a racer would be different to compare.
It's definitely true that the engine makes the difference.
I can also say that it is great to ride a recumbent. I have a Trike, but it's also low by the ground and it gives a complete different experience.
 
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