We are Scotland’s Mountain Trike Experience Centre based in Dunkeld, Perthshire.
The Mountain Trike Offers riders the freedom to venture out around town or into the countryside or even the remote wilderness. Whether that is to the beach, down muddy tracks, over grass or along cobbled streets, gravel driveways and even through snow. We call this All-Terrain.
With a conventional wheelchair, the smallest everyday journey or outdoors activity can seem daunting. The Mountain Trike gives riders the ability to go to places that were completely inaccessible previously, whilst maintaining the function and versatility of a standard wheelchair.
Possible applications for the Trike are huge, including:
– Going to the playground or park with a child
– walking the dog
– camping and bush craft activities
– Shooting and fishing
– Orienteering and Basketball
We are immensely excited to be able to offer such an innovative product and hope you will join us in the great outdoors!
There are a number of great features about the Mountain Trike, for a start, the drive levers not only amplify the effort you put in, but also keep your hands clean and dry, even through water and thick mud.
The optimised gearing gives you good speed on flat ground and much needed gearing when climbing hills, although the chain sprockets can be changed if you wish (any good mountain bike shop would be able to help you).
The large front wheels mean you can easily ride up and over curbs or other obstacles.
The width (74cm) means you can fit through all but the narrowest of doorways, a tight turning circle and easy to use reverse means moving about indoors if you decide to pop into the pub or down to the shops isn’t an issue.
Width of the widest point: 740 mm (29 inches) Width of the seat: 432 mm (17 inches) Height of the seat back: 370 mm (14.6 inches)
To transport the Mountain Trike in a car, the seat back folds flat and the rear wheel folds underneath the frame, but if space is severely restricted, undo a few bolts and the whole thing disassembles into 3 parts.
"One thing which people always comment on is how comfortable the Mountain Trike is. A changeable base cushion means you can use whatever cushion you like and the performance moulded back rest holds you securely and comfortably.
We have tilted the seat back a little to give you a more comfortable position when travelling down hills, and because there is a wheel behind you, you can lean back and relax, no matter how steep the hill, you won’t fall out backwards. This seating position is also pressure relieving and comfortable for many hours of off-road riding.
Lastly, independent suspension on each wheel not only gives a smooth and comfortable ride when dropping off curbs, riding over cobbles, cracked pavements and tree roots but also means you can turn or travel across slopes safely and with confidence".
Easy to use and long lasting
"Here at Mountain Trike, we pride ourselves in not only producing something fun and highly desirable, but also safe and usable by as many people as possible.
The front anti-tip wheels prevent the chair from rolling over forwards if braking quickly or when going downhill and the hydraulic brakes and parking brakes give you excellent stopping power at the pull of a finger.
We are very aware that not everyone who would want to use this currently can, due to a reduced finger function making braking difficult. But don’t worry, we are working on this and already have a design to change our braking system so that even people without finger function can still get the most out of the outdoors… stay tuned for updates.
We’ve made the Mountain Trike with only the best mountain bike parts and a strong aluminium frame, which is guaranteed for 3 years, but we expect it to last a lifetime if you’re careful.
The seat back and footrests are adjustable forwards and backwards or up and down to accommodate for different sized riders. If you require a different width of seat do please get in contact with us as this is possible but please be warned, you may find that this will make the Trike too wide for many doorways."
A WORD FROM THE CREATORS
If you are interested in hiring or purchasing a mountain trike then please get in touch on 01350 727629 or email Adam at email@example.com
Hire prices are £50 for the first day and then £25 for all subsequent days
* All trikes are ordered, processed and built through Mountain Trike *