Optima was well known for their European made suspended (with
suspension) recumbent bikes. They were made in Holland until 2008 when
they moved to their own factory in Taiwan. We have expected to have
their Oriental bikes in stock soon but as of 20016 they are still not
available. Could they have lost interest in manufacturing recumbent?
As you would expect from a recumbent designed in Europe, Optima’s bents
had all the common Euro features: SWB models with reclined composite
seats, rear suspension or dual suspension and your choice of Over Seat
Steering (OS) or Under-Seat-Steering (USS). If you are looking for a
bent with these features check out recumbent models from
HP Velotechnik and
AZUB. If you like USS and are
more interested in a bike that folds than a bike with suspension check
out Linear Recumbents.
Optima Cycles Recumbent Bike models that