Transform your wheelchair in seconds.
Cougar power assisted handcycles with fully adjustable Pedelec Twin Drive are quick release wheelchair attachments designed to fit the majority of rigid frame wheelchairs and will transform your wheelchair into a brilliant sleek and sporty handcycle.
Team Hybrid has designed Cougar to make life easier and more pleasant for hand-cyclists. When you purchase a Team Hybrid handcycle you are investing in your future health, fun and overall well being.
Cougar handcycles will transform the way that you use your wheelchair
Cougar can be used for recreation or commuting and is a great way to get your aerobic exercise. The benefits of cycling to health, physical conditioning and quality of life are many and include improved muscle strength and improved stamina.
Cycling with Cougar will also improve your circulation and respiratory functions through active exercise, burn up calories for weight control and weight loss and promote relationships with friends and family.
Cougar pedelec twin drive system is a combination of pedal assist plus throttle operation.
Pedal Assist Sensor (PAS): The pedal assist sensor is mounted on the bottom bracket and provides crank speed information to the motor. The motor will not activate until PAS is activated. A magnet ring is mounted onto the sprocket and the PAS is activated when the magnets pass by the PAS when the cranks are rotated. The amount of power delivered by the motor can be modulated by the user via the handle bar mounted console.
Power on Demand (POD): This feature is activated using the thumb throttle. The motor delivers immediate power to the wheel when the throttle is activated. POD overrides the pedal assist sensor. This is of great benefit when gear selection is inappropriate; the rider is at a junction or hill climbing.
The pedelec twin drive electric assistance can be felt as soon as the rider starts peddling. Cougar can be operated with or without the pedelec twin drive and it is possible to instantly switch from manual to power assist. Twin drive assistance can be used continuously although in order to conserve battery power it is good practice to anticipate gear changes when approaching an incline and to use assistance only when extra power is needed.
Highly Compact, Lightweight and Long Lasting: Our 36V Lithium-ion battery weighs only 2.5kg yet has an 11.5Ah capacity. The 18650 Panasonic cells used in our batteries are widely known to be the finest available.
Protected by a battery management system, the batteries provide a great combination of energy density and cycle life, allowing you to achieve more miles per charge and minimise customer returns.
Highly Reliable: The battery management technology protects packs from heat, voltage imbalance, under-voltage and over-current. The BMS (Battery Management System) dramatically improves cycle life and prevents battery fires and explosions. All Li-ion cells benefit from precise battery and pack management technology.
Currently Li-ion battery packs with a capacity exceeding 300Wh are classified as Hazardous Material – Hazmat Class 9 and will not be allowed on aircraft except on cargo flights and have to be packed in carton approved with UN3841 (Lithium Battery and Equipment). We can supply 8Ah batteries if you intend to fly with your cycle.
Cougar power assisted handcycles can connect to most rigid wheelchairs via a docking system that is permanently mounted under the wheelchair. It is lightweight, and adds approximately one kilogram to the weight of the chair.
The rear of the docking system is bolted to either the back axle or a bar going across the back of the chair. The front of the docking tube is bolted to the crossbar underneath the seat canvas towards the front of the chair.
Our docking system has succeeded in passing vigorous fatigue trials this included being drop tested 6,667 times along with a multi drum (rolling road) test of 200,000 cycles without failure or the need for adjustment on any component.
(Testing was carried out using the Viper power cycle connected to a Quickie GPV wheelchair)
The docking system will add around 1 Kilogram to the weight of the wheelchair and once fitted actually strengthens the frame of the wheelchair.
Model Cougar S24 pedelec Cougar S8 Pedelec
Frame Material Aluminium Aluminium
Fork Material Steel Steel
Wheel Size 20 inch 20 inch
Gears Bottom 24 11-34T 8 11-34T
Mech Bottom Shimano Acera Shimano Acera
Shifter Bottom Shimano Revoshift Shimano Revoshift
Gear Type Freewheel DNP Freewheel DNP
Gears Top Triple 44/36/26 Single 36T
Mech Top Shimano Altus N/A
Shifter Top Shimano Altus N/A
V-Brake Shimano Alivo Shimano Alivo
Disc Brake Sram Avid BB5 160mm Rotor
Tire Knobbly or Road Knobbly or Road
Inner Tube Slime Protection Slime Protection
Power Pedelec Twin Drive 250rpm
Battery Lithium Ion 11.5Ah
Motor 36V/48V 250rpm Brushless
Range 11 – 40 miles depending on terrain and rider input
For more information call us on:02890 745333 (add +44 for international calls)