Because everyone is different and because everyone has a different purpose in mind, over the years we have developed many different models of Nazca recumbent bikes.
Below you can find an overview. Want to know more? Click on the model to read more about it.
Choose your Nazca recumbent:
More information about the different Nazca recumbents can be found in the overview table below. We have summarized the most important data and features of all models.
The production of the Fuego and Paseo models has been discontinued with effect from April 2019.
The Pioneer and the Fiero XS remain available as a frame kit.
Choose your steering option:
What type of handlebars do you prefer? To make your choice easier, we have listed the characteristics of the different steering options for you.
Choose your Nazca recumbent
Choose your steering option
Most Nazca models can be equipped with either tiller-steer (above the seat steering or ASS), under the seat steering (USS) or an aero-steer setup. It is not possible to say in advance what rides best. A lot has to do with your personal preference. To make the choice easier, we summarise the most important characteristics of the different steering options below. For each steering type, it is best to make an extensive test ride to determine your final choice.
- very good control
- mirror/tacho clearly visible
- fits almost everyone
- most aerodynamic steering setup
- position and length adjustable
robust, low risk of damage in the event of a fall
- for some people, the handlebars reach too close to the chest, especially for relatively heavy, tall riders
- the 'tiller effect' requires some habituation in tight bends
- some do not like the bent posture of the arms on long rides
- unobstructed view forward
- good control after some habituation
- many people like the relaxed position of arms and hands on long rides
- classic recumbent steering option, visually attractive to many
- control is relatively difficult at low speeds and short bends
- shoulders are less relieved due to hanging arms
- greater risk of damage to the handlebars and hands in the event of a fall
- less aerodynamic
- mirror/computer far away
- more difficult to take with you on board an aircraft
- walking with the bike is more difficult
- very good and direct control
- comfortable position of arms
- shoulders relieved on long journeys
- the best steering option for climbing
- mirror/computer close by
- best control for heavily loaded bike
- not possible to make it suitable for everyone, particularly in the case of tall or heavy cyclists
- short bends require some habituation
- cycling 'with loose hands' is not possible
- in the event of a fall, damage to the handlebars is more likely
- less aerodynamic than a (narrow) tiller steer,
but faster than an understeer
- some people think that the position of their hands is not optimal