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How To Save The Recumbent Bike From Extinction: Part 1

The community of recumbent riders hasĀ an inferiority complex. Like a child seeking the approval of a neglectful parent, we perform remarkable feats, breaking speed and distance records, innovating in design and manufacturing, all the while hoping that the rest of …


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The Death of the Recumbent Bicycle

To echo an ancient Chinese saying, we are living in interesting times. In ancient China, stability was valued over change, so living in interesting times is not necessarily a good thing. For the recumbent bike, these times may be a …


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What Is The “Bicycle Industry” Anyway?

In a previous editorial I stated that the mountain bike would have been a huge success with or without the bicycle industry. This prompts the question that if a bicycle type can be successful without the bicycle industry then what …


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Why The Bicycle Industry Is Right To Ignore Recumbents

Recumbents are considered a fringe segment of the bicycle manufacturing industry. This characterization is deserved because of the tiny market share recumbents enjoy. According to the industry statistics, recumbents make up less than 2% of total worldwide bicycle sales. In …