Adaptive Tricycle

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Components

Use the slides below to learn more about the components of the Adaptive Tricycle.

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Handlebars

  • A stylish conventional handlebar that flips up to help with transfers.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The padded loop handlebar has extra adjustability. It can flip up to help with transfers.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • Choose a straight handlebar with conventional handgrips or a padded loop handlebar for extra support. Learn more about the features and benefits of these handlebars in the next slides.

    Available for the small and medium tricycles only.

  • The height-adjustable straight handlebar for Adaptive Tricycles has standard handgrips.

  • The handbrake is an optional accessory for the medium trike R130. A handbrake is not available for the small trike R120.

    Note: Factory installation recommended.

  • The foam-padded loop handlebar adjusts in height and positions at any angle.

  • The handbrake attaches anywhere on the foam-padded loop handlebar. It is an optional accessory for the medium trike R130. A handbrake is not available for the small trike R120.

    Note: Factory installation recommended.

  • Two oval knobs on the loop handlebar allow it to be set at the angle most comfortable for the user.

    Available for the small and medium tricycles only.

  • Loosening the oval knob on the steering column allows the handlebar to be raised and lowered. Tightening the knob locks it in place.

    Available for the small and medium tricycles only.

Trunk support

  • The trunk support stabilizes a rider with low trunk control, and comes with a butterfly harness for anterior support. Laterals and a headrest can be added as well.

    Dimensions: width: 16", height: 16"

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The trunk support in use.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The trunk support stabilizes a rider with poor trunk control. The back rest adjusts for height and seat depth, and laterals can be removed for transfer. A butterfly harness provides anterior support.

    One size only: 14" wide x 15½" high

    Available for the small and medium tricycles only.

  • The trunk support system shown on the Adaptive Tricycle.

    Available for the small and medium tricycles only.

  • Upgrading your old Rifton Adaptive Tricycle? If you are purchasing a trunk support system for your existing tricycle, be sure to include a new-style backrest tube with handle in your order, as it will not retrofit onto the old-style backrest tubes.

Backrest pad

  • The backrest pad is great for clients who need less support.

    The backrest pad for the large tricycle shown.

    Dimensions: width: 11", height: 6"

  • The backrest pad for the small and medium tricycles.

    Dimensions: width: 11", height: 6"

  • The backrest pad can be adjusted vertically using a simple knob in the back.

Seats

  • Seats are made of soft foam for comfort, and include a seat belt.

    Dimensions: width: 17", length: 12"

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The large seat installed on the Adaptive Tricycle, with a seat belt.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The large seat on the Adaptive Tricycle, in use.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • Seats are made with comfort and safety in mind. For the small R120 and medium R130 models, choose your size:

    Small: 10" wide x 10" long
    Large: 16" wide x 12" long

    Available for the small and medium tricycles only.

Headrests

  • Choose between winged, contoured-adjustable, flat or contoured-fixed headrests. They adjust horizontally and vertically for optimal positioning and attach to the trunk support system, tool-free.

    Flat and contoured: 9" x 5"
    Winged: 16" x 5" when flat to 6" between wings at 90°

    Note: All headrests require trunk support

  • The winged headrest attaches to the trunk support system, tool-free, and adjusts vertically and horizontally using Rifton’s unique two-knob adjustment system. The side wing pads adjust from almost flat to 90°.

    Dimensions: 16" x 5" when flat to 6" between wings at 90°

    Note: Requires trunk support

  • The contoured-adjustable headrest attaches to the trunk support system, tool-free, and adjusts vertically and horizontally using Rifton’s unique two-knob adjustment system.

    Dimensions: 9" x 5"

    Note: Requires trunk support

  • The flat headrest attaches to the trunk support system, tool-free, and adjusts vertically and horizontally using Rifton’s unique two-knob adjustment system.

    Dimensions: 9" x 5"

    Note: Requires trunk support

  • The contoured-fixed headrest attaches to the trunk support system, tool-free, and adjusts vertically for positioning.

    Dimensions: 9" x 5"

    Note: Requires trunk support

  • The winged headrest shown on the Adaptive Tricycle.

Laterals

  • The laterals slide in tracks on the back of the trunk support. They have independent vertical, width and angle adjustment, and can swing out of the way for transfers.

    Dimensions: 5" x 6"

    Note: Requires trunk support

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The laterals can swing away, making transfers easy.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The laterals shown in use on the Adaptive Tricycle.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

Push handle

  • The push handle can be ordered with or without the caregiver brake. It allows the caregiver to assist the rider and control the tricycle’s speed.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The push handle shown without the caregiver brake.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The rear handbrake gives the caregiver control over the rider’s speed and is an option for left- or right-hand use. It can be installed on both push handles and rear steering bars.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The push handle in use on the Adaptive Tricycle.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

Rear steer

  • The rear steer can be ordered with or without the caregiver brake. It lets a caregiver aid in steering the tricycle from behind, giving the rider a feeling of independence.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The rear steer shown without the caregiver brake.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The rear steer with the caregiver brake in use on the Adaptive Tricycle.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The rear steer in use on the Adaptive Tricycle.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The rear steering bar lets a caregiver guide the tricycle from behind, providing the rider with a feeling of greater independence. It’s ideal for beginners who can’t steer themselves.

    Available for the small and medium tricycles only.

  • The rear steering bar shown on the Adaptive Tricycle

    Available for the small and medium tricycles only.

Hand anchors

  • The hand anchors provide soft, comfortable support for users who have difficulty keeping their hands on the handlebars.

    Dimensions: fits hand length of 6" or over

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • Securing the hand anchor on the loop handlebar.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The hand anchor in use on the conventional handlebar.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

Front handbrake

  • The front handbrake gives riders control over their speed and conveniently locks for parking. It is an option for left- or right-hand use, and can be installed on both conventional and loop handlebars.

    Note: Factory installation recommended

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The front handbrake in use on the loop handlebar.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The handbrake is an option for the medium tricycle. It attaches anywhere on the padded loop handlebar. Factory installation recommended.

  • The handbrake attaches to the handlebar.

    Available for the medium tricycle only.

Front guide bar

  • The front guide bar lets a caregiver guide the tricycle from the front. It enables eye contact between the caregiver and rider.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The front guide bar shown on the Adaptive Tricycle.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The front guide bar in use.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The front guide bar in use.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The front guide bar attaches securely to the handlebar and lets a caregiver guide the tricycle from the front. It enables eye contact between the caregiver and rider. It’s ideal for beginners who can’t steer themselves.

    Available for the small and medium tricycles only.

  • The front guide bar shown on the Adaptive Tricycle

    Available for the small and medium tricycles only.

Abductor

  • The abductor separates the knees and helps to control spastic muscles that cause leg scissoring. It is adjustable forward and back with depth markings.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The abductor installed on the Adaptive Tricycle.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The abductor in use on the Adaptive Tricycle.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The abductor provides comfortable abduction if needed. Just set it in place, tool-free. The medium size is height adjustable with a snap button.

    Abductor height: small 17", med 19½" – 23½"
    Pad height: small 8", med 8"
    Pad length: small 8½", med 8½"
    Pad width: small 1½", med 1½"

    Available for the small and medium tricycles only.

  • The abductor shown on the Adaptive Tricycle

    Available for the small and medium tricycles only.

Adductor

  • The abductor with adduction straps. The adduction straps attach to rods on the abductor pad, and provide a comfortable lateral boundary for a client’s knees to maintain proper body and joint alignment.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The adductor installed on the Adaptive Tricycle.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The adductor in use on the Adaptive Tricycle.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

Pelvic harness

  • Rifton’s unique pelvic harness firmly positions a client’s pelvis, securing hips and upper thighs without pressure on the abdomen. It provides a stable, comfortable base for postural control and encourages proper alignment of the spine. It also controls extreme extensor spasticity that can result in sacral sitting.

    Max. thigh circumference: small: 22", medium: 25", large: 31"

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The pelvic harness positioned on the seat of the Adaptive Tricycle.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The pelvic harness in use on the Adaptive Tricycle.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

Pedal raise kit

  • The pedal raise kit includes two blocks and two longer bolts with knobs. Stack them singly or in pairs to accomodate leg length discrepancy.

    Block thickness: ½"

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • Assembling the pedal raise kit.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The pedal raise kit in use.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

Stationary stand

  • The stationary stand converts any Rifton tricycle into a stationary trainer for pedaling practice or rainy-day activity.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The stationary stand shown with the Adaptive Tricycle.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The stationary stand elevates the back wheels of the tricycle, enabling a client to pedal in place and exercise her lower extremities. As her muscles move through the cycling motions, they are flexed, extended and stretched. The variable pedal resistance allows the caregiver to adjust the effort level as desired.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The stationary stand converts any Rifton Adaptive Tricycle into a stationary trainer for pedaling practice or a rainy-day activity.

    Raises rear axle: 6⅜", 7⅜" or 9"

    Available for the small and medium tricycles only.

  • The stationary stand shown on the Adaptive Tricycle

    Available for the small and medium tricycles only.

Mounting bar or communication tray

  • The mounting bar (for device holder) clips to the center of the handlebar and provides a place to attach a device mount. Great for communication devices.

    Mounting bar diameter: ⅞"

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The mounting bar clips onto the handlebar of the Adaptive Tricycle.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The mounting bar in use on the Adaptive Tricycle. It is ideal for attaching a communication device.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The communication tray is easy to clean and designed to hold many things, including a communication device.

    It comes in two sizes:
    Small tray (8½" x 12½") fits the small, medium and large trikes.
    Large tray (11½" x 12½") fits the medium and large trikes.

    Max. working load: Small 10 lbs. / Large 15 lbs.

    Available for the small and medium tricycles only.

  • The communication tray shown on the Adaptive Tricycle.

    Available for the small and medium tricycles only.

Front basket

  • The front basket is a convenient storage space for small items.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The front basket shown on the Rifton Adaptive Tricycle.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The front basket in use on the Rifton Adaptive Tricycle.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

Front pulley

  • The front pulley maintains a level pedal position for riders whose extreme tone forces the front of the pedal downward.

    Available for the small and medium tricycles only.

  • The front pulley shown on the Adaptive Tricycle

    Available for the small and medium tricycles only.

Outdoor cover

  • The outdoor cover is weather- and water-resistant for storing your tricycle outside.

    Available for the large tricycle only.

  • The outdoor cover in use.

    Available for the large tricycle only.