Recumbent bikes may look a little strange, but with a growing number of recumbent riders on roads and trails, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. For many people, the first question is, “Won’t that be hard to ride?” However, riding a recumbent bike is as easy as, well, riding a bike. It does take a little getting used to, but many riders prefer the ergonomic comfort of the recumbent design. For some, recumbent bicycling also helps to ease aches and pains in the hands, neck, and back that can come with traditional cycling.
If you’re thinking about making the switch to a recumbent bike, then you’ll find the ultimate selection of recumbent bikes and trikes at Ajo Bikes in Tucson. We are the largest recumbent dealer in Arizona. We can help you find your first recumbent bike or upgrade your existing ride. We also provide repairs to all makes and models of bikes, and are a leading bike repair shop Tucson cyclists trust.
The Recumbent Biking Experience
The biggest difference in riding a recumbent bike—other than your posture—is the reactivity of the bike in terms of turning and stopping. On a recumbent bike, it is possible to brake hard on your front brakes without the danger of going over the handlebars, since you will be lower to the ground. However, this also means that your brakes may be a little more sensitive than usual. Turning is also a more subtle process, as smaller movements can have a much larger impact on the direction of the bike. Otherwise, you’ll use the same instincts and skills as any other rider to navigate roads, trails, and bike paths.
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Benefits of Recumbents
Brands We Carry
There are two basic varieties of recumbent bikes: long wheelbase and short wheelbase. Long wheelbase recumbents tend to be more stable and easier to learn to ride. They also typically use larger tires and roll more smoothly over rough surfaces. We carry leading brands, including Sun, Volae, Rans, Bacchetta and Gold Rush. In recumbent trikes, we carry Catrike, Sun, Terra Trike, Trident Trike, and Ice Trike.
We welcome you to try out any and all recumbent bikes and trikes so you can find the perfect option to fit your cycling needs. Visit Ajo Bikes at our shop on Ajo Way, or call (520) 294-1434 for more information.