I just wondered about differences in control and riding experience between
certain MBB concepts.
After lots of practicing my Python now feels quite safe enough to ride in
These things are positive and negative so far:
+ the self-centering makes it easy to get on and get going
+ riding handsfree is more and more stable
+ the low COG is fun when riding off-road (no big deal when crashing)
- it still swerves a bit if I get distracted (like adjusting something)
- the low riding position lacks some overview in traffic
- the low COG gives less margin for errors
There is a Flevo dealer in Cologne I have recently visited. I was interested in
his Flevo seat and asked him if I could try to ride a FlevoRacer. (He told me I
would not be able to, but I could try of course.)
It was really interesting - I could ride it somehow, make a few turns and come
back - handsfree and with my hands on the bars.
But it still felt awkward because of the higher riding position, the geometry
and the instability at lower speed.
The front section seemed to have a mind on its own.
Has someone experienced both: Python + Flevo (or some other MBB variant with
positive trail) and can elaborate about the differences?
I really liked the higher riding position on the Flevo but I was a bit
concerned about the rubbery feeling of instability on that thing.
(Maybe it is the same if you come from the Flevo and get on a Python for the
Somehow I was considering to borrow a Flevo for a longer test ride - just out
What do you think?
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