The Marauder Recumbent is a lean and mean racing machine guaranteed to make you feel as though you are piloting a human powered jetfighter! The Marauder is a chameleon, with the ability to adapt to the cycle track, as well as the urban landscape. Because of the long wheelbase and smooth suspension, the Marauder offers a very smooth and well-behaved ride on practically any style of terrain.
The Marauder is a great way to get an intense workout and show off your building skills. Because the design is based on common bicycle parts, you won't crash your budget, and can be riding it in a few weekends. There is plenty of room for modifications, and the Marauder Recumbent makes a great platform for experimenting with aerodynamic fairings or electric power. Every step of the build is detailed using high resolution photos, complete explanations of how each part of the vehicle works, and tips on how to customize the design. Even if you have never taken a hacksaw to a bicycle, you will be able to follow along and complete the build.
The only downside to owning a lowracer such as the Marauder is that it can get very lonely when you leave all of your "wedgie" riding pals so far behind! With such impressive aerodynamics and an aggressive seating position, all of your available power will translate into speed, rather than fighting the wind. The frontal area on the Marauder is 40% better than a standard upright bicycle, so you will cheat the wind and feel the speed.
Take a look at our Builder's Gallery to see other Marauder Recumbent examples, including many creative modifications to the plan. Our international builders community ranges from students to retired engineers, but they all have one thing in common - the desire to build their own stuff!
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