RECUMBENT versus REGULAR RACING BICYCLE
Leo Rogier Verberne
My experiences with a regular racing bicycle in the course of 8 years and another 10 years with various recumbent bicycles left me with questions. At home (in Noord-Brabant), I could achieve a higher speed on the recumbent racing bicycles. However, during a cycling holiday in the French Alps, the ‘hors catégorie’ mountains proved almost impossible on the recumbent bicycle, even with an extra-large sprocket in the cassette on the rear axle. For these differences in speed on level roads, in climbs and descends, this booklet provides explanations, as well for non-competitive as for professional cyclists. However, in these calculations many data had to be estimated because reliable measurements are still lacking.
Sint Michielsgestel, August 2017
© Leo Rogier Verberne