Comments on: Forzer off-road handcycle by Marius Hjelmervik The blog about industrial design in the bike industry Tue, 26 May 2015 22:44:59 +0000 hourly 1 By: Marius Hjelmervik Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:23:38 +0000 Hi Brian Chiorello,
I’m sorry for the very late reply to your post. I normally get a notification when somone comments here, but I havent gotten any. Please contact me on marius(a) and we can chat.

Best regards

By: Kerry McGill Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:31:56 +0000 Looking for a bike designer/engineer in the US, preferably in Florida. I am needing a bike for a paraplegic with a push/pull design vs the hand rotary. Please email me at if you could help.

By: Brian Chiorello Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:22:57 +0000 Marius

I would like to work with you on actually building the bike and making it available for sale, I also have some other design ideas and enhancements if you are ready to build or want to design a new one for me I am ready to start building immediately

Thanks , let’s chat if you have a few

By: Debbie Ludgate Sat, 03 May 2014 01:33:55 +0000 Hi Marius,
I’m really really intrested in your handcycle and your white & purple one I believe would work awesome for me. Are they on the market….and where can I get one and how much??

By: Dennis Thu, 01 May 2014 17:15:06 +0000 Hi Marius

what abour your project ? is it possible to buy one now ,
It’s time to me to buy a new handbike for off road, and you are in my short list… But i need a new one for this summer… So what is the progress in your project to build this handbie ,
thanks for your answer


By: Mindy Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:58:47 +0000 Hi Marius,
I’ve been in a wheelchair my entire life, and I’ve never even thought of being able to do mountain climbing, or bike climbing? lol. I’ve been looking at handcycles for years and have yet to buy one. They’re so expensive and not easily attainable for the general public.

I just came across this post last night and immediately loved your concept. I love the high back, which most don’t have, and it’s exactly what I’d need. I can’t wait for you to finally be able to produce this bike…it’s what I’ve been looking for :)

By: Steve D Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:18:47 +0000 great design Marius. I’m a quadraplegic from the UK and I’d love one of these! I think it is much better, for me anyway, than a full recumbent bike, easier to get in and out of and probably a better turning circle than a recumbent single front wheel type.

I run a company selling disability products and would love to get the bike into the UK when you are ready and if you’d be interested.

Good luck with it all, Steve

By: Marius Hjelmervik Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:13:48 +0000 Hi Dan,
Thank you for the kind words. Yes, this is taking way longer than I had imagined and hoped, but I get ever closer, even though the steps are small. I will be moving in a few months, and I then hope to be able to work more on it, and find a workshop closer to where I live The next steps . There is only so much I can do with pen and paper (and 3D CAD) :-)

By: Dan Sun, 24 Nov 2013 00:07:23 +0000 Hi Marius,
Do you have a blog or website where we can see the progress with your bike? I know it’s taking a long time to get it to market, but please don’t give up! This is the best design for an off-road handcycle for me that I’ve seen, and believe me, I’ve looked. You will be filling a void in what’s currently on the market. You should be able to do serious off-roading with this without having to stare at the dirt the whole time. I’ve been watching this page for a year and a half, hoping to get one. I’d love to see a picture of your prototype. Thanks for the hard work, I really hope it pays off.

By: Marius Hjelmervik Thu, 14 Nov 2013 08:02:53 +0000 Hi Nick,
Thanks for the interest. I would be more than happy to provide schematics. Send me an e-mail at marius(a) and we can take it from there. Regarding the wrist movement, I honestly don’t know, but send me an e-mail and we can most likely figure something out.