The Flux V220 Recumbent
This is quick page about my Flux V220 CLWB recumbent that I now use
for all my town and commuting riding.
On this page;
On my other Flux pages;
What is a Flux V220 ?
is a CLWB
type of recumbent bike made
Fahrraeder. It is designed for city/touring use, with a
fairly high seat (68cm (27in)), above seat steering and dual 406
It is very good at it's intended purpose: it is very stable, the
high seat offers a good view, and it pulls our children trailer very well.
And it is easily ridden straight off by anyone used to cycling
Pros and Cons
- Relatively high seat height (see photo right of Flux V220 vs ZOX 20).
- Very useful for seeing over cars (both parked and moving) in the area I live
(a densely populated area of town: narrow car lined streets: some cobbled.)
- It is also useful for tracking my son (aged 6) on his bike on the pavement, and
watching out for stray cars etc. for him.
- Can use standard luggage either on the lowriders or on the seat back.
(photo to come ??)
- Standard setup included in the base price is well suited to a commuting;
mirror, lights, mudguards, plenty of luggage space etc.
- Frame build quality looks excellent.
- Good value for the specification (in Aug 2001, with Sachs 3*7, the list
price was 2800 DM (approx. = Eur1430 = Ukp890 = Usd1270 = Asd2470)).
- I can now imagine never riding an upright again. I think the V220 will
do all I need on a practical level. The high seat and sure handling mean
I can do all my daily runs and I have the ZOX20 for fun rides !!
Weight = manufactures specification approx 18kg (40lbs)
(but at the price/spec I am not complaining, nor do I especially notice it !!)
(from the manufacturing maxim "choose any TWO of the following: Durable,
Lightweight, Cheap" the V220 gives you 1 and 3).
Longer than an SWB or upright. Makes it a bit awkward to get out of our
cellar but apart from that it does not cause a problem.
Flux Links / References
- Flux (German and English pages)
Other owners pages
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