This model is now available with the option of Over seat
steering (OSS) or under seat steering (USS) and three
component groups. The 2013 Roadsters start at $2495 and
culminate with the sub 30 lb. Roadster XL.
heel catching the front tire in turns, like
on my Haluzak Horizon.
Roadster is a nice, solid, quiet bike and
gives a smoother ride than the Horizon.
Glen in NJ
This bike began as a design project in 2001 with the
goal of creating the fastest Linear yet and keeping it
novice friendly; commuting convenient and touring
capable. We built five concept bikes finally settling in
2008 on the SWB 20?x26? format pictured above. For the
last decade these five bikes have been ridden over a
thousand miles by our staff and over a hundred of our
customers. On daily commutes and century rides we
gathered feedback to refine the design, balancing speed
with convenience; stability with maneuverability. Dozens
of first time recumbent riders have ridden it and found
it novice friendly. Experienced cycle commuters have
tried it and proclaimed it commuting convenient. With a
rear rack and under seat rack available it is touring
capable too. While it is certainly not a race bike it is
the fastest Linear ever on the market. Stop in and try
one, see for yourself!
The Roadster has won over the owners of other fine SWB
USS bikes. One was reluctantly looking for a bike to
replace his beloved Haluzak Horizon. After an hour test
riding the Roadster he is looking forward to the change.
Another, a Longbikes Eliminator owner found he felt more
stable and relaxed on the Roadster than on his Longbikes
Most test riders have found the Roadster easy to ride
and maneuverable (it will do a U turn in a single lane.)
It weighs ~33 LB, not bad for a rugged, comfy bike with
dual disk brakes. I've been riding the prototypes for
several years and it's become my favorite bike. The
Roadster retails for $2,495.00 with 27 speeds;
Shimano Dura Ace bar-end shifters; Shimano Deore LX rear
derailleur; USS linkage steering; dual Avid BB7 disk
brakes and red, blue or yellow powder coat paint. We
began shipping Roadsters to customers in the spring of
2011. Contact us now to order one!
Riders who prefer SWB and USS now have another choice!
New features of the Linear Roadster:
New rear frame, designed and tested to be rugged &
reliable for thousands of miles.
Avid bb-7 disk brakes for sure stopping even when
wet and long brake pad life.