OK, I've been a roadie for 21 years, done TT's mainly, some road races and done the MTB'ing thing - and some mad stuff like up Snowdon in February (it was a nice day).... but I know bob all about 'bents'. I know how 'normal' diamond frame bikes handle but how do recumbents compare - I've never ridden one, I know they are faster on the flat, but how well do they do bends and how are they in traffic ? You have a low'ish centre of gravity that helps, but on a road bike by transferring weight to the 'opposite' pedal you can lower your balance massively... Just very interested ? Couldn't justify the space in the garage though.... I have just managed to convince the wife I need the third road bike (excluding the mtb commuter) in 12-18 months time that will be a Dura Ace/C Record thing !