Contact: Ronnel Curry 541-868-3159 or 541-953-0298
Todd Bischoff 541-687-1644
October 6, 2003
BURLEY ADDS AN ULTRA EASY-RIDING, ENTRY-LEVEL, LONG WHEELBASE RECUMBENT TO ITS STABLE
For 2004, Burley Design Cooperative engineered a new recumbent designed especially for those individuals seeking a highly comfortable and effortless ride at an affordable price. “We wanted to offer a recumbent that anyone, no matter what skill level, interest, or experience, could just hop on and take off,” Todd Bischoff, Burley Bike Product Manager, said. “We’re finding more and more people interested in the advantages of riding recumbents, and we wanted to offer a model that was as comfortable and accessible as possible.”
The new recumbent frame has a long 64-inch wheelbase and is offered with two different component specifications, under the names of Jett Creek and Koosah. The long wheelbase contributes to the smooth ride, as the frame absorbs many of the low-level bumps and vibrations. The Jett Creek and Koosah feature a low step-over height, which makes getting on and off the bike exceptionally easy, and a low bottom bracket, which provides stability and a relaxed riding position.
“Our five-foot tall soft goods designer was pleased when she was able to keep her feet flat on the ground when seated,” Bischoff reported.
The 24-speed Jett Creek uses Shimano® derailleurs and brakes, SRAM MRX Comp Grip Shifters and Truvativ Touro cranks, and retails for $1299.99. The 24-speed Koosah features high-performance Shimano® components, easy-to-use SRAM MRX Grip Shift twist shifters, durable wheels with Weinmann rims and DT spokes, and retails for $899.99.
Burley engineers fashioned this new recumbent with the same refined handling as their other five other current models. Burley began producing recumbents in their Eugene, Oregon facility five years ago.
Burley Design Cooperative, a worker-owned manufacturing cooperative for 25 years, produces high-quality, durable bicycle products, including child trailers, cargo trailers, trailercycles, tandems, recumbents, road bikes, commuter bikes and raingear in Eugene, Oregon. Their products are sold nationally and internationally through independent bicycle dealers and specialty sporting goods stores. For more information call 541-687-1644, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website: www.burley.com.
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