Downhill biking for wheelchair users

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jcain
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Downhill biking for wheelchair users

Postby jcain » 30 Apr 2014, 9:56pm

I have a friend who has heard that somewhere offers specially adapted downhill mountain biking for wheelchair users. Does anybody know any details about this? Thanks very much.

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Re: Downhill biking for wheelchair users

Postby Vorpal » 30 Apr 2014, 10:00pm

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Re: Downhill biking for wheelchair users

Postby hjd10 » 1 May 2014, 4:42pm

Hi,

There is an outfit in the States that specialises in offroad adapted bikes, google Lasher. A group of injured US Servicemen, Ridetorecovery.com use bikes that have been produced by these guys.
I've seen these in action and they look fantastic, three independent wheels with Hydraulic brakes. The adaption’s include hand power and multiple gears. There is some good footage on youtube.


http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/wound ... ied-cycles

I rode with these boys and girls earlier in the year.

Regards,


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