A Recumbent bicycle is a bicycle that places the rider in a reclining position. The rider's weight is distributed comfortably over a larger area, supported by back and thighs Recumbent bicycles have an aerodynamic advantage since the legs-forward position of the rider presents a smaller frontal profile.

A Recumbent holds the world speed record for a bicycle,however they were banned from racing under the UCI in 1934 and now race under a seperate category termed Human Powered Vehicles.

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