Lightning recumbent bicycles

“Knows how to climb, a brilliant design!” — Bicycling Magazine

If you are new to recumbent bicycles, check out our introductory information and our model line-up video.

Phantom II

Lightning Phantom

The Phantom combines the overall geometry and seat of the P-38 with solid chromoly mono-tube construction for a fast bike that’s durable, comfortable and very affordable. Now available also as a midracer.

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P-38

Lightning P-38
Made in the USA

NEW Hydraulic disc brakes and carbon forks

The legendary P-38 is still our flagship and our second-lightest recumbent (only our R-84 is lighter). A stiff, strong patented space frame design, plus the patent-pending Ergofit seat make the P-38 one of the finest recumbents you can own for touring, racing, and recreational riding. Choose our standard mesh seat or the midracer configuration. Also available as a frameset.

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R-84

R-84 Performance Midracer
Made in the USA

At only 18 pounds, the carbon fiber R-84 will take you anywhere you want to go in comfort and blazing speed! This is the ultimate high-tech, lightweight recumbent for the ultimate enthusiast. Choose our standard mesh seat or the midracer configuration. Also available as a frameset.

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F-40

Lightning F-40
Made in the USA

For racers and high-performance enthusiasts, the record breaking fully-faired F-40 can’t be beat. In fact it holds some 12 world speed records. Also available as a frameset.

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F-90

Lightning F-90
Made in the USA

Extreme performance for those with The Right Stuff.

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Doing business

We’re ready to serve you and would love to see you enjoying one of our bikes. If you’re shopping for a bicycle, check out our recumbents (above), and read about what makes us special. Then check out the range of bikes available, including the high-performance comfort of the Phantom, and our flagship, the legendary P-38. For racers and high-performance enthusiasts, the record breaking fully-faired F-40, the 19 pound carbon fiber R-84, and World Champion F-90 will take you anywhere you want to go in comfort and blazing speed! Finally, check out our How to Buy page to find your closest Lightning dealer, plus learn about sizing, accessories, and color options. Or contact us for more info.


Want to get in touch with other owners of Lightning recumbents? Check out Joel Dickman’s Lightning Riders forum to ask questions and exchange ideas with other Lightning riders.