I am really interested in buying a recumbent bicycle for my next tour, I have done some research and the only real problem I see right now is the lower position which will make me less visible… I am almost convinced that climbing in hills is not much harder (would have to try to believe it though LOL). I used to ride recumbent rikschas for a living at lake constance so I believe I would be comfortable touring in one for long distances…

What you think, are there any real disadvantages if you compare a recumbent bike with a “normal” touring bike? I know there are many different recumbent types but generally speaking?

Any input will be appreciated :)