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.
|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 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|
|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|