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Most people using a wheelchair get on great with a good spoked wheel. A spoked wheel is familiar and lightweight. But what if you have aches and pains, especially in your back? need to negotiate cobbles or poor paving? want to get out into the great outdoors more easily? use a power attachment? feel fatigued… Read more
We developed our Loopwheels Urban based on what our customers asked us for. You wanted lighter wheels, with more lateral stability, and the same level of comfort. You wanted to use them with power attachments and hand bikes, at faster speeds. Seven years’ experience manufacturing, selling and talking to customers about our original Loopwheels, which… Read more
The second generation of the Loopwheel is here! Lighter weight, more stability and even more suspension, the Loopwheels Urban and Extreme take the use of power assist technology to the next level. Visit our product page or email [email protected] for more information.
Rolling Resistance After developing the Loopwheel suspension system to minimise vibration, one of our key considerations was not to absorb too much forward energy and hence reduce momentum (i.e. making the wheechair harder to push). Therefore we tested the Loopwheel against a spoked wheel to examine the rolling resistance. We argue that while stiff spoked… Read more
The Problem: Studies have shown that wheelchair users are exposed to levels of vibration that are considered unsafe and that this can affect health and life quality 1 . This is a risk factor for all wheelchair users, increasing the amount of muscle fatigue and potentially damaging connecting nerves 2. This can be particularly acute for those… Read more
“Can you please pass a big thank you onto everyone at Loopwheels for donating, building and developing my new wheels. I love them already! They deliver such a smooth ride it is like my world has suddenly become a much flatter place! They look great and are such a clever design. And thank you for taking the time… Read more
“A great accessory that lives up to the promise. The wheels will change your thinking about what a comfortable ride is. 9.5 Amazing” This is the sum-up on loopwheels from Dominic Lund-Conlon, who took loopwheels off for an extended trial at the Naidex show. He posted a fantastic independent review on his site, Review My Wheelchair…. Read more
A massive loopy thank you to every one who came to the Loopwheels stand last week at the Naidex show at Birmingham’s NEC, and to every one who tried out wheels. We were delighted to welcome so many visitors. If you were one of them, thanks for coming by! We had a great time, catching up… Read more
Two new UK stockists for loopwheels for wheelchairs! Loopwheels for wheelchairs are now available through two further independent companies in the UK: Draft Wheelchairs in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire, and Kent Mobility Ltd in Tonbridge, West Kent. Draft Wheelchairs, founded in 1997, manufacture and provide equipment promoting independence and enabling easier, more active lifestyles. Personal service and attention to detail are important… Read more
As you know we were exhibiting Loopwheels for wheelchairs at Naidex, at the NEC, Birmingham and we are proud to share with you all our great success at Naidex 2016 ! Here are Emma and Gemma with one of our customers, Steve Smith from Coventry. Steve first saw loopwheels last year when we launched at… Read more
There’s a nice little piece on page 40 in Posability current issue about us offering Carbolife Curve push rims on our loopwheels now. Thanks, guys!
Trade Point Magazine interviewed Loopwheels in their Meet the Manufacturer series.
Loopwheels are proud to announce that our wheelchair wheels are being exhibited in the US for the first time at the Abilities Expo LA February 5-7 2016. You’ll find them on the Mobility & Access Inc booth. News of our suspension wheels is travelling far afield and the team at Mobility & Access are keen for… Read more
Howard Yeoman of Velovision came down to review loopwheels suspension for recumbent trikes; he’s kindly given us permission to share the article from the Velovision September issue: Velovision 49 Loopwheels review His conclusion? “Enchantingly simple” suspension. To find out more about this unique magazine, click Velovision. September’s issue includes two main show reports from 2015: SPEZI and Bespoked; full reviews… Read more