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    recumbent off-road handcycle

    Just got back from Crested Butte where me and my kids did some whitewater rafting, some downhill, x/c handcycling, and the Adaptive Sports Center ropes challenge course.
    While there i met up with Jake( ReActive Adaptions) and tried out his recumbent off-road bike the -Scott- had posted thread about. This bike is cool as hell, it is very stable and it is impressive how it handles. There were some concerns about the bar over the front and transfers to the bike. I transfered to it just like my road handcycle, one leg over the seat and transfer over, no problem. It has carbon fiber trough to put feet in, just get foot up and slide in, easier than screwing with those straps. You don't even notice the bar over the top and the design will allow for some snazzy mods, like a compound bow holder, camera mounts, fishing rod holders, pretty much anything you want to take off-road for some fun.
    The upright position is prefered by me and this thing is very comfortable to sit in and ride. It's easy to go from cranking and steering to the handle bars to steer and brake. For someone looking for an alternative to the sitting position of a one-off/Bomber style handcycle, this is a badass bike. I didn't get any pics. cause my camera was dead, but Jake took a few and we'll see how those turned out when he gets time. I loved riding this bike and fealt I could've tackled the mountain with it and then some.
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    Thanks for the report! Sounds good!

    Pat

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    I saw that rig a few weeks ago when I was up in Colorado. It really is quite impressive. I didn't get a chance to ride it. I'd be curious to see how it handles at speed or through difficult terrain. As of now, the only other real option for a recumbent off-road bike is the one from Lasher. I've ridden that one and really liked it. However, I didn't do anything too gnarly with it. It's great that people are making such fantastic efforts to develop new equipment.

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    here's a picture from ReActive Adaptions facebook page:

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    do you know the base price of the recumbent off-road bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LooseCannon View Post
    do you know the base price of the recumbent off-road bike?
    you should contact Jake @ ReActive Adaptions website to be sure. Keep in mind, he uses top shelf parts for his bikes.

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