I have really gotten into them in the last year, and recently picked up this 700c Bacchetta Corsa: I got into 'bents because a friend of mine rode them and let me borrow his. There are a number of things I like about them: They are so laid-back and comfy. In the morning, when it's time to ride to work and I'm not feeling up to it, it's much easier just to pedal than it is to get off the bike. Which was not true at all of my regular road bike. So it makes me ride more frequently. Per point number one, no crotch/wrist discomfort. Very fast and aerodynamic. This bike is about 26/27 lbs, so it's heavier than my 19 lb road bike. As such, it accelerates a bit slower. But the rolling resistance is roughly equivalent and the aerodynamics are better so my top speed is higher. Things I don't like: Very difficult low-speed handling. You won't be doing any track-stands on these. As such, not good for super-urban stop and go riding. Slower up hills. Some say that over time with enough practice, they actually become faster up hills on their bents than with their road bikes, but that has yet to happen to me. So does anybody else have one?