VeloComfort® Automated Cycle Wheel Ramp
Difficulty getting your bike up and down the stairs? Then the VeloComfort® is the perfect answer!
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The VeloComfort® is a new range of cycle products designed to help cyclists manoeuvre their bikes up and down stairs with virtually no effort. The VeloComfort® range comes in two innovative designs, one for manoeuvring bicycles up the stairs and one for down. The VeloComfort® is modular and can fit any cycle tread depth and most stair angles where there is a steep slope (> 22°). The VeloComfort® is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Traditionally, bike ‘wheel gutters’ have been employed to help cyclists negotiate steps, but these do not consider the weight of the bike which can ‘run away’ when going down stairs or be a strain when pushing up. These two new products solve both of these problems, limit ‘manual handling’ issues and are a real aid for the transportation of bikes on stairs, steps or even slopes. Ideal for areas such as railway stations or shopping centres where there is a large throughput of cyclists.
VeloComfortDown ® : From top to bottom
When going down stairs the cyclist needs to slow the bike down, so with the VeloComfortDown®, the entire length is equipped with a gutter brush. The gutter brush is made from a high quality, durable and low-maintenance aluminium double-sided channel, which is equipped with brush strips on both sides. These brush strips are over the entire length covered by a stainless steel guard. The friction of the gutter brush ensures that the bike slows down, allowing the user to determine his/her own pace during the descent. The entrance and exit of the conveyor are aesthetically, functionally and safely integrated into the system. VeloComfort®Down is suitable for all bikes with two wheels behind each other, both for bikes with wide and thin tyres as well as for light and heavy cycles.
VeloComfortUp® : From bottom to top
In this case the cycle wheel gutter is equipped with a bicycle ‘travelator’ or conveyor belt. The bike conveyor is activated once the integrated sensors detect a bike and automatically stops if the conveyor is completely free of bicycles. The high quality conveyor (kevlar-based) belt runs in a durable, low-maintenance aluminium double-sided channel and is powered by an electric motor. The entrance and exit of the conveyor are aesthetically, functionally and safely integrated into the system, with the electric motor positioned on the side of the conveyor belt. VeloComfortUp® is suitable for all bikes with hand brakes, for bikes with two wheels behind each other, for bikes with wide and thin tyres as well as for light and heavy bikes. Bikes without hand brakes will be upwards transported, however such cycles require a little more support from the user.
Falco provide full design, manufacture, supply and installation of the VeloComfort® stair ramp.