The Rifton Trike can be used for therapeutic reciprocal exercise for maintaining of range of motion and strength, or for recreational purposes for children and adolescents with disabilities.
The Rifton Adaptive Tricycle meets or exceeds all ANSI safety standards for tricycles.
In addition to the great physical benefits, riding a trike encourages socialization and friendships.
Children with special needs can zoom around right alongside their peers on a tricycle that's as cool and colorful as anything on the sidewalk. And of course, the Rifton adaptive Tricycle is designed to be flexible and adjustable - growing with your little rider - with no tools required.
The Rifton Tricycles are a great way to combine fun and therapy
With a Rifton Tricycle, your child can join his siblings and friends in outdoor play!
It's a fun way to encourage independence during playtime.
The Rifton Tricycle isdesigned to provide minimum support for your child.
If more support is needed there are several accessories available to choose from to make it work for your child.
Chain drive from pedals to rear wheel offers the following advantages:
+ Pedaling is slightly forward of the seat instead of at the front wheel - providing a more efficient, comfortable and natural posture.
+ Steering is separate from pedaling, reducing the coordination needed to pedal and steer the tricycle.
Rifton Tricycles are not intended for individuals with strong reflexes or poorly developed trunk balance and poor head control.
Baked-on powder coating process also used in the automotive industry
Designed to stand up to wind and weather
Conforms to American and European toy safety standards
+ Trike frame includes self-leveling pedals with sandals
+ Tote box for storage
+ Puncture proof BMX type tires
+ Low gear ratio to make pedaling easier to learn
+ Low center of gravity for safety
+ Low transfer step for easy access
+ Care-giver operated parking brake grips both back wheels
+ Footplates with straps
Riding a tricycle is a great way to practice reciprocal motion with the legs.
The best part is, kids think it is fun, not work.
The Rifton Tricycles come standard with a pulley system that helps children keep the reciprocal movement going.
The Rifton Tricycle allows your child to be properly supported while participating in an activity enjoyed by so many children.
The large, puncture-proof BMX-type wheels ride easily on indoor surfaces or outdoor pavement. A hidden stop prevents over-steering of the front wheel. The steering function is separate from pedaling, making it easier for an early learner to maneuver the trike. A low gear ratio makes pedaling easier for beginners; this feature also slows down speeders! The drive chain is enclosed for safety. The wide wheelbase adds stability, yet the largest size fits through a standard 32" doorway for ease of indoor mobility.
Self leveling pedals
The pulley system, attached at the back end of each pedal, keeps the pedals level as the child actively propels the trike. For children whose extreme tone forces the front of the pedal downward, an optional Front Pulley system is available. Hook and loop straps keep the user’s feet securely in place.
The snap-out storage tray between the rear wheels is easily reached for transporting items, and can be removed for cleaning.
Seat and Seatbelt
Tricycle seats are upholstered for comfort, and come with an adjustable seat belt.
Backrest and Backrest Pad (Required Options)
The backrest frame itself can be moved farther forward or farther back from the seat, by loosening and tightening the knob under the tricycle seat. The backrest pad can be moved up or down along the backrest frame to optimize support. The backrest pad has an adjustable strap to secure the trunk if needed. An additional backrest pad can be ordered, so that there are two backrest pads on the frame, if desired.
All three sizes of tricycle have the option of the conventional handlebar or the loop handlebar. The conventional handlebar has standard hand grips and is height adjustable. The loop handlebar is covered with foam, and can be positioned at any angle. In the horizontal position, it can provide forearm support for the user.
Trunk Support System (Required Options)
The trunk support system stabilizes a child that has poor balance, aiding users who have difficulty remaining upright while sitting. It can be used to correct excessive leaning forward, or leaning toward one side. The trunk support system attaches easily onto the backrest frame and is height adjustable. The butterfly harness detaches easily for transfers. The lateral supports are width adjustable and can be easily removed. The optional headrest attaches to the top of the trunk support system.
Two headrests are available for use with the trunk support system only. One is flat, the other contoured.
Headrests are easily adjusted for height, depth, and angle with two knobs.
For an individual with a tall trunk who does not need a full trunk support system, but does need to be provided with sufficient support at the trunk, it is possible to use more than one backrest pad on the backrest frame. The additional backrest pad with its adjustable strap and buckle provides additional support.
The front pulley system maintains a level pedal for children whose extreme tone forces the front of the pedal downward.
The abductor mounts easily without tools, and provides comfortable abduction if needed.
The abductors for the Medium (R130) and Large (R140) tricycles are height-adjustable with a snap button.
Front Guide Bar
To assist a new rider learning movement and balance, the caregiver uses the guide bar to steer and pull the tricycle. Even when the user does not participate at all, the wheels and the pedals will move around, providing range of motion for the lower extremities. The caregiver will be in front to steer the tricycle and provide eye contact, encouragement and motivation. The front guide bar snaps into place, tool-free.
The communication tray comes in two sizes, is easy to clean, and is designed to hold small items such as a communication device. The R120 (Small trike) uses the small / 8½ x 12½" tray, the R130 (Medium trike) and R140 (Large trike) can use either the small or large / 11½ x 13½" tray.
Rear Steering Bar
The rear steering bar allows the caregiver to guide the tricycle from behind — ideal for riders who can’t steer themselves. The support bar attaches to the backrest tubes, and is height–adjustable. (Note: A very high support bar position may result in interference between the push rod and the tricycle handlebar in its lowest position.) The front clamp attaches to the handlebar U–tube.
The stationary stand converts the tricycle into a stationary trainer, for learning the basic motions of pedaling.
The stand should be centered laterally on the length of the rear axle.
RIFTON ADAPTIVE TRICYCLE SIZE CHART
Extended leg should reach comfortably from seat to pedal when both feet and torso are strapped into place.
|SIZE||R120 / SMALL||R130 / MEDIUM||R140 / LARGE|
|Seat center to extended pedal||17 - 22" / 43 - 56cm||22 - 28" / 56 - 71cm||25 - 35" / 64 - 89cm|
|Overall height||37" / 94cm||40" / 102cm||53" / 135cm|
|Overall length||45" / 114cm||52" / 132cm||65" / 165cm|
|Overall width||27" / 69cm||27" / 69cm||31" / 79cm|
|Distance between laterals||8 - 14" / 20 x 36cm||8 - 14" / 20 x 36cm||8 - 14" / 20 x 36cm|
|Gear ratio (approximate)||1:1"||1:1"||1:1|
|Wheel Diameter||13" / 33cm||15" / 38cm||19" / 48cm|
|Seat sizes*||Small or Large||Small or Large||Large|
|Tray sizes†||Small||Small or Large||Small or Large|
|Tricycle weight||47 Lbs. / 21kg||56 Lbs. / 26kg||65 Lbs. / 29kg|
|Weight Capacity||150 Lbs. / 68kg||160 Lbs. / 73kg||200 Lbs. / 91kg|