A Van Raam bike or trike with a low entry

Van Raam makes special needs bikes, these bikes are suitable for almost everyone who can no longer cycle (well) on a regular bicycle. A low entry bike is necessary for some people, because they can no longer get on and off their bike properly. Van Raam has the bike with two wheels Balance and the trike Maxi Comfort with a low entry and unique frame in its assortment. Read more about these comfort bikes here.


What is a low entry bike?

A low entry bike is, as the name suggests, a bike with a low entry level. The low entry bikes at Van Raam have besides a low entry also a unique frame. Read more about the two comfort bikes at Van Raam below.

Low entry bike Balance by Van Raam

Balance: comfortable bike with a low entry

The Balance is a unique bike with two wheels. This comfort bike has a unique frame, so you can always have two feet on the ground and you have a very low entry. The ergonomics of the frame is such that the rider can always get on and off easily because of the low entry, but also sits lower and still can make an optimal pedalling movement. You don't sit above the bottom bracket, like with a regular two-wheeler, but behind the crankshaft. This position ensures that you can get on the ground with both feet, while you stay on the saddle.

With the forward pedal movement you cycle easily and comfortably and you use the power of your legs more than with a regular bike.

Van Raam bike with low entry Balance

Why a bike with a low entry?

Can you still keep your balance, but can't ride a regular bike with two wheels? Then the Balance might be a good option. Thanks to the low entry, getting on and off the bike is easy and safe. Because you can get on the ground with both feet, you have a safe and secure feeling when standing still. Your wrists, neck and shoulders are hardly burdened by the Balance, because you have an ergonomic sitting position.

Thanks to the unique Van Raam Silent System, the electric version of the Balance is practically silent and easy to operate. There are three support modes and with the Van Raam E-Bike App you can change your bike settings, send an SOS message to someone close to you and view current bike data, such as distance and battery capacity.

The Balance can also be expanded with other options, such as a mirror, stick holder, special saddle and much more.

Read more about the Balance low entry bike on the product page.

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Video: the Balance low entry bike

Experiences with the low entry bike Balance

Balance low step through bike

"I am Paula Brommer (47) from Heerenveen, the Netherlands. Despite my height (4.7 ft), asthma and fibromyalgia I would like to stay active and enjoy bike rides on my Balance low step through bike."

Paula Brommer - Heerenveen

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Balance low step through bike

"I am Albert Smit (78) and I need an adaptive bike for my heart and lung complaints. I was not able to cycle anymore, due to breathlessness."

Albert Smit - Vaassen (the Netherlands)

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Balance low step through bike

"More than 10 years ago, I ended up at Van Raam via the internet. I just had a few knee operations and cycling on a regular bike was not possible anymore."

Wendy de Boer - Apeldoorn

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Maxi Comfort trike with a low entry

Maxi Comfort: comfortable trike with low entry

Van Raam has a variation on the traditional tricycle. It is important to know that cycling on a trike is very different from cycling on a bike with two wheels. For most people, switching from a regular bike to a tricycle takes some getting used to. In addition to three wheels, the Maxi Comfort tricycle also has a low entry and the unique frame, so you can always get both feet on the ground. 

With this type of tricycle you don't have to step on, but you can step over the frame and then pull the bike underneath you and sit on it. You sit behind the crankshaft and make a forward pedal movement. With the Maxi Comfort, your wrists, neck and shoulders are hardly burdened.

Van Raam Maxi Comfort low entry trike

Why a trike with a low entry?

When, due to balance problems or the fear of falling, you are no longer able and/or dare to ride a standard bicycle and/or want more support, stability and balance, a tricycle is a good choice. The Maxi Comfort tricycle is stable and safe, with the low entry getting on and off is no problem. With this trike you can always reach the ground with both feet at a stop.
 
The Maxi Comfort is electrically available. Van Raam's electric pedal support system makes it possible to cycle both forwards and backwards and has a starting aid. The support can be individually programmed so that it adapts to your disability. The Maxi Comfort can also be expanded with other options, such as a walker holder, pedal extension or a foot fixation. Read more about the pedal support and the different options on our options page.

Read more about the Maxi Comfort on the product page.

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Van Raam Maxi Comfort tricycle with a low entry
Van Raam Maxi Comfort low entry tricycle
Maxi Comfort low entry trike by Van Raam
Make a test ride at Van Raam in Varsseveld or visit a Van Raam dealer

Want to try or buy a bike with a low entry?

At Van Raam in Varsseveld it is possible to try the Balance and Maxi Comfort. In the showroom you can also see the other models of Van Raam bicycles. Together with a technical advisor we look at which bike suits you best and it is possible to make a test ride on our bicycle test track. Afterwards you will receive a no-obligation quote. The Van Raam bicycles can be ordered through a Van Raam dealer in your area. They also take care of the service and warranty.

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