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Old 01-04-2008, 08:34 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by AndrewJ View Post
Depends on the hillyness factor. 'Bents are better in the flat stuff because of the better aero. On the hills they suffer because the riders seating arrangement isn't ideal for powering up a hill.
Kind of a myth since that depends on the engine. Some are slow, some aren't: same as 1920 diamond frame bikes. But anyway; in this thread the engine is a combination of human power *and* a hub motor, is it not?

Excellent addition! I had an Electric Sierra Cycles 36 V hub motor installed in my fully enclosed recumbent trike, and hills are no problem at all!

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