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    That is classic John...not classy just classic
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuentejps View Post
    All good we can agree to disagree back on topic

    Agreed...

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    Congrats on your first bike! You have many years of biking ahead of you, and odds are it won't be your last.

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    Since the O.P. has reached a decision, I don't think it is a hijack to ask . . .

    Performance V. Recreational handcycle?

    If you aren't sure where/how you want to use your bike, what do you buy?
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    I'd split the difference.

    Get something configurable, to do either adequately, but neither to the limit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaleB View Post
    I'd split the difference.

    Get something configurable, to do either adequately, but neither to the limit.
    Would you have an example of a brand/model that would fit this description?
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    Lasher, Frh1. IF a lower injury, Freedom Ryder Leansteer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foolish Old View Post
    Would you have an example of a brand/model that would fit this description?
    FRH-1 is the one I had my eye on, though my competitive spirit has fled the coup, so this bike selection was more of a lean toward hobbyist cycling.

    It can be reclined a decent bit, and have an angled headrest, with racing components it could be fieldable in a competition, but will be at a disadvantage.

    IMHO, I'd go cheap to test the water. My first was a used banana frame XLT, and I learned a lot about my interests in cycling - which is to say I'm glad I didn't "go big". I recently donated it to the regional PVA Handcycle team (even tho they are sponsored) to help get a new guy some wheels under him.

    It wasn't my cupola!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaleB View Post
    FRH-1 is the one I had my eye on, though my competitive spirit has fled the coup, so this bike selection was more of a lean toward hobbyist cycling.

    It can be reclined a decent bit, and have an angled headrest, with racing components it could be fieldable in a competition, but will be at a disadvantage.

    IMHO, I'd go cheap to test the water. My first was a used banana frame XLT, and I learned a lot about my interests in cycling - which is to say I'm glad I didn't "go big". I recently donated it to the regional PVA Handcycle team (even tho they are sponsored) to help get a new guy some wheels under him.

    It wasn't my cupola!

    Good Luck!
    What did you not like about the XLT? What did it lack that you seek? Do you currently ride? If yes, What bike?
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