Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 43

Thread: Freedom Ryder

  1. #1

    Freedom Ryder

    Hey guys. Im a c6/c7 quad. I bought a freedom ryder handcycle that is lean to steer. Will I be able to ride it? i have OK balance but not alot. Has and quads tried this type of handcycle?
    Never Give in..Never Give up

  2. #2
    Hey Wheelin, I'm T6/7 and had a little difficulty riding the leansteer. If I remember right, you have a month to try. Did any of the guys at F/R talk to you about their FRH-1 pivot steer bike? The leansteer will work your core if you still have them. Any bike you try will be difficult at first. I guess it depends on how much function you have left. Let us know how it goes. I'd also contact Steve Ackerman or Mike Lofgren at F/R for suggestions.

  3. #3
    thank you. I havent talked to them. I bout it off ebay
    Never Give in..Never Give up

  4. #4
    If it doesn't work out, I'm sure you'll have no problem selling it here.

  5. #5
    I know a few quads who ride lean steer Freedom Ryders and they do ok on them. It's just gonna take some time to learn to ride it. First time I bought a FR lean steer I crashed it the first day into a big rock on the side of the bike path, luckly I was hardly moving. When you first ride those things and you're not use to it, you feel like a drunken sailor.
    "Life is about how you
    respond to not only the
    challenges you're dealt but
    the challenges you seek...If
    you have no goals, no
    mountains to climb, your
    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

  6. #6
    cool deal..thanks for the replys
    Never Give in..Never Give up

  7. #7
    Senior Member djrolling's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Salisbury NC
    Posts
    1,664
    Which FR did you get? Is it one of the older ones or newer ones? Just curious...

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Leatherbee View Post
    I know a few quads who ride lean steer Freedom Ryders and they do ok on them. It's just gonna take some time to learn to ride it. First time I bought a FR lean steer I crashed it the first day into a big rock on the side of the bike path, luckly I was hardly moving. When you first ride those things and you're not use to it, you feel like a drunken sailor.
    Exactly, if you have trouble at 1st don't necessarily blame it on being a quad. I am T 10 and had a hard time getting used to the FR. Once you master it you can make course corrections by just moving your head slightly. Take time getting used to it, have a "spotter" help out until you master balance.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by ancientgimp View Post
    Exactly, if you have trouble at 1st don't necessarily blame it on being a quad. I am T 10 and had a hard time getting used to the FR. Once you master it you can make course corrections by just moving your head slightly. Take time getting used to it, have a "spotter" help out until you master balance.
    Yes, exactly, night and day once your use to it. Like what they say once you learn to ride a bike you don't forget. I can hop on a leaner now even after riding a pivot for years and have no problems.
    "Life is about how you
    respond to not only the
    challenges you're dealt but
    the challenges you seek...If
    you have no goals, no
    mountains to climb, your
    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

  10. #10
    I bought a lean steer Freedom Ryder CB-1 years ago and couldn't ride it, nor could my able-bodied dad. It was VERY wobbly and just impossible to balance and pedal at the same time. It sat in his basement for years until I sold it and bought one of Freedom Ryder's first FRH-1s. No offense, but maybe you should've asked the guys here if this type of bike would work for you before you bought it... I hope you can learn to ride it, but a head steer bike, like the FRH-1 or an Top End bike may be a lot easier to ride. My .02.
    Last edited by Rock517; 05-11-2010 at 10:53 AM.
    6/18/00: T-5 complete

Similar Threads

  1. Freedom Ryder Handcycle
    By Flyarmy91 in forum Equipment & Services
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-28-2012, 07:29 PM
  2. Freedom Ryder stage bike
    By Curt Leatherbee in forum Equipment & Services
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-13-2009, 03:58 PM
  3. My Review of my new Freedom Ryder FRH1
    By Curt Leatherbee in forum Equipment
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 10-24-2008, 03:10 PM
  4. Anybody have any new feedback on the Freedom Ryder FRH-1?
    By Curt Leatherbee in forum Equipment
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-26-2008, 11:35 PM
  5. freedom ryder on ebay
    By wheelin 48 in forum Exercise & Recovery
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-04-2007, 07:36 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •