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Original Iowa Built Linear Models - Out of production since 2001


Iowa built Linear 1.0 USS


When the assets of Linear Inc. arrived in NY our first priority was to re-design the popular Linear LWB model. Using broken frames and parts sent in by generous Linear owners we analyzed the problems and began looking for solutions. Working with engineers, machinists and recumbent riders we dramatically increased strength, stiffness and durability at these critical points.

Click here for important information regarding known Iowa built Linear safety and durability issues affecting ALL Iowa built Linear Recumbents.

Linear built three models: the LWB, the CLWB "Mach III" and the SWB "Sonic."


The Linear LWB 1.0

Linear LWB 1.0


The LWB was always the Linear flagship model. It was available with either a folding or welded frame. The folding frames sometimes creaked and occasionally cracked. Many remedies for the creak have been proposed. Welded frames were always lighter, quieter and more reliable. The original Iowa built LWBs sold for $1350.



Linear Mach III



The CLWB Mach III was their newest and lightest design. It was first made with USS and later with OSS also. It was not available with a folding frame. It sold for $1150.




Linear Sonic

SWB "Sonic" 


The SWB Sonic was their folding, performance-oriented model. It was not an easy bike for first time recumbent riders to relax on and was never particularly popular, though some Sonic owners love their bikes. Though economical at $1350 they were not popular. We are working on a new SWB to replace the Iowa built Linear Sonic.


They all used the same seat either short back or tall back. Their seats were particularly comfortable, and had a convenient pocket in the back to carry small items. The seat back is mesh and very comfortable but a little soft for top performance on hard climbs and sprints.

Linear Iowa models/sizes were as follows:

  LWB (welded or folding) 39", 42", 45" & 48"
  CLWB "Mach III" USS, non folding 39", 42" & 45"
  CLWB "Mach III" OSS, non folding 42"
  SWB "Sonic" (welded or folding) 38"



Click here for the text from the Iowa Linear Mach III CLWB owner?s manual.

Click here for the text from the Iowa Linear LWB owner?s manual.

The Bicycle Man also maintains a selection of parts and accessories for Linear recumbent bicycles.






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