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Options and Accessories

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The pressure depends on the type of tyre. For more details please refer to your user manual.

The choice of a tyre depends on the use of the wheelchair, and its environment. There are two categories: inflatable and non-inflatable. In general, an active user will always prefer an inflatable tyre, as it provides greater comfort, precision and driving performance. It is however subject to punctures and regular maintenance. As for non-inflatable, it requires no maintenance (not at risk of punctures), but its ride quality is lower, thus better for the less active.  

The choice of wheel size will depend on your height and desired seated position. Larger wheels can provide more comfort thanks to lower rolling resistance, especially when outdoors. Smaller wheels however are considered to make your wheelchair more agle. Youtrchoice of wheel size should allow you to sit comfortably whilst requiring the minimum effort to propel your chair.

Sideguards are mounted on the left and right side of your wheelchair. They help to protect your hands and clothing from the dirt and water that can be  kicked up by the wheels of your wheelchair. Sideguards an be fixed or removable and are available in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Ekerskydd är plastskydd som man sätter på drivhjulet. De är fästa på ett sådant sätt att de hjälper till att förhindra att dina fingrar fastnar mellan hjulens ekrar när du driver din rullstol framåt. De är också ett bra sätt att designa din rullstol på ett personligt sätt. Vår Built-4-Me-avdelning kan till och med ta fram som finns i en mängd olika utföranden, kan till och med ta fram ekerskydd med med din egen, unika design!

   

Camber is the angle of the wheelchair's rear wheels in relation to the ground. Traditionally, the rear wheels are at  90° to the ground, so the camber measurement is 0. A negative camber (usually seen in sports wheelchairs) adjusts the angle of the rear wheels inwards, so they're easier to grasp - helping to manouvre your wheelchair with less force. The increased width from the spacing of the wheels also helps to improve lateral stability (but can also make it more difficult when navigating narrow environments).

 

 

Handrims (sometimes called pushrims) are the part of the rear wheel that you grip to propel your wheelchair. Attached to the outside of the wheel, they're available in a variety of materials (including aluminium, stainless steel or titanium). Handrims are also available with rubber coating or can be equipped with rubber strips that fits over the surface of the handrim to help increase friction. The distance of the handrim to the wheel can be adjusted according to your needs.