Our XCR demo

Our XCR demo

October 16, 2017

We are more than happy to inform you that we put together our XCR demo!

Off-road program in Michigan at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

August 8, 2017

Our FAT Explorer in action! Check out the new one-of-a-kind off-road program in Michigan at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. Watch Video.

http://woodtv.com/2017/08/03/mary-free-bed-offers-new-one-of-a-kind-off-road-program/

Fat Explorer in Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

June 26, 2017

Last Friday FAT Explorer found a new home in Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. Happy riding!

April Fools

April 2, 2017

Yesterday we introduced the new Fat-Jet Explorer :-D As many of you guessed it was an April Fools joke, however, we are still offering amazing handcycles that are custom made.

Yesterday we introduced the new Fat-Jet Explorer 😀 As many of you guessed it was an April Fools joke, however, we are still offering amazing handcycles that are custom made. Please visit frequently as we are planning to update our website and introduce a new member to our family of bikes soon.
www.proadaptivesports.com/handcycles/

New Fat-Jet Explorer

April 1, 2017

We are very excited. Today we got great news from Sport-On - manufacturer of our bikes ! New Fat-Jet Explorer is coming to the market. More info soon.

We are very excited. Today we got great news from Sport-On – manufacturer of our bikes ! New Fat-Jet Explorer is coming to the market. More info soon.

Handcycles for people with quadriplegia

December 5, 2016

Handcycles are hand-powered tricycles, that can be ridden by people, who lost function of their lower limbs. These are mostly riders with traumatic spinal cord injury or leg amputations.

Handcycles are hand-powered tricycles, that can be ridden by people, who lost function of their lower limbs. These are mostly riders with traumatic spinal cord injury or leg amputations. However, people have a false belief that a strong upper body is a must to be able to ride these bikes. In fact, there are some modifications that can be made to adapt the handcycle to specific needs of the rider. Our handcycles can be altered by choosing different gear systems, but also by adding electric motor assist. Skorpion racing handcycle and XCR cross-country handcycle can also be adapted for quadriplegics, people with higher spinal cord injury and limited function of arms and hands. This is accomplished by a quadriplegic setup, which includes special quad handles made of carbon, elbow brake, and elbow shifter. In this setup we also recommend to choose Schlumpf Mountain Drive or electric assist, which are not mandatory, but can be very helpful to quadriplegics. Here is a video depicting the quad grips:

Between the different handcycles we offer and the available adjustments I am sure everyone can find something for themselves.

FAT Explorer Handcycle is here!

May 12, 2016

The all new FAT Explorer Handcycle is here! I'm sure some of you noticed the new addition to out handcycle family, the all new FAT Explorer Handcycle. At first glance it does not differ much from the latest Explorer III, but there is more to this bike than meets the eye.

The all new FAT Explorer Handcycle is here!

I’m sure some of you noticed the new addition to out handcycle family, the all new FAT Explorer Handcycle. At first glance it does not differ much from the latest Explorer III, but there is more to this bike than meets the eye.

The most noticeable difference are the wide tires that are used to ride on soft terrain such as snow, sand, or mud. These tires are designed for low ground pressure; the inflation pressure varies between 8-10 psi, which allows for better grip on the traveled surface. The wide tires come with wide rims so a few changes had to be made to the frame to accommodate for the increased rim dimensions.

The standard FAT Explorer Handcycle drive system differs considerably from the standard Explorer III version. The front is powered by 750W electric motor and the rear drivetrain has Shimano XT 10 speed derailleur, 11-36T cassette. The intermediate set of gears is still the same, a bearing hub with 22T/28T. There is an option to order this handcycle with a rear Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 XL.

The 750W electric motor is a standard in FAT Explorer. Of course it comes with a rechargeable battery. The battery power can last anywhere between 25 – 100 km (15 – 62 miles) depending on the terrain. It will perform for a longer time on flat paved roads; going uphill and through tough terrain will drain the battery faster. These distances were estimated while riding the bike using power assist only, without adding any support by pedaling. The battery will last longer if the electric motor workload is decreased by muscle power.
The FAT Explorer was tested all throughout the last winter in the mountains. It is finally ready to go and we are glad we can offer such a beast of a handcycle.

To find out more about the specifications and custom options of FAT Explorer, click here.

Who can use the Explorer III Off Road Handcycle

May 3, 2016

Quite often I am being asked who can use the Explorer III Off Road Handcycle.  What level of ability is required to be able to ride this handbike?  There is really no single answer to this question, but let me try to shed some light on the issue.

Quite often I am being asked who can use the Explorer III Off Road Handcycle.  What level of ability is required to be able to ride this handbike?  There is really no single answer to this question, but let me try to shed some light on the issue.

 Explorer is a handcycle made mostly for people with paraplegia, so someone with lumbar spine or lower thoracic (T9 – T12) spine injury will have a blast taking it on the trails.  This handbike  is, however, not a good choice for quadriplegics, even the ones with finger dexterity and fairly good upper limb  function.  Upper thoracic spine injuries (T1 – T4) also limit the use of Explorer due to restricted strength and stability of chest and upper back muscles.  Even though this bike can be equipped with power assist, riding off-road and maneuvering around obstacles requires  good torso function and not just the upper body strength.

 So now we come to the grey area of mid thoracic (T5 – T8) spine injuries.  It gets tricky and I am not able to definitely tell at what level of mid thoracic spine injury a person will be able to ride the Explorer, as it is very individual.  Generally speaking, the lower the injury, the better the stability and strength of torso.  Some people with T-8 injury might be challenged, while others with T-6 injury will actually be able to ride this bike without much difficulty.  Definitely being active in different adaptive sports, like riding a mono-ski where maneuvering with torso is important, is a good indicator that riding the Explorer will not be an issue.  That said, the only way to know for sure is to take the Explorer III Off Road Handcycle for a spin on a trail.

Click here for more info about Explorer III.

Fat tire off-road handcycle. FAT Explorer Coming Soon!

April 19, 2016

Fat tire off-road handcycle. What can I say? It's Explorer, only... better! Explorer off-road handcycle will definitely take you places, but the brand new FAT Explorer will take you there through mud, sand, and snow. I'll tell you a secret. The standard will be equipped with 750W electric assist. Stay tuned for updates and full list of specs.

Fat tire off-road handcycle

What can I say? It’s Explorer, only… better! Explorer off-road handcycle will definitely take you places, but the brand new FAT Explorer will take you there through mud, sand, and snow. I’ll tell you a secret. The standard will be equipped with 750W electric assist. Stay tuned for updates and full list of specs.

Welcome to Pro Adaptive Sports

March 30, 2016

After many nights spent on planning, countless paperwork, and many hours of chatting with the designer and producer of Sport-On handcycles we finally decided it is time to go live. So here we are!

After many nights spent on planning, countless paperwork, and many hours of chatting with the designer and producer of Sport-On handcycles we finally decided it is time to go live. So here we are! Four wild folks, enthusiastic about outdoors, who want to share their passion with others. We are a start-up company located in Michigan and we are the US dealer of Sport-On handcycles made in Poland. Follow our blog for recent updates on what is going on, subscribe to our newsletter, like us on Facebook, and please spread the word!

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