Mike Burrows Ratracer SL recumbent for sale.
Ideal starter 'bent - very easy to ride with stable handling, low maintenance drivetrain and reliable brakes. Easily adjustable to suit any height rider. Front wheel drive makes for short efficient drivetrain - no real issues with traction, even on damp 10% climbs. Offset rear wheel looks odd but makes no difference to handling and greatly simplifies construction. Wide ratio gear hub gives good range of gears. Very good condition - mostly dry mileage only, new tyres and tubes fitted recently, gears and brakes serviced before the winter and pretty much unridden since October.
Number 12 of 12 production models (+ 1 prototype)
Custom aluminium frame and steel fork.
Carbon seat with Ventisit pad.
24" wheels - 507-40 front, 520-23 rear.
Front wheel drive - 8 speed Alfine with Nexus gripshift, 150mm cranks.
Front brake - Alfine hydraulic, rear - single sided drum.
New tyres - Schwalbe Kojak front, Schwalbe Durano rear.
£1100 - viewing and test rides encouraged. Located in South Derbyshire. Courier possible but likely to be expensive - collection preferred.
Also included in price: Radical Designs Solo Aero tailbag, FastBack Carbon Slim seatbag, original Burrows seat, carbon head rest, side stand/light mount, touch-up paint, bottle cage fitted to frame and offset rear mudguard.
Original review from C+ here: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/recumbent/product/review-mi...