OPTIMA recumbents - Racing bikes, Touring bikes and Touring Trikes.
After a few visits to Europe for various Audax rides and Human Powered Vehicle races I was convinced Optima
and M5 were (and still are in my opinion) the leading recumbent brands from The Netherlands with cutting edge
design and manufacturing and excellent craftmanship which others can only try to copy.
Prices for a complete Optima Baron start around AUD $3,700 with 3x9 speeds - other groupsets available. (Framesets are also available by special order - please enquire)
The popular and race proven Baron is probably the best ever designed low racer - where the drive side chain runs just above the front wheel so steering and turning are unaffected, U-turns in 1 lane are easy AND the seat height allows good visibility. The BARON rider's eye height is also _above_ window height of cars, but the Baron is still low enough for excellent aerodynamics and maximum speed.
Add a rear tailfairing (with luggage capacity if required) or luggage bags for carrying commuting or Audax stuff and you're set to leave your friends behind with the Baron's speed! When setup for touring , it can carry up to 4 panniers with 2 standard rear panniers and RadicalDesign sidebags - or just fit the Baron Aerobags - a lightweight aero pannier set suitable for commuting and Audax events.
The BARON now comes standard with front disk brake - perfect for fast, safe stops from high speed or optionally fit a lightweight front fork and dual pivot caliper road bike brakes front and rear.
COUGAR, CHEETAH are
available now too. Other Optima
recumbents are available also. Visit the
Visit the Optima website or
email for info.
Other Optima recumbents are available also. Visit the Optima websiteOPTIMA TRIKES:
Visit the Optima website or email for info.
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