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Electric Assisted Handcycles | Cougar
COUGAR ELECTRIC ASSISTED HANDCYCLE
Transform your wheelchair in seconds. Transform your life for ever.
The Cougar power assisted handcycle is a quick release wheelchair attachment designed to fit the majority of rigid frame wheelchairs and will transform your wheelchair into a brilliant handcycle.
Redesign your Freedom
The Cougar electric handcycle was designed and built to make life easier and more pleasant for hand-cyclists. When you purchase a Team Hybrid handcycle you are investing in your future health, fun and overall well being.
The Cougar handcycle will transform the way that you use your wheelchair
Hand cycles can be used for recreation, shopping, commuting and is a great way to get your aerobic exercise. The benefits of cycling to health, physical conditioning and quality of life are many and include improved muscle strength and improved stamina.
More reasons to cycle
- Improves circulation and respiratory functions through active exercise.
- Burns up calories for weight control and weight loss.
- Provides post-operative exercise as part of a rehabilitation program.
- Promotes relationships with friends and family.
A brief introduction
The Cougar has an 8 speed Freewheel mounted on to the side of the motor and a 3 speed chainset mounted on the handlebars. You shift gears by turning the twist-grip and levers that are mounted on the handles.
The electric assistance is operated by pressing on the handle mounted thumb throttle. The Cougar can be operated with or without the electric assistance and it is possible to instantly switch from manual to power assist without interruption of peddle rotation. Power assistance can be used continuously although in order to conserve battery power it is good practice to anticipate gear changes when approaching an incline and to use assistance only when extra power is needed.
The Cougar power assisted hand cycle can be connected to most rigid wheelchairs via a docking system that is permanently mounted under the wheelchair. It is lightweight, and adds approximately one kilogram to the weight of the chair. Once connected it takes only seconds to dock on.
The rear of the docking system is bolted to either the back axle or a bar going across the back of the chair. The front is bolted to the bar underneath the front of the seat. Some chairs do not have this bar, Kuschall for example. In this case we tailor a bar to the chair, which is then bolted on using the existing holes.
The docking system will add around 1 Kilogram to the weight of the wheelchair and once fitted actually strengthens the frame of the wheelchair.
Please go to the video page to view the docking on proceedure.
(Please note we can not fit our hand cycles to folding wheelchairs)
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