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Adaptive Tricycle by Rifton - Medium
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The Rifton medium-size tricycle
This is the trike for children whose inner leg length is between 22 and 28 inches. Rifton Adaptive Tricycles provide therapeutic, reciprocal exercise with all the fun of riding. This therapeutic trike grows with your child; you adjust it all with the twist of a knob! That's right, no tools. Rifton Adaptive Tricycles meet or exceed all ANSI safety standards for special needs tricycles.
Therapy that's fun and functionally beneficial
Tricycle riding allows children to exercise their lower extremities in a way that's fun while also therapeutic. According to Lori Potts, PT, writing on the Rifton website, "As the muscles move through cycling motions, they are flexed, extended and stretched. This range of motion is crucial for children with disabilities, because muscles are incapable of keeping up with bone growth unless fully extended."
While an activity with a wide range of motion encourages muscles and bones to grow at the same rate, according to Ms. Potts, "cycling has the added benefit of strengthening gross motor control development."
The many accessory options provided for Rifton tricycles allows the child to operate the tricycle to the extent that his or her ability allows.
"Over time," says Ms. Potts, "improved strength of quadriceps, hip extensors, and the ankle muscles, as well as improved trunk stabilization and balance will show itself."
As just one example of how the accessories can be utilized to help motor skills develop, Ms. Potts cites use of the front guide bar. It enables a parent or caregiver to assist in tricycle operation while making eye contact and providing encouragement and motivation. With practice, says Ms. Potts, the child's own spatial awareness will improve, to maneuver the tricycle with increasing independence.
Please be advised, however, that Rifton Adaptive Tricycles are not
intended for children with strong involuntary reflexes or with poorly developed trunk balance and/or head control. Consult your child's therapist before ordering
Rifton Tricycle frame includes self-levelling
pedals with sandals, adjustable
back support with belt, and seat belt.
This listing is for the medium-sized tricycle, 160-pound weight capacity (see dimensions below). It's available in three color options (red, blue or lime) with numerous optional accessories to accommodate the special needs of your rider.
The table below provides dimensions of all three sizes of Rifton Tricycles. Since this product listing is for the MEDIUM size (R130), it's data column is highlighted in yellow.
|Item Dimensions (inches) ||Small (R120) ||Medium (R130) ||Large (R140)
Seat Center to Extended Pedal
| Overall Height || 37 || 40 ||53 |
| Overall Length || 45 || 52 ||65 |
| Overall Width || 27 || 27 ||31 |
| Wheel Diameter || 13 || 15 || 19 |
| Gear Ratio (approx.) || 1:1 ||1:1 || 1:1 |
| Seat Sizes (see below) ||Small or Large ||Small or Large ||Large |
| Tray Sizes (see below) ||Small ||Small or Large ||Small or Large |
| Item Weight (lbs.) ||47 || 56 ||65 |
|Working Load (lbs.) ||150 ||160 ||200 |
|Seat Size (inches) ||
|Seat Dimensions ||10 1/2 x 10 1/2 ||12 x 16
|Tray Size (inches) ||Small ||Large
|Inside Dimensions ||8 1/2 x 12 1/2 ||11 1/2 x 13 1/2
|Maximum Working Load (lbs.) ||10 ||15
The two other sizes of this tricycle can be found in the "related products" below.
Fun and functional, let the good times roll!
Shipping: FREE Standard Shipping within the continental 48 states. Additional delivery charges may apply for oversized items and special delivery options.
Assembly: Assembly is not included and is the responsibility of the purchaser unless specific arrangements are made to include assembly.
Returns: Your satisfaction is important to us. Please contact Adaptive Specialties within 14 days of receipt to receive a Return Authorization Code. Custom made items and hygienic items cant be returned as noted.
Weight Capacity: 160 pounds
Free Standard Ground Shipping to addresses in the 48 contiguous states. No minimum order amount!
Additional charges may apply for expedited shipping or freight for oversized packages. Regretfully, we can not ship packages to Post Office (P.O.) Boxes.
: Assembly is not included and is the responsibility of the purchaser unless specific arrangements are made to include assembly.
Return Policy: Your satisfaction is a requirement.
If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your product, simply return it within 30 days for an exchange or refund.
The product must be returned in new, re-saleable condition, in the original box with all the documentation and parts to receive a full refund.
Just give us a call to get your Return Authorization Number. All returns must have a Return Authorization Number to be processed. Note: In an effort to keep our costs as low as possible, a 15% restocking fee (based on the product price) will be charged for returned products.
Shipping and handling charges paid on your order, including expedited shipping,if any, are not refunded unless the product is damaged or defective. You are responsible for return shipping charges unless returned for damages.
Products returned after the 30 days, not re-sellable, or without a Return Authorization Number may be returned to the sender at your cost.
If your order is damaged in shipping or defective, give us a call as soon as possible and we will resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
Custom made, hygienic and special order products can not be returned.
For safety and health reasons, Hygienic and used products can’t be returned. Hygiene products include but are not limited to toileting products, mattresses and overlays, slings, bathroom products, body braces, eggcrate cushions, wheelchair cushions, stockings, splints and products that come in contact with the body and cannot be returned.