Today I rode my first 30 miles of the new year. I’ve been itching to try out the Sun Bicycles EZ1 SX Recumbent. I loaded it up on the truck using the Rec Rac Bike system and off I went to the San Gabriel River Trail.
I met 3 of my roadie friends and took off to the Beach on an easy 13 mph pace. So how did the bike perform?
Thumbs Up: Super comfortable, no hand pain or numbness, no shoulder or neck pain. I also got used to the bike really quickly, I would say 10 minutes and I had the hang of it.
Thumbs Down: At 40 lbs plus, this bike is on the heavy side, and I felt it going uphill. Fortunately, the EZ1 comes with excellent gearing and I didn’t struggle as much.
Plans for the future: I would definitely ride this bike to work, I’m also considering doing a 50 mile fun ride on the bike.
Side Note: As I rode along on the trail, I noticed more people riding on recumbents. I have to say that although it seems that I’m a little younger than the typical recumbent rider, I got a lot of thumbs up and a ‘love that bike’ comment from other ‘bent riders.
For more information on the EZ1 SX, visit www.sunbicycles.com, if you are interested in buying one, call our buddy Scott from RPM cyclery at 951-674-BIKE, he is an authorized Sun Bicycles dealer.