The Van Raam Balance low-step bicycle has a unique frame designed to make it is easy to ride, mount and dismount. When stationary the rider can place both feet firmly on the ground without getting off the saddle. The seating position is further behind the pedals than on a conventional upright bicycle, which places less strain on the rider’s back, shoulders, neck and wrists. Made in the Netherlands, this is a quality machine and is built to last.
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Standard features include Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub gear, rear hydraulic brakes, front v-brake, rear carrier rack, chain protector, lights, and security lock. The frame comes with five-year warranty.
Adapt and Customise
Electric drive system: this product is also available with an electric motor. The electric assist ‘Silent System’ is produced entirely by Van Raam. The motor, battery, controller, smart display, and software are developed especially for inclusive cycles. The motor also assists when reversing the cycle (pedalling backwards). A smartphone app connects with the settings of the e-system, and can record cycling data, including speed and distance. Battery capacity can also be viewed on the app, real-time.
The Silent electrical system is a 36 Volt system with 250-Watt motor. The pedal sensor detects movement and force and adjusts output accordingly. The system is very smooth – unexpected jolting, which can occur in other systems, is prevented with the Silent System.
Other available options include:
- Extra battery pack for electric assist
- Back-pedal brake
- Larger or smaller frame size: 42 cm or 60 cm (standard is 51cm)
- Handlebar controlled hydraulic brakes, gears, and bell
- Easy-shift gears
- Rear-view mirror
- Stick holder bracket
Other colours are available at extra cost, in any of the standard RAL colours.
A range of adaptations is available. See the Accessories & Adaptations section of this website.
- Frame: made from high quality steel
- Gears: Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub
- Colour: black
- Lights: battery
- Comfortable seat
- Rear carrier rack
- Chain protector
- Security lock
- Rear wheel: 24″
- Front wheel: 24″
- Front brake: V
- Rear brakes: Hydraulic disk
- Weight: c22 kg
- Max length: 182 cm
- Max width: 66 cm
- Max user weight: 120 kg
- Step-over height: 23 cm
- Inside leg length: 76 – 91 cm
- Frame size: 51 cm
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You can visit us any time during opening hours, but only through an appointments system can we be sure that the specialist able to help you most will be available, and that the ideal demo cycles are at base at that time. Appointments mean we can give you the full support and time you need to try a wider selection of cycles and possible adaptations.
Finding Your Cycle...
All kinds of bikes for all kinds of people. That’s our thinking at Get Cycling, and we demonstrate, adapt and supply what is probably the world’s widest range of specialised cycles. We are a not-for-profit, operating nationally, and promoting diversity in cycle design and supply. We believe that our new and refurbished cycles take pedal-power into new realms of delight.
We have child-carrying options, cargo cycles, tandems, adapted cycles for special needs, folding bikes, fun bikes, tricycles, companion cycles, multi-seaters, recumbents and much more. If we don’t have a new model of what you need then we may well have a refurbished version. In any case, please talk to us so that we can check that the cycle you have in mind is right for you.