Adaptive Tricycle

New design for all 3 sizes now available.

Components

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Handlebars

  • Choose between conventional and loop handlebars.

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

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

  • The conventional handlebar in use on the medium tricycle.

  • The loop handlebar in use on the large tricycle.

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
    Small: width 14", height: 10½"
    Large: width 16", height: 16"

  • The trunk support in use.

Backrest pad

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

    The large backrest pad shown.

    Dimensions
    Small: width: 10", height: 5"
    Large: width: 14", height: 6"

  • The small backrest pad shown.

    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
    Small: width: 8", length: 8"
    Medium: width: 13", length: 10"
    Large: width: 17", length: 12"

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

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

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

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
    Small: 4" x 5"
    Large: 5" x 6"

    Note: Requires trunk support

  • The laterals can swing away, making transfers easy.

  • The laterals shown in use on the Adaptive Tricycle.

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.

  • The push handle shown without the caregiver brake.

  • 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.

  • The push handle in use on the tricycle.

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.

  • The rear steer shown without the caregiver brake.

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

  • The rear steer in use on the tricycle.

Hand anchors

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

    Dimensions
    Small: fits hand length of less than 6"
    Large: fits hand length of 6" or over

  • Securing the hand anchor on the loop handlebar.

  • The hand anchor in use on the conventional handlebar.

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

  • The front handbrake in use on the loop handlebar.

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.

  • The front guide bar shown on the Adaptive Tricycle.

  • The front guide bar in use.

  • The front guide bar in use.

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.

  • The abductor installed on the Adaptive Tricycle.

  • The abductor in use on the Adaptive Tricycle.

Abductor with adduction straps

  • 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.

  • The abductor with adduction straps installed on the Adaptive Tricycle.

  • The abductor with adduction straps in use on the Adaptive Tricycle.

New! 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"

  • The pelvic harness positioned on the seat of the tricycle.

  • The pelvic harness in use on the tricycle.

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"

  • Assembling the pedal raise kit.

  • The pedal raise kit in use.

Stationary stand

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

  • The stationary stand shown with the tricycle.

  • 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.

Mounting bar (for device holder)

  • 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"

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

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

Front basket

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

  • The front basket shown on the tricycle.

  • The front basket in use on the tricycle.

Outdoor cover

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

  • The outdoor cover in use.