Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Rans Stratus XP Makes "Bryan’s All Time Favorite Rides" list




If you ride a recumbent you already know about Bryan Ball's excellent "BentRider Online." If you're thinking about getting one, this is the place for thoughtful reviews all kinds of informed research and discussion with other 'bent owners. Much recommended!

Bryan's All Time Favorite Rides covers a lot of territory and many fine bikes. I wasn't surprised that the Rans XP made his list: "The XP rolled fast and handled like a dream at high speeds." Bryan's right: the Rans Stratus XP is certainly one of the best rides I've ever had on a bike. The Sratus XP has superb ergonomics. No neck and shoulder issues, no aching back, no adapting to weird "racing" positions. You just sit back and enjoy the scenery. It's plenty fast too, at least with the stock Primo Racers. However, after multiple flats and one blowout in just 500 miles, I'm moving to Schwalbe Marathon Supremes later this week. I'll have a report on those tires soon.