Are Volae recumbents still made?

Rolf Garthus founded the company in 2003. All models are built in the United States – a range of steel-framed bicycles are built by Waterford Precision Cycles, of Waterford Wisconsin, and the carbon fiber frames are built by Calfee Design in La Selva Beach California….Volae.

Product type Recumbent bicycle
Introduced 2003

Are recumbents faster?

Recumbents are at least 30% faster than standard bikes, and can be a lot more – the current speed record on the flat is over 80mph! Because of this, recumbents have been banned from competing against conventional bikes since 1934.

Can recumbents climb?

Recumbent bikes can’t climb hills. Well, that’s the conventional wisdom but it’s been challenged by Mike Burrows, the legendary British bike designer. In the second video from, Burrows says that recumbent bikes, such as the RatRacer SL, can climb faster than standard bikes – in the right conditions.

How much does a good recumbent bike cost?

A recumbent bike is actually a big investment, and you can expect them to cost anywhere from $130 to $3,000.

Can you lose belly fat on a recumbent bike?

Using a recumbent bike burns calories, allowing you to lose weight all over your body, including your stomach. While spot reduction is a myth, using a combination of cardiovascular exercise, such as a recumbent bike, and abdominal strengthening exercises will help firm and flatten your stomach muscles.

Are recumbent bikes good uphill?

Uphills Are Slower (But Downhills Are Faster). Going uphill on a recumbent can be a bit of a shock the first time you try it. You can’t stand up to pedal so it’s harder to really put your weight into the hill climb. It’s better just to relax and take it slowly.

What is a good brand of recumbent bike?

Best Overall: Schwinn 270 Recumbent Exercise Bike Thanks to its 25 resistance levels, ability to store multiple user profiles, and other impressive features, we chose the 270 Recumbent bike as our top overall pick. A household name in the cycling realm, Schwinn built this recumbent bike with home riders in mind.