The Veypr model is carbon-fibre, and ultra minimal. The position of the self-propelling wheels are fixed 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. So as with similar chairs for user who choose to lift their wheelchair in & out of a car regularly using one arm only, and lifted across the lap and into the passengers seat, then the lower the weight the better. Made from 4x layers of carbon – three structural layers of carbon fibre, each offset by 45 degrees provides the optimum strength in all directions. The final layer is then hand laid to achieve a beautiful weave pattern.
We have a showroom version of the Octane Sub4 for you to come and try out in person, and be amazed at just how lightweight 4kg is!
The frame finish is available in a Gloss or Matte finish. Special build options are available to choose from, such as Flip down push handles, Single sport anti tip, Carbon fibre seat plate, but they will potentially 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]