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Linear Recumbents Introduces the NEW SWB OSS Recumbent Bike!

The Linear Roadster (Made in USA)


What A Difference A Year Makes!

It's been an exciting year of growth at Linear Recumbents!

The Linear Roadster is named 2011 Bentrider Recumbent Bike of the Year!

On January 1, 2012, our new Linear Roadster won the prestigious 2011 'Bentrider Recumbent Bike of the Year by 'Bentrider Online editor Bryan Ball!

This model is now available with the option of Over seat steering (OSS) or under seat steering (USS) and three component groups. The 2013 Roadsters start at $2495 and culminate with the sub 30 lb. Roadster XL.


Read more about the Year in Review and What a Difference a Year Makes as well as the OSS Linear Roadster option.





The NEW Linear Roadster SWB OSS Recumbent Bike


The new Linear Roadster SWB USS Recumbent Bike is reviewed by Brian Ball from 'BentRiderOnline!



The 2011 Linear Roadster OSS

Linear Roadster OSS Made in the USA

The New Linear Roadster OSS



S Ram

S Ram Twist Shifters

S Ram Twist shifters.

Truvativ Giga Pipe Crankset

Linear Shimano Crank

Truvativ Giga Pipe 26-38-48 crankset for easier hills-climbs.

NEW Rear Frame

The Roadster has an incredibly rugged and durable Linear frame!


Designed and tested to be the most rugged & reliable Linear ever.


Shimano Deore LX & Avid Disk Brakes

Linear Shimano derailleur & Avid disc brake

Shimano Deore LX 9 speed rear derailleur & Avid Rear Disk Brakes for sure stopping even when wet.







My new Linear Roadster is working great.


No heel catching the front tire in turns, like on my Haluzak Horizon.


The Roadster is a nice, solid, quiet bike and gives a smoother ride than the Horizon.


- Glen in NJ

This bike is our Roadster adapted with Over Seat Steering (OSS) for riders who prefer it. We took the fastest Linear yet and added tilt and height adjustable OSS bars. It is still novice friendly; commuting convenient and touring capable. It has 20?x26? wheels so a wide variety of replacement tires are widely available. Its balance of speed with convenience and stability with maneuverability makes it suitable for daily commutes and century rides. First time recumbent riders sometimes find the idea of OSS less intimidating. Experienced recumbent cyclists have tried it and proclaimed ?one ride on the OSS version clinched it?. With a rear rack and under seat rack available it is touring capable too. While it is certainly not a race bike it is the fastest Linear ever on the market. Stop in and try one, see for yourself!

Most test riders have found the Roadster easy to ride and maneuverable (it will do a U turn in a single lane.) It weighs ~33 LB, not bad for a rugged, comfy bike with dual disk brakes. The Roadster OSS retails for $2,295.00 to $2995.00 with OSS steering that is both tilting and height adjustable; 27 speed SRAM twist shifters, SRAM rear derailleur; dual Avid BB7 disk brakes and red or blue powder coat paint. We have had Roadsters with the OSS option ready to ship since November 2011. Contact us now to order one!

Riders who prefer SWB with the option of OSS or USS now have another choice!


New features of the Linear Roadster:

New rear frame, designed and tested to be rugged & reliable for thousands of miles.

  • Avid bb-7 disk brakes for sure stopping even when wet and long brake pad life

  • Tilt and height adjustable OSS steering, convertible to USS in the future if you wish

  • SRAM 27 speed twist shifters and rear derailleur

  • Truvative Firex 3.3 GXP crank & axle with 48-36-26 touring gearing

  • Hand laced wheels with Shimano Deore hubs and Sun CR18 rims.

As always, every Linear is Made in the USA


The Linear Roadster is even nicer than my great old Haluzak Horizon.


Linear Roadster Specs:



Custom drawn 6061 T6 aluminum tubing


45" to 47"


33 lbs.

Frame Sizes

Medium, XL

Seat Height



Tilt and height adjustable Over seat, USS a no cost option 


Durable Powder Coat (Blue, Red or Yellow)


Truvativ Giga Pipe 26-38-48 crankset for easier hills-climbs.


SRAM 9 speed rear


SRAM twist shifters


Front and rear Avid BB-7 disk 

Gear Range


Rear Wheel 

26" (559)

Front Wheel

20" (406)


Aluminum Pedals Included


Size Medium - fits riders ~5?8? to ~6?4?
X-Large - fits riders ~6?3? to ~6?8? Add $100.

For Quality Control - All new Linear Recumbent Bikes are assembled and test ridden before final packaging and shipping to our customers, weather permitting.


Dress up your Linear Roadster:   



Linear Roadster 


Red, blue or Yellow 


For XL frame size, (fits riders 6'4" to 6'8")  add $100.  



Lightweight wheel/tire/cassette - DROP 2 lb!


Rear rack with adaptor for Roadster 


Kickstand and block



mirror, fits in the end of your handlebar 


fenders, front & rear, requires fitting to bike 


Fenders, front & rear, fitted to bike, removed to ship 



Blaze LED front light - brightest LED we?ve seen for this price *  


Superflash LED taillight - the brightest LED we?ve seen for this price *  



Aerospoke carbon wheels, ordered with a bike  


Rohloff 14 speed hub, twist shift, Ordered with bike  


Fairing & mount  



* AAA Batteries-life is ~100 hours in flashing mode.  

* 2 Watch batteries-life is ~50 hours in flashing mode. 

Options and accessories ship free when purchased with a new bike.


The original Iowa-built Sonic is permanently out of production.





We Accept The Following Payment Methods:

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or call 607-587-8835 10:00 - 6:00, Eastern-time, Wednesday through Saturday.
Do not email credit card info!