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 the 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 couples 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 that 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 pretty well in most places



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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 to the couple and their ‘Not-a-Wheelchair’