The first step in creating a Betterbike
is to choose from the numerous recumbent styles and models.
When looking for an e-bike, too many people concentrate on the motor, when the bike is far more important.
After all it's the bike on which you sit. The bike's comfort, handling and riding characteristics determine
whether or not your e-bike is a pleasure or a pain. Note that many models (like the EZ-1)
come in different color and material offerings (SX steel, CX chromoly, AX aluminum).
Recumbent Bike/Trike Accesories
Prices below assume purchase of a conversion kit.
If you have any questions on ordering recumbents below you can use this email:
Recumbent Fairings and Tailsocks for Streamlining and Comfort
Price estimates are subject to change
Windwrap Fairings by Mueller Human Power provides us with two models suitable for the styles of
recumbents above. Retail price is currently $295 for either model.
ERX style http://www.windwrap.com/ezsport.htm
RNS style http://www.windwrap.com/rns.htm
TADPOLE TRIKE GTO style http://www.windwrap.com/trikes.htm
TerraCycle provides our tail sock frameset and Free Form Fashions provides the tail socks and body socks.
Terracycle Tailsok Frameset http://www.terracycle.com $150
Firefly Safety Option for Tailsock $18
Free Form Fashions Tailsock for Terracycle http://www.bikeroute.com/FreeFormFashions $79
If you get two EZ-1 recumbents you can convert them back and forth
from bikes to a BlackBird quadabent bike using quick releases. Kind of like transformers.
This NEV (Neighborhoed Electric Vehicle) is great for bringing the whole family
--and the dog too!
BlackBird Design Inc.
Quadibent Kit $700
Discounts if you purchase one or two EZ-1 SX or AX bikes with the kit.
Two SX + Quad Kit $1895
Two AX + Quad Kit $2375