Rans Recumbents Screamer Older Recumbent Bike

4.67/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $3995.00

Product Description

Tandem riding empowers you to do things you thought out of reach, like crossing America. A Screamer has speed, comfort and handling to be ridden to extremes. Do it all on the Screamer; tour, cruise, commute, even knocks down for travel. The Screamer is the original recumbent tandem to feature the high/low rider positions for a compact, light, stiff frame. (no mono tube tango here!). Seats micro or macro adjust in tilt and fore and aft with the twist of a QR or pull pin.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2010

Strengths:    comfort, visability

Weaknesses:    slow up hills

Bottom Line:   
Purchased with s&s couplers, upgraded components and seats.
What a joy to ride. Three years now and no problems, just fun and exercise.
Haul on a draftmaster rack, fast on level, slow on hills, screams downhill.

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Favorite Ride:   Rans screamer angletec

Price Paid:    $6450.00

Purchased At:   colorado

Similar Products Used:   santana, canondale tandems.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by KENTF a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2009

Strengths:    Extremely comfortable, great vision of the road and surroundings, easy to hear the stoker giving directions. The central mounted kickstand is a must for on-the-road flat repairs. Goodbye sore back, neck, arms, and bottom. Very comfortable due to the steel frame and long wheelbase.

Weaknesses:    A pig on the hills but you get used to grinding and at least passing those who are walking up. Very long but we have a Draftmaster rack on the rear of our Pilot which makes hauling it very easy.

Bottom Line:   
This is our 6th year with the Screamer. We have logged over 20,000 miles with absolutely no problems save replacing the original (and crummy) Tru-vativ bottom brackets and the original headset with a Chris King. My wife and I are both 67 years old and our rides are mostly under 50 miles with a few 100k events. The Screamer is well-designed and well-built. Very durable which is important for a bike with such a long wheelbase. I did replace the drum brake with a rear disk brake and saved a couple of pounds.

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Favorite Ride:   The next one

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Tandems, Ltd., Alaba

Similar Products Used:   I have a Rans Force 5XP which is a bone-shaker but pretty fast. The Screamer is a much better ride.

Bike Setup:   Switched to Shimano XT stuff which works better than the standard equipment SRAM. The Primo Comets are lightweight and good if you stay out of glass, goatheads, etc.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jjratfish a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2003

Strengths:    comfort comfort and comfort. fast on the flats and lives up to its name downhill. uprights need not even try to keep up. nice components.

Weaknesses:    the paint on this bike is a disaster--loaded with factory defects. drivetrain needs to be quieted down. primo comet tires unreliable. slow uphill.

Bottom Line:   
screamer sport.
overall a really nice bike. super for recreational touring. this puppy puts the fun factor way up there

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Price Paid:    $3400.00

Similar Products Used:   other rans bikes

Bike Setup:   factory except primos replaced with kenda kwest

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Randy Hoffman a Recreational Rider from Nappanee, IN USA

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2001

Strengths:    Very comfortable! Sweet ride as compared to my Trek 5000 OCLV. Good mix of components and they work well together.

Weaknesses:    I haven't found any yet!

Bottom Line:   
My wife has not been a cyclist in the past and she loves this bike! With only one ten mile ride under our belt we went twenty one miles at a 14 mph average. We live in pretty flat country with only a couple of grades in the twenty one miles. All said, I love this bike and would buy it again. It is making a cyclist of my wife and that is worth the price alone!

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Favorite Ride:   Touring Ride in Rural Indiana

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   Village Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Trek Tandem. This is our first recumbent.

Bike Setup:   Cateye computer, Mirycyle mirrors and a yellow Rans seat bag, also a rear rack.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John Fey a Recreational Rider from Syracuse, NY

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2001

Strengths:    Cost, overall quality, comfort, gearing, durability

Weaknesses:    Weight, unwieldy to transport

Bottom Line:   
We had a top quality traditional tandem (Santana) for ten years, we'd ride a couple of hours and feel tired and sore. Now we ride 4 to 6 hours, feel tired but not a bit sore! My wife has gone from a willing but reluctant stoker to a "where are we gonna' ride this weekend" enthusiast. Our summer vacations are now credit card tours, something we couldn't even consider before. If you can afford it, do it and say goodbye to sore necks, shoulders, elbows, hands, and arses!

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Favorite Ride:   Southern Onondaga or Madison Co.

Price Paid:    $5500.00

Purchased At:   Angletech Cycles, CO

Similar Products Used:   Santana Sovereign

Bike Setup:   Phil Woods BBs & Hubs, King headset, Magura hydraulic brakes w/ Arai drum, Bontrager rims, Snafu front tire, SRAM shifter & rear derailleur (9cog), Ultegra triple front derailleur, BOB trailer, Tandem Topper car rack.

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