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    Good handcycle for a quad?

    I don't have SCI but I am similar to a low level quad. I desperately need to get physical activity back into my life. I have a Theracycle at home, but I think part of my problem making exercise a habit is I get bored with just a stationary bike. We live on a really rough dirt road and the old arm push tricycle I had when I lived near a level bike path is just to hard for me to get up even a small incline. I miss biking terribly. Are there handcycles with gears that would allow someone with less than normal upper body strength to get up the hills on the average bike path? I will probably need to find a used one as I am a working artist and don't make tons of money.
    chair user since 2009 from a neurological disorder

    #2
    absolutely. we [bike-on.com] make the quad elite line for us (quads). I race and test everything before we release it. im a c4-5 quad functioning at c6. send me a note john@bike-on.com or a call
    ~~1-888-424-5366 x103


    Bike-on.com rep
    John@bike-on.com
    c4/5 inc funtioning c6. 28 yrs post.
    sponsored handcycle racer

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      #3
      Excellent! Love your website, so many exciting things there! I live on a bumpy dirt road with hills, but I would also want to take it to some towns near here with paved bike paths. Are there handcycles that can do both? I miss living near nice bike paths.
      chair user since 2009 from a neurological disorder

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        #4
        sure are. i'll walk you through.
        Bike-on.com rep
        John@bike-on.com
        c4/5 inc funtioning c6. 28 yrs post.
        sponsored handcycle racer

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          #5
          Fuentes is the man when it comes to handcycles. I use a Roadrace Powerpod to help with the hills and faster rides with my a/b friends. I like it as it is portable. When I want to ride without power, it takes about 30 seconds to disconnect and I'm in my lightweight handcycle. If I want to go for a long ride with a/b friends doing 15mph plus, I just attach the powerpod.

          If you are considering going with any type of powered front wheel, remember that added weight is with you whether it's being used or not.

          I also ride hilly, rough roads where I live. I changed my wheels to a 559c so I could put on a high pressure durable tire to combat all the flats I was getting riding on a 650c racing tire. Haven't had a flat since. Am using the 559c Marathon Plus wheelchair tire.

          Congrats on considering a handcycle, it'll be one of the best choices a person can make to maximise their potential. It is addicting for sure.

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            #6
            See, I had no idea there was a power adapter, I wonder if it could be used on the hand powered trike I have.....off to research....
            chair user since 2009 from a neurological disorder

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              #7
              Originally posted by Sarafino View Post
              See, I had no idea there was a power adapter, I wonder if it could be used on the hand powered trike I have.....off to research....

              what about this wheel added to a handcycle? http://www.flykly.com/smart-wheel. I think this looks real peromising.

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                #8
                Where in SW Colorado are you? Take a trip up to Crested Butte and connect with Jake @ ReActive Adaptations. He builds an offroad handcycle that works real well for quads... super nice guy & he'll be more than happy to take you out on a ride.

                http://www.reactiveadaptations.com/

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                  #9
                  Horizon adaptive, all-terrain e-trike speeds over pavement and dirt

                  Not sure if this is the same company for this bike as i really like it. The more competition the better price and product. This trike is pretty cool i would love to buy the hand cycle + electric option.

                  http://www.gizmag.com/horizon-adapti...6f6d6-91277401



                  Mooner
                  Last edited by Mooner99; 31 Mar 2014, 12:22 PM. Reason: forgot link

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                    #10
                    Nice bike..how much is this one.
                    Louie Gonzalez
                    C6 C7

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                      #11
                      They just wrapped up a kickstart project for the horizon trike, and the last units were going for $8400.
                      C4/C5 complete since 2011-08-13.

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