FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Are recumbent bikes difficult to ride?

Not at all! It may take you a mile or two to get used to though. They feel and handle differently, but you soon learn to lean back and relax. When my family goes to a campground, we usually take recumbents. We ride them around till someone stops us to ask a question. We invite them to go for a spin and everyone does fine after 100 yards or so. Recumbents fit right in with the relaxed atmosphere at a campground.

Do they climb well?

Yes, they do! Recumbents use different muscles, even a very fit upright rider will climb more slowly at first until they develop their gluteal muscles. We designed the Pelso/Brevet to be extremely easy to ride.

Are they fast?

In the races where they are allowed, recumbent bikes hold all the records. Since most of a cyclist’s energy is consumed pushing air out of the way, the smaller frontal area of a recumbent makes it faster on level stretches and down hills. A recumbent with a well-designed partial or full fairing can be even faster. So the short answer is most people, after an adjustment period, are faster on a recumbent.

Are recumbents safe?

On a recumbent you ride feet first so you always have a full view of where you’re going and your center
of gravity is lower for stability. Most recumbent bicycles position the rider more than high enough to be
seen as easily as an upright bike, and many trikes now come with higher seat heights and safety flags.

Are recumbents hard to learn to ride?

First time recumbent bicycle riders frequently feel a little shaky but most can ride without tipping over almost immediately. The Brevet has been designed to be very easy to learn, thanks to its stability and shape.

What are the medical reasons that cause people switch to recumbents?

The most common physical problems people are complaining about when riding normal bikes are
as follows:
Pain in the neck, shoulders and back.
Pain in the hands, wrists and butt.
Carpel tunnel syndrome.
Impotence for males.
Nerve impingement in the neck.
Nerve trauma in the hands.
This is because the wrong posture, a rider must be in, when racing, or touring with a normal bike. We kept the health and comfort in the front all the time. Our unique seat was designed to support the spine all along from the bottom to the top.

Does the Pelso/Brevet support 3* Front Derailleur setup?

Totally does, although this change counts as an extra equipment.

I like tiller steering, is that an option or recommended?

Unfortunately, we don’t sell bikes with tiller steering. The bike would loose from it’s high stability.

Where can I test the Pelso/Brevet?

We have several distributors in:

France

  •  Cyclociel
     57, rue de Fontanières, F-69100 Villeurbanne
  •  Velofasto
     55, Rue du Clos des Vignes, F-35690 Acigné

Belgium:

Switzerland:

Hungary:

  • Sztuna KFT. 
    11, Szállás str, 8220 Balatonfűzfő- Gyártelep, Hungary

USA:

How long does the delivery take?

The delivery usually takes 3-5 working days, but we are working with several partners, and this could extend the delivery time.

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8184, Fűzfőgyártelep, Szállás str. 11