Cycle Genius RDX-Raven Recumbent Bike

5/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $1400.00


Product Description

  • Frame/Fork: Aluminum Frame & Fork
  • Stem: Custom Kalloy Alloy
  • Headset: Alloy Sealed mechanism
  • Handlebars: Kalloy 600mm Alloy
  • Chain: KMC 9-speed
  • Shifters: Sram X-7 27 speed Twist Grip Shift
  • Crank: Truvativ Rouleur Alloy Road Cranks


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim Scanlon

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2014

Strengths:    Fast, smooth, great quality overall. Mechanically very simple.

Weaknesses:    The idler is unnecessary so, after actually speaking with the guy who designed and built the CGR 700c, I took it off. He claimed it was unnecessary too but built it in because every other LWB bike had one. Would have liked to see X-9 parts instead of X-7. May upgrade the bars to Rans for about $ 75 if I get really fussy.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent bike! I rode a Rans Stratus XP over 160 km (100 miles) before I decided to by a LWB bike and have absolutely no regrets buying the CGR 700c other than the fact it is no longer made. I would have bought an extra CGR 700c…just in case (at the bargain price they were).

I have made a 250 km one-day ride on the CGR 700c and stepped off the bike feeling great. I revel in being stared at by pedestrians and fashion conscious snooty club riders. If they only knew how COMFORTABLE this bike is…wow!


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bent bentgrin

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2012

Strengths:    COMFORT, handling, stability, many brazeons for accessories, quality, and incredible value. I owned many recumbents and the only bike that comes close to Raven is Ti-Rush -- Tour Easy close second. However, I paid over $5,000 10 years ago (sold it after one year because touring on such an expensive bike was nerve racking), and the Raven is only $1,400. Surprisingly, I find Raven to more stable speeds below 5-6 mi/hr and downhill at over 45 mi/hr.

Weaknesses:    Aesthetically it is different.
To improve its appeal for bicycle tourists, Cycle Genius needs an under the seat rack (http://www.t-cycle.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=T&Category_Code=R) and a way to fold for cheaper shipping.


Bottom Line:   
It is an awesome bike for a great price.


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

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2008

Strengths:    Smooth and comfortable
Wide range of speeds
Good Component group


Weaknesses:    Long chain could use more support

Bottom Line:   
2008 Cycle Genius Raven Recumbent
Light weight and fast and very confortable. Long wheelbase takes a little time getting used to but not a problem. Brushed Aluminum finish is easy to keep it looking great. Riding the Raven becomes so natural is almost a shame I don't have another pair of hands to take pictures of the passing scenery.
I ride on primarily flat land but there are some hills that the Raven takes with ease. It is a lot of fun to ride.

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Favorite Ride:   RAVEN

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Denny's Central Park




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