* This post is kindly sponsored by Loopwheels, but all opinions are my own. *
Loopwheels specialise in the design and production of wheelchair wheels with integrated suspension. Instead of using standard spokes, the 3 loops create a self-correcting system. Meanwhile, the spring system between the hub and the rim of the wheel is constantly adjusting to uneven surfaces, cushioning the user from bumps, and reducing vibrations by 70%. In simple terms - the wheel hub floats within the rim so that it can constantly adjust as shocks from an uneven surface hit the rim of the wheel. Other benefits include:
● Increased Comfort
● Creates Smoother Ride
● Reduces Pain & Fatigue
● Ability To Go Further & Faster
● Softens Impact When Bumping Down Kerbs & Other Drops
The product range includes a standard model, which comes in a variety of colour options to suit your personal preferences; the new urban model, which delivers the same qualities through an even lighter design; and the extreme model, which have a mountain bike tyre tire making them suitable for off-road use. If you are unsure which model best suits your individual needs, or perhaps you can't decide whether you would benefit from using Loopwheels - the company offer a ‘try before you buy’ scheme which allows you to test the effectiveness of the product for yourself over a 14 day period before committing to a purchase!
With every wheel being made in Britain, Loopwheels is a proud manufacturer of world-class innovations in wheel technology. Because of this, the company has been nominated for several awards, including placing as a finalist in the ISPO BRANDNEW business awards 2014/15, and as a finalist in the Nottinghamshire Best Business Awards 2013!
At AYL we are committed to sharing unbiased information on the best products and services for people with disabilities, so it is an honour to be partnering with Loopwheels! For more information on the engineering behind the wheel, choosing the right model, and trialling them at home - simply check out the links below!