Wheelchair bicycle OPair is chosen as test winner

The wheelchair bicycle OPair from Van Raam was tested for the tender by an independent commission of the Norwegian government. The OPair wheelchair bicycle is suitable for children or adults who are no longer able to cycle independently. Read on to find out how the bicycle compares to other manufacturers and what makes it so special. 


The test winner of the commission is the OPair wheelchair bicycle

The test winner of the commission is the OPair wheelchair bicycle

It is the best tested wheelchair bicycle in comparison to all competitors like Draisine and Huka in this category. The OPair wheelchair bicycle has been around for several years and has been developed over the years. The OPair has been tested for several quality points and price. In terms of quality it was rated more than twice as good as the Duet from Huka. 

OPair test winner Van Raam

The OPair wheelchair bicycle

The Norwegian Government also finds that the wheelchair bicycle is not only suitable for adults but also for children because it can be individually adjusted front seat shell. This means that here the angle, depth and width of the seat can be adjusted. Besides this, the bicycle has other very good and individual adjustment possibilities for the individual user. So the length and angle of the footplates can also be adjusted individually.

Furthermore, the Tender Commission notes that the bicycle is the only one that has spoke protectors in addition to the tyre protectors. This ensures that the bicycle is safe to use and there is no risk of fingers getting between the wheel, and because of the suspension under the front seat, it offers users a very good cycling experience. Learn more about the OPair wheelchair bicycle and view our 360 degrees/3D photos on the product page.

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"The bike is robust and stable with low risk of tipping and is the most stable of all competitors in this category."
Pedal support for wheelchair bikes test winner OPair

Wheelchair bicycle with the best pedal support

The product has an optional motor, which is the best of all tested competitors. The engine is equipped with the unique Silent System from Van Raam. It switches on quickly when pedalling, gives good pedalling support and has a starting aid and a freewheel, which makes it easier to start up on a slope, for example. Another very special feature is that the bike also has a reverse riding function, which makes it easier to ride backwards with the user on the bike. Read more about the unique Van Raam pedal support.  

Pedal support

Unique and safe

The bicycle is the only one where the wheels rotate without the passenger following the direction of rotation, which helps to keep the user especially stable in curves. The bicycle has the most solid and stable use for the passenger. The steering of the bike makes manoeuvring and taking corners feel just like on a normal bike, and you can keep both hands firmly on the handlebars even in the biggest curves. The rider can easily change gears with the twist grip. This contributes to the easy handling of the bike. The rider has a good overview of the user while cycling. 

"The bicycle has the most solid and stable use for the passenger."

Advantages OPair wheelchair bicycle

Compared to other wheelchair bikes, the OPair has many other advantages besides its modern and fresh look, see below the advantages at a glance.

  • Own seat shell can be used / mounted
  • Good seating position for passenger and cyclist
  • Comfortable and individually adjustable seat for the passenger
  • Slightly angled wheels for more driving comfort and stability

  • Two separately folding passenger footrests
  • For children and adults 
  • Optionally the wheelchair part can be easily separated from the bicycle part 
  • If you are equipped with an electric motor, you can drive both forwards and backwards with the pedal assistance switched on.

Free test ride

Are you curious how it rides you on this wheelchair bike? It is possible to take a look at this bike and try it out. Plan a test ride online at our showroom in Varsseveld or at our Van Raam experience center in south Germany.
 

Test ride with test winner

User experience of the OPair

OPair wheelchair bike

"Adam Pyle is 25 years old and has profound Physical and Learning Disabilities. Together with his mum Kate and his dad Graham, he lives in England. Recently they received the Opair Wheelchair Trike."

Adam Pyle - England

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OPair wheelchair bike

"Grandparents of young Jack, who is non ambulatory, purchased an OPair for Jack's birthday. What a great gift!"

Family of Jack - America

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OPair wheelchair bike

"We had a fantastic cycling holiday with a 98-year-old and the OPair in Norfolk. Beautiful quiet lanes and courteous drivers. We also used the OPair to take a friend to a medical appointment."

Jess Lee - Ruislip

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OPair wheelchair bike

"Cycling eight hundred kilometers with a wheelchair bike without pedal support. That sounds like a challenge. A challenge that Richard Hernández accepted together with his disabled son Andrés."

Richard Hernández - Buenavista (Spain)

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OPair wheelchair bike

"My wife and I have been enjoying the OPair 2 wheelchair bike for several years. Thank you for making such great products!!"

Chris Pritzkow - Bad Kösen (DE)

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OPair wheelchair bike

"We have an OPair wheelchair bicycle in combination with an special buggy seat (Stingray, R82). Thank you for this combination! This allows us to cycle again!"

Marielle Klomp - Nieuwleusen

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More Van Raam bikes as test winners

More Van Raam bikes as test winners

Van Raam products were also test winners in other categories. The Easy Rider Junior children's bicycle, the Fun2Go side by side tandem, the Easy Rider tricycle and the Easy Sport recumbent tricycle were judged to be the best in their respective categories.