YouTuber Who Created An Off-Road “Wheelchair” For His Then Girlfriend Starts Mass-Producing Them

Cambry has been restricted to the pavement for most of her adult life. She’s paralyzed and gets around in a wheelchair. So, trying to help her go more places, her then-boyfriend Zack Nelson spliced together two electric bikes with a seat in the center. And it worked. Cambry said she experienced a whole new level of freedom with it. Not only could she overcome — or should I say, overdrive — obstacles that seemed impossible before, she could do miles without her shoulders getting sore.

Fast forward a year, Cambry and Zack are married and they’re starting to mass-produce the vehicle they call ‘Not a Wheelchair’. Throughout that time, the couple built upon the original design, making it a reliable off-roader.

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Here’s their video introduction of the off-roader



According to the couple, when choosing an adaptive off-roader, people have a few options but basically, but they either cost as much as a car or are super slow. So they put their heads together to try and build something that’s quick and light with a super long range.

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‘Not-a-Wheelchair’ is fully electric and super quiet

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The accessible bike can go 12mph

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It has a range of 10-20 miles with one battery, and 25-35 miles with two batteries (depending on terrain, the weight of the rider, and weight of the cargo)

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“Our whole goal is to provide something that is capable and affordable”

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It has a rear rack mounting system to hold wheelchairs, coolers, camping gear, or a picnic basket

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‘Not-a-Wheelchair’ was constructed using bike parts, so maintenance and repairs are really easy

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It has an aluminum frame, detachable bumper, and four-inch off-road bike tires

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With the bumper off, ‘Not-a-Wheelchair’ is 5 feet long and 32 inches wide

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Which makes it fit in shortbed pickups with the tailgate up and also Jeeps and Subaru Outbacks

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And can get through most doorways

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Even though it handles most places pretty well

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But it can struggle with loose sand or loose snow, as a bike would

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The recommended weight limit is 225lb

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And the base model with no suspension and one battery costs $3,750

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Here’s what people said about the couple and their ‘Not-a-Wheelchair’

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