The Phantom Quad!

Fun, safety, and high performance!

Lightning Quad

Experience recumbent comfort, fun, performance, and unmatched safety with the Lightning Phantom Quad! The Phantom Quad combines the two wheel Phantom recumbent bicycle with unique proprietary stabilizer wheels for the safest recumbent available. This layout provides a high seat height for great visibility in traffic, while the outside wheels directly at the center of gravity deliver balanced weight distribution on all wheels, which no other recumbent has for unmatched safety and stability!

The Phantom Quad was designed by experienced engineers using data gained from two decades of top level HPV racing around the world, 20 world records, and feedback from hundreds of Lightning owners. No other recumbent bicycle company has this level of technical expertise and real world experience.

Lightning engineers have designed into the Phantom Quad a comfortable ride, superb stopping and handling characteristics, a high cruising speed, and exceptional durability. Additionally the quick release stabilizer wheels and axle assembly can be quickly removed for transport or other reasons.

High-performance and convenience accessories such as a custom-designed fairing, seat bags, panniers and many accessories are available for the Phantom Quad.

The Phantom is great for any recreational, touring, or commuting cyclist who wants a super safe, high performance, fun to ride, and very comfortable bike. It’s perfect for short or long trips.

Perhaps the best all-around multi-wheel recumbent on the market, the Phantom Quad may be just what you’re looking for!

Exclusive Phantom Quad features Recumbent Delta Trikes
High seat with side wheels at center of gravity Side wheels far from center of gravity
Soft, conforming mesh fabric seat bottom Hard fiberglass seat bottom
Small size with 160mm cranks 170mm cranks
Full back support with Ergofit curve No
Locking, 60 degree adjustable tilt stem No
26” rear wheel for greatest gearing advantage No
Choice of indexed bar end or twist shifters No
Optional aero panniers No
Optional add-on suspension No
Converts to two wheel recumbent bike No

Other Key Phantom Quad Features

  • 27-speed Shimano drivetrain
  • Oversize stem with exclusive drop handlebars.
  • Frame and fork 100% lightweight multi-gage chromoly for durability and ride comfort.
  • Two water bottle braze-ons, plus dropout eyelets.
Lightning Phantom Quad
Lightning Phantom Quad

Outside wheels directly at the center of gravity. Strong, lightweight stabilizer wheel axle assembly delivers balanced weight distribution on all wheels. Bolts directly to the Phantom frame for unmatched safety and stability!

Phantom Quad Specifications

Feature Phantom Quad
SIZES Small, Large
RIDER HEIGHT RANGE 5′ - 5′9″ (S), 5′7″ - 6′6″ (L)
RIDER WEIGHT LIMIT 240 lbs. (S), 280 lbs. (L)
POWDERCOAT COLORS Brazilian Blue (S), Metallic Strawberry (L)
WEIGHT 36 pounds (S), 38 pounds (L)
TRACK 28 inches
WHEELBASE 41 to 45 inches
OVERALL LENGTH 62 to 73 inches
B-B HEIGHT 24 to 26 inches
SEAT HEIGHT 19 to 21 inches
SEAT BACK ANGLE 50 to 65 degrees
FRAME New design — TIG welded Multigauge CrMo
RIGID FORK LCD Tapergage Chromoly
SEAT Lightning Ergofit, TIG Welded 7005 Aluminum Frame.
NEW aero bottom, wrap-around full mesh
STEM Lockdown Tilt Steering, 60 degree adjustable
HANDLEBARS Aluminum, LCD custom drop
GEAR RANGE 23 to 120 inches
BRAKES Tektro LH pull V-brakes
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano Deore Cartridge
CRANKSET Sugino DX-350 28x38x48, 160mm (S), 170mm (L)
CHAIN TENSIONER LCD Custom spring loaded with sealed bearings. Delrin idlers
CASSETTE Shimano Deore 11-34 9-speed
HEADSET Cane Creek Aheadset
HUBS Bike: Formula Alloy sealed bearings and QR lever
Outrigger: Avibank wheelchair with QR pin
PEDALS Platform Type
SHIFTER Shimano Dura-Ace Bar End
RIMS ARDC Aero, 24-spoke front, 28-spoke rear
Outrigger: Sun CR 18
SMALL FRONT/SIDE TIRES Primo Racer, 37-349 (16″x1-3/8″), 100 psi
LARGE FRONT/SIDE TIRES Primo Racer, 35-406 (20″), 100 psi
REAR TIRE Primo Racer, 32-559, 100 psi


Complete Bike   $2,295
Suspended Front Fork   $100
Shockster rear suspension   $200
Stabilizer kit separately, wheels and axle assembly   $500

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