Left: OPair, right: VeloPlus
10 tips for buying a wheelchair bike
1. Determine your cycling goal when buying a wheelchair bike
Decide in advance what you want to use the bike for and with whom. Do you want to use the wheelchair bike for long bike rides or short trips? Is a transfer from wheelchair to bicycle possible, or would the passenger prefer to remain in his/her own wheelchair?
Do you want the wheelchair to be used on location? In the case of the VeloPlus, this is possible; in the case of the OPair, it is advisable to choose the divisible version.
2. Read up on the Van Raam wheelchair bikes
Van Raam has 2 wheelchair bikes; the OPair wheelchair bike and the VeloPlus wheelchair transport bike.
More about our wheelchair bikes
On the OPair, the passenger takes place in the seat at the front of the bike and the passenger must be able to make a transfer between the wheelchair and bicycle.
The VeloPlus is a wheelchair transport bike on which the passenger can remain seated in his or her own wheelchair. The wheelchair and passenger can be easily pushed onto the tiltable platform without any lifting aid or great effort.
Read more about both bikes in the article 'Which type of wheelchair bike is most suitable for you?', and find out which type of wheelchair bike suits you.