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    Paralyzed outdoorsman designs bike to cycle woods again.

    This story was on PBS NEWSHOUR this evening.

    Paralyzed outdoorsman designs bike to cycle woods again.

    Web site with article and video: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/paralyzed-outdoorsman-designs-bike-to-cycle-woods-again




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    Hmmm...interesting. Until I looked today (as a result of this thread), that bike was marketed as the Icon Explore (from memory), and was on Icon’s website (http://iconwheelchairs.com/). It’s no longer there.

    Jeff Adams (one of the Icon owners/managers) was very active on this forum, but I know that he took some time away from Icon management to do some study. I’m also aware that Icon outside of the US/Canada is now marketed by a Danish company...https://langhoej-live.dk/produkter/l...n-wheelchairs/ (who, from experience, are very good).

    But why Christian (who I think created the Icon (and its predecessor)) has changed the name of the bike and removed it from Icon’s website, I don’t know, but would be interested to find out!
    Gordon, father of son who became t6 paraplegic at the age of 4 in 2007 as a result of surgery to remove a spinal tumour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordy1 View Post
    Hmmm...interesting. Until I looked today (as a result of this thread), that bike was marketed as the Icon Explore (from memory), and was on Icon’s website (http://iconwheelchairs.com/). It’s no longer there.

    Jeff Adams (one of the Icon owners/managers) was very active on this forum, but I know that he took some time away from Icon management to do some study. I’m also aware that Icon outside of the US/Canada is now marketed by a Danish company...https://langhoej-live.dk/produkter/l...n-wheelchairs/ (who, from experience, are very good).

    But why Christian (who I think created the Icon (and its predecessor)) has changed the name of the bike and removed it from Icon’s website, I don’t know, but would be interested to find out!
    http://iconwheelchairs.com/explore/

    there ya go.

    Looks like it’s just under $16000 (presumably Canadian) without any optional extras. That’s less than $12,000 usd, which is pretty reasonable for what it is. You can Pat almost that price for a decent off-road handcycle without an electric motor or the lean ability of this one.

    I wish Christian a long life and a long career so he can keep designing things to make our lives better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funklab View Post
    So the Explore webpage still exists, but it’s no longer visible if you go to Icon’s website (or at least it isn’t when accessing the page from Australia)? Weird.
    Gordon, father of son who became t6 paraplegic at the age of 4 in 2007 as a result of surgery to remove a spinal tumour.

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