The Alinker - Rent to Own installment
The Alinker - Rent to Own installment
Estimated Shipping and Processing:
Happy Small: Shipping end of January 2023
Small: Current shipping time is 2-3 weeks.
Medium: Current shipping time is 2-3 weeks.
No matter what size:
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Reasons to Buy the Alinker
Since the Alinker, my quality of life has shifted - now I never really think about my diagnosis.
"As a social person, being constraint in my ability to go out, be in one place, not moving, not being out there having fun… it was challenging. With the Alinker, my life has become more busy - I want to keep doing more. The Alinker makes me want to get out there - it gives me the security and confidence to be able to go out into the world by myself."
Anna O, active Alinker userLearn More
I feel secure when riding the Alinker.
"Being physically restraint created for me mental issues, often just anthill size, but if you have them in front of you everyday, it grows all by itself. Before the Alinker, I was in a grey time… I had pretty much given up on moving like a normal human being again. Now, I can go for a walk, go out with the dog again, get out in the neighbourhood - some people I hadn’t seen in 3 years.
The Alinker has made that possible."Learn More
Since I’ve had the Alinker, my autonomous world is bigger.
"I know that I can do more things on my own, then I feel I have more agency over myself. I can be independent moving around spaces like leaving my house, airports, train stations, even museums… I am not relying on someone else to move me around anymore. But now that I have the Alinker, I can walk, talk, and laugh at the same time. I feel safe, I feel better about myself, and I feel more confident."
Elki S, active Alinker userLearn More
Are there any videos to see how it all works?
Can my Mom who has Parkinson's use an Alinker?
Over the first years already we have experience with hundreds of people with all different abilities and challenges. It is very hard to say who will be successful with the Alinker based on just the physical condition.
In general, we can say that people who have always been quite active and then get confronted with the diagnosis of MS or Parkinson’s for example, are looking for something that allows them to keep their active life style.
We can also say that Alinkers are used by people with Parkinson’s, MS, Arthritis, amputees, diabetes, stroke recovery, rehabilitation after surgery, neuropathy, RA, SCI and so on.
It is not so much the physical abilities but rather the mind set of wanting to be active and engaged, wanting to be healthy and active, knowing that it will take effort, but that the effort is worth the benefits and well-feeling.
Purely physically, we can say that people need to be at least able to do the following:
- Have some command over your legs.
- Be able to lift one leg while standing on the other.
- Be aware and cognizant of your surroundings.
- Know your limitations in order not to overdo it or be unsafe.
Are there baskets or other accessories?
The Alinker can be equipped with klickfix.com systems for small bags and possibly a basket, though we caution you to not to hang too much weight on the steering bar. It makes steering less comfortable and might compromise the steering mechanism.
We are developing Alinker specific bags to be strapped around the frame with Velcro.
In general though, all accessories that can fit on bicycles, can likely fit on the Alinker. Think about cup holders, bells, phone mounts, lights, reflectors, etc.
Keep an eye on the shop for new Alinker specific products we will add to our line of products over time.
We always welcome suggestions from Alinker users as to which accessories they would like or are looking for. So let us know!
What size am I?
The Alinker comes in three frame sizes so far. The inseam is the most important measurement to determine which Alinker suits you best.
Each Alinker has an adjustable seat height, giving you a range.
First you need to measure your inseam. NOTE: the inseam for the Alinker is to the ground, not the seam of your pants! (refer to the product page for instructions on how to measure).
You'll need a Small if your inseam measures between 27 – 31.5 inches (68 – 80cm).
You'll need a Medium if your inseam measures between 32 – 36 inches (81 – 91cm).
You'll need a Large if your inseam measures between 36.5 – 39 inches (93 – 99cm).
If you are right in between sizes please select the smaller frame size.
These measurements are based on a saddle pen with suspension which comes standard on the Alinker. A fixed saddle pen can be fitted, whereby the saddle height will come down by around 1.5 inches (4cm)
Can I buy one and are they available?
Yes, you can buy them in three frame sizes Small Medium and Large, depending on your measurements. Please see the “How to measure” FAQ.
We try to always have them in stock so you should have them within a week of ordering, but keeping the balance between sufficient stock and demand is challenging so at times one size might be on backorder. In that case we will let you know the estimated waiting time before you check out. You will see a notification as soon as you select the size in the online shop.
Shipping and estimated delivery times are always estimates and subject to circumstances not necessarily under our control.
What about going down hill?
The Alinker is designed to make walking easier and is best suited for flat and relatively flat areas. Going up and downhill is more challenging, as going uphill in a wheel chair or on a bike would be. It is hard to speak in general but some people will see slight hills as a good challenge to practice their muscles and gain strength and for other people slight hills might be too challenging.
The standard rear brake is adequate for everyday use and can be held when going down a slight sloping area in order not to speed up. When going down hills, you should not pick up speed, stay under 5Km/hr. (3MPH). The Alinker R-volution should not be used to race downhill for example. Suggested speed should not exceed 5km/hr, going down sloping areas suggested to go slower and stay safe and in control.