RANS Gliss comments?

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by Bob Parnass, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. Bob Parnass

    Bob Parnass Guest

    I'm interested in hearing any comments about the RANS Gliss
    recumbent bike because I have an opportunity to buy one from
    a bike store.

    The model seems to be discontinued, but it looked like it
    might have been RANS's top of the line LWV at one time.

    I test rode one ever so briefly in a parking lot and liked
    it except that the bald, narrow tires couldn't handle
    loose gravel.

    Thanks for your comments.
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  2. Bill B

    Bill B Guest

    "Bob Parnass, AJ9S" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > I'm interested in hearing any comments about the RANS
    > Gliss recumbent bike because I have an opportunity to buy
    > one from a bike store.
    >
    > The model seems to be discontinued, but it looked like it
    > might have been RANS's top of the line LWV at one time.
    >
    > I test rode one ever so briefly in a parking lot and liked
    > it except that the bald, narrow tires couldn't handle
    > loose gravel.
    >
    > Thanks for your comments.

    I own a Gliss and like the bike. With the wide comp pool
    tires the bike handles great. I have used the bike on rough
    roads and gravel rural roads with no problem.The rear shock
    is a blessing .With under seat racks(mine were homade) the
    bike makes a great tourer
     
  3. Tommy Daugherty

    Tommy Daugherty New Member

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    i have had my gliss for about 6 years. bought used off craigslist for $450. awesome ride! so comfortable and i am old and fat. i can ride 20 miles easy. my wife has a rans wave and hers is easier to manoveur but mine is more comfortable and much faster. never any problem. you can knock out 10 to 12 miles in an hour easy. buy it. i am 60 years old so comfort is very important.
     
  4. blazingpedals

    blazingpedals New Member

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    I think calling it "top of the line" would be misleading. It was a suspended version of the entry model, the Tailwind. The SWB counterpart was the Vivo, which was based on a Rocket. Both got good reviews, but just didn't sell well enough to justify keeping them in the line-up.
     
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