We asked Team Invacare’s Matt Updike this question at the Invacare Top End Euro American Handcycle Championship race. A member of the current USA Paracycling team and 2012 Paralympian tells you why in this video.
Because there are SO many FAQs about this great sport of handcycling we put them all in one place for you. Our help desk’s Find Your Sport section contains information on getting started, classification and organizations that can help. Under Invacare® Top End® Handcycles: Competition you can learn about choosing shifters, chain-rings and crank arms, the different types of competitive handcycles, changing gears and watch a video of how to transfer in/out plus how to turn in a tight spot.