The Octane model is fully titanium and fully welded to be as minimal as possible. So this means that the position of the self-propelling wheels is welded into position instead of being adjustable. Wherever possible RGK have replaced heavier steel components, bolts, axles, strap buckles, etc with the titanium version instead to reduce the weight to an absolute minimum. The reason being that so many wheelchair users now choose to lift their wheelchair in & out of a car regularly, and so if this is being done with one arm, and lifted across the lap and into the passengers seat, then the lower the weight, the less the strain that takes place on the body in the process.
We have a showroom version for you to come and try out in person, and be amazed at just how lightweight it is!
The frame finish is available painted, but almost everyone chooses to have either the bead-blasted titanium surface finish, or the polished finish. Special build options are available to choose from, but if they are significant such as a folding backrest or armrest then they will raise the weight above 4kg. Colour can be added back into the wheelchair by adding touches to the Spinergy spoke & castor wheel colours, or upholstery stitching and tyre colours. In fact, you can really get creative with adding colour to your wheelchair; Newton Airgrip pushrims by Motion Composites are great colours whilst also being grippy and very durable (unlike painted pushrims), and Coloured frame impact guards that we can have custom-made to suit are also cheap, and easy to change from time-to-time.
RGK Wheelchairs & Accessories
Since its foundation in 1992, RGK Wheelchairs has been dedicated to designing, manufacturing, and providing mobility solutions of the highest quality. The British, midlands-based company has been a major brand in the wheelchair industry for more than three decades, and is thoroughly recognized as a world leader in the design and production of sports wheelchairs and ultra-lightweight custom-made wheelchairs. [expander_maker id="1" more="Read more" less="Read less"] Bromakin was partly involved with helping the founders of RGK to get their production started, by providing them with some of their initial sports wheelchairs, that they then used as a way to develop their own designs, and Pete was happy to help their business to establish themselves. RGK chose to concentrate their focus on manufacturing court sports wheelchairs, and the Bromakin wheelchair brand chose to focus mainly on our Racing wheelchairs. From our Bromakin store in Loughborough, we have been supplying rgk’s range of products alongside our own custom-made wheelchairs for a number of years. We particularly like their products with unique selling points such as the ultra-lightweight Sub4 Octane, and the Folding-Rigid wheelchair the Tiga FX / Octane FX. The RGK Frontwheel genuinely completely changes the usability of an active wheelchair to be suitable for use on uneven surfaces and offroad in combination with a set of MTB style wide-tyre-wheels. Initially designed for use on only their own brand of wheelchairs, but we are now able to fit the RGK Frontwheel to most other makes of rigid wheelchair. [/expander_maker]