The velomobile: high-tech bike or low-tech car?


I think I want one.

Incidentally, I believe the article misses the biggest advantage of a recumbent bike: it gives the rider a much more effective pedaling position. Consider how much force you can exert with your back braced against a solid object. Whereas on a traditional bike, the most force you can ever exert is your bodyweight.

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  1. Looking good, indeed. By the way, on a classic bike, you’re also able to pull your body on the pedals with your arms, in standing position, exercising more force than your body weight alone. A strong upper body ialso s of good help on a bike …

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