doughpat wrote: How fast would you say a reasonable person (with dependents!) should try to go on this bike?
amberwolf wrote:How good are the brakes?
How well does it stop from various speeds, meaning how controllable is the stop under various conditions?
That's probably your most important limiting factor--if you can't stop safely and easily from a certain speed, you probably don't want to be going that fast.
Rassy wrote:I had a LWB Vision R40 recumbent bike, 26" back wheel and 20" front wheel prior to going all trikes. The previous owner of the Vision claimed a downhill coasting speed of 59 MPH. My brother claimed a downhill coasting speed of 60 MPH on his rear suspension Burley SWB recumbent. These were both pedal only bikes at the time.
Those speeds were way to fast for me and I probably never rode the Vision much over 30 MPH.
Warren wrote:I use one finger on the front brake of my LWB, mid-drive. I mash the rear for all it's worth. I will outstop an upright, no problem.
Chalo wrote:The wider the tires-- up to a point-- the more traction and shock absorption they provide and the faster you can go.
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