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james d. from naples, fl
65 years old, paralyzed lower extremities, arms becoming weak. Owned XL Xcellerator for 11 years.
All portions of the handcycle are top end products throughout the entire bike.
I requested a 14 speed TOP END bike and on my other Xcellerator I had a 7 speed only but different crank proportions which the O.T. discussed with me 12 years ago. The gearing for this bicycle leaves gears one through seven as so low you would be climbing a 10 degree hill for any use. Gears 8 through 14 provide about the force of second gear on a 3 speed bicycle. You must train in a different manner to satisfy a person with disability's needs more intently
Reviewed on 01/17/2012
robert c. from washington, ut
I am a bilatteral amputee, ak and bk. I do not concider myself handicaped but it is hard to ride a regular bike with my prosthetic legs.
It has a solid frame.
It need brakes on the rear wheels for dismounting. The seat does not go far enough back, uncomfortable with my prosthetics.
Reviewed on 09/28/2011
katrina m. from liberty, ky
15 yr. old male with cerebralpalsy
gears adjustable, seat and footrest, big wheels
quick release wheels slide loose
Reviewed on 12/01/2010
roy l. from schaumburg, il
I am 63 years of age and really like my Top End Handcycle. My mobilty is impaired due to calcification of my hip joints. I really appreciate the help.
Ease of repair if you follow manual and use allen wrenches that comes with the handcycle.
The chain comes off the sprocket too easily but true of any high end bicycle if not personalized. After personalization, it operates extremely well.
Reviewed on 09/04/2010
carl a. from knotts island, nc
I am a 56 yr old paraplegic with excellent upper body strength. I had used a Freddom Ryder handcycle for years.
Easy to get into, pedal, and get out of.
Even in 1st gear, it is much harder to pedal than other bikes with more gears.
Reviewed on 07/22/2010
robert h. from plain city, oh
Male, 67-year old, paraplegic
I like the way it handles, the seating is very comfortable, & easy to transfer on & off.
The only weakness is the convex mirror, which was an optional accessory. Believe me, it's flimsy & very hard to focus, & positioned in the wrong place. It's not worth the extra $23.00. I had to buy & mount my own flat mirror in a easy-viewing position, which, also, makes it much safer.
Reviewed on 07/11/2010
rich h. from mineola, ny
Above Knee Amputee; 5'11",185 lbs
Quality product; Well built, Easy to use. FUN
Seat could go back a little more. More adjustments for the foot pegs, otherwise it's great
Reviewed on 08/24/2009
joe s. from killen, al
44 year old, Mom of 4, semi-active personality, with a t-12 parapalegic spinal cord injury.
easy to adapt to
placement of front brake
Reviewed on 11/04/2008
gerard g. from rockaway park, ny
69 years old - male - after 10 years my replacement hip became infected. spent 4 years trying to get rid of the infection.
Provides a workout that is progressively demanding and is also pleasing and empowering - a new freedom.
The crutch holder I ordered is poorly designed. Came with no information and has been of limited use.
Reviewed on 06/17/2006