HUSK-E EP8 | hub gear | removable luggage rack
HUSK-E EP8 | hub gear | removable luggage rack
HUSK-E EP8 | Pack size
HUSK-E EP8 | Pack size
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pack size
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pack size
HUSK-E EP8 | dérailleur
HUSK-E EP8 | dérailleur
HUSK-E EP8 | hub gear
HUSK-E EP8 | hub gear
HUSK-E EP8 | dérailleur
HUSK-E EP8 | dérailleur
Video on folding away and adjusting the angle of the bottom bracket support for the HUSK-E
Angle adjustment for the bottom bracket support and pack size
Angle adjustment for the bottom bracket support and pack size
HUSK-E EP8 | hub gear
HUSK-E EP8 | hub gear
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift
HUSK-E EP8 | dérailleur
HUSK-E EP8 | dérailleur
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift
HUSK-E EP8 | dérailleur
HUSK-E EP8 | dérailleur
HUSK-E EP8 | dérailleur
HUSK-E EP8 | dérailleur
HUSK-E EP8 | hub gear
HUSK-E EP8 | hub gear
HUSK-E EP8 | hub gear
HUSK-E EP8 | hub gear
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift | with TRAVELER 4you Ergo
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift | with TRAVELER 4you Ergo
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift | with TRAVELER 4you Ergo
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift | with TRAVELER 4you Ergo
Video: Unterwegs mit dem HUSK-E neodrives
Angle adjustment of the bottom bracket support for entry
Angle adjustment of the bottom bracket support for entry
HUSK-E EP8 | 504 Wh rechargeable battery
HUSK-E EP8 | 504 Wh rechargeable battery
HUSK-E EP8 | 504 Wh rechargeable battery
HUSK-E EP8 | 504 Wh rechargeable battery
HUSK-E EP8 | Double battery bracket
HUSK-E EP8 | Double battery bracket
Rechargeable battery removal & attachment with the double battery bracket
HUSK-E EP8 | 504 Wh and 630 Wh rechargeable batteries
HUSK-E EP8 | 504 Wh and 630 Wh rechargeable batteries
Change-over device
Change-over device
Change-over device for double rechargeable batteries
HUSK-E EP8 | EP800 motor
HUSK-E EP8 | EP800 motor
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift cover
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift cover
HUSK-E Neodrives | Battery
HUSK-E Neodrives | Battery
HUSK-E Neodrives | Motor
HUSK-E Neodrives | Motor
HUSK-E EP8 | EP8 colour display
HUSK-E EP8 | EP8 colour display
HUSK-E Neodrives | Colour display
HUSK-E Neodrives | Colour display
HUSK-E Neodrives | Colour display
HUSK-E Neodrives | Colour display
Parking stand, folded away to save space while in motion
Parking stand, folded away to save space while in motion
Parking stand in active position, ready for disconnection
Parking stand in active position, ready for disconnection
Tetra control lever for parking stand for simple operation
Tetra control lever for parking stand for simple operation
Luggage rack, removable
Luggage rack, removable
Removing & attaching the luggage rack
HUSK-E EP8
HUSK-E EP8
Disk brake
Disk brake
Parking brake
Parking brake
Back-pedal brake with crank release function
Back-pedal brake with crank release function
Back-pedal brake with crank release function
Back-pedal brake with crank release function
Activating the back-pedal brake
Activating the back-pedal brake
Operating the back-pedal disk brake and crank release function
Parking brake
Parking brake
HUSK-E EP8 | Dérailleur with 11 gears
HUSK-E EP8 | Dérailleur with 11 gears
HUSK-E EP8 | Hub gear
HUSK-E EP8 | Hub gear
Dérailleur with 11 gears with Di2 control button
Dérailleur with 11 gears with Di2 control button
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift twist grip
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift twist grip
Mudguard (lemon green)
Mudguard (lemon green)
Mudguard (lemon green)
Mudguard (lemon green)
Bottom bracket support, adjustable angle and folds away for a small pack size
Bottom bracket support, adjustable angle and folds away for a small pack size
Rechargeable battery-operated LED light
Rechargeable battery-operated LED light
Switching on the LED light
Switching on the LED light
Presentation of the HUSK-E by behindert-barrierefrei e.V. from 2019; the EP8 drive with a torque of 85 Nm and the Neodrives drive system are new (was not available in 2019)
HUSK-E EP8 combined with Speedy F2
HUSK-E EP8 combined with Speedy F2
Adapting the HUSK-E
Adapting the HUSK-E
HUSK-E EP8 combined with Speedy F2
HUSK-E EP8 combined with Speedy F2
HUSK-E EP8 combined with Speedy F2
HUSK-E EP8 combined with Speedy F2
HUSK-E EP8 combined with Speedy F2
HUSK-E EP8 combined with Speedy F2
HUSK-E EP8 combined with Speedy F2, wheel in wheelbase extension
HUSK-E EP8 combined with Speedy F2, wheel in wheelbase extension
HUSK-E EP8 combined with Speedy F2, wheel in wheelbase extension
HUSK-E EP8 combined with Speedy F2, wheel in wheelbase extension
Adapting and removing the central adapter from the wheelchair, example: SPEEDY 4all Ergo
Video on adapting and disconnecting the HUSK-E from the wheelchair
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift | with TRAVELER 4you Ergo
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift | with TRAVELER 4you Ergo
HUSK-E EP8 combined with Speedy F2
HUSK-E EP8 combined with Speedy F2
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift | with TRAVELER 4you Ergo
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift | with TRAVELER 4you Ergo
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift | with TRAVELER 4you Ergo
HUSK-E Neodrives | Pinion Gear shift | with TRAVELER 4you Ergo

HUSK-E adaptive bike

  • The HUSK-E is the first handbike that allows the bottom bracket support to be adjusted and folded down, thus facilitating transport thanks to the small pack size.

    The HUSK-E is equipped with 20" wheels and can be used on public roads in Germany without the need for insurance or permits under the Pedelec Regulations.

    When pedalling, the drive system supports the rider at the set support level with speeds of up to 25 km/h. This allows users to cover long distances faster and with less exertion. The HUSK-E is available in two model versions:

    The HUSK-E EP8 is the powerful version with a torque of 85 Nm (Shimano EP8). This version is designed for uneven terrain and hilly topography.

    NEW: The HUSK-E neodrives comfortable version offers an immediate response for users with limited strength. With 40 Nm torque, the adaptive bike is ideal for touring on flat to hilly terrain (without long climbs).

Powerful HUSK-E EP8 version 

  • Designed for uneven terrain, hills, climbs and challenging routes
  • For users with little strength and for everyone who needs a powerful drive for a strong helping hand that can be accessed at any time
  • HS version for best possible response
  • Dérailleur and hub gear systems are possible
  • Disk brakes can be implemented with a brake lever or a back-pedal disk brake

With a torque of 85 Nm, this drive system Shimano EP8 offers very powerful support and is therefore suitable for users with little strength and more severe impairments. This version is also expressly recommended for users who want to travel off-road. The HUSK-E EP8 is the ideal choice when your route includes hills, climbs and rough terrain. Batteries with capacities up to 630 Wh offer great ranges of up to 85 km. A speed of up to 4 km/h can be achieved using the starting aid without pedalling.

The HUSK-E EP8 can be equipped with dérailleur or electronic hub gear systems. The gears can be switched via rapid fire, button or chin controls, allowing the system to be adapted perfectly to the user’s needs. For riders with impaired finger function or for those who prioritise comfort, the hub gears offer an automatic function in addition to manual switching.

Hydraulic disk brakes or mechanical back-pedal disk brakes with a crank release function are available for braking. The back-pedal disk brake is particularly convenient for users with impaired hand or finger functions.

Even with all its power, the EP8 system is virtually silent and a true lightweight at just 2.6 kg.

NEW: Strength-saving version HUSK-E neodrives

  • Designed for flat to hilly terrain without long climbs 
  • For users with little muscle power as well as for all those who need a drive with high power assistance
  • Pinion gear shift 
  • Disk brakes can be implemented with a brake lever or a back-pedal disk brake

This HUSK-E variant with 40 Nm of torque is designed for touring on flat to hilly terrain (without long climbs). The immediate response when setting off and the constant support offer a great advantage for strength-impaired users. The long-running support, among other things, enables effortless travel. A speed of up to 6 km/h can be achieved using the starting aid, without moving the crank.

The neodrives hub motor is gearless, which results in completely silent and vibration-free operation. The rechargeable battery offers a range of up to 75 km. The range can be increased by up to 10% through recuperation. 

The HUSK-E neodrives is equipped with a Pinion gear shift. Thanks to the ability to shift gears at a standstill, the low-maintenance gear system ensures a high level of ride comfort and safety in handling. 

Hydraulic disk brakes or mechanical back-pedal disk brakes with a crank release function are available for braking. The back-pedal disk brake is particularly convenient for users with impaired hand or finger functions.

Range of gear shift systems and brakes

The HUSK-E EP8 comes with a choice of high-quality mechanical and electronic Shimano dérailleur systems with 11 gears and the Shimano 5-speed electronic hub gear. Users can change gears on the handle or using a chin control. The hub gear also comes with the option of an automatic shifting system. 

The HUSK-E neodrives uses an electronic Shimano pinion gear shift with 6 or 9 gears. It is shifted with a grip shift. 

Braking is either accomplished by hydraulic disk brakes controlled from the handle or optionally via the mechanical back-pedal disk brake with a crank release function. 

Convenient Shimano Di2 hub gear

The electronic Shimano Di2 hub gear unit with 5 gears can be shifted manually using control buttons or via the convenient automatic feature. Using the automatic function, the SHIMANO STEPS system automatically tells the Di2 hub gear which gear to choose based on the crank frequency and speed. When you stop at a traffic light, the system automatically switches to a lower gear (you can also shift to the lowest gear while stationary with a manual shifting operation).

This gear unit’s outstanding feature is that it was designed specifically for pedelecs and can cope with the higher torques of the powerful motors. As a result, there is no need to throttle the bike’s motor to 50 Nm. Instead, it supports the full torque of the Shimano EP8 drive system.

Pinion gear shift

The 6 or 9 speed Pinion gear shift uses a grip shift. These gears are protected against dirt and water with a closed housing and are therefore low-maintenance.

The fine, even gradations of the gears with a high transmission range mean smoother handling, as it is always possible to drive in the right gear. The option to shift while stationary provides safe handling. If you need to stop before a traffic light or on a slope, you can shift to the lowest gear while stationary, allowing an easier start-up.

Mechanical back-pedal disk brake with crank release function

The HUSK-E is also available with a convenient mechanical back-pedal brake as an option. This option also gives the rider a crank freewheel for back-pedalling. The cranks can be decoupled and you can conveniently reverse using the handrims – ideal for manoeuvring in tight spaces. 

Simple handling when connecting and disconnecting with parking stand

The parking stand makes connecting and disconnecting easier, as it holds the bike at the height required for adaptation. The parking stand also allows the bike to be parked safely when disconnected. The parking stand can be folded up against the product with one step when travelling. 

Sturdy adaptation

Connects via a central adapter (fastened onto the axle or cross-tube under the seat surface or onto the folding mechanism) or front adapter (fastened onto the front frame tubes). The adapters are easily adapted to or removed from the wheelchair. When they are removed, the added weight on the wheelchair is minimal, and there are no restrictions to the functionality of the wheelchair (e.g. folding mechanism). The adapter can be used for all PRO ACTIV adaptive bikes, traction devices and steering attachments with the same wheel size: ONE adapter for MANY combinations.

The HUSK-E also lets riders board the combination without disconnecting, if this is possible in terms of the disability. The bottom bracket support can be folded forward to create room for transferring.

Optimum adaptation to the user’s requirements

With different grip widths and crank lengths, the HUSK-E dimensions can be adapted perfectly to the user’s needs for an enjoyable ride and perfect control. The angle of the bottom bracket support can be changed using quick release levers without tools (in two locking positions). The length of the bottom bracket support can be adjusted retroactively to adapt it to the user’s changed requirements. The adapter can also be adjusted in angle, height and length. 

Ideal for transport

The bottom bracket support can be folded down without any tools using a quick release lever and locking pin, resulting in a small pack size for transport.

The chain is routed in the bottom bracket support. That keeps the chain ‘tidied away’, preventing damage or soiling of the car or other items.

A luggage rack is available as an option for the HUSK-E. It can be attached and removed without tools, allowing it to be used flexibly. To fold away the bottom bracket support, the luggage rack is removed, achieving the usual small pack size.

Long range thanks to high-capacity battery
and double battery bracket

Two battery versions are available for the HUSK-E EP8:

  • 36 V | 14 Ah | 504 Wh | Range up to 75 km
  • 36 V | 17.5 Ah | 630 Wh | Range up to 85 km

For the HUSK-E neodrives version, one rechargeable battery version is offered:

  • 36 V | 16 Ah | 576 Wh | Range up to 75 km

In addition to this, the double-battery bracket can be chosen to double the range. Ideal for users who want to tackle very long tours. The change-over device lets you conveniently switch between the two rechargeable batteries using magnetic connectors. This is also possible without complete finger function.

Drive type: Manual, with gear shift and electric support (pedelec system)
Special features: Pedelec with a mid-mounted motor or hub motor and fold down bottom bracket support; offroad equipment optional
Total weight without adapter: Starting at 14.1 kg (without rechargeable battery)
Central adapter weight: Starting at 2.8 kg for rigid-frame wheelchairs; starting at 3.6 kg for folding frame wheelchairs
Front adapter weight: Starting at 3.6 kg
Max. standard load weight: Up to 120 kg trailer load and 10 kg load capacity
Max. load weight for Heavy Duty: -
Pack size: Starting at 80 x 43 x 80 cm
Possible drive wheel sizes: 20"
Grip widths: Standard cranks:
40 cm, 45 cm, 50 cm
Flared tetra cranks:
48 cm, 53 cm, 58 cm
Crank lengths: Standard cranks:
155 mm, 175 mm, 195 mm
Tetra cranks:
155 mm, 175 mm, custom
Gear systems: Shimano: Derailleur gear system controlled from the handle or via chin control |
Hub gear controlled from the handle or automatic shifting feature
Neodrives: Pinion gear shift with operation on the handle
Brakes: Disk brakes, back-pedelling brake
Motors: Mid-mounted motor:
Shimano EP8 | 85 Nm | 250 W | 2,6 kg
Hub motor:
Neodrives | 12/40 Nm | 250 W | 4,6 kg
Pushing aid/Starting aid: Up to 4 km/h forwards (Shimano)
Up to 6 km/h forwards and up to 1.5 km/h in reverse (Neodrives)
Rechargeable batteries: Shimano LiMn 36 V | 14 Ah | 504 Wh | Range approx. 45 - 75 km | 2,6 kg
Shimano LiMn 36 V | 17,5 Ah | 630 Wh | Range approx. 55 - 85 km | 3,5 kg
Neodrives G3 DT 36 V | 16 Ah | 576 Wh | Range approx. 45 - 75 km | 3,6 kg
Double rechargeable battery: Possible; switch via change-over device on the rear fork bridge
Recuperation: Only with Neodrives: 2 recuperation levels, downhill assistant
Drive system speed: Motor support up to 24.9 km/h to meet the legal requirements of a Pedelec system in Germany
Changes excepted. Details see order form. Individual dimensions on request.