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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:38 pm 
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I am 70 and a long distance recumbent bicyclist. Just moved to a condo with lake access, so why not try a pedal kayak. Don't want to spend a ton in case I just don't like it or my skin cancer rears its ugly head again.

A nearby dealer will sell me a 2014 Sport for $1300 or a 2012 Revo 13 for $1500. I would prefer the Sport for stability and ease of transport, BUT with my stuff on board I will be at 240 pounds and the Sport is rated for 225 pounds. Is this an area for real concern?

Recommendations appreciated.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:45 pm 
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PeterLewis43 wrote:
I would prefer the Sport for stability and ease of transport, BUT with my stuff on board I will be at 240 pounds and the Sport is rated for 225 pounds. Is this an area for real concern?
Yes. The Revo 13 will handle the weight easily, but you'd be pushing it with the Sport. You didn't mention your height, but the Sport is essentially limited to 5' 10" max. because of small cockpit length. The Revo will give you a better ride and get you there quicker as well with a better pedaling position. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:12 am 
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get the revo for sure, im surprised that the dealer would not say the same . better ride for someone your size, and better resale as well should you have to sell it in the future.

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 Post subject: Thank you so much
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:14 am 
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Bought the Revo 13. Got it for $1500 tax included. Excited to try it. Since I am a pretty strong and hard recumbent rider I will probably get the turbo fins quickly.

Again, thanks for this forum.

Pete


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:29 am 
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You got a great deal!


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 Post subject: Re: Thank you so much
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:56 am 
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PeterLewis43 wrote:
Since I am a pretty strong and hard recumbent rider I will probably get the turbo fins quickly.

I also have a 13' Revolution and a recumbent bike (an Optima "Orca" high racer). I'd be interested to hear what you think of the seat and pedal position of the Revolution. Some people complain about the comfort of Hobie seats, but they work fine for me. The pedals on a Mirage Drive kayak are higher than the pedals on many recumbent bikes, but about the same as the pedals on my Orca. If you're used to biking in hilly terrain, you'll probably find cruising and trolling in the Revolution easier than recumbent biking, unless you feel compelled to blast along at speeds over 5 mph for extended periods of time.


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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 2:22 pm 
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That's a great deal, can you share where about did you get that kind of a deal?


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