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Armbike, (svensk text)

User with her armbike. Photo: Jonas Arneson
User with her armbike. Photo: Jonas Arneson

User with her armbike. Photo: Jonas Arneson
User with her armbike. Photo: Jonas Arneson

User with her armbike. Photo: Jonas Arneson
User with her armbike. Photo: Jonas Arneson

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Armbike

- addition to manual wheelchair that allows quick and comfortable mobility outdoors

Description
Armbike is an addition with a large front wheel and handlebars that can be attached to a manual wheelchair. When the armbike is connected the front wheels of the wheelchair are lifted up. The armbike is driven forward when you pull the handle toward you and coasts when you push the handlebars away (rowing motion). The bike has seven gears, as well as a handbrake, bell and reflectors. Mobility is easier on the body and is much faster than the wheelchair alone. The bike is very responsive and has a tight turning radius.
Weight cycle part about: 10 kg.

See also www.armbike.se

Authors comments
The user is very happy with her armbike. She often uses it as a means of transportation and to be able to keep the same pace as people who are walking. It works best on level ground. It is easy to bring along on flights.

The "rowing" movement that propels the armbike is gentle on the body. Another advantage is that the user’s hands do not become dirty because they are on the handlebars rather than on the push rims.

Purchased from
www.armbike.se (last checked July 2017)

Paid for by
The user

Tip is dated from 2011

Categories for this tip
looking after ones health » training, mobility » moving around by wheelchair, recreation, leisure » sports, Tips and tricks from people with Tetraplegia with motor function allowing ambulation (C2-Th1, ASIA D, E).

One comment:

  1. Riktigt kul med delat intresse för armcykling.
    http://armcyklist.blogspot.se/
    #3281# comment 2012-03-30

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