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Foldable Wheelchair Wheel Facts Bookmark and Share

Will the wheel fit all wheelchairs?
The foldable wheel is designed to fit all wheelchairs that accommodate a wheel with a quick release axle.

What size wheel will be available?
The first foldable wheel launched will be a 25” wheel.

What type of tire does the wheel use?
The foldable wheel uses a solid tire.

Can the tire be replaced with a pneumatic tire?
No, in order for the wheel to fold properly the tire must be a solid tire.

Will I be able to change the tire myself?
The process of changing the solid tire will be identical to the process of changing a solid tire on standard non-folding wheelchair wheel. A special tool is needed to pull the wheel on and off. Unless you own this tool, it may be best to let your local service provider change the tire.

What will the rated weight capacity of the wheel be?
300 lbs. (136.4 Kg)

Does the wheel come with a hand rim?
Yes, the hand rim is specially designed to fold with the wheel. The wheel will be supplied complete with the rim, tire and hand rim.

How much will the wheel weigh?
The total weight of the wheel, hand rim and tire will be approximately 7.5 lbs. (3.42 Kg).

What are the dimensions of the folded wheel?
32.25 (l) x 12.5" (w).

Will there be any safety features designed into the wheel?
Yes, the wheel is designed in such a way that as long as the quick release axle is inserted through the hub of the wheel, the wheel cannot fold. This fail-safe feature ensures the complete safety of the user.

Will the wheel be tested to any safety standards?
Yes, before the wheel is released it will be tested to ensure it meets the RESNA/ANSI curb drop and double drum test standards.