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Recumbent trikes, aging, and the immune system
Researchers in Britain studying elderly endurance cyclists have discovered profound benefits to cycling at an older age.
Looking at markers in the blood for T-cells, the researchers found the endurance cyclists in their 70's and 80's were producing similar levels of T-cells as adults in their 20's while a sedentary group produced very few. T-cells are a key element of a properly functioning immune system.
The BBC reported a synopsis of this research which was originally published in the journal Ageing Cell.
Given the difficulties many people have maintaining balance on a two-wheeled bicycle, elderly people riding recumbent trikes have the edge on their sedentary contemporaries when it comes to maintaining a healthy immune system.
AlphaBENT customer JCS, summed it up when he said, It should be almost illegal for old people to ride road bikes. They should ride these...--JCS
Apparently, the researchers agree...
This ICE Full Fat off-road recumbent trike with Rohloff 14-speed Speedhub and full packing rack system and will be used for exploring and hunting off-road in the Sierras.
A short video of folding and unfolding a recumbent trike (Catrike Dumont)
Major recumbent trike manufacturers revise their standard OEM recumbent trike flags with safety prioritizing over self promotion.
Catrike updates the 700 speed-trike for 2018, improving performance and addressing owner-feedback.
US supply of Gekko FX26 folding recumbent trikes runs low. Remaining Gekkos are in short supply in the USA, but some still exist at premium stocking HP Velotechnik dealers like AlphaBENT
Miles shows how to get out of an extremely low laidback recumbent trike with limited strength, coordination, or balance.