Hello and welcome to Performer Cycles.
I‘m George Chen, the founder and owner of the company and am glad you dropped by my page to learn a little more about my story.
I have been asked on occasion why I got into manufacturing recumbent bikes.
Well, it was a very personal decision.
I have always been a conventional bike rider.
Riding 200km on a standard upright bike was something I regularly did. Working up a sweat on those long rides was always very satisfying.
And it was later in life that I discovered the comfort factor of recumbents. I then switched over.
The exercise factor was still there. But the comfort level is much higher. I can still work up a sweat. But it is so much more comfortable doing this on a “bent” than the standard bike.
It’s a choice between the types of exercise you want to do. You can do it in a very hard way. Or take an easier route.
A good friend of mine manufactures indoor sports equipment such as indoor recumbents. But indoors is indoors.
Getting outdoors on the bikes that I make myself is just the best combination of business and lifestyle that I can imagine.
Once I was riding in a lake area in the hills 20km or so from home. Descending through the hills there I caught up with a bunch of cyclists on very high-end bikes: Specialized, Pinarello, Scott etc.
It was only a slightly descending stretch of road but, as often happens, we found ourselves in a little competition, as you do every now and then. I let the recumbent have its head and left them all behind!
Riding a regular road bike it takes a great effort to keep up with the other people I ride with. But with the recumbent I it’s much easier. And that makes getting out and riding around, having the riding experience with others—which is what the cycling life is all about—possible.
So that’s a little bit of background.
Thanks for Reading and Happy Riding!