Downhill biking for wheelchair users

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Downhill biking for wheelchair users

Postby jcain » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:56 pm

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 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:00 pm

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Re: Downhill biking for wheelchair users

Postby hjd10 » Thu May 01, 2014 4:42 pm

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.

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