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Mountain Trike All Terrain Wheelchair

  • Published: 2013-03-20 (Rev. 2015-10-25) - Contact: Mountain Trike at Email: info@mountaintrike.co.uk - T: +44 (0)1270 842616
  • Synopsis: Mountain Trike is an all-terrain manual wheelchair designed using unique innovation control and drive system with high specification mountain bike technology.

Definition: Mountain Trike

The Mountain Trike is an all-terrain manual wheelchair which has been designed using a blend of unique innovation control and drive system with high specification mountain bike technology. It provides wheelchair users with far greater freedom and independence than ever before to travel off the beaten track with comparable high level of maneuverability and uneven surface performance, practicality and comfort.

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"Over the past year we have had a lot of interest from people living in America and have a list of people keen to place their orders, the response and feedback has been amazing and really positive"

Mountain Trike All Terrain Wheelchair is now available in US - The UK company has been trading and selling in the UK, Europe and all other territories for just over a year. Mountain Trike are delighted to announce they can now accept orders directly from customers in the United States.

The Mountain Trike is an all-terrain manual wheelchair which has been designed using a masterful blend of unique innovation control and drive system with high specification mountain bike technology. It provides wheelchair users with far greater freedom and independence than ever before to travel off the beaten track. No other manual wheelchair on the market provides comparable high level of maneuverability and uneven surface performance, practicality and comfort.

Despite deep mud and wet ground the unique drive and steering system means your hands stay clean and dry.

The Trike is light, yet robust enough to tackle dense woodland and mountain bike tracks. Much of this is down to the three independent shock absorbers, one for each of the drive wheels and one on the small wheel at the back, these keep the Mountain Trike firmly rooted.

The back wheel is where the steering takes place, which provides excellent control at high and low speeds.

The revolutionary lever drive system provides the mechanical advantage to ride up steep hills and maximize the rider's strength whilst the whole time keeping their hands nice and clean!

The Mountain Trike wheelchair picture
The Mountain Trike wheelchair picture
All weather mountain bike disc brakes provide excellent stopping power and control and can be mounted on either the left or the right depending on the rider's preference.

Managing Director and Inventor, Tim Morgan says;

'We are delighted that we are now able to start selling direct to customers in the US. Over the past year we have had a lot of interest from people living in America and have a list of people keen to place their orders, the response and feedback has been amazing and really positive, I can't wait to start shipping orders so people can get out and about and enjoy the outdoors. We also hope to develop international Mountain Trike Champions in America; these would be people who share our honest open approach, our love of the outdoors and a passion for the Trike'.

The Mountain Trike Company currently distribute and sell direct to customers from their UK business.

All Trikes are custom built and come with a 3 year warranty, choice of frame color, adjustable frame, footrest and seat.

The Mountain Trike purchase price is £3995 (Approx $6040.00 on 18.03.2013) plus any additional charges for customs and import duties plus shipping fees (confirmation given at time of purchase - the Price in dollars is dependent on the live exchange rate at the time of order).

New Accessory Range

  • The MT Sports Rack, enables the user to secure baggage, picnic hampers etc, £255.
  • The MT Push Handle, provides a comfortable pushing point for times when rider may need a helping hand, £225.
  • The MT Adventure Rack, combines the sports rack & push handle for riders when you want to carry a bag but may need a helping hand, £325.
  • The Multi-Rack, combines luggage rack and push handle but has the added function of the ability to remove the push handle providing more flexibility, £385.

Tim has a passion for inventing and following customer feedback has been looking into a range of useful accessories that fit and work with the Mountain Trike. With the launch of the new online shop, these items are now available to purchase direct from The Mountain Trike Company at www.mountaintrike.com/shop/product/1/mountain-trike

Update: 26 - June - 2013 - Tim Morgan entrepreneur receives Silver Medal for outstanding commercial success

Entrepreneur, Tim Morgan responsible for an all-terrain wheelchair business, has been awarded a Silver Medal.

The Royal Academy of Engineering celebrates the strength and diversity of UK engineering with the presentation of its coveted Silver Medal to four outstanding British engineers and Tim Morgan from Mountain Trike is one of these winners. Winners must have achieved significant commercial success in their fields and be recognized for advancing the cause of engineering in this country; a cause that is especially important to the Academy with the recent launch of its Enterprise Hub and Engineering for Growth campaign.

Tim Morgan's exceptional achievements are detailed below. Their medals will be presented at the Academy's annual awards dinner at London's Battersea Power Station on 17 July.

Entrepreneur Tim Morgan's patented systems for an all terrain wheelchair enables wheelchair users to enjoy the countryside independently.

For the final project of Tim's Masters in Innovation and Engineering Design from the University of Bath, which he completed in 2007, he identified the need for an all-terrain wheelchair that would allow users, to reach places previously inaccessible to wheelchairs. Securing financial backing and developing the project in his spare time while working as a Design Engineer at Bentley Motor Cars, Tim founded Mountain Trike Co in 2008.

Tim led the design, engineering and product development, manufacturing and commercialization of the Mountain Trike All Terrain Manual Wheelchair, which is built in Nantwich, Cheshire in the UK. It has a patented innovative drive as well as inventive steering, braking and chassis systems and has won a number of accolades, including 'best new product' awards at mobility shows and a rare five star rating from Able, the UK's largest mobility magazine. Selling directly to customers, the wheelchair quickly attracted a following with the first deliveries beginning in August 2011. The company is cash positive and making a profit on a monthly basis with international sales accounting for nearly 40% of its overall turnover - www.mountaintrike.co.uk

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