recumbent twowheeled bikes are a
Upright stationary bicycles have been around for a long time, however the recumbent bicycle has
actually seen sizable spike in popularity.
Some people dislike this type of cycle because it doesn't look like a proper cycle however if you
put aesthetics aside and simply compare the 2 with regards to training you will be amazed in what
On an upright bike the cyclist sits above the pedals, causing the rider to have a high center of
gravity creating a balance problem. And the rider is forced to sit upright and lean forward which
can trigger sore hands, wrists and arms as a result of the rider regularly leaning forward. And
unless the rider is standing while they are pedaling the Glutes (your butt) do not get a substantial
amount of work.
With the recumbent bike, the riders are sitting adjacent to the bike's frame, giving them a low
center of mass making stability not a problem. The cyclist sits in a reclined position leaning back
hence getting rid of tenderness of hands, wrists and arms since there is no pressure. Sitting in
this position also provides your gluteus maximus a natural workout.
If you evaluate the seat on the upright bike, it forces the rider to lean forward and can also give
the biker saddle sores. Every upright bike cyclist experiences this at some point. Cycling is
likewise not a natural position for the body which can cause the cyclist to become fatigued in a
manner not associated with the actual exercise. Finally, upright bikes are not the best for riders
with back and or neck problems. If you look at the seat on the upright bike, it forces the rider to
lean forward and can also give saddle sores, and other pains in the butt. Every upright bike rider
experiences this eventually.
Recumbent bikes put the rider in a more natural seated position. This seated position more
closely looks like that of a comfortable chair, offering the biker a more comfy workout position.
This comfortable seating equals less tiredness for riders and helps them in having a better
workout. And lastly, recumbent bikes are more back and neck friendly than upright bikes.
Like the recumbent bike, it puts the rider in a comfortable seated position on the exact same level
as the wheels. The 3 wheels of the recumbent tricycle offer the cyclist much higher stability than a
Recumbent trikes are terrific for pedaling up hillsides, because they can be geared really low for
easy pedaling. This allows the trike to pedal up the hillside at a speed that may cause a regular
bike to topple over, but that's not a problem with a trike. The stability of the trike permits you to
utilize it as a regular seat when it comes time for lunch or a break. adult tricycles
The bottom line is that it comes down to individual preference, but if you look at it in terms of
training and comfort, the recumbent bike seems to be the better choice. And the recumbent trike
may be an even much better choice than that.