Introducing the ultimate handcycle for quads with our exclusive patent pending "forearm actuated braking", special Quadgrips and 350 watt BionX system. The FreedomRyder FRH-1 Q will bring the sport of handcycling to riders with high level injuries. We have added James Watson's Quadgrips to our already quad friendly, easily maneuverable, easily adjusted, comfortable FRH-1 frame configuration.
We had been told that one of the main obstacles in the way of handcycling for high level injuries was the inability to squeeze conventional brake levers and shift conventional shifters as normally configured on handcycles. James Watson went a long way towards solving the shifting problem with his Quadgrips and Shimano XT or SRAM Double Tap shifters. Still the problem of stopping the bike quickly or on a hill made handcycling for quads difficult.
After extensive observation and communication with quads we realized that most quads could easily move their arms together at the elbows or away at the elbows which made us realize that this movement could actuate a brake lever if the lever was properly placed and easily adjustable to fit each rider.
James Watson Quadgrips
From this need and awareness came the "forearm actuated brake lever" seen in the animation above. Its so mechanically simple, easy to use and effective that the quads using this new design love it and agree it works great!
The design allows the lever to be easily adjusted to the optimum position for each individuals preference which makes it very easy to actuate the brake in any situation or condition.
One very important situation is the brake can be actuated on a hill to stop the rider from rolling backwards if they are unable to climb the hill. The rider can then either release the brake gradually and roll back down the hill, hold the brake on and reposition the cranks to the right position for their strongest power stroke or engage the power button on the Bionx system to power up the hill.
BionX makes all the difference
You will never again be stuck on a hill if you are not strong enough to make it up.
When you combine the BionX kit, the James Watson Quadgrips and our patent pending "forearm actuate brake" you have a state of the art handcycle that will allow individuals with high level injuries to ride with other cyclists, family and friends or go on rides of almost limitless length and duration.
You will never again fear any hill or situation while riding the FRH-1Q
We believe that the FRH-1Q sets the standard for handcycles for quads. With the large range of adjustment the FRH-1 Q can position you from a being reclined, more upright or anywhere in between. It can be outfitted with the either size BionX kit or is perfect in itself for any person with a high level injury. Call us today and ask any questions that come to mind. The FRH-1 Q will set you free!