Van Raam OPair1 flyer from the beginning of the nineties.
1991: introduction OPair1
In 1991, almost 30 years ago, the OPair1 was introduced. This was Van Raam's first wheelchair bike. Van Raam was still located in Aalten at that time and specialised in adapted bicycles since 1986.
A unique feature of the OPair was the built-in seat, which could be used as a wheelchair after cycling with the optional divisible frame. After 30 years, this feature is still present on the current OPair wheelchair bike.
From 1996 it was possible to order the OPair with a Spartamet auxiliary motor, which made pedal assistance during cycling possible. The spelling of the OPair (O-Pair) was also different in the beginning, this can be seen in the brochure from the beginning of the nineties.
From 2004 a new design of the OPair was introduced to the market. With this version it was possible to adjust the seat in many different ways, so that the passenger could sit comfortably and pleasantly in the bicycle. After 13 years it was time to completely redesign the OPair2 with a new look and even better riding characteristics. This resulted in the OPair3, launched in 2017. You can see more about the OPair2 in the product video of the OPair2.