What is the Alinker?
The Alinker is a non-motorized walking bike — without pedals. It can be used by anyone who wants to maintain an active lifestyle, regardless of their movement abilities.
The Alinker perfectly blends style with purposeful functionality. People can feel proud and happy to ride an Alinker, as they walk through the world sitting upright, at eye-level, on an eye-catching piece of thoughtful design.
Who is the Alinker for?
The Alinker is for people who have a desire to stay active: people looking for walking aid that supports a healthy lifestyle, regardless of mobility challenges.
To operate and use the Alinker you must have the ability to:
- walk to some degree.
- flex and extend your legs.
- bear weight on one leg briefly while getting on and off the Alinker.
- be consciously aware of your surroundings.
- be aware of your ability and limitations.
Depending on your level of mobility, the Alinker may work for you. While every individual and their challenges are unique, the Alinker has provided mobility and independence for people experiencing Parkinson’s, MS, arthritis, diabetes, stroke recovery, rehabilitation after surgery, neuropathy, RA and SCI, and amputees.
The use of an Alinker relies on physical ability, and a mindset of wanting to lead an active lifestyle. While the path to wellbeing may involve effort, the Alinker is equipped to accompany you on this worthwhile journey.
A new kind of mobility.
Traditional walking aids can sometimes emphasize a disability: many require users to remain sitting or standing below eye-level with those around them. Walkers or Zimmer frames depend on the use of hands for stability and ease of movement.
On the Alinker:
- users sit upright at eye level with standing companions.
- weight is supported by the seat with no stress on the lower body.
- handle bars provide additional support.
- feet remain on the ground keeping users stable and safe.
Using the Alinker enables physical activity for a healthy lifestyle. The design allows for strength-building physical exercise and travel across longer distances with less fatigue.
The significance of being at eye-level with others can be life-changing, and helps foster social inclusion for users. Standing at eye-level with friends, family, colleagues, or anyone else promotes equality and confidence, as quoted by Alinker users:
“You can make contact with people at eye-level. When I was sitting in a wheelchair, people would keep their distance. With the Alinker people smiled at me, and spoke with me. I can take part in the world again.”
“The Alinker is much more than I expected. It’s an emotional attachment. I will be fitting into society again like I should, because I should not be measured by my disability. I am not my disability. I am now not stared at as being a disabled person, I’m now looked at as a curious person, because I’m riding this really nifty bike and I feel good, I feel really good!” — Joe Revello (Plainfield, NJ, USA)
The Alinker makes it easy.
Ready to roll within minutes:
Your Alinker will arrive almost ready to ride. All you need to do is spend a few minutes unpacking your Alinker, using the included tools to attach the handlebar, the wheels, and adjust the saddle to your preferred height.
To make it even easier, we’ve created How-To Videos for you, as well as a Manual.
A high quality product, crafted with care:
We craft the best possible experience for you, and do what we can to help you stay active. When we can't find the perfect part, we design one ourselves from scratch. We do not compromise on quality. Our goal is to help more people to stay active, so we work to find the sweet spot between quality and a fair price.
We believe in the quality of our bikes. To prove it, we offer a 2-year warranty on all our frames and original Alinker components.
We give you the freedom to get to know your bike:
We believe the only way for you to know if the Alinker is right for you is to use it. With our generous return policy you can buy an Alinker and spend a month getting to know it. Go for a walk across town, take it out in the rain/snow, and if you're not in love after 30 days, just take care of return shipping and we’ll provide a full refund.
Innovation for inclusion.
The Alinker allows freedom of movement, and an active lifestyle – it’s more than just getting from place to place. Our goal is to make it as easy and fun as possible for people to stay physically active, socially connected, and emotionally engaged in their communities.
We’re here to answer your questions, and if you have an Alinker representative in your area, please reach out and chat to us in person – we'd love to meet you!
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