Who makes off-road handcycles?

The following hand cycles are only to show some of the more established designs. There are plenty more out there! Don’t write-off independent designers who can specialise in on-off cycles, who might be able to create something more suitable for your needs.

No one manufacturer is better than the other as they all provide varying equipment and it will depend highly on a rider’s;

  • strength, balance and ability,
  • available trails,
  • preferred riding style, and
  • cost.

So, in no specific order, here are the prominent manufacturers of Adaptive Mountain Trikes from around the world.

 

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  • Kneeling Handcycles (DH)
  • Recumbent Handcycles (XC)


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  • Kneeling Handcycles (XC)
  • Upright-Recumbent Handcycle (XC)
  • Upright-Recumbent Legcycle Trike (XC)


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  • Recumbent Handcycle (XC)
  • Recumbent Handcycle (DH)


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 AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND

Recumbent Handcycle (XC)


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WEST AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA

Upright-Recumbent Handcycle (XC)


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NEW ZEALAND

Gravity Quad-Bike (DH)


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UNITED KINGDOM

Gravity Quad-Bike (DH)

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 RECUMBENT LEG CYCLE TRIKES


 

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Cornwall, UNITED KINGDOM


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Kriftel, GERMANY


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If you have any technical queries regarding any of these, it would be best to check the websites for their specifications or contact the manufacturers directly.

Cost

For one of these bad boys shipped to Australia you’re looking at between $9,000 – $15,000 AUD. Price will depend on exchange rate, type of gear system selected, and any additional modifications. Most are customisable to fit  the users measurements (length, width etc) with some adjustments around the legs, chest and handle bar. Of course, once it’s in your possession, you can change all kinds of details from gear ratios, wheel sets, handlebars, tyres and shock absorbers. This gives you the freedom to fine tune the equipment to suit your style of riding, pace, fitness and the terrain which you typical ride.

If you haven’t seen these before then you’d be gob-smacked right about now. These advances in technology have really opened the door for people with disability and leaves very little room for excuses as to why someone can’t get off a flat surface.

All that’s left now is to plan your trip and ride! Whether you’re racing a mate or you’re up for a leisurely camping expedition with a group, there really is something for everyone!


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