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Varna Handcycles

Electric assist motors

All of our bikes can now come with "electric assist motors". You can read more about it here. This option can be installed by Varna to assist the rider in powering their Varna bike! Please contact us for further information on this exciting new innovation!


Anatomical chart of muscles used

This diagram clearly demonstrates to the disabled handcycle rider upper body muscles used. The flashing red demonstrates the primary muscles used and the flashing yellow demonstrates the secondary muscles used on all Varna handcycles. NOTE: Some Varna Handcycles involve the use of the abdominal muscles, if you do not have the ability to use these muscles, please contact a representative at VARNA to discuss which handcycle best suits your needs.


Video
$ 3450 CDN

Varna II Handcycle

Varna manufactures the only existing handcycle with front-end pedal wheel assembly that can be attached to a wheelchair (bracket must be acquired). The rider is seated in a semi-recumbent position for greater comfort. This position also enables the rider to apply power more efficiently. The steering / crank column lifts up and away from the seat while simultaneously raising the seat for easy transfer. The column quickly adjusts to individual arm lengths, and the footrests adjust telescopically. Pictures show Varna handcycle with all terrain wheels; also available with racing wheels. With the Varna II we are able to offer an incredibly versatile machine. The Varna II is highly maneuverable, giving it a great advantage in crowded conditions. This cycle is adjustable for individuals 4'5" to 6'5" in height and weights of up to 250 pounds. We also offer this design for youths.
NOTE: All bikes come with the bullhorn crank unless otherwise requested.
Fenders not included. Please see options listed at bottom of page.
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TIG welded chrome-moly
Lifetime warranty on structural defects
Black, for a custom colour request add $250
24-speed megarange
Front: 20 inch Rear: 20 inch
Disc Brakes and extra caliper brake
Cloth on foam
Adjustable
34-39 pounds (depends on components)
$3450 CDN (plus crating and shipping)
1-2 weeks
$ 3950 CDN

Varna II Big Wheels Handcycle

This VARNA creation is state-of-the-art development for all thrill seeking riders! The BIG wheel version is everything it seems, wheels 3' across to facilitate safe and fun riding on sandy beaches or rough terrain. These handcycles are also made to be equally efficient on tough roads or smooth tarmac. The fork is custom built to accommodate these larger wheels. Feel safe knowing these wheels will accommodate your almost every need!
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TIG welded chrome-moly
Lifetime warranty on structural defects
Black, for a custom colour request add $250
24-speed megarange
3' across to facilitate riding on sandy beaches or rough terrain
Disc Brakes and extra caliper brake
Cloth on foam
Adjustable
34-39 pounds (depends on components)
$3950 CDN (plus crating and shipping)
1-2 weeks
$ 2850 CDN

Varna Liberator Handcycle

The ultimate in power efficiency. The liberator is the handcycle of choice for those looking to increase their upper body strength. Ideal for people with leg braces. Suitable for children and adults with full arm and upper trunk mobility.
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TIG welded chrome-moly
Lifetime warranty on structural defects
Black, for a custom colour request add $250
24-speed megarange
20 inch
Disc brake and extra caliper brakes as back-up
Fully adjustable; slides on the main frame; injection mold plastic
Adjustable
34-36 pounds (depends on components)
$2850 CDN (plus crating and shipping)
1-2 weeks
Video
$ 3400 CDN

Varna Liberator Big Wheels Handcycle

This liberator model is purposely equipped with super low gearing to facilitate movement over rough terrain. This bike will master sandy or rocky beaches and other inaccessible places for ordinary handcycles. Suitable for children 4' and up and adults with full arm and upper trunk mobility. This Varna Liberator has a fully adjustable seat (moves along the frame) and trombone style adjustable leg length (allowing for maximum leg range and angle as desired). This design attracts many riders as the great versatility of the bike enables each rider to customize a correct setting for themselves, enhancing maximum productivity, comfort and safety!
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TIG welded chrome-moly
Lifetime warranty on structural defects
Black, for a custom colour request add $250
24 speed with megarange
20" x 3"
Dual disc braking system, 2 levers, one on each side of the seat
Fully adjustable; slides on the main frame; injection mold plastic
Adjustable
55 pounds (depends on components)
$3400 CDN (plus crating and shipping)
1-2 weeks
$ 3250 CDN

Varna Leaning Liberator Handcycle

This incredible VARNA creation is unique in the sense that it is developed to allow for a maximum turning radius speed. This handcycle actually leans into any turn you would be prepared to make keeping all the wheels on the ground and assisting in the turn while maintaining riding speed.
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TIG welded chrome-moly
Lifetime warranty on structural defects
Black, for a custom colour request add $250
24-speed megarange
20 inch
Disc brake and extra caliper brakes as back-up
Tractor type, wide cushioned for greater comfort
Adjustable
29 pounds (depends on components)
$3250 CDN (plus crating and shipping)
1-2 weeks
$ 3100 CDN

Varna Easy-on Liberator

This Liberator has the same efficient and user friendly qualities as the other Liberator models with the added bonus of making getting on and off even easier for those that cannot lift their legs more that 6" off the ground. Suitable for children 4' and up and adults with full arm and upper trunk mobility.
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TIG welded chrome-moly
Lifetime warranty on structural defects
Black, for a custom colour request add $250
24-speed megarange
20 inch
Disc brake and extra caliper brakes as back-up
Fully adjustable; slides on the main frame; injection mold plastic
Adjustable
34-36 pounds (depends on components)
$3100 CDN (plus crating and shipping)
1-2 weeks
$ 2800 CDN

Varna the Pony

"The Pony" is a new unique bike designed especially for the double amputee from the knee up. This model is great for recreational and athletic pursuits.
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TIG welded chrome-moly
Lifetime warranty on structural defects
Black, for a custom colour request add $250
Single chainring on the top and 8 speed megarange at the wheel
20" front - 16" back
Disc brakes at front and rear
This model comes with a basic seating platform, 15 cm off the ground
25 lbs
$2800 CDN (plus crating and shipping)
Up to 4 weeks
$ 3450 CDN

Varna Speedcycle

This model is designed for speed racing and other athletic pursuits. The Varna speedcycle is the machine of choice for disabled/able-bodied athletes for a full upper body workout. The incredible strength, agility, and efficiency of this machine makes it a leader. The riding position has been engineered to reduce wind drag. Rapid, easy disassembly for vehicle-trunk transport or storage. Caution should be exercised during the initial adjustment period, due to the speed and agility possible with this bike.
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TIG welded chrome-moly
Lifetime warranty on structural defects
Black, for a custom colour request add $250
24-speed megarange
Front: 20 inch Rear: 20 inch racing wheels
Disc Brakes and extra caliper brake
Cloth on foam (adjustable)
Adjustable
30-36 pounds (depends on components)
$3450 CDN (plus crating and shipping)
1-2 weeks
$ 3950 CDN

Varna I Handcycle

The Varna I has established a world record in the arm-powered division of the International Human Powered Vehicle Races in 1993. An excellent recreational and commuting vehicle, to be enjoyed by both athlete and amateur alike. It is extremely agile and easily maneuverable. This cycle was designed for amputees. Steering is controlled by leaning the torso left and right, tipping the seat and rear of the cycle while holding the pedal arm-cranks. These arm-cranks are adjustable to accommodate varying arm lengths, but do not lean; this allows a place for steady upright support. Having this support eliminates the usual problem with lean bikes- tipping without stability.
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TIG welded chrome-moly
Lifetime warranty against structural defects
Black, for a custom colour request add $250
24-speed megarange
Front: 20 inch Rear: 20 inch
Rear: Disc Brakes
14" w; 12" d; 30" back; 45" angle
32-38 pounds (depends on components)
66" length; 24" wide; 30" high
6 inches
15 feet
$3950 CDN (plus crating and shipping)
2-4 weeks
Video
$ 7500 CDN

Varna Hybrid Tandem Handcycle/Cycle

Share the experience! The Varna Hybrid Tandem is a new product from the Varna Innovation & Research Corp. This tandem is great for commuting or leisure riding. Driven by leg power and hand power, the Varna Hybrid Tandem provides an interactive cycling experience. The front end pedals, steers and leans independently like a bicycle while the rear is powered by hand-pedals and does not lean. The front rider can put his or her feet on the ground at any time. The rear has the same ergonomic design as the Varna II Handcycle. This cycle is suitable for older children or adults riding either end. Wheelchairs can be transported by piggybacking at the rear. Priced from: $7500 CDN
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TIG welded chrome-moly
Lifetime warranty on structural defects
Black, for a custom colour request add $250
24 speed
20''
Drum brakes, front and back
$7500 CDN (plus crating and shipping)
5 weeks
Video
$ 2800 CDN

Varna Marathoner 2 Wheel

Sensational new bicycle experience!! The newest innovation of Varna! The real fitness handcycle for your active lifestyle, continuing cardiovascular training and upper torso muscle development. With sufficient torso muscle power these handcycles in the handcycle game sport, have reached incredible high speeds: an average of 37 km/h, a sprint of 40-50 km/h and an end sprint of 50-60 km/h!
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TIG welded chrome-moly
Lifetime warranty on structural defects
Black, for a custom colour request add $250
24-speed megarange with dual breaking system
Front: 700 cc Back: 20 inch
Dual braking system, brakes are on the front and back wheels
"Tractor type" wide cushioned seat for greater comfort
Customized for customer
25 pounds
$2800 CDN (plus crating and shipping)
Video
$ 3450 CDN

Varna Marathoner Trike

This awesome Varna creation is extremely agile, very fast, extremely safe, user friendly and an absolute pleasure to ride for BOTH able and disabled people! The bar behind the back support locks into place upon mounting. Now, this awesome European Innovative Design Award winner behaves like a true trike. Once in motion the rider may push the bar back and the trike becomes a leaning steer and behaves like two wheeled bicycle.
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TIG welded chrome-moly
Lifetime warranty on structural defects
Black, for a custom colour request add $250
24-speed megarange with dual breaking system
Front: 700 cc Back: 20 inch
Dual braking system, 2 brakes on the front driving wheel
"Tractor type" wide cushioned seat for greater comfort
Customized for customer
29 pounds
$3450 CDN (plus crating and shipping)
$ 3600 CDN

Varna Knee Seat

This is a supreme racing machine! It is designed for sprint racing, marathons, time trials and almost every other athletic riding pursuit. The upper body is in the absolute most bio mechanically advantageous and aerodynamic position for speed enhancement, similar to that of torso positions in racing wheelchairs. This allows the most productive use of the hand pedals, enabling the rider to apply great force onto the pedals for maximum speed!
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TIG welded chrome-moly
Lifetime warranty on structural defects
Black, for a custom colour request add $250
24-speed megarange or custom order
20 inch racing wheels
Double braking system (disc + caliper) on front driving wheel
Bicycle seat or custom order
Parallel rails with velcro slings
32 pounds
$3600 CDN (plus crating and shipping)
Up to 4 weeks
$ 6000 CDN

Custom Design

This is the latest creation made by Mr. Georgi Georgiev. This custom design handcycle was created for an adventurous paraplegic person that wishes to ride the tough mountain terrain. For all of the details about this incredible hand cycle, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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Completely customized as per clients request
$6000 CDN (plus crating and shipping)




$ 450 CDN

Extra Handcycle Feature

Bullhorns Crank Arms

We now offer bullhorns crank arms. This crank configuration permits a wider grip, therefore provides more freedom in turning and handling and overall better control of the cycles than the basic cranks.
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Black
$450 CDN




Other Options Available for All Models:

Accessories are not included (we do not install fenders and cushions).

Flying Cables

Price:
$200 CDN




Customized Leg Rests

Price:
$250 CDN




Internal Hub (Sturmey Archer or Shimano)

Price:
$350 CDN




Fenders

Price:
$250 CDN for set of 3 fenders including hardware installed




Notes on 20" Wheels Used on Varna Handcycles

The 20 inch wheels used on the Varna handcycles offer many advantages over larger wheels:

  • Greater strength and cornering safety. The two wheel pair on any tricycle is subject to severe tangential forces when cornering. Smaller wheels maintain better structural integrity under such loads.
  • Better stability and handling. The smaller wheels allow a more compact design, less frame flex and a lower center of gravity which, especially with a tricycle, results in better stability and handling.
  • Easier access, easier transportation. Smaller wheels make it easier to get on and off a handcycle - there is less in the way. The cycle is easier to transport in a truck or on a roof rack.
  • Reduction in aerodynamic drag. The wheels of a cycle are an important place to reduce aerodynamic drag, as the top of any rolling wheel is moving into the wind at twice the speed of the rider/cycle (aerodynamic drag increases exponentially with speed). Smaller wheels present less frontal and surface area to the wind, and are proven to to have less aerodynamic drag than larger wheels. Even at slow speeds, the reduction of aerodynamic drag when using a 20 inch wheel is much greater than any increase in rolling resistance (which increases linearly with speed) over use of a larger wheel.
  • Better acceleration and hill climbing. Smaller wheels have less effective rotating mass. This results in a noticeable difference when accelerating and climbing.

These wheels are readily available, with a number of different rim and tire options. Varna handcycles have set many records using 20" wheels.


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