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Introduction to wheelchair handbike

For people living with lower-limb disabilities, wheelchair handbikes open up cycling as a means of exercise, recreation, and transportation. In the 25 years since its inception, this form of adaptive cycling has become so popular that it’s been a part of the Paralympic Games since 2004. Next, let us briefly introduce the wheelchair handbikes.

Here is the content list:

· What is the benefit of a wheelchair handbike?

· What the disadvantage of a wheelchair handbike?

· What does a wheelchair handbike consist of?

What is the benefit of a wheelchair handbike?

Wheelchair Handbikes provide independence and mobility that reduce barriers and increase life satisfaction for people who have the use of their arms but not their legs. Handcycles are a great choice for people with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, amputation, multiple sclerosis, or who have had a stroke. These adaptive devices make wheelchair handbikes available as a competitive sport and recreational activity for people who otherwise would be sidelined. Piloting a wheelchair handbike is a great cardiovascular workout, and it builds strength and tones the shoulder, arm, and abdominal muscles. Since operating a handcycle requires simultaneous management of pedals, steering, and brakes plus speed and location, it’s a great tool to improve balance and coordination. Socially, a wheelchair handbike helps a person get out into the world and take advantage of that access to meet and connect with people.

What the disadvantage of a wheelchair handbike?

It's very difficult to assemble, and if you buy a wheelchair handbike online, it's better to have it assembled, because it's going to take you a long time to do it on your own. Such wheelchair handbikes are usually assembled by experts. Another drawback is that these manual operation handbikes don't fold up, so it's very difficult to transport them, although it's not that difficult if you're willing to pay the high cost of shipping.

What does a wheelchair handbike consist of?

As a manual operation handbike, the tight turning radius is the key to the increased maneuverability of this handcycle. Its 3-speed Sturmey Archer grip shifter keeps your ride smooth on hills. The hand pedals are convenient and easy to operate. The strong rolled steel frame of this handcycle enhances its durability, and the low seating makes it easy to get on and off. Its low center of gravity makes it more stable, and it has a hand-powered coaster brake. The seat is padded for extra comfort, the canted rear 24-inch wheels have smooth tread tires that add another layer of stability, and the front wheel centers itself. The foot platforms adjust independently and can be moved up or down, to the right or left, and you can tip your heel or two up or down. It comes with a steel wire basket and safety reflectors to make it easy to see on the road. A wheelchair handbike can accommodate riders up to 250 pounds who are up to 6 feet tall.

This manual operation handbike for the disabled is a great entry-level choice for getting into hand cycling. It’s not a speedy piece of equipment, but for anyone wanting to enjoy its stability, comfortable wide wheelchair seat, and convenient placement of the hand pedals, this handcycle is a solid choice. If you are in the wheelchair handbike business, you can consider our cost-effective products.

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