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While efficient conversion of rider input to forward motion is obviously important in bicycles, it’s not the only attribute that matters. Recumbent bikes make efficiency gains here in some riding scenarios at the cost of a great many other attributes, which is why they have never really caught on.

Also, they are really hard for young people to pop wheelies on, and that’s important too :)

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