These wheels have black tires and push rims, as well as 3 purple loops that replace the spokes on a standard wheel. There is a spring system between the hub and the rim of the wheel that provides suspension which is constantly adjusting to uneven surfaces.
Battery Life: N/A
Source of Item: Loopwheels
Diagnosis: Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
The nature of my disability means that the slightest bump can cause a lot of discomforts, making it very difficult to spend long periods in my wheelchair unless avoiding uneven surfaces! Because of this, I began looking into ways to maximise my comfort levels, which was how I discovered Loopwheels!
These wheels are made up of three loops that work together to create a self-correcting system. There is also a spring system between the hub and the rim of the wheel that provides suspension so it can constantly adjust to uneven surfaces. Making the hub within the rim float, by constantly adjusting once the shock from an uneven surface hits the rim of the wheel. It is such a clever invention! It sounds like a great concept, but I’ve tried so many products before that sounded great and ended up hating them! So I was pleased to discover that Loopwheels offer a ‘try before you buy scheme’ to prevent users from spending a lot of money on a product that might not work for them. All you have to do is sign up online and pay £20 to cover the delivery charges, then the wheels are delivered to your door for you to use for 21 days. You don’t get to choose the colour of the wheels you borrow, so I was pleasantly surprised to discover a set of purple wheels in excellent condition!
Attaching and removing the wheels couldn’t have been easier – you simply press the big button in the centre of the wheel so the quick release axel appears, line the wheel up against your chair and push the axel into the hole until you hear a click. Then to remove the wheel, all you have to do is press the big button in the centre of the wheel and pull it away from the wheelchair!
I honestly never expected the wheels to be as good as the reviews made them out to be, which is why I hadn’t considered how I might pay for them once my trial came to an end! Thankfully Loopwheels have several payment methods including monthly installments to make the purchase much more affordable! I was also impressed with the excellent customer service I experienced when contacting Loopwheels about my future payments, they were also very quick to respond my any emails I sent!
To conclude, I still genuinely love everything about these wheels even though I have been using them for several months now. They aren’t as many vibrations radiating up into my seat cushion, backrest or handlebars, which not only reduces my pain levels but also makes life easier for my carer when pushing me. I feel as if my chair now glides along, as opposed to rolls. I also love that the wheels are sleek and stylish, which in turn makes my wheelchair look rather snazzy! So much so that people regularly stop me to ask about my Loopwheels!