We had a fair few visitors yesterday at the ligfietsgarage. One of our customers asked if I'd done anything with the video I took during the huneliggers ride last week. I had not, but I have now. Here it is:
We also had plenty of people trying the Mangos and other recumbent bikes.
Both the original Mango and the Mango+ were available so that the differences could be shown between them. The plus model builds on the original's already huge 70 l of luggage space behind the seat and has a massive 130 l of space.
This is a much greater capacity than any bicycle panniers you can fit on another bike, a greater capacity than at least most of the competing velomobiles, and it's all inside the aerodynamic and waterproof shell of what is still a very fast bike.
The black Mango+ try out bike is fitted with the new upgraded instrument panel, which powers USB devices and includes an amplifier and speakers. Ideal for those who like music as they cycle, or to keep your GPS or 'phone topped up.
Three weeks in, my Mango has done 830 km or so. At this rate it'll do about 1000 km a month, or 12000 per year. A drop in the ocean compared with those who've already covered over 100000 km in a Mango.
Finally, a new blog of note. Bob McQueen visited us in the summer and is now blogging about cycling in Leamington Spa. I have an interest as this is my birthplace !
There are more posts about the Sinner Mango and more about the huneliggers Read my review of the Sinner Mango Velomobile.
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