A perfect hand rim is very important for a wheelchair user. Depending on the diagnosis, one hand rim is better than the other. Get advice from your retailer which hand rim and which mounting method is suitable for you.
The handrim fitting to your rear wheel
- Standard wheels: With our standard wheels you have the most choice possibilities. Choose between aluminum or stainless steel handrims, choose a Maxgrepp handrim or a removable silicone cover and choose the desired mounting option of your handrim.
- Light weight wheels: Our light weight wheels come with an already mounted aluminum handrim, which we would also be glad to deliver in a colour of your choice. Maxgrepp handrims or silicone covers are also possible here.
- Profile wheels: Profile wheels have a built in handrim. To better your gripping comfort you can equip it with an ergo-inlay or a silicone cover.
Further handrim options
Maxgrepp handrims can be mounted on standard or light weight wheels and close the space between rim and handrim. They are 33 mm wide, ergonomically formed for driving with the heel of your hand, made of silicone and make driving easier especially for users with impaired fine motor skills.Maxgrepp handrims are available in sizes 20“-24”.
Ergo handrims for profile wheels
This handrim cover is in its function quite similar to the Maxgrepp handrim, yet with a smaller inlay of only 13mm width. Ergo handrims are only available in combination with profile wheels. The comfortably soft surface allows enough grip for driving with the heel of your hand.
Silicone handrim cover
The allrounder hand rim cover for standard, light weight and profile wheels. Thanks to its very soft silicone surface it enlarges the diameter of the handrim and guarantees perfect grip.
With the one-hand aid, double handrim, there are two handrims with different diameters mounted on one side, whereby the bigger one moves the wheel on the same side and the smaller one is connected to the opposite wheel with a connecting axle. This way the use of one handrim allows you to drive round curbs and the use of both handrims allows you to drive straight ahead. The connecting axle can easily be mounted or demounted and allows the use of a double handrim on foldable wheelchairs.
Handrim with knobs
The nub ring allows tetraplegics or roller-skiers with missing or restricted finger or hand function the independent movement by means of knobs. The power transmission to the wheelchair is facilitated thanks to the knobs, which means that longer journeys are no problem. Please note that braking is not possible due to the knobs! Particularly when driving downhill, an experienced and strong companion should help, because the knobs always turn, even when you are pushed.
The ergonomic grip allows tetraplegics or roller-skiers with missing or restricted finger or hand function as well as better control and force transfer, thanks to its larger support surface for the thumb. As its name suggests, the gripping ring is not round but has a special ergonomic shape, which makes it easier for wheelchair users to ride longer and decelerate.
Hand rim mounting options
Mounting options for handrims on standard wheels
The handrims will be delivered in the size of the corresponding wheels and mounted in a wide distance (23mm) to the rim. If no other option is indicated on the order sheet, the handrims will be installed according to these standard parameters.
The handrims will be delivered in the size of the corresponding wheels and mounted in a tight distance (13mm) to the rim.
If the option “high” is chosen, the handrim will be delivered one size larger than the wheel size, i.e. a 22“ wheel will be equipped with a 24“ handrim. The distance between rim and handrim in this constellation will be 23mm.
If the option “high” is chosen, the handrim will be delivered one size larger than the wheel size, i.e. a 22“ wheel will be equipped with a 24“ handrim. The distance between rim and handrim in this constellation will be 13mm.