Vision R45 SWB Recumbent Bike

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

Frame Material: chromoly
Frame Angles: Unspecified
Sizes: Unspecified
Colors: Kelly Green, Royal Purple
Fork: Vision
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Shimano Deore XT
Handlebar: Vision
Stem: aluminum threadless
Headset: 1 1/8" threaded Shimano Ultegra
Front Der: Shimano Deore XT
Crankset: TruVativ Elita, 30/42/52 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Deore XT
Pedals: Not included
Tires: Front: 20 x 1.35" blackwall, Rear: 26 x 1.25" blackwall


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joel Salter a Commuter

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2011

Strengths:    Incredibly comfortable, great components,

Weaknesses:    Company no longer in business.

Bottom Line:   
This is a well designed recumbent bike. Great for long road trips, and bike trails. It takes some getting used to riding on city streets.

The comfort of riding this recumbent is as good as sitting in your favorite chair. But the landscape rolls out in front of you.

I did have to replace the rear seat brace with a post from Ran.

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Favorite Ride:   Vision R 45 Recumbent

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Bike Setup:   Ultegra components.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Web Warlock a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2008

Strengths:    Fast
Adjustable to fit all riders
Comfortable
Stable at all speeds


Weaknesses:    The mesh seat is incredibly comfortable, but it has no stiffness. In certain circumstances, this can detract from performance, as some of the force you put into pedaling is absorbed by the seat. But if you're more concerned about comfort, it won't matter.

Also, it's possible to accidentally dump yourself off the back of the bike when stopping on an uphill incline and using only the back brake, because of the center of gravity of the bike.


Bottom Line:   
This is a truly great recumbent. It's a comfortable and fast bike. It's easy to handle, nimble at high or low speeds, easily adjustable to fit all riders, and very very fast. Did I say it was fast?

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Favorite Ride:   Vision R-45

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Urbane Cyclist Toron

Similar Products Used:   Hush Puppies, except faster

Bike Setup:   Upgraded to DEEP carbon rims, added a rack and trunk.



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