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.

The Lightning Phantom II NEW

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.

The Lightning Phantom Quad NEW

Lightning Quad

Four wheels deliver unmatched safety, plus utilizes the Phantom frame and components to deliver legendary Lightning performance.

The Lightning P-38

Lightning P-38

NEW Avid disc brakes on XT model

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. Made in the USA.

The Lightning P-38 Voyager

Lightning P-38 Voyager

Now you can take it with you! We start with our legendary P-38, and then add frame couplers and a hard-shell carrying case. Assemble or dissassemble in as few as thirty minutes. Made in the USA.

The Lightning F-40

Lightning F-40

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. Made in the USA.

The Lightning R-84

Lightning R-84

NEW Check out the R-84 Di2!

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. Made in the USA.

The Lightning F-90

Lightning F-90

Extreme performance for those with The Right Stuff. Made in the USA.

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, first go to our Bicycles page, and read about what makes Lightning bikes 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.

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