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    (on Kickstarter) Horizon: The Disability Proof All-Terrain Electric Bike



    This is one of the more intriguing Kickstarter projects I've seen in the adaptive equipment realm. I backed it.

    Go read about it here (and check out their videos/etc):

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ll-terrain-awe

    On Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/OutriderUSA

    #2
    Looks cool.

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      #3
      Yup.

      Here's what the $ they're after is going toward:

      - Finalizing frame design (incorporating batteries within frame)
      - Developing hand cycle + electric assist system
      - Finalizing tri-pin control design
      - Adapting electronically actuated seat to chassis/battery system

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        #4
        Super cool. Backed.
        Thanks scott.
        C 5/6 Comp.
        No Tri's or hand function.

        Far better it is to try mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. Than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.

        Teddy Roosevelt

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          #5
          It is good to see someone is trying to help develop something, but if you can't wait, it is a do it yourself project. I designed one and had it built at bicycle shops specializing in recumbents and electrics.
          Most of this is all easily built using off the shelf standard e-bike products. The elevator seat which seems to be under development, and the foot rest shown above appear to be the unique features. Caution is advised if thinking about using without a chain drive, that is electric only equipped. My state and I think all require pedal or hand assist to qualify as bikes and not motorcycles.
          I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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            #6
            Originally posted by nonoise View Post
            It is good to see someone is trying to help develop something, but if you can't wait, it is a do it yourself project. I designed one and had it built at bicycle shops specializing in recumbents and electrics.
            How is what you designed DIY? You still had a skilled shop build it.

            Regardless, will you post a photo?

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              #7
              I'm interested also in your DIY project. I've been desperately wanting to get back on some local singletrack trails and as someone with limited arm strength this looks like the ticket. However, reserved caution with any of these starter projects. It looks like they're going in the right direction.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Chaz19 View Post
                ...reserved caution with any of these starter projects. It looks like they're going in the right direction.
                True, but fortunately this isn't their first rodeo with recumbent bikes or electric power. It's just the first time they're branching into the adaptive realm. Check http://www.outriderusa.com/ – they know their stuff.

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                  #9
                  Are these guys another licensee of One-Off, like Reactive? Looks quite similar.
                  "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

                  "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Oddity View Post
                    Are these guys another licensee of One-Off, like Reactive? Looks quite similar.
                    The only issue with licensing from One-Off is based on a patent on the chest pad steering design for the kneeling handcycles. It's not relevant for recumbents.

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                      #11
                      OK, thanks for that detail. I had assumed it was the platform, itself. Glad to find out otherwise!

                      nonoise, for DYI types One-Off offers their bike's plan and instructions. Including how to substitute basic tools for some of what they do with machining. Thought that was nice of them!

                      -scott-, does the Reactive recumbent have a powered option?

                      This bike looks quite good, also! Made near me, too. Very interested, but these things are just so costly. That's a shame. Can't help but wonder what the margins are on these things.
                      "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

                      "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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                        #12
                        I just want to make myself available for any questions or ideas related to the Horizon trike. Thanks Scott for your support and answering the questions that have been asked so far.

                        In regard to "Are these guys another licensee of One-Off, like Reactive? Looks quite similar."

                        -Outrider USA is not affiliated with One-Off in any way, and we are not a licensee of them. We've been building and selling high performance electric trikes since 2009, and are translating that experience and skill into a new product, the Horizon trike, that incorporates improved chassis design (full suspension) and several adaptations that open up independent off-road cycling to more people.

                        For an example of what I'm talking about with off-road use, check out this video... I just finished it up last night:
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXL3xH-wQlk

                        First impressions of the Horizon? Can you point out anything that jumps out at y'all that we could improve?

                        Thanks- Jesse Lee, Outrider

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Oddity View Post
                          -scott-, does the Reactive recumbent have a powered option?
                          Yup. I have a BionX kit on mine.

                          Originally posted by OutriderUSA View Post
                          Thanks Scott for your support and answering the questions that have been asked so far.
                          Sure thing. I want to see you guys succeed.

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                            #14
                            Welcome to Carecure, and thanks for participating! Start a thread in the Manufacture and Vendor subforum with an intro and links to your .com site. (This area is for end user discussions!)

                            These trikes look great and I'm sure hopeful for you guys to succeed. We need as many players making gear for us, and doing so well.
                            "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

                            "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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                              #15
                              Will do - thank you!

                              Originally posted by Oddity View Post
                              Welcome to Carecure, and thanks for participating! Start a thread in the Manufacture and Vendor subforum with an intro and links to your .com site. (This area is for end user discussions!)

                              These trikes look great and I'm sure hopeful for you guys to succeed. We need as many players making gear for us, and doing so well.
                              Hope I haven't stepped on any toes by posting here - Just wanted to let y'all know I'm available. I'll post over at the Manufacturer and Vendor subforum - thanks for the tip!

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