Eye-popping primary colors, combined with improved strength, are moving Spartech’s X-CORE® three-spoke composite wheelchair wheels into the fast lane. These classically elegant wheels, made of an advanced composite material are now available in four colors – Cobalt Blue, Razor Red, Triton Yellow and a special, limited-edition Pearl White celebrating the 10th anniversary of the X-CORE® line.
The new wheel collection, called the Spartech X-CORE® SX, also features enhanced performance through internal strengthening ribs inside each spoke and factory-set aircraft-grade aluminum hubs.
“The wheelchair is an important part of a user’s life, and we are providing them with the most vibrant and lively colors we can for greater overall visual impact and individuality,” said Spartech Sales Engineer, Jon Mason. “The X-CORE® wheel colors, introduced along with our enhanced materials improvements, allow for customization and superior performance.”
Color has long been available in wheelchair wheels, although it has generally been added after-market through painting. With Spartech’s distinctive molded-in colors, X-CORE® wheels deliver brilliant and vivid color, resisting scratching from moving in and out of vehicles, general wear from everyday use, and weather.
Nick Hambrick, co-owner of New Solutions, a wheelchair parts distributor in San Bernardino, Calif., said, “Spartech is taking a monumental step forward in helping the end customer personalize their wheelchair. Most wheelchairs can be purchased in a variety of colors, such as red, blue, and yellow, but very little has been done to add complementary wheel colors, until now.”
Spartech X-CORE® SX three-spoke wheels have been re-engineered with four key performance improvements. Spartech’s patented manufacturing process allows engineers to optimize the shock-absorbing qualities of the advanced composite compound controlling both vertical stiffness (ride comfort) and lateral stiffness (handling and cornering). Each spoke has been strengthened with an internal rib inside the spoke. Aircraft-quality aluminum hubs are installed with advanced epoxy for greater security. And now there is a three-year limited warranty.
Spartech X-CORE® SX wheels are available worldwide from both Spartech and from distributors. The Pearl White option is available only for a limited time from distributor New Solutions.
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