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For many people who are interested in what recumbents have to offer, speed is not the determining factor. Beginners are generally concerned with how easy to ride, safe, and affordable a recumbent bicycle is. The Cafe is the perfect option for many new bent riders. Designed from the ground up for comfort, ease of use and afordability, the Cafe gives a new rider the ability to go out and ride, day after day. Like all other Bacchetta Recumbent Bicycles, the Cafe is crafted to the highest standards and incorporates the same custom frame tubing as our higher end bikes.

Around the town or around the country, the Cafe may be the ultimate expression of cycling freedom. A great recumbent bike for everyday riding, the Cafe's horizontal seat adjustment and fine tuned handling, makes starts and stops a breeze for shorter folks and the stretched wheelbase inspires confidence in even the most novice bent rider. It's also just plain fun for riders with years of experience.

Frame: Bacchetta Custom CroMoly w/ Disc Brake Tab
Fork: Bacchetta Cro-moly
Seat: Bacchetta Re-curve
Handlebar: Bacchetta Aluminum "Tweener"
Stem: Bacchetta "B-Pivot" Adjustable Stem
Rear Derail: SRAM SX4
Front Derail: Microshift R439 SS
Shifters: SRAM SX4
Crankset: FSA/RPM 30/39/52T
Bottom Bracket: FSA, square
Headset: FSA Orbit-X, 1" Threadless
Cassette: SRAM PG-830, 11-32, 8 speed
Front Brake: Avid Single Digit 3
Rear Brake: Avid Single Digit 3
Brake Levers: Avid FR5
Front Wheel: Alex DA16, 20" (406)
Rear Wheel: Alex DA16, 26" (559)
Front Tire: Kenda Kwest, 20" x 1.25"
Rear Tire: Kenda Kwest, 26" x 1.25"
Chain: KMC Z9000
Pedals: Wellgo LU897
BB Height: 26"
Seat Height: 22.5" mid range
Wheelbase: 57"
Weight: 32 lbs
Weight Limit: 275 lbs
Gear Range: 23.5-118"
Color: Farrari Red
Frame Size: Standard, Large
X-Seam: 36"-47"
MSRP: N/A
Accessories:

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Prices are subject to change and do not include shipping and handling or sales tax. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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GREAT RIDING BIKE
From: Linn Dee, Hillsdale, NJ

Good Stuff: Easy bike for 1st time recumbent rider.
Bad Stuff: Nothing
How I Ride: fun and exercise

The best thing about this model is that I found it relatively easy to learn to ride. Recumbent biking is definitely harder than riding a standard type bike - so this model was a good choice for my 1st recumbent.
 

A great bike through thick and thin
From: John Haiducek, Albuquerque, NM

Good Stuff: Steering, maneuverability
Bad Stuff: Nothing really
How I Ride: Aggressively

Got my Cafe in 2006, was my first bent and I've ridden 19,740 miles on it in all kinds of conditions. I ride it to work and almost everywhere else I need to go, and I've ridden it in a couple races too. It's a great handling bike, very responsive steering, accelerates well, and surprisingly stable at all speeds (I've had it up to 53 mph with no problems and can keep it upgright even when it's nearly stopped).
 

Cafe wanted
From: Bruce W McLaughlin, Vancouver BC Canada

Good Stuff: great bike
Bad Stuff: see review
How I Ride: road and trail

I bought this bent in 2007 and all that remains original is the stick frame and steering. Disc brakes needed for off pavement use and chainwheels changed to 22-36-48 with cassettes taken apart and rebuilt into sequential gearing . The seat was tossed onto a used bent and sold and a full mesh seat was installed. Components upgraded along with wheels. I bought for 1200.00 and put in 650.00 so still a cheaper alternative to an expensive bent. Very comfortable seat compared to the recurve that it came with. I wish they would bring this bent back with better gearing, different seat, and perhaps an aluminum or titanium frame. I want another one.
 

Easy Purchase Option*: You can purchase a complete bicycle directly from Bacchetta if you do not have an authorized Bacchetta recumbent dealer in your area. All Bacchetta short wheel base recumbents are shipped completely built up and ready to ride. All Bacchetta long wheel base recumbents require minimum assembly which is usually limited to putting the front wheel on.

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