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4 weeks ago

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Rosa's GG completed. Came out pretty nice. Designed to carry her chair, school stuff, groceries, etc.
Spec's include:
- 27.5 tubeless wheelset with Maxxis Kevlar tires w/reflective exterior
- Shimano STI Ultegra shifters/brakes paired with Avid BB7 brakes
- Paragrips from quadgrips.com
- Shimano XT front and rear derailleurs with an XT 11-46 cassette, XT triple crankset = huge gear range.
- Wheelchair carrier, fully adjustable for just about any size chair.
- ADI Active contour seat back with vertical and rotational adjustments.
- Fiberglass seat pan
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Rosas GG completed.  Came out pretty nice.  Designed to carry her chair, school stuff, groceries, etc.  
Specs include:
- 27.5 tubeless wheelset with Maxxis Kevlar tires w/reflective exterior
- Shimano STI Ultegra shifters/brakes paired with Avid BB7 brakes
- Paragrips from quadgrips.com
- Shimano XT front and rear derailleurs with an XT 11-46 cassette, XT triple crankset = huge gear range.
- Wheelchair carrier, fully adjustable for just about any size chair.
- ADI Active contour seat back with vertical and rotational adjustments.  
- Fiberglass seat pan

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That is so slick!

Time to get your last minute rides in before the powder falls. Rosa, Ben and I at Boggy Creek , Maverick trail, Deloris CO. #offroadhandcycle #reactiveadaptations ... See MoreSee Less

Damn, glad someone designed these swingarms with replaceable derailleur hangers! Man-o-man, Farris Creek can be rough on derailleurs! Replacing frame components on the trail is still better then working though. @slow____down Chad for the moral support and picture. #reactiveadaptations #offroadhandcycle #offroadhandcycling ... See MoreSee Less

Damn, glad someone designed these swingarms with replaceable derailleur hangers!  Man-o-man, Farris Creek can be rough on derailleurs!  Replacing frame components on the trail is still better then working though. @slow____down Chad for the moral support and picture. #reactiveadaptations #offroadhandcycle #offroadhandcycling

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I ordered some spare 2024's!

Okay, I think I'm done with Rosa's GG, urban-assault/townie/road/off-road handcycle! BUT, I thought I'd swap her hybrid tires for some bigga meats, 27.5x2.4" front and 27.5x2.2" rears. Almost 8" of ground clearance with mtn bike tires..... that should clear some obstacles?! #reactiveadaptations #offroadhandcycling #offroadhandcycle #handcycle #offroadrecumbent #urbanassualthandcycle ... See MoreSee Less

Okay, I think Im done with Rosas GG, urban-assault/townie/road/off-road handcycle!  BUT, I thought Id swap her hybrid tires for some bigga meats, 27.5x2.4 front and 27.5x2.2 rears. Almost 8 of ground clearance with mtn bike tires..... that should clear some obstacles?!  #reactiveadaptations #offroadhandcycling #offroadhandcycle #handcycle #offroadrecumbent #urbanassualthandcycle

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That is gnarly! Love it

You sell the wheelchair rack separate??

Where do you place the manual wheelchair at? Also, any electric engine assist in the future? Solid design man.

Looks sick

Nice design bro keep up the good work. 👍

Nice work!

Wow

Another awesome creation!

Excited to ride on sunday

Rosa will love it!

Do you have any 650s? Im in need of a front tire.

With all that clearance I might be able to transfer out of it without the beached whale situation.

Nice

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Getting closer to completing Rosa's GG. This is a "do it all" handcycle constructed specifically to be a work horse. It'll carry her chair, groceries, school bags, etc. it probably won't win any races but that's not the point. This is a handcycle that works for you. #reactiveadaptations ... See MoreSee Less

Getting closer to completing Rosas GG. This is a do it all handcycle constructed specifically to be a work horse. Itll carry her chair, groceries, school bags, etc.  it probably wont win any races but thats not the point. This is a handcycle that works for you. #reactiveadaptations

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Good ground clearance!!👌🏻🙌🏻

Urban assault vehicle.

Would be great to see someone transfer and load chair. How much for a bike like this?

Luke Gingras

Bad ass. Would like to see the transfer too.

Cool!

That is sweet. I'd love to see better how the wheelchair mounts to the bike

I'm seriously interested in one of these designs. Love how it carries her wheelchair! Would love to see a transfer though. Great work! Please be in touch with me.

I don't care about handcycling any more

Nice work, Jake!

Estupenda creación y diseño, sin duda se va a imponer este tipo de chasis alto a las deportivas (que el piloto va excesivamente bajo), por ser más polivalentes y tener un uso variado, y si encima el costo económico está al alcance de las personas con menos ingresos o ayudas estatales, mejor que mejor... Enhorabuena y saludos desde el Sur de España..!!🇪🇸 🙋🏻‍♂️

Very cool

Jake your work is always tits on!!!

You guys going to offer a bolt on chair rack?

Awesome !!!

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Riding the red sands of Sedona with @agirlandherblackdog ! ... See MoreSee Less

Riding the red sands of Sedona with @agirlandherblackdog !

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escaping the snow?

Nice!!!!! Still up for a Flag ride tomorrow? It's going to warm up to 68*

Are you down in Arizona now?

Looks like a rad place to explore.

2 months ago

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Anna and Jet posing on the edge of the amphitheater at Navajo trail system in Moab Utah. This was one of the toughest rides I've ever done and couldn't do it without @tellurideadaptive support. Moab mania is the one event that will push you to be a better rider! #offroadhandcycling #offroadhandcycle #reactiveadaptations ... See MoreSee Less

Anna and Jet posing on the edge of the amphitheater at Navajo trail system in Moab Utah. This was one of the toughest rides Ive ever done and couldnt do it without @tellurideadaptive support. Moab mania is the one event that will push you to be a better rider!  #offroadhandcycling #offroadhandcycle #reactiveadaptations

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Great Job, such a Amazing feat!

2 months ago

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"Doin life behind bars". Can you picture yourself in the seat of the new #hammerheadoffroadhandcycle ? ... See MoreSee Less

Doin life behind bars. Can you picture yourself in the seat of the new #hammerheadoffroadhandcycle ?

2 months ago

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A great video of where the Nuke off road handcycle from ReActive Adaptations can take you....First episode of Rolling On. 2017 trip to Yosemite National Park. This video focuses on my use of a Reactive Adaptation Nuke Offroad Handcycle made by Jake O... ... See MoreSee Less

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Looks good to me.

2 months ago

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''Tis the time of the year when I finally get to starting riding my bike! Time for me to start crossing some of the Crested butte trails off the bucket list. The downhill on Farris is epic! And the trees are already turning ..... which isn't epic for me. Really fun ride with the wifey @agirlandherblackdog #notreadyforwinter #reactiveadaptations #offroadhandcycle #hammerheadoffroadhandcycle ... See MoreSee Less

Tis the time of the year when I finally get to starting riding my bike!  Time for me to start crossing some of the Crested butte trails off the bucket list. The downhill on Farris is epic!  And the trees are already turning ..... which isnt epic for me. Really fun ride with the wifey @agirlandherblackdog #notreadyforwinter #reactiveadaptations #offroadhandcycle #hammerheadoffroadhandcycle

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Looks like a fun trail. Days are getting shorter and cooler, has a fall feel to it!

Yeah Jake!!!

2 months ago

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A view from the "cockpit" on the Nuke off-road handcycle. This one is setup for a quad with @quadgrips and quad brakes, shifter centered at the cranks and e-assist via a Bionx d500 watt system. Steering is controls via the cranks AND the handlebars. Fully adjustable leg holders, seat back and seat pan. Rear wheel drive for supreme traction and a tight turning radius for the switchbacks! Can you picture yourself rallying some single track!? ... See MoreSee Less

A view from the cockpit on the Nuke off-road handcycle. This one is setup for a quad with @quadgrips and quad brakes, shifter centered at the cranks and e-assist via a Bionx d500 watt system. Steering is controls via the cranks AND the handlebars. Fully adjustable leg holders, seat back and seat pan. Rear wheel drive for supreme traction and a tight turning radius for the switchbacks!  Can you picture yourself rallying some single track!?

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Rebecca At EasyStreet

3 months ago

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Had a fantastic weekend at the Wydaho Rendezvous. Tons of awesome participants and great riding to be had. In fact one of the participants had never ridden a cycle of any kind ever in their life. "Just so you know.....

My accident was happen so long ago. I never thought being that close to nature was even an option. As I was riding these adaptive bike and being on these trails for the first time in my life. I felt as if I was a little baby learning how to explore for the very first time. It was unbelievable feeling. I had tears in my eyes. Knowing that no one had to push me up in my chair. I was close enough to touch a leaf sticking out to the branch. To a normal person it's not big deal but loosing the ability to walk since I was 2 and never getting a chance to be this close to nature was surreal moment I had. OMG ok I'm getting emotional as I'm typing this to you. THANK YOU So much for giving me that chance!!!!!!"

I love comments like this = motivation!
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Had a fantastic weekend at the Wydaho Rendezvous. Tons of awesome participants and great riding to be had.  In fact one of the participants had never ridden a cycle of any kind ever in their life. Just so you know.....

My accident was happen so long ago. I never thought being that close to nature was even an option. As I was riding these adaptive bike and being on these trails for the first time in my life. I felt as if I was a little baby learning how to explore for the very first time. It was unbelievable feeling. I had tears in my eyes. Knowing that no one had to push me up in my chair. I was close enough to touch a leaf sticking out to the branch. To a normal person its not big deal but loosing the ability to walk since I was 2 and never getting a chance to be this close to nature was surreal moment I had. OMG ok Im getting emotional as Im typing this to you. THANK YOU So much for giving me that chance!!!!!!

I love comments like this = motivation!

3 months ago

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Well, it's time. Upgraded the old #offroadhandcycle (Hammerhead) with a 500w electric assist kit from BionX. Time to practice what I preach. I constantly hear others claim they love their e-assist kits we install on their hand cycles so it's time to take the plunge. Time to step up my mtn bIking game and start tackling the 10 mile + trails around Crested Butte that I've never gotten to see but only hear about through epic stories from friends. See you out there. #reactiveadaptations #adaptive #offroadhandcycling ... See MoreSee Less

Well, its time. Upgraded the old #offroadhandcycle (Hammerhead) with a 500w electric assist kit from BionX. Time to practice what I preach.  I constantly hear others claim they love their e-assist kits we install on their hand cycles so its time to take the plunge. Time to step up my mtn bIking game and start tackling the 10 mile + trails around Crested Butte that Ive never gotten to see but only hear about through epic stories from friends.  See you out there. #reactiveadaptations #adaptive #offroadhandcycling

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What did the kit add in weight?

Probably around 20

Brandi Bolnick Kayla Bolnick

Hope you dont mind, I shared your image on the bionx FB group. Nice setup

Can't wait to get mine!

And your wife wants you to ride big loops with her!

Like you told me...."you can ride longer and keep up with friends"

I look forward to hearing your review. I have been in your camp where you peddle it if you can and the e assist is for those who are challenged in that area but it would be nice to do much longer rides.

I rode my typical nasty jeep road tonight. I think my record to the top a couple years ago was 57 minutes when I was in good shape. Tonight it took me 33 minutes. Keep in mind, have not ridden basically at all so far this summer, had a crash, a mechanical( need to adjust derailleur) and the motor shit off twice ( still figuring out. ). Pretty sure if I had that all dialed in I'd make it sub 25.

It's not the speed I'm interested in, it's the mileage. I want to ride the trails that I'd ordinarily be too scared to get stranded on.

The torque is nice too. What level of assist were you riding in?

I ride with all 2 wheelies so for me it's about being able to keep up on the climbs. I'll challenge anyone on the downhills already.

Awesome set up. Do you think you could drive one handed,

Sharliene Tatman

I told him, he seemed interested

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3 months ago

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A little wilderness camping break for a couple days. Sheeesh, this was the easiest obstacle during our epic hike around the lake. Kept looking for Ewokes or dwarves but found none, just beautiful scenery and nasty trail. #lookingforwardtoretirement #reactiveadaptations #offroadhandcycling ... See MoreSee Less

A little wilderness camping break for a couple days. Sheeesh, this was the easiest obstacle during our epic hike around the lake. Kept looking for Ewokes or dwarves but found none, just beautiful scenery and nasty trail. #lookingforwardtoretirement #reactiveadaptations #offroadhandcycling

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Hmmm. Must be nice to have suspension.

maybe it's time for a winch.

One thing smaller wheels do well

3 months ago

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Yeah I know, it's not an off road hand cycle. It's the dirt jumper I made my bride to be about a year ago. Found this picture taken by Trent Bona and thought I should repost. Good chance you'll see this and a vintage line of mtn bikes made by #reactiveadaptations soon. #dirtjumper #bmx #bmxdirt ... See MoreSee Less

Yeah I know, its not an off road hand cycle. Its the dirt jumper I made my bride to be about a year ago. Found this picture taken by Trent Bona and thought I should repost. Good chance youll see this and a vintage line of mtn bikes made by #reactiveadaptations soon. #dirtjumper #bmx #bmxdirt

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Trader😂

Pascal Robichaud

3 months ago

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Finally complete and ready for shred time. Introducing the Wildcat! Kids off road handcycle! 20" knobby tires, sram 3 speed internal front hub, adjustable crankset, adjustable seat back, removeable rear axle tube for easy shipping and transport and custom front hub spider with 32 hole ring gear for extra low gearing for hill climbing! ... See MoreSee Less

Finally complete and ready for shred time. Introducing the Wildcat!  Kids off road handcycle!  20 knobby tires, sram 3 speed internal front hub, adjustable crankset, adjustable seat back, removeable rear axle tube for easy shipping and transport and custom front hub spider with 32 hole ring gear for extra low gearing for hill climbing!

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Love love love them what's the price going to be.......were a nonprofit here in so cal love your products

Fantastic!

Luke Gingras

Very cool!! Good job Jake!!👌🏻☺️👍🏻

Very nice, those look great

dont care

How much are these going to cost?

Sweet! 😍 is that a roll bar I see? 😀.

Andrew look at this.

Julia Julie AndRyder Calvo

😍

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4 months ago

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Just when you're about to throw your welder out the window and call it quits, one of your customers posts a picture of themselves with their family members enjoying the outdoors because of what you've built. Well damn, back to work I guess. No excuses anymore, why aren't you out there exploring like Loren? #offroadhandcycling #offroadhandcycle #handcycle #noexcuses #reactiveadaptations #nukeoffroadhandcycle ... See MoreSee Less

Just when youre about to throw your welder out the window and call it quits, one of your customers posts a picture of themselves with their family members enjoying the outdoors because of what youve built.  Well damn, back to work I guess. No excuses anymore, why arent you out there exploring like Loren?  #offroadhandcycling #offroadhandcycle #handcycle #noexcuses #reactiveadaptations #nukeoffroadhandcycle

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Awesome. Been in that exact same place before. Keep up the great work

EPIC.

Get back to work Jake!!!

Nice one Jake!

That's a killer photo. Jake - don't go quitting until you build my bike man!

Pretty awesome picture. The work you do is bigger than the bikes you build.

Where can I get one?

Keep going Jake; you got this.

Finding the balance between work and play is a challenge Jake. Success sometimes must be defined in terms of personal happiness instead of productivity and profits. Sometimes a guy just needs to take a break. What you do is meaningful, changes lives and inspires others to open their minds and hearts to fresh possibilities. That is the real profit you create from your life's journey and current career. Just be sure to feed your own soul too, while your at it. Find that balance. Delegate more, take on less and share the load! Share the meaningful harvest as well as the work itself.

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4 months ago

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Took a half day of work. Found Lost Lake! B-e-a-utiful! Time for dip! Max scrinkage! #suckinthegut #offroadhandcycling #offroadhandcycle #getoutdoors #lostlake #reactiveadaptations ... See MoreSee Less

Took a half day of work. Found Lost Lake!  B-e-a-utiful!   Time for dip!  Max scrinkage!  #suckinthegut #offroadhandcycling #offroadhandcycle #getoutdoors #lostlake #reactiveadaptations

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Ahaaaa.....the cat’s out of the bag now. Slipping out early to swim laps in the outdoor pool in preparation for the Red Lady!

Awesome leap

LOVED riding your Nuke at ASC last week!

5 months ago

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Worked hard and found a place where no one else was on the 4th of July. #offroadhandcycling #lilylake ... See MoreSee Less

Worked hard and found a place where no one else was on the 4th of July. #offroadhandcycling #lilylake

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I rode into the woods early and the place was pretty empty but I rolled out of the trees just after noon to see people circling in the cars looking for parking spots.

Very pretty

I was on the AZT for 3.5 hours & saw nobody

5 months ago

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Finally!! Started a batch of Wildcat off-road kids handcycles! Oregon adaptive and Teton Adaptive will be the first programs to get one thanks to a generous donation from the GoHawkeye Foundation! Soon some kids are going to be shreddin some mtn biking trails on a Wildcat! ... See MoreSee Less

Finally!!  Started a batch of Wildcat off-road kids handcycles!  Oregon adaptive and Teton Adaptive will be the first programs to get one thanks to a generous donation from the GoHawkeye Foundation!  Soon some kids are going to be shreddin some mtn biking trails on a Wildcat!

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Congrats Oregon Adaptive Sports!!

Alfred David Mires hurry on back, got more fun for ya. but enjoy CA.'