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Lightning Phantom


Product Description

Fun and Performance!

Experience recumbent bicycle comfort, fun, safety and outstanding performance with the Lightning Phantom! The Phantom combines the record-breaking design geometry and seat of the legendary P-38 with a strong Chromoly monotube construction for the FASTEST recumbent in its class. This includes the perfect weight distribution for unmatched handling and safety which no other recumbent has!

The Phantom was designed by experienced engineers using data gained from two decades of top level HPV racing around the world, 20 world records, and feedback from hundreds of Lightning owners. No other recumbent bicycle company has this level of technical expertise and real world experience.

Lightning engineers have designed into the Phantom a very comfortable ride, superb stopping and handling characteristics, a high cruising speed, and exceptional durability. The overall performance of the Phantom surpasses all other comparably priced bicycles, and many costing hundreds of dollars more.

High-performance and convenience accessories such as a custom-designed fairing, seat bags, panniers and many accessories are available for the Phantom.

The Phantom is great for any club, recreational, touring, or commuting cyclist who wants a high performance, fun to ride, and very comfortable bike. It’s perfect for short or long trips, and can race with the best of them.

Perhaps the best all-around recumbent on the market, the Phantom may be just what you’re looking for!

Phantom leaves the competition behind!

Exclusive Phantom features Other recumbents
Safe, balanced 45/55 weight distribution Unbalanced 30/70 weight distribution
26 to 28 pounds 30 to 40 pounds
Rigid, braced seat mount Flexible sliding seat mount
Small size with 160mm cranks 170mm cranks
24/28 spoke aero rim wheels 36 spoke box rims
Soft, conforming mesh fabric seat bottom Hard fiberglass seat bottom
Full back support with Ergofit curve No
Locking, 60 degree adjustable tilt stem No
75 degree drop handlebars No
Choice of indexed bar end or twist shifters No
Optional aero panniers No
Optional add-on suspension No
Optional carbon midracer seat No


Other Key Phantom Features
Low seat height for less wind resistance, “idiot-proof” braking, increased power, and exhilarating ride!
Oversize stem with exclusive drop handlebars.
26″ rear wheel for greatest gearing advantage.
Frame and fork 100% lightweight multi-gauge chromoly for durability and ride comfort.
Two water bottle braze-ons, plus dropout eyelets.

Phantom Specifications

Component Description
Sizes Small, Large
Rider height range 5′ – 5’9″ (S), 5’7″ – 6’6″ (L)
Rider weight limits 200 lbs. (S), 250 lbs. (L)
Powercoat colors Azure Blue (S), Yellow (L)
Weight 26.5 pounds (S), 28.5 pounds (L)
Wheelbase 41 to 45 inches
Overall length 62 to 73 inches
BB height 24 to 26 inches
Seat height 19 to 21 inches
Seat back angle 50 to 65 degrees Ergomesh; 35 to 40 degrees Midracer Ergospeed carbon
Frame NEW TIG welded Multigauge CrMo, 7005 Aluminum B-B extension
Rigid fork LCD Tapergage Chromoly
Ergomesh seat Patent-pending Ergofit bend, 7005 Aluminum frame. Nylon mesh back with fitted foam cushion.
Midracer Ergospeed carbon seat NEW Hand laid up woven carbon fabric/epoxy resin seat with integrated aluminum bar frame attachment fittings. Ventilated plastic honeycomb type seat pad with fitted aerodynamic cover.
Stem Lockdown Tilt Steering, 60 degree adjustable
Handlebars Aluminum, LCD custom drop
Gear range 23 to 120 inches
Brakes Tektro LH pull V-brakes
Brake levers Tektro 903 AL
Bottom bracket Shimano Deore Cartridge
Crankset FSA forged alloy, 30×39×50, 170mm (L)
NEW Sugino DX-350 28×38×48, 160mm (S)
Chain KMC Z9200
Chain tensioner LCD Custom spring loaded with sealed bearings Delrin idlers
Cassette Shimano Deore 11-34 9 speed
Front derailleur Shimano Sora
Rear derailleur Shimano Deore
Headset Cane Creek Aheadset
Hubs Formula alloy sealed bearings and QR lever
Pedals Platform type
Shifter Shimano Dura Ace Bar End
Rims NEW ARDC Aero, 24 spoke front, 28 spoke rear
Small front tire 16×1-3/8 Primo Comet, 37-349, 100 psi
Large front tire 20″ Primo Comet, 35-406, 100 psi
Rear tire Primo Racer, 32-559, 100 psi


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