Loopwheels shock absorbing wheelchair wheels for greater comfort and independence
Loopwheels shock-absorbing wheels for manual wheelchairs and active users – these wheels have integral suspension, designed to help you push over uneven streets, rough tracks, grass and gravel paths, with less effort.
24″ or 25″ shock-absorbing wheels. Choice of 6 bright colours, with black logos. Supplied ready fitted with black aluminium push rims, offset at either 19mm (wide) or 11mm (narrow) from the rim, or upgrade to more push rim options including the new beautifully designed range from CarboLife (Curve, Curve Large, Curve Grip, Curve Grip Large or Gekko).
The carbon springs give you extra power to get up or down kerbs/curbs. They’re wonderfully comfortable over cobblestones, and potholes needn’t be a problem any more! Loopwheels are more comfortable than standard wheelchair wheels: they absorb tiring vibration, as well as bumps and shocks. They’re strong and durable.
We offer a standard black option in loopwheels, or you can choose one of 6 bright colours: blue, green, orange, purple, red and white. All with black logos. Or you can choose a mix of these colours – get in touch to discuss the options and for a price.
Loopwheels fit most manual wheelchairs using standard quick release axles. Choose between 24″ and 25″ diameter wheels, with or without Schwalbe Marathon Plus pneumatic tyres. These wheels have a standard axle bearing diameter of ½” (12.7mm). If you need a 12mm axle bearing instead of ½” then please contact us.
Loopwheels are optimised for adults. If you weigh less than 50kg, you may not feel as much benefit from the loopwheels suspension as some one heavier.
Available to buy separately: ½ inch diameter quick release axles (contact us if you need 12mm diameter). We stock the most common length axle of 104mm only. Other axle lengths are available from other suppliers and we may be able to obtain these for you if you need longer or shorter axles. Please get in touch before making your purchase.
Push rim options
Loopwheels come ready fitted with black aluminium push rims, included in the price. We also offer alternative upgrade options. You can choose to have your loopwheels fitted with one of the following push rim options:
Silver brushed aluminium push rims are available on request (+£20 per pair, 24″ only).
Curve and Curve L are a fantastic, high quality, ergonomic push rim designed and made in Germany, and new to the UK in 2016. These are available in two sizes: the Curve L is made for an adult hand, or for the smaller hand we recommend the Curve (+£260 a pair). These are designed for wheelchair users with complete hand function.
Curve Grip and Curve Grip L push rims. These have the same ergonomic shape as the Curve and Curve L, and in addition are rubber coated for greater grip (+£330 a pair). These are designed for tetraplegics with triceps function and for other wheelchair users with complete hand function but little hand strength.
Gekko are designed for wheelchair users with complete hand function and complete or limited hand strength (+£330 a pair).
Please contact us if you prefer the Surge LT or Natural Fit push rim brands, or a stainless steel hand rim, as it is possible to fit these to 24″ Loopwheels (6 riv-nut version only).
Coloured Loopwheels with aluminium push rims will generally be dispatched within 1 week. Wheels with push rim upgrades may take a little longer. We try to keep at least one pair of every push rim variation in stock but please check with us before placing your order if your need is urgent.
- Rim sizes: 24″ or 25″
- Rim: double walled aluminium
- Bead seat diameter: 16mm
- Loop material: Carbon composite, with protective coating
- Hub: Anodised, die-cast aluminium, graphite grey
- Bearings: Sealed cartridge bearings; width at faces 1.87 inch
- Standard axle: ½ inch (12.7mm) (Email us if you require 12mm diameter axle)
- Weight (without push rim, tyre or axle): 24″ is 1.8kg; 25″ is 1.85kg
- Push rim: Standard: Black Powder-coated aluminium OR upgrade options (at additional cost)
- Width of Push rim offset: 11mm (narrow) or 19mm (wide) NB Surge narrow is 15mm
- Weight limit per pair: 265lb or 120kg
- Colour of loops: Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, Red, or White
- Colour of logos: Black
- Recommended tyre: Schwalbe Marathon Plus
- Recommended inner tube: Schwalbe tube; Presta valve or Schrader (car valve)