Re: thinking of getting a burley limbo.

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by Howard, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. Howard

    Howard Guest

    I *think* the Canto/Taiko might be a little quicker than a Limbo. I've
    heard good things about the Hepcat/Django, and have been favorably
    impressed the times I rode them. Would probably remind you somewhat of
    your road bike. I bet if you live in a hilly area, you'd be quicker on a
    Koosah than a Limbo, but that's just a guess.

    If there's any way you could try (in increasing price) a V2, Stratus, Tour
    Easy, V2 Formula, or Gold Rush Replica, I think you'd be glad you did. You
    might still opt for the Limbo, but you wouldn't wonder about them later.

    All of these are long-ish bikes, all have fans who have put on thousands or
    10's of thousands of miles on them, and all are capable of pulling BOB's,
    taking racks/panniers, and adapt well to fairings (nice in crummy weather).
    Disclaimer: I haven't any first hand experience with a GRR or V2 Formula.
     
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  2. Steve Knight

    Steve Knight Guest


    >I *think* the Canto/Taiko might be a little quicker than a Limbo. I've
    >heard good things about the Hepcat/Django, and have been favorably
    >impressed the times I rode them. Would probably remind you somewhat of
    >your road bike. I bet if you live in a hilly area, you'd be quicker on a
    >Koosah than a Limbo, but that's just a guess.


    I was thinking of those two. the taiko's wheels would never hold up for me. I
    need good 32 or better 36 spoke wheels.
    I was slower on the koosah and felt more unstable. plus it would run out of
    gears pretty fast going a decent speed. Hepcat/Django they look a bit too high
    for my legs and arms for long rides. my big old legs would get tired petty fast
    up in the air. and I do a lot of stopping and going.

    >If there's any way you could try (in increasing price) a V2, Stratus, Tour
    >Easy, V2 Formula, or Gold Rush Replica, I think you'd be glad you did. You
    >might still opt for the Limbo, but you wouldn't wonder about them later.


    I wanted to try the tour easy but they only had the small frame size. there is
    one other place that may have it. but I sure liked the sorter bike though.



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