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The Grasshopper from Versus Design is a Downhill Mountain Trike for Paraplegics

By: Michael Hines - Published: Aug 18, 2011 • References: behance.net and designbuzz
The Grasshopper from Versus Design is a three-wheel tricycle designed for both able-bodied mountain bikers and paraplegics who like to live life to the extreme. The Grasshopper is designed specifically for off-roading, with Versus Design intending it to be a comparable companion to the four-wheeled bicycles used for off-road downhill mountain bike races.

The Grasshopper (also known by its Spanish name of El Tucura) has a unique design that allows the rider to sit upright and both pedal and steer the bike by hand. The bike's design is sleek and smooth, with the fierce black tires going great with the white and black body. The Grasshopper's unique design should easily appeal to all kinds of extreme sports athletes looking for a new challenge, paralyzed or not. You can check out conceptual renderings of The Grasshopper from Versus Design here.