With its lightweight aluminum frame and dual 26-inch wheels, Bacchetta's Giro A26 zips along the road quickly and smoothly. It's slightly longer wheelbase makes it a stable handler, whether you're climbing, descending or zooming along the flats. The Giro is built for fun riding and reliability whether you're year-round commuting, touring or just getting out on the weekends. You get sweet components like Avid brakes and a SRAM X-9 drivetrain with FSA cranks that provide all the gears you need to flatten any hills. Plus, you also get quality Alex wheels with durable, multi-surface Kenda tires.
Pick the recumbent size that matches your X-Seam Measurement. To measure your X-Seam, sit flat on the floor with your back against the wall and measure from the wall to the bottom of your feet. Point your toes straight up, so that your feet are perpendicular to the floor. Be sure your back is against the wall and your legs are flat on the floor. If you're close to either end of the X-Seam range, just ask us and we'll help you choose the proper size.
Bacchetta measures seat height from the front edge of the seat to the ground with the seat centered in the middle of its adjustable range. Shorter riders may prefer a lower seat height to make starting and stopping easier.
Bacchetta's EuroMesh seat is contoured for total support and comfort plus it has a mesh back for ventilation.
Weight limit: 230 pounds
|Frame||Bacchetta custom aluminum|
|Tires||Kenda Kwest, 26 x 1.25|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X-9|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-950, 9-speed: 11-34|
|Handlebars||Bacchetta Tweener, aluminum|
|Stem||Bacchetta B-Pivot, adjustable|
|Brake Levers||Avid Speed Dial 7|
|Brakes||Avid Single Digit 7, V-Brake|
|Saddle||Bacchetta EuroMesh or ReCurve|
|Weight||29 lbs with EuroMesh and without pedals|
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- Comfortable seat
- Handles well
- Not free
- Club rides
- Leisurely rides
- Light riding
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- Handles Well
- Attractive Design
- Comfortable Seat
- Not free
- Club Rides
- Leisurely Rides
- Light Trails
- Street Riding
I've had my Giro 26 ATT 5 months now and have been thinking of reviewing it but I wanted to wait till I had some miles on it so I picked 1000 miles as goal, but here I am at 1200 and counting. I also want to thank Kate, Dana, and everyone at Bent Up for getting me back on 2 wheels! I gave it 5 stars which I didn't plan on at first, but 5 in roman numbers is V and V is for versatile. This bike can do most anything. Since I've had mine I've: Commuted, ran errands, done club rides, ridden charity events, did an 85 mile solo ride, and today believe it or not I put knobbies on it and went trail riding! Worked way better than I thought it would. Why can it do so much? Good wheel clearance. The Giro ATT comes with 26" disk brake wheels and it can fit a 700C wheel with a 23mm tire if speed is your thing. The frame has 3 brake mounts; disk, V-brake / cantilever, or road caliper. Right now I'm leaning toward keeping the disk brakes, they are strong and I can try 700C wheels for road riding yet still run my 26's for trails, touring, or if I just prefer the cush of wider tires. Speaking of tires I like Kenda Qwests that come stock. They say 100psi on them but I like running 80psi, very smooth ride. Another thing I should mention is that the SRAM X9 drivetrain has been trouble free. One quarter turn on the handlebar adjuster for the rear dérailleur is all that been required. There are lots of accessories; I have the kickstand (So civilized), and a "One armed bandit" thing that clamps to the front dérailleur tube and is a mount for my headlight. Recumbent seat bags hold a lot yet don't seem to affect the handling or speed the way big bags did on my diamond frame bikes. Better then those tiny seat bags we're used to. Mirrors work especially well on recumbents don't leave the shop without one! And a bell! Since it was my 1st recumbent I felt wobbly at first. I have neck problems so I wasn't sure which seat to pick. I sided with comfort and went with the big Recurve seat (Bent Up let me choose Recurve or Euromesh seat). I don't regret it since it is actually more comfortable than my car's seats! However about 300 miles ago I bought a Euromesh seat and I'm happier with it. Once you've been riding a recumbent for awhile you want to recline more and more for speed. To me the Euromesh feels better the more I recline it and the Recurve feels best the more upright it is. The Euromesh is noticeably easier to touch the ground on because it's lower and narrower. Test ride and think about how you ride when you make your choice. For reference I am 6ft 1", 180lbs and into my achy middle age years! To sum up: If you're reading this like I was having never ridden a recumbent before but curious, buy one and you will: Feel wobbly for a couple of weeks, wonder why you didn't buy one ten years ago?, Get your "Bent Muscles" so you can ride with clubs or up any hill, have a big grin on your face the whole time. Enjoy!