I could not agree more with Pamela Blalock who says:
This means the bike is:
- reliable and comfortable
- has enough storage capacity that you can carry what you need for the distance and conditions (including clothes and tools) and/or store what you no longer need.
- and since the longer brevets require lights and usually involve sustained night riding, a bike used for longer brevets should have reliable long-lasting lights.”
For me this means a hub dynamo is essential. Current ones are quiet, reliable and create imperceptible drag.
They can also charge gadgets such as phones whilst also powering lights.
Recumbents at PBP
Bob Fourney rode a Lightning F-90 in the 1999 PBP and had a crew. According to this link he completed it in 47 hours.
Results for the four fastest recumbents at PBP 2011:
- Jérôme Deloge – Zockra lowracer 51:27
- Andreas Koerner – M5 Carbon High Racer 52:39
- Robert Carlier – M5 Carbon High Racer 53:00
- Hans Wessels – Quest Velomobile 55:30
David Cambon looks at Paris-Brest-Paris & Recumbent Bikes