- Wrap-around frame design
- Cable-driven parking brake
- 7" ground clearance
- 17" seat width options
- Quick-Release Axles: No
- Weight capacity: 250 lbs.
- Weight: 43 lbs.
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Overview of the Top End Force-3
The Invacare Top End Force-3 Handcycle is the newest addition to the Force series; it combines features from the Force G, Force CC and the Force 2. The contemporary "Stealth Black" matte finish enhances the sleekness of the handcycle's wrap-around frame. It is easy to ride and comes complete with 30 speeds, 26" high performance wheels and Shimano® components. The 26-559 wheel size offers so many tire choices, from high performance road tires, cruisers clincher, or even knobby tires. The Force-3 comes with threaded axles only and comes standard with high pressure cruiser clincher tires.
The Force-3 has 7" ground clearance, 2" higher than the Force-2 making it easier for transferring in and out of the handcycle. The Force-3 is available in a 17" seat width and has a 60" wheelbase. The backrest is a straight, tall back with a slight bend for comfort and is angle adjustable for your personal positioning preferences.
The Top End Force-3 is shipped with all the standard features you will need and does require some minor assembly. The assembly generally takes less than 30 minutes and any additional options and accessories are shipped separately and will also require assembly.
- Seat Depth1
- Measure from the most posterior point of the body to the inside of the knee, minus at least two inches. Optimal contact between the legs and the seat increases stability for the body.
- Back Height2
- Measured from the seat base to the top of the chair back. Sport users need enough height for upper body support, yet low enough to allow the arms and trunk to rotate freely.
- Rear Seat to Floor3
- Measurement from the ground to the rear seat edge. Relative to the front seat-to-floor dimension, this determines the rearward slope ("dump" or "squeeze") of the seat. Sport chairs usually have more dump for extra upper body stability.
- Hanger Angle4
- Determines how far the toes extend away from the body, measured from the horizontal. Sport users often use very tight angles to be able to rotate in the smallest possible space.
- Seat Width5
- Determined by the widest point of the body from knee to hip, plus an inch to ensure room to move. Sport chairs are typically as narrow as possible to save weight which improves agility.
- Wheel Camber6
- Angle of the wheel relative to the vertical. More camber improves stability and agility, but also limits ability to pass through narrow spaces. A typical sport chair uses nine to twelve degrees of camber.
- Front Seat to Floor7
- Measure the leg from the back of the knee to the sole of the foot. Then subtract the thickness of the cushion when it is compressed. Next, add a minimum of two inches for footrest clearance. Do not add the footrest clearance if the chair will be foot-propelled.
- Footrest Width8
- Measure from the inside of each legrest tubing the distance or desired distance between legrests.
- Center of Gravity9
- Measure from the front of the seat back post to the center of the rear axel.
- Seat to Footrest Length10
- Measure from the edge of the seat upholstery to the top rear of the footrest.
- Backrest Angle11
- Measure the the angle of the back post to the floor. Ninety degrees will be perpendicular to the floor, to approximate the angle from the back post to the seat, subtract two degrees from measurment for every .5" of dump.
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