As in many worlds, some recumbent designs stand out over time as classic.
We have recently seen the Rans Stratus emerge as a timeless classic. We have seen this as customers who would normally say it’s time to buy a new bike find they love their original Strat to the point that what they really want are the benefits of the many upgrades that have come along in componentry, seating, and tires over the years underpinned by the chassis they have come to trust and love over the years.
Shown here are Cindy’s Stratus XP Titanium with end to end modernizations, Ron’s Stratus 700/20 with its original Sharkskin paint job after its transformation, and an Easy Racer Gold Rush Replica with its polished to a new shine frame and new drivetrain.
The proof is in the test ride. The bikes ride like new and feel contemporary.
So, if you have a similar feeling about your Stratus or any other recumbent that you love but have a yen for the improvements that have come along in recent times, please contact us! You send the bike to our shop, we consult on what you would like to accomplish, then we return it to you transformed, road tested, and ready to please into the future.
PS: One more thing. Another frequent question we get is “can you turn my ____________ into an E-Bike?” These classic recumbents make outstanding E-Bikes. There are a selection of quality solutions available to you. Besides the welcome boost to flatten the hills, your bike becomes more secure in the corners!