This is our premium "Body Lean Steer" model. It features an improved frame design that mounts our wide cranks in a lower trunk-power positionfor maximum power delivery.
Deciding whether body lean steering is the best choice for you depends upon your injury and abilities. Many find that they can ride our body lean steered bikes that didn't think so beforehand. They only take a short time to learn and carving a turn while leaning into it like a bicycle becomes very addicting. Once a rider chooses body lean steering we find that they will ride no other design. (Please call us for advice and we'll answer all your questions.)
The latest LC-1 has four new innovative features:
1) The LC-1 comes standard with a powerful Avid disc brake for effortless braking on those long downhill descents. This virtually eliminates the danger of overheating the rims and tires which can cause tube failure.
2) All LC-1's come standard with Shimano shifting mounted on the T-handles for convenient hands-on shifting, pedaling and braking. It works so well you'll wonder how you got along without it.
3) One reason the new shifter and brake location works so well is because of our new cable routing tubes that direct the cables low and rearward out of the rider's field of view. Another reason is this revolutionary new (patent pending) design also minimizes cable rotation and flex while pedaling. This prevents cable fatigue which is the major cause of breakage. A final and very important aspect of the new design is how it places the weight and flex of the cables in a completely neutral balanced location with respect to the T-handles.
Narrow track width
4) Freedom Ryder handcycles already offer more adjust-ability than any other handcycle and we've improved the LC-1 to allow an even lower and more forward crank location for even better power delivery. Remember, with body lean steering the cranks turn with you so the lower cranks won't interfere with your legs when turning.
Combine these new features with our popular new cranks that are lighter, stiffer and more ergonomically correct than any others on the market and you end up with the finest lean steer handcycle on the market today. A real value at $3995