The Pino Steps is everything great about the Pino All-round, with the addition of Shimano's Steps crank-based motor system. The e-motor provides assistance up to 16mph (25km/h) and harmonises perfectly with your pedalling. As with most crank-based motors, the system uses torque values from your cranks to decide how much assistance to give you, meaning that the motor feels smooth and natural, complementing your pedalling rather than replacing it. Fully adjustable, the levels of assistance can be set to three modes that you can change on the fly depending on what incline you're about to face.
The Pino creates it's own class when it comes to tandems. The bike offers unprecedented comfort and an exhilarating ride, with the front rider taking a recumbent seating position whilst the rear rider handles the steering, brakes and gearing. The geometry of the recumbent seat and saddle sallow for a stronger sense of shared experience, as communication is effortless with both rider's heads being much closer than the conventional tandem. Both riders also gain the full atmosphere of the road and surroundings, with both riders being able to see where they are going.
With it's short wheelbase, it's almost as manoeuvrable as a single-seater, opening up whole new route options to explore. The low centre of gravity makes the Pino extremely stable when moving, and for when stationary, the sturdy kickstand makes transferring on and off as easy as getting onto any ordinary chair. To disengage, the front rider only needs to push off and the kickstand will spring back and tuck it's self away, ready for the ride to begin.
The front boom extends and detracts on a quick release system, making adjustment for different sized riders extremely quick. The Pino can also be converted to accommodated younger riders with the addition of Hase's children crankset, which sits on top of the boom and utilises a secondary freewheel to allow children to have breaks from pedalling. However this can be removed with Hase's freewheel-fixer accessory, which is ideal for children or adults alike who are unable to pedal themselves, giving passive exercise or training with the hopes of them being able to pedal themselves in time.
The perfect tourer, the Pino can have luggage mounted in a variety of ways. Rear panniers, front panniers, cargo-space on the underside of the frame by using either Hase's Cargo Cack or Cargo Bag, and then finally the front seat can be converted into one large storage solution with Hase's foldable Porter Bag. Once folded, the Porter Bag simply mounts on the back of the front seat. Different gearing sets can also be used to customise the Pino further to suit individual needs, the ratio between the front and rear rider can be changed from the standard 1:1 ratio to make pedalling for the front rider easier in several different increments. This allows the front rider to still pedal with some resistance, without having to put in the same effort as the rear rider.
For transportation, the Pino's frame can be split into two halves using it's joint located just under the front rider's seat. A 10 minute job with basic tools, this allows the bike to fit into most cars, and with some adaption, will fit onto most standard bike racks. Another 10 minutes or so when you reach your destination, and you're ready for your ride.
Each Hase bike has an extensive range of options and accessories and therefore it is not possible for us to list a definitive price, however prices range from £3,600 to £5950 according to specification. Prices shown exclude VAT although in many cases exemption may apply. As a Hase Rehab Specialist, Quest 88 staff are trained to assess your needs and invite you to our Inclusive Cycling Hub for an assessment and test ride.
With many of the products in the Quest 88 range it is necessary for the product to be demonstrated to ensure the correct level of support is attained. Quest 88 have Product Specialists available to provide demonstrations/assessments either at home, School, in Therapy Centres, Children's Centres or anywhere with suitable facilities. All assessments are carried out by Quest 88 staff.
Therapy Equipment, Including Walkers and Standers*
Quest 88 provide demonstrations of therapy, mobility and supportive equipment at schools, centres and homes across the UK. We also provide FREE Clinics for walker repairs and service.
Adaptive bikes and trikes such as the Hase range; are normally assessed and demonstrated at our Inclusive Cycling Hub, in a beautiful setting by the river in the market town of Shrewsbury. It is advisable to book an appointment to ensure the product you are interested in is available. We also offer demonstrations at schools and cycling schemes around the UK for Draisin Wheelchair Tandems and Side by Sides, however we have a limited number of demonstrators available.
Quest 88 Therapy Tricycles (Kitten, Colt, Panther etc.)
These are demonstrated and assessed nationally by our Product Specialists at schools, childrens centres and homes. This service is free and ensures that the tricycles are totally suitable for your needs.
RaceRunners & Gameframes
Quest 88 provide 'Sports Taster Sessions' for clubs and inclusive leisure facilities (UK-wide). In many cases we will do this in collaboration with CP Sport and other Clubs. You can find more information on our News & Events Page as well as on Facebook and CP Sports Events Pages.
* Try before you buy is not available for Therapy Benches, Tripods, Quads, Crutches and Rollators. These items can be seen at 'In Service' presentations on request.
For online purchases a delivery charge will be added prior to checkout. For other purchases delivery charges will apply and can be requested from our Sales team on 01952 463050 with the exception of our Kaye Posture Control Walkers (when purchasing a complete frame with front and rear leg/wheel options) which qualify for FREE carriage.
Unfortunately we are unable to respond to enquiries from the USA at this stage. Depending on the product range, Quest 88 may have global distribution rights or exclusivity restricted to the UK and Ireland only. Wherever possible we will direct emails from countries outside of our remit to the manufacturers concerned.
For information on our International Distributors for other countries including the EU, please contact our Sales Team on 01952 463050
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