Cougar S24 Pedelec Add-On Hybrid Handcycle

£ 3,395.00

In just a few seconds Cougar S24 Hybrid Add-On will transform your rigid frame wheelchair into a fantastic sleek and sporty power assisted handcycle. We have designed this great machine to make life easier and more pleasant for handcyclists.

The Cougar S24 Hybrid is usually available from stock.


Cougar S24 Electric Assisted Handcycle with Pedelec Twin Drive

Cougar Add On pedelec twin drive system combines pedal assist and throttle operation.

Pedal Assist Sensor (PAS): The pedal assist sensor is mounted on the bottom bracket and provides crank speed information to the motor. The motor will not activate until PAS is activated. A magnet ring is mounted onto the sprocket and when the cranks are rotated the magnets passing the PAS activate assistance. Electric assistance is felt as soon as the rider starts peddling, power delivery is modulated via the handle bar mounted console.

Power on Demand (POD): This feature is activated using the thumb throttle. The motor delivers immediate power to the wheel when the throttle is activated. POD overrides the pedal assist sensor. This is of great benefit when gear selection is inappropriate; the rider is at a junction or hill climbing.

Pedelec twin drive electric assistance can be felt as soon as the rider starts peddling. Cougar S24 can be operated with or without the pedelec twin drive and it is possible to instantly switch from manual to power assist. Twin drive 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.


Compact, Lightweight and Long Lasting: Our 36V Lithium-ion battery weighs only 2.5kg yet has an 13.5Ah capacity. The 18650 Panasonic cells used in our batteries are widely known to be the finest available. Protected by a battery management system, the batteries provide a great combination of energy density and cycle life, allowing you to achieve more miles per charge.

Highly Reliable: Battery management technology protects packs from heat, voltage imbalance, and over-current. The BMS (Battery Management System) dramatically improves cycle life and prevents battery fires and explosions. All Li-ion cells benefit from precise battery and pack management technology.

Currently Li-ion battery packs with a capacity exceeding 300Wh are classified as Hazardous Material – Hazmat Class 9 they will not be allowed on aircraft except on cargo flights and have to be packed in carton approved with UN3841 (Lithium Battery and Equipment). We can supply 8Ah batteries if you intend to fly with your cycle.

More detailed battery information.

Docking System

Cougar S24 Add On can be connected to most rigid wheelchairs via a docking system that is permanently mounted under the wheelchair. Once connected it takes only seconds to dock on.

The rear of the docking system is bolted to either the axle or a bar going across the back of the chair. The front of the docking system is bolted to the bar underneath the seat canvas towards 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 clamps or the existing holes.

Fatigue Testing

Our docking system has succeeded in passing vigorous fatigue trials in the USA this included being drop tested 6,667 times along with a multi drum (rolling road) test of 200,000 cycles without failure or the need for adjustment on any component.

(Testing was carried out using the Viper power cycle connected to a Quickie GPV wheelchair)

The docking system will add around 1.7 kg to the weight of the wheelchair and once fitted actually strengthens the frame of the wheelchair.

Please go to the video gallery to view the docking on procedure.

Please note we cannot fit our handcycles to folding wheelchairs.

Team Hybrid’s policy is that of continuous product improvement. Specifications listed in this document or elsewhere are subject to change without prior notice. E&OE.

Compare Models

Model Cougar S24 Hybrid Add On Handcycle  Cougar S11 Hybrid Clip On Handcycle
Price  £3,395  £4,395
Frame Material Aluminium  Steel
Frame Finish Polished  Powder Coated
Fork Material Steel  Steel
Wheel Size 20 inch  20 inch
Gears Drive Wheel 24 Gears 11-32T  11 Gears 11-42T
Mech Bottom Shimano Acera  SRAM 1 x 11
Shifter  Shimano Revoshift  SRAM
Gear Type DNP Freewheel  Cassette
Chain Wheel Triple 44/36/26  Single 42T
Mech Top Shimano Altus  N/A
Shifter Top  Shimano Altus  N/A
V-Brake Shimano Alivo  Shimano
Disc Brake  Sram Avid BB5 160mm Rotor Sram Avid BB5 160mm Rotor
Tire Knobbly or Road Knobbly or Road
Inner Tube Slime Protection Slime Protection
Battery 13.5Ah Lithium Ion/486Wh 13.5Ah Lithium Ion/486Wh
Motor Power 250Watt Nominal 500Watt Max 250Watt Nominal 500Watt Max
Motor Type 36V/48V 250rpm  Brushless, Geared 36V/48V 250rpm Brushless, Geared
Controller  20A  20A
Operation Speed Sensor/Thumb Throttle Speed Sensor/Thumb Throttle
Range  11 – 40 miles depending on terrain and rider input 11 – 40 miles depending on terrain and rider input


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Cougar S24 pedelec twin drive combines pedal assist and throttle operation.

Isabelle Whizzes Around London On Her Cougar

Isabelle says, “When I first heard about the fact that it was possible to turn my wheelchair into a bike that just blew my mind. I realized, I’d actually become a cyclist. Every time is set off I just get this whoosh of excitement because it’s so wonderful”.