Cycle Simplex Recumbent Bike Rack

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

Finding a bike rack that will transport your recumbent cycle in a secure manner and without damage has been a problem. Some recumbents have the crank ahead of the front wheel and others have it behind the front wheel. The wheelbase and the height of the crank off the ground also varies widely. CycleSimplex's unique bicycle rack design allows us to accommodate the varied configurations of today's recumbent bikes. With our rack your bikes sit on their wheels and there is no damaging contact between the bikes or the rack and the bikes themselves.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Richard Noddin a Weekend Warrior from Alna, Maine

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2010

Strengths:    Price, quality, versatility

Weaknesses:    Assembly will take 30 minutes

Bottom Line:   
Simplex has been producing bike racks for over 5 years and I am the owner. The are many excellent references on our website as well an independent review by Mountain Bike Riders at http://www.mtnbikeriders.com/2007/10/30/cycle-simplex-tandem-roof-rack-review/. This review discusses the ease of assembly, thoroughness of instructions and ruggedness of construction.

However, we at CycleSimplex believe that for many people "perception is reality". With that in mind we have beefed up the size of our bolts and have made the line of racks even more versatile.

Regarding cost, we are far from expensive and if you do side-by-side comparisons to our competitors, you will find that we are often the least expensive.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $289.00


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by tapnosam a Weekend Warrior from OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, USA

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2009

Strengths:    Customer service was excellent. Manufacture takes dimensions of your bike to choose parts to send.

Weaknesses:    Poor assembly instructions, hitch did not line up with receiver, too much sway, bolts come loose, hitch does not angle up from receiver making rack ride too low, too expensive



Bottom Line:   
I paid a king's ransom for a rack that has given me nothing but frustration. Bolts work loose and the rack swings around too much. I wouldn't attempt to take this rack cross country or on country roads. Systems that involve wheel wells, and ratchet locking booms are superior in design, easier to assemble, easier to load and unload, and cost less.

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Favorite Trail:   Lake Hefner to Lake Overholser

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $289.00

Purchased At:   cycle simplex

Similar Products Used:   Hollywood Sport Rider II

Bike Setup:   recumbent: Rans Rocket
touring bike :Trek

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Fat Recumbent

One was spotted and reported by journalists accompanying the ~400 mile Cycling The Erie Canal 2013 trek which just ended: [url=http://media.democratandchronicle.com/canal]Erie Canal Cycle | Multimedia[/url] Pretty typical first reaction to a fat bike, overestimating the width of the tires. The ... Read More »

fat recumbent!

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Recumbent Fat Bike

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Recumbent Exercise Bike vs Upright Exercise Bike

The gym at my townhome clubhouse has a recumbent exercise bike only and the city Recreation Center has upright exercise bikes, as well as recumbent bikes. I prefer the upright bike because it's most similar to riding a regular bike, but all of the bikes were taken yesterday at the Recreation Cent ... Read More »

Training on a Recumbent

Planning on training a lot this winter on the rollers. As most know it starts to get hard to do more than 1.5-2 hrs inside on the rollers. I was wondering how much benefit doing some longer 2-6 hr days on a recumbent bike would benefit for the LONG days of training. I have heard that you use ... Read More »

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