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    Default Drivers back rest or no back rest?

    My wife and I rode about 500 miles Saturday, enjoying the beautiful weather. However, I noticed my lower back starting to let the wear and tear get the best of me. Do you use a back rest? If so does it help for the longer rides.

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    My seat had a short back rest and I used it that way for a couple years.
    I added the upper part and I like it so much better
    Much easier on my back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fowler View Post
    My seat had a short back rest and I used it that way for a couple years.
    I added the upper part and I like it so much better
    Much easier on my back

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    That is exactly what I need.

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    I've owned three trikes and ridden many miles over fairly long distances. I find that some type of back rest is a "must have" to ease lower back muscle strain on long trips.

    It makes such a big difference that a back rest (short or tall) should be the first accessory to add to any new trike.

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    I have a Utopia and wouldn't be without it. You might also consider handlebar risers to change your position. I use the MBL Wide set and it worked wonders for my shoulders; particularly on the trike.
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    Backrest is a must for me.
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    First accessory I installed was my backrest.

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    Could not ride a 100 miles without one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRT View Post
    Could not ride a 100 miles without one.
    That is what my back told me. I am off to get one today

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