City Speeder Recumbent Concept – Fairings for the Masses?
Ok, we know fairings on recumbent bikes are nothing new – Google recumbent fairing and you’ll see plenty of well thought out designs, as well as quite a few hilarious looking contraptions. In the latest design exercise to roll across our desk however, the designer explores the possibility of using a recumbent as city transportation. The fairing will partially keep off the elements, and the rear compartment could double as storage or a child seat (?!). While it seems like an interesting concept, we just can’t see a work force wobbling their way forward from a stop, as they commute to the office. As a a recumbent bike and not as a commuter though, the bike has some promise. With built in lights, storage, and stream lining the recumbent crowd might be pleased. Also, while we’re sure it’s been done before, the front wheel drive aspect of the bike results in being able to use standard drive train components – no 8 mile long chain, though no word on whether it will use a BB30 or PF30 bottom bracket.
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