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Zephyr Ultra Light Wheelchair by Colours

  • 34878
  • ZEPHYR
  • Colours

Availability: Our wheelchair expert will configure this chair with you, call 1-800-320-7140 extension 9237. We will gladly assist you step-by-step to complete the order form and offer you discounted pricing.

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It's important for the wheelchair to be fitted properly and be as narrow as possible while maintaining comfort and safety.

This will insure the best performance for navigating tight areas both inside the home as well out in public spaces.

A wheelchair that is too narrow or too wide can cause discomfort. When too narrow, a wheelchair can become restrictive and increase the likelihood of pressure sores, while when it's too wide, becomes more difficult to push due to the angle of the arms from the shoulders to the wheels.

To determine the necessary seat width, measure the rider's widest area of the body and add one inch. This will allow for optimum seat width while maintaining ideal usability, comfort and safety.

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Front seat height is measured from the front of the seat to the floor.
Standard seat to floor height is 19.5". Hemi height (a lower seat) is usually 17.5

 

To determine the appropriate seat height, measure from the bend of the knee to the bottom of the foot. Subtract the height of the seat cushion if one is being used. If the wheelchair is not being self propelled by the feet, also add about 2 inches to allow for foot clearance.

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Rear seat height is measured from the back of the seat to the floor.

A chair's rear seat-to-floor height is most commonly set at a height 1" lower than the front seat height.

The rear of the seat is generally set at lower height than the front of the seat to prevent sliding forward.

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It's important for the correct wheel size to be used to insure maximum long-term comfort and ease of use.

Wheel size affects your height from the floor and the relationship of your arms to the wheel rims for pushing.

There are two types of rear wheels, Spoked Wheels and "molded" Mag Wheels.

1. Spoked Wheels are made of metal and are similar in appearance to that of bicycle wheels. The number and size of the spokes affect durability, shock absorption, weight, and performance. The more spokes, the more stable the wheel will be.

2. Mag Wheels are made of molded plastic or a composite. They have a small number of wide molded spokes that are an integral part of the wheel. Mag wheels are more durable, require less maintenance, and usually weigh more then spoked wheels.

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Rear wheels are critical to the performance of a wheelchair.

There are typically three types of tires:

1. Pneumatic (air-filled) tires provide a softer ride, but need to be kept inflated. Because pneumatic tires are softer than urethane tires, they are harder to push, with more resistance to the shoulders.

2. Pneumatic Flat Free (foam-filled) tires provide a stiffer ride compared to air-filled tires, and will never go flat.

3. Urethane (solid, flat-free) tires provide the quickest and stiffest ride. And they will not go flat.

Tire Tread also affects the wheelchair ride. Tires with very little tread offer a quicker ride and turn more easily because there is less rubber in contact with the ground, causing less friction. "Knobby" tires with deep treads are helpful on unpaved and rougher surfaces, yet offer less maneuverability. A 1 3/8" treaded tire is a good basic tread for everyday use.

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Easy to overlook, casters are critical to the performance of a wheelchair. Casters are the small front wheels of the wheelchair. They allow the wheelchair to steer and turn in any direction by rotating on its vertical axle.

Casters typically come in sizes from 3"" to 8"". The smaller the caster the better the maneuverability of the chair and the less likely it is to shimmy. But smaller casters on unpaved surfaces, riding in and out of elevators, or passing over street grates can be more problematic. Smaller casters are typical of chairs used for sports like basketball, which is played on an even, hard surface, yet their maneuverability makes them popular for everyday use. 3"" casters require the most riding skill and may not be the best choice for a first time wheelchair user.

The large 8", pneumatic (air-filled) caster provides the softest ride and easily rolls over bumps and raised surface, yet makes propelling the chair more difficult. Because of their size, 8"" casters can be an obstruction coming into contact with furniture or the rider's foot. Pneumatic tires need to be kept inflated with the correct pressure, and are capable of going flat.

4" to 6" casters offer a good combination of maneuverability, performance and ease of riding over surface obstructions. Composite (airless) casters offer better durability and quicker ride, while pneumatic casters provide a softer, slower experience.

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Camber Angle is the off-vertical tilt of the rear wheels. It is adjusted to control maneuverability, speed and stability.

The greater the camber angle, the further the distance between the bottom of the rear wheels and the closer the distance between the top of the wheels. Increasing the camber angle provides the rider with increased maneuverability and stability, but also increases the overall width of the wheelchair.

Typically 0-3 degrees of camber is considered standard for everyday use to accommodate narrow doorways and aisles. A higher camber angle is useful for sporting activities such as basketball where added stability and maneuverability is desired.

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Quick Overview

  • Ships in 4-6 weeks
  • 14.5 lbs. One of the lightest chairs on the market
  • 3/4 in. tubing (A7003) Rigid Aluminum Frame
  • 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Degrees Camber Angle
  • Quick Release Rear Axles

Description

The "Zephyr" ultra-lightweight wheelchair is perfect for those that know exactly how they like to sit and function in their wheelchairs. Plus, the chair is unbelievably light at just 14.5 lbs., making it among the lightest on the market today.

Great for everyday use, the "Zephyr" also makes a perfect tennis or basketball wheelchair. With more than a dozen custom options, each "Zephyr" is built by hand. You design it! You build it! You are the engineer!

The "Zephyr" is a conceptually unique wheelchair that is exclusively made in the USA by Colours in Motion. The "Zephyr" is truly a one of a kind creation that can not be matched!

Features

  • 3/4 in. tubing (A7003) Rigid Aluminum Frame
  • 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Degrees Camber Angle
  • Tapper or No Taper Frame
  • Fixed Center Of Gravity
  • Fully Customizable to your Specifications
  • Quick Release Rear Axles

Specifications

Product Specifications

Weight Capacity250 lbs.
Product Weight14.5 lbs.
Seat Width12" - 18"
Seat Depth12" - 18"
Seat-to-Floor Height13" - 21"
Overall Width 20" - 26"
Overall Length30"
Overall Height 28" - 34"
Frame ColorBlack - Yellow
Front Wheel Size 3" - 5"
Rear Wheel Size24"
Axle TypeQuick Release
Back Height8" - 16"
Upholstery TypeNylon
Upholstery ColorBlack - Red
HCPCSK0009
Warranty on Frame Lifetime Limited
Shipping Weight30 lbs.
Box Length30"
Box Width24"
Box Height36"
Weight14.5 lbs.
UpholsteryNylon
Camber Angle2° - 8°
WarrantyLimited Lifetime Warranty on Hardware

Returns

Return Policy

Returns Policy

Unfortunately, we can not accept returns on this product. Items damaged during delivery or sent incorrectly will be fixed or replaced at 1800wheelchair.com’s expense.

See our full return policy here.

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