They might look a little different, but despite what many people think, recumbent road bikes aren’t some new fad—they’ve actually been around since the late 1800s. Though they aren’t as mainstream as an upright bicycle, recumbent bikes are making a huge comeback in the cycling world. Over the last decade, more and more cycling enthusiasts have taken the plunge on a recumbent bike. Not sure if it’s the right option for you? Let’s dig into what a recumbent bike is and the 8 major reasons cyclists are making the switch.