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Mountain Trike All Terrain Wheelchair

| March 18, 2013

A young man propelling a Mountain Trike at waters edge on a beach.Here’s a wheelchair with an interesting combination of features- Mountain Trike All-Terrain Wheelchair from the The Mountain Bike Company.

Now that the credits are out of the way let’s get down to the features. For the longest time, an all-terrain manual wheelchair primarily consisted of finding a wheelchair with a sturdy frame and slapping on a set of knobby tires. Granted, the knobbies added to off-roadability but also made the wheelchair harder to push.

The Mountain Bike Company however has put a spin on the all-terrain manual wheelchair. The knobby tires are still there but are accompanied by a dual lever drive, full suspension, and hydraulic disc brakes giving the rider greatly increased propulsion, less slippage and better control and braking for off-roading or for humping up those shoulder tearing steep hills. The large wheels being up front helps with negotiating rough terrains or pesky curbs. The Mountain Trike Wheelchair can be lever propelled with one arm leaving one of your paws free to… Well, to do whatever hand based activity turns you on while wheeling.

The Mountain Trike Wheelchair is designed to negotiate all types of terrain including woodland paths, sandy beaches, snow and ice, gravel, cobbled streets, and of course any sloppy or muddy ground you may encounter at outdoor events or while haunting your favorite out of the way place or path less traveled.

Here is what The Mountain Bike Company has to say:

“The two drive levers and hydraulic disc brakes give the rider excellent propulsion, control and braking, over difficult ground and up even steep hills. Whilst the unique direct drive steering means the rider can steer and drive the chair with only one arm, leaving a spare hand for… holding hands with a loved one, using the phone, walking the dog, holding a glass of wine at a garden party, you name it.

The Mountain Trike is designed for crossing ground that would be uncomfortable or even impossible in traditional wheelchairs.”

Find out more about the Mountain Trike Wheelchair

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