The 3.6 million wheelchair users in the U.S. know that wheelchairs are not one-size-fits-all. From wheelchair footrests to wheelchair bearings and cushions, there are (what seems like) a billion different options and features to choose from. When it comes to wheelchair tires, a new competitor has hit the market: Spinergy wheelchair wheels. Let's take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this new technology.
Why Are Spinergy Wheelchair Wheels Better Than Steel Spokes?
Spinergy wheelchair wheels are of a different breed. Their unique patent relies on fiber spokes that act as a vibration and shock dampener that is approximately 25% more absorbent than steel. They're also lighter (around half of the weigh) which makes moving much easier. Lastly, fiber is around three times stronger than steel; the final product ends up being the highest-performing and most reliable wheel design on the market.
What Maintenance Do Spinergy Wheels Require?
In terms of routine, keeping them clean is essential. Every once in a while, you should remove the wheels and their axles to wipe down the bearings, hub, and axle with a dry rag. You don't need to worry about greasing your bearings because they're sealed. As long as you're keeping an eye out for loose spokes, damaged rims, and low tire pressure, you won't have any issues.
Why Are There Two Styles Of Hubs For The Everyday Wheels?
Spinergy wheelchair wheels are customizable, and the everyday option comes with two hub styles. The difference lies in their bearing spacing, or the distance from outside of one bearing to the outside of the other bearing. The "standard" hub has a 1.8-inch bearing spacing while the "X2" hub has 2.3-inch spacing. As a result, the standard hub has wheels that are closer to the chair; the option that works best for you depends on the wheelchair you use.
Will Spinergy Wheels Make My Chair Narrower
In most cases, the answer is yes! The "SPOX Everyday" and "Light Extreme" hubs are some of the narrowest available. Because the bearings are recessed inside the hub, the wheel is actually positioned closer to the side of the chair.
As the premier wheelchair wheels on the market, Spinergy makes life just a little bit easier.