The entry-level model for the HASE fun class and the chassis for many adaptive trikesThe KETTWIESEL ALLROUND lets you experience all the perks and practicality of triking. With its unrivaled cornering stability, high level of safety, and exceptional comfort, the KETTWIESEL offers unparalleled riding fun. And: at stoplights and during breaks, you can relax in your seat while other cyclists dismount.
It’s easy to understand why the spirited roadster is also the perfect chassis for many of our adaptive vehicles and handbikes. The KETTWIESEL was designed to offer an ideal blend of ergonomics, sportiness, and unlimited versatility.
Perfect adaptability to the rider’s height and weightThe under-seat handlebars of the KETTWIESEL complement its ergonomics. By loosening an Allen bolt, the angle and lateral positioning of each handlebar can be precisely adjusted to the rider and sitting position.
Thanks to the quick-adjust frame, the front boom can be easily and accurately repositioned to suit the rider’s leg length without having to shorten or lengthen the chain. The length-adjustment markings make it easy to remember length settings when switching between various riders.
Any sitting position is possibleThanks to the handy quick-release levers, adjusting the angle of the seatback is child’s play. Choose any sitting position: from laid-back and sporty to upright. For transport, just release the seatback to make the trike flat for easy stowing.
Easy wheel removal with QUICKSTICK hubsIf you need to take off the wheels for storing or transporting the KETTWIESEL, then simply loosen the bolt on each QUICKSTICK hub – and they’re off!
It’s the sauce that makes all the difference: no one knows that better than Wolfgang Krämer. He runs a nursery in Frankfurt-Oberrad, selling one main product: a special mix of fresh herbs for making traditional Frankfurt-style green sauce (Grüne Soße).
He has been at the helm of the 500-year-old family business for the past 50 years. And is crazy about his work: “This is my passion,” said the otherwise soft-spoken man enthusiastically, as he explained exactly how his product is used. “The cold sauce is made from two types of sour cream and sometimes hard-boiled eggs but gets its fresh, distinctive flavor and color from seven fresh herbs: parsley, borage, sorrel, chervil, garden cress, chives, and salad burnet.”
And it all comes down to the freshness of the herbs, meaning the dish is seasonal. There are no imported herbs in the Krämer herb mix. This means: a lot of hard work and love go into the product. “Otherwise, we could never do what we do,” admitted Krämer. But what does all this have to do with HASE BIKES?
One of Wolfgang Krämer’s four sons was born with a rare metabolic disorder, CDG syndrome. By the time it was diagnosed, his condition had already caused damage to his brain cells; now 26 years old, Alexander is delayed in his development, has impaired balance, and suffers from speech problems. “He used to ride a normal, upright tricycle, but it wasn’t much fun for him.” And it was unstable. “He would tip over right away on the slightest of slopes.”
And then, by chance, Alexander and his brother, bike-fan Philipp, discovered our KETTWIESEL and TRIX trikes at a bicycle trade show in Frankfurt. “It was amazing: Alexander knew immediately that it was something for him,” explains Krämer, with delight. Then the gardener looked for a dealer nearby and took his son in to do some test-riding – in secret, without his wife, Doris.
“She would have thought the trike was too dangerous and ruined the whole thing,” he grinned. Krämer was so impressed with the vehicles that he also ordered a KETTWIESEL for himself. Something else that Doris wouldn’t have approved of.
“Now she’s totally thrilled about how well Alexander is doing with the trike.” This is partially due to the fact that father and son ride as a pair. On weekends, they often take rides in a recreational area in Neu-Isenburg, about six miles (10 km) from their home.
“We have so much fun together!” The trail leads almost completely through the woods, with very few intersections, which can be dangerous for Alexander.
“It’s just magical,” said the gardener. “And the best part is seeing the happy expression on his face. That’s what makes it all worthwhile.”
But he also gets a lot of joy from his own KETTWIESEL: “The trike has such a super comfortable beach-chair feeling!” Since Alexander’s trike has been equipped with electric assist, uphill stretches are also a piece of cake. “Last time, I even had to give up,” admitted the father. “I just couldn’t make it. And there was Alexander at the top of the hill, waiting for me, as proud as Punch!”
But hills or no hills – on Wolfgang Krämer’s weekend excursions with Alexander, the fun he has on his own KETTWIESEL is like the icing on the cake … or the green sauce on the schnitzel.