The Pro's Of Recumbent Biking

 By: Shaan Randow
You've noticed them on the trail and thought, "gee, that looks so easy, and comfortable!" Welcome to the world of recumbent bikes, or "bents" as they are sometimes called by enthusiasts. Ask anyone who owns one and they'll tell you that riding a recumbent bike is outrageously comfortable.

When you are riding a recumbent bike you are leaning back, as if you are sitting in a chair with a back support. No sore butt or chaffed legs. No sore back! Your legs are out in front of you, as they are if you are driving your car. Your butt is comfortably cushioned in a nice wide seat.

It will take time to get used to the feel of handling a recumbent bike. Recumbent bicycles have steering located above the seat or under the seat. The above seat steering handlebar is located about shoulder height. If you dangle your arm down at your sides in your chair that is approximately where the below seat handlebars are located. The type of steering your choose is totally your preference, both have about the same ease of control.

You will need to decide what type of recumbent bike you want and how much you can spend. Some ride and handle very smoothly, and some not so smoothly. Also, you use an entirely different set of muscles when riding a recumbent bike.

Due to the way that you sit and steer a recumbent bike you will need to develop new skills for stopping and for climbing hills. The best part is that in the reclined position your legs are able to carry a much heavier load easier than when riding a regular bike, therefore going up hill will eventually be easier on a recumbent bike. It will however take time for you to develop the legs to uphill easily on a recumbent bike as you use different muscle groups than with an upright bike.

Talk with family or friends who may already have a recumbent bike to get some pointers. Visit a few bike shops and talk to the pro's about a recumbent bike. Most importantly, enjoy riding!
loading...
Author:
Artice Source: http://www.articlesphere.com
Article Tags: recumbent biking

Related Articles in Cycling


People interested in the above article are also interested in the related articles listed below:

The sport of cycling has taken the world by storm. More and more people are either looking to save money from the high price of gas or trying to be good to mother earth, by not polluting it. Maybe they just enjoy the fun and adventure of a nice weekend ride. Whatever the reason, there is no denying that riding a bicycle today is more fun than ever. If you are thinking about buying your first bike there are a few simple things that you should know. This article will shed some light on some of the things that you need to know.
Find out where the best places to buy cheap bike parts are. You can make some great savings when you know where to look. Bike parts, clothing and bicycles themselves can all be bought for less online. Read this article to find out why and how to ensure you get the best deal.
Cycling is a very intensive activity, and sometimes, especially on more rural rides, accidents occur. In an accident, not only may your bike damage, you may also injure yourself. Falling off a bicycle onto a hard surface, or something more serious can result in a great deal of pain and discomfort to the rider, even broken bones in some cases. As a result, it is important to protect yourself when riding, and today there is a wide range of protective cycling clothing and body armour that you can buy.
loading...

More in Cycling

Excellent, Larry. Thank you for taking the new article directory technology and making it work to the max. I encourage everyone to keep contributing and contributing regularly. I can attest to the fact that this site is already a strong directory in a field of many. Kudos to Larry!

Matthew C. Keegan
The Article Writer

 

I find it a delight to use both as an author and a publisher. It is full of nice little surprises that make the whole process of writing, reading and publishing articles a complete delight. This is one that comes out tops and beats the rest hands down.

Eric Garner
Managing Director
ManageTrainLearn

 

I did a Google search and came across your site. It was exactly what I was looking for and was elated to find such a broad range of articles. As I am launching a free magazine in a small town in Florida, I wanted to be as resourceful as possible while still being able to provide some content that is interesting and well written. Your site has all the variables in the mix. Excellent Site hitting all the notes in the scale sort of speak.

Mo Montana
Florida, USA

Article Topics

 
Copyright © 2005 - by Larry Lim, Singapore - Article Search Engine Directory at ArticleSphere.com™
All Rights Reserved Worldwide. All Trademarks and Servicemarks are the property of the respective owners.
ArabicBulgarianCatalanChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CzechDanishDutchEnglishEstonianFinnishFrenchGermanGreekHaitian CreoleHebrewHindiHungarianIndonesianItalianJapaneseKoreanLatvianLithuanianNorwegianPersianPolishPortugueseRomanianRussianSlovakSlovenianSpanishSwedishThaiTurkishUkranianVietnamese