About this project
Pre-order your Horizon today to receive one from the first production run! Only 4 left at this level! Scroll down to see the HORIZON HERO 4 reward on the right.
Field Tests of The Horizon:
We’re making big waves, but we’re still a small company so we need your help to bring the Horizon to production.
What the press is saying about Horizon:
"It is one of the most revolutionary concepts to ever hit the world of mountain biking." -- The Active Times
"It's all about mobility and independence, and the new Horizon electric tricycle — designed by a disabled psychologist — offers both." -- Mother Nature Network
"For the past few years, Outrider has been earning praise and breaking records with its pedal-assisted electric trikes, but its latest design is gearing up to be its most rewarding endeavor yet." -- Gizmag
"It's a great design that would give more freedom of mobility to people who don't have full function of their limbs, but who would want to experience the great outdoors like anyone else." -- TreeHugger
Outrider has also been featured by:
SUPPORTING ADAPTIVE SPORTS CENTERS
What is the Horizon?
Consider the Horizon the electric bike for your super-hero alter ego.
The Horizon started with a thirst for adventure and independence. We designed the Horizon to be adaptive for all sorts of different physical abilities. From quadriplegics to paraplegics to those with spinal cord injuries - everyone loves adventure and fun.
THE HORIZON ADAPTS TO YOUR ABILITIES
It's possible to do any combination of Controls and Pedals:
Controls: Standard Handles or Tri-Pin handles (if you have limited use of your hands)
Pedals: Foot Pedals, Hand Pedals, or Foot Tray
Additional features that increase accessibility for individuals with physical disabilities:
- Actuated Seat (rising) to make getting in and out of the seat easier
- Fold down handlebars for side entry to the seat
- Three wheels and low center of gravity make balancing simple
ALL TERRAIN: THE HORIZON WORKS ON PAVEMENT AND THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
With a full 4 inches of suspension travel, independent A-arm front suspension, rear suspension and knobby tires this bad-boy is ready for action. We've designed the Horizon to be at home of nearly any surface. Pavement? Check. Grass? Check. Dirt? Check. Gravel? Check. Roots? Check. Mud? Check. Plus the Horizon is capable of tackling steep mountains, seriously long distances and speeds up to 25 mph. What are you waiting for? Get out there and explore already!
PEDAL AND ELECTRIC
It’s totally up to you. The Horizon trike can be ridden in 3 different ways:
- Pedal Only
- Electric Only
- Combination of Pedal and Electric Assist
The electric motor is stealthily in the rear wheel, but make no mistake - it is very powerful. Capable of starting from a dead stop, it can reach speeds of up to 25 mph. The electric assist is engaged by twisting the "throttle". The more you twist it, the more assistance you get! Oh, I almost forgot; the Horizon can travel up to 30 miles purely on electric before needing a recharge.
FEEDBACK ON THE HORIZON:
"The Horizon looks awesome. You've basically taken all the tweaks and challenges and possibilities I've seen in years of getting people on cycles and put them in one package." -- Greg, BORP Adaptive Sports and Recreation
“This is my first time trying it and it’s really fun! It was fast, it was smooth... I really liked it.” -- Amanda
“It’s just fun!” -- Nate
“This is by far, the coolest thing I’ve seen.” -- Shane
FREEDOM TO EXPLORE
- Experience the excitement and freedom of riding a bike
- Get great exercise at a pace that is comfortable for you
- One cycle, many uses. Horizon can quickly and easily be adapted for use by people with a range of physical abilities
- Industry best suspension allows you the freedom to explore nearly any terrain etc
OUTRIDER USA CUSTOMER REVIEWS
“The single best transportation choice I have ever made.” -- Kevin, NH
“At last, a vehicle that lets me feel like Batman leaving the Batcave every time I take a ride.” -- Chris, NC
“It has performed well beyond my expectations and proven to be a very reliable means of getting exercise, fresh air and an exhilarating adventure.” -- Cliff, NC
“For me it’s the only way to fly… [I mean] ride!” -- Marc, NC
OUTRIDER USA PRESS
“This counts as my favorite test ride of any production electric bike ever. Outrider trikes are so much fun to ride that anyone spending a day on one… will probably not forget that day for the rest of their life.” - Electricbike.com
"Let's just say the Outrider USA recumbent electric trikes are high performance vehicles." - ElectricBikeReport.com
“I’m really impressed!” - ElectricBikeReview.com
"The only bike ever to receive 100/100" - FindTheBest.com
LET'S TALK DETAILS ON THE HORIZON
This one’s for you my fellow tech-lovers. Feast your eyes on the full tech specs.
- Maintenance Free High-Torque Brushless Hub-Motor in rear wheel: 1500 watts can climb 15% grades
- Dual 160mm hydraulic disc brakes
- Full suspension independent A-Arm suspension, 4 inches of travel
- 48V High Power Lithium Batteries
- Regenerative braking
- Dimensions: 80 x 34 x 31 (inches for LxWxH)
- Height adjustable seat for easy on/off and low center of gravity while riding
- Quick Release, fold-able handlebars for easy side entry from wheelchair
- Electronically actuated seat rises to an anticipated 19 inches, which is standard wheelchair seat height
- Comfortable ergonomic upright or reclined seating position
- Dual bar-end rear view mirrors
- Removable key
- Optional rear rack for cargo capability (available post production run)
- Programmable power outputs
- 30, 60, or 100 miles of range (stock is 30 miles with the opportunity to upgrade after the campaign)
- All terrain knobby tires at ~40 psi
- Anticipated 90 lb total weight 250 lb capacity (rider plus cargo)
- 7 Speed SRAM grip shift
Kickstarter Project Summary
Help us create an adapted-use, pedal-electric, all-terrain trike (Holy hyphen Batman!). We’ve designed, built and tested the first two prototypes, but we need your help with the tooling and production costs of the first production run. With your help, we'll be able to get feedback on the Horizon from adaptive sports centers and rehab facilities across the United States who will provide valuable feedback as beta testers.
After the campaign, the Horizon will be for sale at www.OutriderUSA.com. We have extensive experience building electric trikes, and we work closely with partners and suppliers who share our values.
MADE IN THE USA
Every single electric trike we've made since 2009 has been hand-assembled with pride in North Carolina. We accept only the highest quality from our suppliers and build each trike with meticulous attention to detail inside and out - ensuring that our riders enjoy the best possible experience.
THE OUTRIDER USA STORY
Since 2009, we've made the world’s highest performance electric trikes. What started as a project among friends has grown into a passion driven business that has set nearly every record in the electric bike industry. Needless to say we nerd-out about performance and efficiency… a lot.
Thankfully, despite years in the shop obsessing about every technological detail, we've managed to retain all our social skills. So when you stop by for a test ride, call the shop, or send us an email - you’ll be chatting with one of our Founders and Co-owners - either Tommy, Dan or Jesse.
Bringing a product to production that is as technologically complex and as high performance as the Horizon trike is a big undertaking. We’ve been innovating in the electric bike industry for a combined 15 years, and we know without a doubt we have the team and expertise to build the Horizon. We've brought Horizon to Kickstarter for the crucial feedback and the unparalleled ability to vanquish the financial hurdle a small business like Outrider USA faces when trying to put in orders with suppliers for a production run.
Project Plan and Delivery Schedule
Thank you to everyone who is helping make the Horizon possible. We're incredibly grateful to be blessed with your support, and excited to start producing the Horizon!
Risks and challenges
We know trikes and electric drive systems extremely well. We also have a great network providing feedback and input on the adapted use side of things, but if there's a hurdle it will most likely come from unforeseeable complexity in combining the two systems. Regardless, we've done plenty of problem solving and troubleshooting when we were creating the 422 Alpha, which is now the highest performing electric bike in the industry so we're confident we can work through anything that comes up.
The only other risk is if someone plays Boogie Shoes by K.C. and the Sunshine Band (no affiliation with this campaign at all!). That's what Jesse was dancing to in the beginning of the video!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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