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Discussion: Would you call this an Un Bent?

in: 'Bent

Nov 7, 2016 5:47 PM # 
wilberto:
http://mashable.com/2016/10/25/bicycle-ride-lay-on...

No word on a mountain bike version...
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Nov 7, 2016 6:05 PM # 
'Bent:
Well, it would certainly be horrible on my neck. I'd be best lying back.

Graeme Obree (the Flying Scotsman) tried one with a fairing at the world champs. He's got a huge engine, but was nowhere near the top speed of the best streamliners.

http://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-c...
Nov 8, 2016 7:07 AM # 
revy:
That just looks awkward. I don't quite understand what the rider lays on - iliac spines?
Nov 8, 2016 11:41 AM # 
'Bent:
It's known as a prone bike as opposed to recumbent.
Nov 8, 2016 2:01 PM # 
Bash:
Looks like the rider is either holding a plank or putting a lot of his body weight on his bladder. Either way, it doesn't look comfortable!
Nov 8, 2016 4:04 PM # 
'Bent:
There's some sort of pad you lie on. I have no idea what your neck does.

I'd much rather fly this batmobike.
http://s363.photobucket.com/user/JohnMorciglio/med...

Believe it or not, that bike came second to this recumbent at the world 12 hour champs, who did 248 miles.
http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx4/jparker914/...
Overall 12hr winner was a woman on a regular TT bike at 258 miles!

The overall winner at the 24hr champs was a dude on a TT bike who did 550 miles (!!), second place was a Cruzbike 'bent like the one above at 510 miles.
Nov 8, 2016 5:49 PM # 
veinbuster:
I'd quite like to ride the Morciglio, but only on a closed road.
I'm really impressed by the results the Cruz folks are getting in endurance events. There are some very strong people on them. I'd be willing to take them to some of the local roads at home, though perhaps not the Vedetta - I don't think I'd be comrotable with my view with a 20 degree seat angle.
Nov 8, 2016 7:07 PM # 
'Bent:
I'm really impressed with Jason on the Vendetta getting all the KOMs and course records on really hilly rides.

I think I'd like a Sylvio with a higher seat than a Vendetta.
The Morciglio Velociraptor would scare the heck out of me being that low.
Nov 8, 2016 11:11 PM # 
veinbuster:
I feel the same about the Velociraptor - I might be a bit intimidated even on a closed course, but I would never take it anywhere else.

Jason has been killing those hilly double centuries. Imagine if he spelt in a bed the night before instead of in his truck.
Nov 9, 2016 12:23 PM # 
'Bent:
Apparently Jason cranks 150w while first and third place are over 200. He was pretty modest, saying he wouldn't be near the podium without the faster bike.
Nov 9, 2016 1:54 PM # 
veinbuster:
I saw that. I wondered if he was in part saying that he just couldn't physically ride a regular bike that long.

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