Moutain Trike All Terrain Wheelchair

At A Glance

Weight: 44 pounds

Cost: 5873

Self propelled: yes

Contact Info:

+44 (0) 1270 842616

Info@mountaintrike.co.uk

www.mountaintrike.com

Wybunbury Road, Walgherton, Cheshire,

CW5 7NG, United Kingdom

Mountain Trike All Terrain Wheelchair 1

Mountain Trike All Terrain Wheelchair

The first Mountain Trike was developed in 2007 by inventor Time Morgan. Several revsions later the company has grown and now produces 3 different models.

Mountain Trike is a 3 wheeled wheelchair manufactured in the United Kingdom. The 3rd smaller wheel in the back of the chair can be controlled by the operator with a sort of “steering wheel” on one of the push levers.

Lever Power

Similar to the Grit Freedom chair the Mountain Trike is propelled by levers. The biggest difference between the 2 chairs is that in order to turn the Grit chair you use the levers to brake one wheel while pushing the other. This means you will lose some momentum each time you need to make a turn. 

Steering Made Easy

With the Mountain Trike you can coast along a trail and make turns with the steering mechanism without losing any speed. Using levers to push yourself is more efficient than pushing on directly on the tires, but it still takes a lot of energy. With the Freedom wheelchair you will lose some of that hard earned energy each time you make a turn.

The Mountain Trike is not built for speed. It’s standard gear ratio is better for climbing a hill than for going fast. The sprocket can be swapped out for stronger people or those who live in flat areas. But for most off-road applications operators will want an easy gear ratio.

The Mountain Trike all terrain wheelchair is available in 3 different models.

  • Self propelled
  • Caretaker propelled
  • Electric Assist

The self propelled version can be upgraded to the electric assist if you decide you need the extra help later.

Pros

Electric assist – Propelling yourself over the type of terrain this chair is designed for will be a serious workout for your arms. Having a little help from the battery is a great option.

Steering – Steering the chair with one hand allows operators to hold hands with someone as they go for a walk together.

Air Suspension – Equipped with suspension to smooth out the bumps on your adventure.

Cons 

Mountain bike tires – Depending on the terrain a standard mountain bike tire may have difficulty in loose sand, mud, or snow.

Price – The base model of the Mountain Trike is $5873. Add a battery and a motor the price can climb to $8885.00

Steering – Steering the wheelchair like a boat rudder can take some getting used to.

Who it’s for

Wheelchair users who have a strong upper body, and want the independence to explore on under their own power. Also not so strong users who opt for the battery assisted model will enjoy the Mountain Trike all terrain wheelchair.

Competition

GRIT Freedom Chair – Also powered by levers and with its third wheel in the front this wheelchair is the Moutain Trikes main competition.