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Denise and Rubin met on Match Maker for a second chance at love. They quickly discovered a mutual love of cycling and now they are enjoying their relationship with many Schlitter Encore adventures.
"Recumbent Cycling affords us many advantages over traditional bikes. After decades of cycling as casual and avid cyclists, we were done with the sitting posture that elicits pain and discomfort after each ride.
Recumbents offer, ultimate comfort, an expansive and unobstructed view,
much improved aerodynamics, and lower center of gravity.
For all these reasons, we welcome each opportunity to ride our Schlitter Encores.
We are, “bent” for life!"
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John was one of the pioneers of the US recumbent industry in the late 1970s and became R&D and production manager at RANS for the next 20 years, where he also handled the ultralight / light aircraft activities. He then became one of the co-founders of Bacchetta.
In 2012 John left Bacchetta and opened Vite Bikes with his wife Jacquie. John and Jacquie combined their strengths and launched Schlitter Bikes with the debut of the Encore in July, 2014. The Schlitter Encore was awarded the coveted Bentrideronline “Bike of the Year” award after its first year of production.
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