WHAT’S A VELOMOBILE ANYWAY?
Simply put, it’s a bicycle. A really, really, cool looking and efficient bicycle with great weather protection. Like a recumbent trike, velomobiles typically have three wheels (except for one model that has four), and a reclined seating position. The reclined seating position and the smooth shell with very small frontal area allow the velomobile to quickly slip through the air. A well-designed velomobile on a good flat road can easily cruise at 25-30 or more miles per hour! In addition, the carbon fiber shell provides protection from rain, mutes the impact of headwinds, and keeps you warm in cold weather since your body heat is kept inside the shell and you don’t have the chilling effect of the cold winter wind. In hot weather you can ride without the race hood and open the air intake in the nose to provide a comfortable cooling breeze.