Foot fixation for special needs bikes
At Van Raam we are continuously working on the further development of our custom bikes including the many options and accessories. In order to continue to innovate, Van Raam's Research & Development department, with the help of students from the Innovation Hub Innovar, is always working on design, innovation and improvement. A common option, the foot fixation (and lower leg fixation), is completely renewed!
Foot fixations (supports) are mounted on the pedals and serve as additional support whereby the foot refrains from slipping off the pedal during paralysis or spasms. The fixation is delivered with a balance weight to ensure horizontal alignment at all times.
Foot fixations at Van Raam
Foot supports are equipped with an inner anti-slip surface for additional grip.
Position of the foot support is adjustable, allowing you to pedal with maximum force using the ball of your foot.
The rider has an optimum amount of push thanks to the anti-slip surface and support adjustability in relation to the pedal.
Width of the foot support is adjustable, making it compatible with different types of footwear. Van Raam offers two sizes of foot support: the Fix 20 for shoe sizes 22-36 with a minimum shoe width of 6,5 cm and a maximum shoe width of 9 cm, and the Fix 25 for shoe sizes 37-48
with a minimum shoe width of 8,5 cm and a maximum shoe width of 13 cm. This way, children in a stage of growth are unburdened by not having to continually switch between supports.
Padding on the straps ensures an improved distribution of pressure on the instep.
The support includes two straps for placing over the foot. The handy quick-release mechanism is perfectly suited for single-handed operation.
The strap [A] can easily be opened with one hand by using the quick-release mechanism [B], after which the strap can be pulled free.
Place your foot in the support and slide the strap as far as possible through the quick-release mechanism.
The quick-release requires minimum effort for the strap to be set in place. Do this by moving the tab up and down slightly.
Foot fixation information
|Shoe size (EUR)||22 - 36||37 - 48|
|Length of foot fixation (cm)||20||25|
|Width of foot support (cm) (measured from narrowest point). With lower leg fixation on the footrest.||6 - 7,5 (adjustable)||7,5 - 9,5 (adjustable)|
|Width of foot support (cm) (measured from narrowest point). Without lower leg fixation on the footrest.||6 - 7,5 (adjustable)||7,5 - 12,5 (adjustable)|
|Product reference||FIX 20||FIX 25|
Attaching and adjusting the Van Raam foot fixation
If you order an adapted bike with one or two foot fixation(s), this will be fitted by the dealer. In our article and video "Attaching and adjusting the Van Raam foot fixation" you can find out how to attach and remove a foot fixation from a Van Raam bike and what sizes are available. This can also be handy to know if you want to transport your bicycle. Also, seehow the width can be adjusted to your foot size.
Bear in mind that this is only available together with the foot support. For more information about the lower-leg fixation, read the points below:
Adjustable height allowing proper alignment with the rider’s lower-leg.
Leg padding for support purposes is rounded, preventing unnecessary pressure on the leg.
Angle of the leg padding is adjustable and can be moved from the side of the leg to the front or back.
Velcro is used to secure the lower-leg fixation to the leg.
Available in two sizes, the larger of which (FIX 25) has the added benefit of pivot hinges, stimulating ankle joint movement. As a result, pressure to the shin is reduced.
User experience with foot fixations
Van Raam receives a lot of positive feedback from end users every day. We would like to share this with you in order to show you what is possible again when you can (again) safely ride a bicycle with the help of a special bicycle. Read the following experiences of bicycle users who also have footrests or lower leg fixings.
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