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Linear Recumbents Introduces the NEW SWB USS Recumbent Bike!

The Linear Roadster (Made in USA)

 

What A Difference A Year Makes!

It's been an exciting year of growth at Linear Recumbents!
 

The Linear Roadster is named 2011 Bentrider Recumbent Bike of the Year!


On January 1, 2012, our new Linear Roadster won the prestigious 2011 'Bentrider Recumbent Bike of the Year by 'Bentrider Online editor Bryan Ball!

 

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.

 

Read more about the Year in Review and What a Difference a Year Makes as well as the OSS Linear Roadster option.
 

 

 

 

The NEW Linear Roadster SWB USS Recumbent Bike

 

The new Linear Roadster SWB USS Recumbent Bike was reviewed August 18, 2011 by Brian Ball from 'BentRiderOnline!

 

Pete,

 

My new Linear Roadster is working great.

 

No heel catching the front tire in turns, like on my Haluzak Horizon.

 

The 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 Eliminator.

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.

  • Shimano Deore LX 9 speed rear derailleur.

  • Shimano Dura Ace 27 speed bar-con shifters.

  • Truvative Firex 3.3 GXP crank & axle with 48-36-26 touring gearing.

  • Hand laced wheels with Shimano Deore hubs and Sun CR18 rims.

As always, every Linear is Made in the USA

 

The Linear Roadster is even nicer than my great old Haluzak Horizon.


Linear Roadster Short Wheel Base (SWB) - Under Seat Steering (USS)

 

Linear Roadster Specs:

 

Frame Custom drawn 6061 T6 aluminum tubing
Wheelbase 45" to 47"
Weight 33 lbs.
Frame Sizes Medium, XL
Seat Height 26"
Steering Under Seat, Over seat optional 
Finish: Durable Powder Coat (Red or blue)
Crank: Truvativ Giga Pipe 26-38-48 crankset for easier hills-climbs.
Derailleurs Shimano Deore LX 9 speed rear
Shifters Shimano Dura Ace 27 speed bar-con levers
Brakes Front and rear Avid BB-7 disk 
Gear Range 20-108
Rear Wheel  26" (559)
Front Wheel 20" (406)
Pedals Aluminum Pedals Included

 

Size Medium - fits riders ~5?8? to ~6?4?
X-Large - fits riders ~6?3? to ~6?8? Add $100.
 

For Quality Control - All new Linear Recumbent Bikes are assembled and test ridden before final packaging and shipping.

 

Dress up your Linear Roadster:    

Description:  Price:
Linear Roadster  $2,495.00
Red, blue or Yellow   
For XL frame size,(fits riders 6'4" to 6'8")  add $100.   $100.00
  
Lightweight wheel/tire/cassette - DROP 2 lb! $299.00
Rear rack with adaptor for Roadster  $69.00
Kickstand and block  $49.00
    
mirror, fits in the end of your handlebar  $18.95
fenders, front & rear, requires fitting to bike  $49.95
Fenders, front & rear, fitted to bike, removed to ship  $89.00
   
Accessory mount for light & speedometer   $19.95
Blaze LED front light - brightest LED for the price *   $39.95
Superflash LED taillight - the brightest we have seen! *   $29.95
    
Aerospoke carbon wheels, ordered with a bike   $699.00
Rohloff 14 speed hub, twist shift, Ordered with bike   $1,595.00
Fairing & mount   $549.00
   
* AAA Batteries-life is ~100 hours in flashing mode.  
* 2 Watch batteries-life is ~50 hours in flashing mode. 


Options and accessories ship free when purchased with a new bike.

 

Peter enjoying the Linear Roadster on a country road.

 

Video - Linear Roadster Is Maneuverable (Nice U Turn)

 

Check out the short turning radius of this Linear Roadster U Turn

 

Video - Linear Roadster Downhill Stability

 

The Linear Roadster is extremely stable even in rough downhill conditions



 

The original Iowa-built Sonic is permanently out of production.

 

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or call 607-587-8835 10:00 - 6:00, Eastern-time, Wednesday through Saturday.
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