Categories: Health & Fitness, Adaptive Bikes,
Adaptive Trikes, Recumbent Exercise Bikes, Recumbent Exercise
Trikes, Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy,
Accessible Trikes, Accessible Bikes, Physical Therapy, Rehab,
Fitness & Rehab, Rehabilitation,
Wheelchair, Handicap Accessible, Handicapped, Cycles, Disabled,
Disabilities, Disabled Veterans, Veteran Rehab, Cardio Rehab
Indoor Stationary Recumbent
Exercise & Fitness Bikes,
Stationary Recumbent Bikes for Home Rehab and Physical
Upright Exercise Bikes vs. Recumbent Exercise Bikes,
Magnetic ECB Stationary Recumbent Bikes
Recumbent Bicycles, Tricycles & Stationary
Recumbent Fitness/Rehab Bikes
Just what the doctor ordered?
physical limitations stop you from enjoying the outdoors
on a bike!
A Recumbent Bike or Trike may be just what the Doctor
We stock many
bike and trike designs that are far more adaptable and
accessible than the typical upright two-wheeled bicycle
concept. Maybe a new recumbent bike or trike would bring
back your freedom to ride.
|Over the years
we have adapted / fitted recumbent trikes
for riders who use a walker or forearm
crutches. Riders who have lost the use of
one arm or who need help transferring from a
wheelchair into their trike. Exercise is
important if you are in peak health and even
more important if your health peaked quite a
Some of our customers are recovering from
multiple hip and knee replacements, spinal
fusions, traumatic brain injury, amputation,
car or motorcycle accidents heart attacks or
We have customers who successfully
ride in spite of nerve disorders, balance ailments, MS,
ALS and Parkinson's. Some were serious bike racers,
fitness buffs and commuters. Others are reformed couch
potatoes, dieters and even folks just out of cardiac &
post-operative rehab. A recumbent bike - trike is working for them;
it may well work for you. We have fitted recumbents for
riders from age 9 to 90. Recumbents are a very versatile,
adaptable & adaptive means of comfortable
exercise, rehab and transportation.
||Personally I find working with these customers extremely
rewarding. You may call them differently able,
handicapped or physically challenged, I call them
overcomers. When life gave them every excuse to sit down
and feel sorry for themselves they refuse to be counted
out of the game. They don’t expect riding to be as easy
for them as it is for their friends and neighbors, but
what is anymore? My hat is off to them! Now how can I
Adaptive Trikes & Tricycles
Tricycles have low speed stability unmatched by any
bike. They are easier to get on, start, stop and get off
than bikes. Some of these trikes are low, light and
sporty, they are called “tadpole” trikes.
tricycles have two front wheels and put you
in a more reclined aerodynamic position.
They have hand controls at your sides and
are smaller, easier to transport in a
vehicle. Some tadpoles even fold to fit in
your trunk. Many riders find the tadpole
trikes preferable for longer, more
challenging rides. The other type of trikes
is “delta” trikes with two rear wheel. The
delta trikes are higher and easier to get
into and out of and put you in a more
upright seated position. Most delta trikes
are less expensive and more suitable for
shorter rides. All trikes offer greater low
speed stability for riders with a wide
variety of disabilities, making it possible
for you to enjoy bike paths, trails, and
roads. Your hand controls can be at thigh
height or raised to a traditional handle bar
trike may be all you need to get out on the road again.
I think you will be surprised how easy and comfortable
they are to ride.
Recumbent Bikes Bicycles
Those with mobility impairments, who have good balance
and prefer two wheels may find the back support and the wide
seat of a recumbent bike attractive.
accommodate people in an upright yet reclined seated position or a
more recumbent mode.
The hand controls can be at thigh
height or raised to a traditional handle bar level. A
foot-pedaled recumbent trike may be all you need to get
out on the road again, and will likely be more
comfortable than you expect.
Bicycle ~ Tricycle
With a recumbent tandem bike or trike you bring a
companion who can help with balance, control and
Blind and visually impaired riders can enjoy tandem cycling with a
sighted driver. Three wheeled recumbent tandems can
remove the challenge of balance for both riders. This
can be especially important when cognitive or
coordination limitations are factors.
Recumbent Trikes with Tandem Couplers
Some recumbent trikes can be “tandemized” by adding a
coupler. This gives you a tandem with one driver and two
riders who can pedal, coast and shift gears
independently. Couples can ride attached through traffic
or hilly sections where one needs help and then ride
separate on bike paths where there is no traffic or
Even some people using wheelchairs can ride leg powered
trikes. If you have limited use and strength in your
legs an adaptive trike may be just right for you. You
can build leg strength and flexibility while enjoying
the outdoors. These bikes are a wonderful way to get out
of a wheelchair and back to the joy, freedom and
benefits of exercising outdoors.
We have seen handicapped children do particularly well on
adaptive trikes. One family brought their 9 year old son
to test ride some trikes. When he walked in our shop
with two forearm crutches I was cautiously optimistic.
The coordination of pedaling was a challenge for him but
he had no lack of motivation! His folks bought a
Sun delta trike hoping he would be able to ride along
with his Mom on her fitness walks.
A month later
they were back to buy a bike for Mom because he was
doing so well she said “I can’t run ten miles!”
||For younger riders under
4 feet tall there is the Hase Trets recumbent
trike. Though it is a bit pricey it can be a great option
for smaller riders.
Another nice option is that it can be towed
behind most bicycles as a trailer.
Or it can be ridden as an independent trike
as seen in this photo.
Custom adaptive options to fit particular needs
One Hand Controls
For riders with particular challenges we can adapt most
recumbent bikes and trikes so that you can operate both
brakes and all the gears with on hand.
Custom Low Gearing
Custom extra-low gears give you extra-easy pedaling.
Combined with the stability of a trike this gives you
will be able to climb most paved hills slowly but
Short Crank Arms
If your knees or hips are recovering after surgery or
trauma stiffness or limited flexion can me a problem. We
can set up a recumbent bike or trike to help you
overcome this allowing full 360 degree rotation of the
crank arm. This can extend your rehab program into the
great outdoors! Fitting shorter length crank arms allows
most rehab riders to peddle even with restricted joint
movement. Pedaling a full rotation often helps decrease
joint swelling and can increase your mobility and
strength. Al this form a fun outdoor aerobic activity!
We stock crank arms as short as 145 mm (170 or 175 are
standard.) If your knees get sore from riding a shorter
crank often helps. Riders who are under ~5’4” tall or
who have trouble getting their legs over the top of the
pedal stroke can benefit from shorter crank arms too.
Indoor Stationary Recumbent Exercise Bikes
Whether the climate or physical limitations prevent you
from riding in the great outdoors it is important to
know there are still options for your health & fitness
needs. Recumbent exercise bikes (sometimes called;
recumbent fitness bikes, indoor recumbent exercise bikes
or stationary recumbent exercise bikes) provide a great
way to stay in shape all year long.
Recumbent Fitness Bicycles from the Bicycle Man provide
diverse resistance levels for your fitness & rehab
Stationary exercise & fitness recumbent bikes are very
versatile and can be used for fitness, aerobic exercise,
weight loss and training for various kinds of cycling
events. Whether you require exercise equipment for
low impact aerobic exercise or serious off season
training ~ indoor fitness recumbent exercise bikes offer
distinct advantages and the greatest
advantages to an indoor - stationary
recumbent fitness bike - recumbent exercise
Stationary (Indoor) Recumbent Exercise Bikes provide
safe, low impact aerobic exercise that has been
used for physical therapy and Cardio Rehab for
Recumbent Fitness Bikes are generally more
comfortable because the rider is seated in a more
natural slightly reclined position.
Convenience ~ Simply put, life can keep us so busy
we may not always have the time to prep for a ride
outdoors. Indoor Recumbent Fitness Bikes help us to maintain our
exercise routine from the convenience of our own
Weather is no longer a factor. This is a big
advantage for riders who desire consistency
regardless of inclement weather or temperatures that
would normally keep them from riding.
Aerobic exercise improves cardiovascular health and
You can watch your children, watch TV, listen to
music and still get a great workout in the comfort
of your own home.
The Bicycle Man carries the XTerra Fitness SB 540r & the LeMond Fitness G Force RT Recumbent
The XTerra Fitness SB 540r offers numerous
features usually found only on more
expensive models on the market.
Low Step Over Height - For easy mount & dismount of
the bike which means it is easier to get on & off -
especially if you have physical limitations that
keep you from lifting your leg over higher objects.
Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike = Variable Magnetic Resistance - From low impact
for Physical Therapy - Occupational Therapy & Cardio
Rehab to Aerobic Workout Resistance Levels for
even the most serious training.
Belt Driven for smoother and quieter operation.
Adjustable Seat for maximum comfort
Extra Large Backlit LCD Display Screen for easy reading
XTerra Fitness SB540r Recumbent Exercise Bike page
to learn more about this Premier Line of recumbent
fitness bikes - exercise recumbent bikes!
The G-Force RT offers
advantages over the competition:
No Power Cord - No Wires to contend with
Adjustable Seat - More adaptations and articulation
than any other bike in the industry.
WKO Lite Software - Track your progress on your
computer. You can use the included thumb drive to
download your workouts and measure your progress!
The benefits of an
indoor stationary recumbent exercise bike are
available to everyone from returning disabled Veterans
to cardiac rehab patients. Don't let the weather or your
circumstances prevent you from being an overcomer in the
comfort of your own home.
Test riding is best!
Test riding is the best way to see what type of
bike/trike works for you and which model you enjoy most.
Spend a few days if you like. Try them in a parking lot,
on back roads and up hills till you know what you want.
If you just can’t come try them we can work with you by
phone and email then ship one to you.
SWB - Short Wheel Base
CLWB - Compact Long Wheel Base
LWB - Long Wheel Base
OSS - Over Seat Steering
USS - Under Seat Steering
Recumbents with Suspension
Tadpole Recumbent Trikes (Tricycles)
Delta Recumbent Trikes (Tricycles)
in stock and ready to