Long Wheelbase Recumbents

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Randy Schlitter has been designing and building recumbent bikes in Hays, Kansas since 1973 beginning with the Classic Stratus.  Now the most evolved and diverse lineup of long wheelbase designs available.  All good stuff.



XSTREAM

The Rans Xstream has just upped the speed ante with this new frame design featuring a 2 5/8 x 2 1/4" oval main beam, embodying a 2.5" higher crank elevation over the original Xstream (still available as the Xstream 26) for high racer aerodynamics in a smooth riding long wheelbase design. Trackless seat mount, 2 frame sizes and 2 sizes of Hoagie seat to customize the fit.

5 Angletech Spec offerings to match your expectations.

NOW AVAILABLE: Ventisit ultra ventilated seat pads for the Hoagie seat, and the Terracycle Xstream Idler for the ultimate efficient, smooth, quiet drive.

 


XSTREAM 26

Xstream 26 is about delivering superior climbing leverage from its optimized crank position to engage your full back and gluts in addition to less drag by your feet being up out of the wind. The Xstream 26 puts an L shaped Rans Standard, or Slingmesh seat on board for a more upright touring position, tempering the crank elevation relative to your seat a bit. You can see some variations here.

Ergon Grip option w/ Dura Ace / Pauls Thumbies Shifter combo.


XSTREAM HOHS (High Output High Strength)

The XSTREAM for the big guy. XL frame size, the incredibly comfortable SlingMesh seat, extra spoke count in the Deep V wheels, B36 handlebars, Ergon BioKork grips, and finished off in custom Orange Crush paint, and an Angletech AeroPod WS seat pack for cargo, hydration, style, and a 1 mph assist.



Another take with Marathon Supreme tires, Sykes Wood fenders, color matched rack and Rans radical new Red paint.


RANS STRATUS XP

The Rans Stratus XP is a world class recumbent design. A 26/26, low crank position format. Built in steel, and a full range of sizes from S to XXL.  An elegant and thorough design featuring a fully triangulated frame with an ultra stiff bottom bracket zone and vertically compliant passive suspension only found on a Stratus. Perfect front end geometry providing a nice on center feel when going fast, and magnetic transitions when cornering that are just right. No "flip/flop." The 3 Way adjustable handlebar system provides telescopic as well as angle rotational adjustment for an ergonomic match not possible before. Finally, the fabric fairing option adds aero assist while having a practical application of storage with a quick release mount to take it with you. Factory spec or several Angletech packages. S&S Couplers available to break your bike into 2 pieces.

XP STRATUS XP STEEL

ANGLETECH/RANS STRATUS XP HD27 Extra strength while remaining a light, fast recumbent. Phil Wood tandem hubs laced into DaVinci triple chamber rims, with Schwalbe Big Apple 26 x 2 tires make the HD27 an easy roller with the strongest rims out there. Phil sealed crank bearings, and a host of other high quality bits complete the package. For the "big guy" or the heavy load.

to27d STRATUS XP TO27D (AngletechSpec)


 

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This TO27D has an Angletech AeroPod WS seat pack,
Easy Reacher midship rack, Rans Handlebar Fairing/Pack, Sugino cold forged crank w/ Phil BB, IRD XC Pro Thumbie shifters, Terracycle Idler, Avid BB7 diosc brakes to get your tour off to a perfect start.

Angletech Spec brings the new Shimano Alfine 11 internal hub drive, silent shifts, no derailleur, with a single trigger shifter that covers the range of a triple crank system!

Alfine 11 Movie!









STRATUS LE


3 way bars, with open frame architecture frame under you for a comfortable ride, major triangulation in the crank zone for good power delivery.

The lowest crank position relative to your hips makes the classic Stratus LE is the most upright seating position in a recumbent, an easy transition from the "wedgie" world.
26 (559) / 20 (406) wheel combination.

 

ANGLETECH / RANS STRATUS LE CUSTOM.
Shown here a well thought out custom build with B39 cockpit, Velocity wheels, Schwalbe tires, Terracycle idlers, IRD XC Pro Thumbie shifters w/ XT rear derailleur, and Davinci 2024 multi length crankset with Phil BB among other enhancements

 




 

 

When you click on the Specifications and Prices link , be sure to check out the Angletech Spec Bella Sport Touring and Grand Touring versions for the best performance and components that will endure the longest journey.

 

 

 

BELLA

The classic Rans Stratus inspired format in aluminum with the elevated crank position of the Rans Stratus XP for better power delivery, especially climbing. Deeper front end triangulation and nice cockpit ergonomics along with the lighter rotating mass of the 20" front wheel provides better low speed tracking on a steep climb.   

A wide format Re-Curve seat, adjustable B Pivot stem moves the aluminum "T" type handlebars out of the way for easy entry and fine tuning of your cockpit.


Since starting Lightfoot in Montana in 1998, Rod Miner and company have designed over 50 distinct human-powered vehicles, including velomobiles, quadracycles, handcycles and recumbent bicycle models, both for their own line and contractually for other enterprises. We could call him Rod "Headroom" Miner for the abundance of ideas that float out of the Big Sky space in his head.




RANGER

The world's first recumbent mountain bike. Don't let the lack of pavement stop your ride - take on gravel and dirt with the Ranger. Unexpectedly agile with stellar front end geometry connected to just the right handlebar system. An ultra tough road cruiser, or get lost on your favorite mountain tracks. The Ranger -- because 99% of the world is unpaved.




The World Traveler is a custom order bike, only available November to February. Plan ahead for the big adventure!

WORLD TRAVELER

Built for covering serious distances, this is a highly capable sport/touring recumbent. If you want to circumnavigate the planet, or just your local county, this long-legged cycle can do it. Choice of cockpit systems.


Underseat "Side Stick Steering" Option.




RAMBLER

Easier to navigate low crank position with more upright seating. Friendly in all round urban and commuting scenarios, maintains line better in steep climbs with its 20" front wheel. Fastest skill transition from upright bike to recumbent. Choice of cockpit systems.





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Century Seat.
The super-comfortable mesh Century Seat is sturdy, breathable, and weatherproof. It features a no-pressure-points air-pad bottom as well as simple tension adjustments to shape the contour of the back support. It adjusts quickly and without tools to accommodate a wide range of rider leg lengths.


color

9 standard colors!