Lightning Handcycles

The legend continues

Lightning Handcycle
Lightning Handcycle
custom handgrips
Custom handgrips (standard) and dual control shifters
lean steering stabilizer
The Lightning exclusive lean steering stabilizer system — fully adjustable

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The Lightning handcycle has numerous unique features for maximum performance, some which are found on our legendary P-38 recumbent bicycle.

All this adds up to a lightweight, comfortable high quality handcycle that is fast in any terrain, from hills to curves to flat straights.


Weight 27-30 lbs.
Frame Hand-brazed 4130 Aircraft chromoly, with adjustable crank, leg hooks and steering axis
Finish Electrostatic Urethane powder
Seat 16” wide, 24” high seatback. Full mesh with padded foam bottom
Gear range 21 to 105 inches
Brakes Shimano Dual Pivot
Cassette Shimano Deore LX 11-32 9 speed
Chain KMC Supershift
Crankset FSA Vero Triple 30x42x52 with Chaindisc
Front Derailleur Shimano RSX
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore LX
Front Wheel Shimano hub, 32 hole Alex R390 Aero rim, 26 inch, Stainless spokes, Panaracer Vivezza tire
Rear Wheels Suzue QR Hubs, Alex DA-16 Aero rims, 20 inch, Stainless spokes, Continental Sport tires
Shifters Shimano Tiagra dual control 9 speed
Straps Knee straps, Ankle straps, and Waist Strap with buckle
Hand Pedals Custom molded Ergogrip Lightweight Aluminum with low friction bushings, 16” wide spacing
Rider weight limit 220 pounds

Apparelyzed-Spinal Cord Injury Support
Spinal Cord Injury peer support for patients, carers and those affected by paralysis following a spinal injury.

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