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Choosing the right tyres
The right tyre can be the key to getting where you need to go, but did you know that most of Magic Mobility’s chairs have interchangeable tyres? This flexibility and versatility enables you to seamlessly move from indoors to more rugged terrain with confidence.
From knobby off road tyres to hybrid tyres, we’re breaking down which tyres will best suit your activities.
Watch our video, featuring Design Engineer Lachie Daff.
Off road tyres
14” knobby tyres are ideal for heading off road, providing excellent traction and comfort. They can also run at low pressure, so you’re able to adjust your tyre pressure depending on what surface you’re on.
The knobs on these tyres provide excellent traction to help you tackle challenging terrain like sand, snow or mud. They also provide great traction on slippery surfaces such as wet pavements.
In addition to the knobs, the width of these tyres also helps provide traction. Keep in mind that this additional width does add to the size of your power wheelchair. These tyres are best for outdoor use, but can be used anywhere, however please note that they could leave marks on some indoor floors.
The knobby tyres also give the most comfortable ride as you are essentially floating on a cushion of air.
The knobby tyres come standard with the Extreme X8 power wheelchair and Frontier V6 All Terrain.
Then you can swap between these tyres and 14” hybrid tyres on our Frontier V4 RWD and FWD models and the Frontier V6 Hybrid.
The team at Magic Mobility has designed puncture resistant tyre liners for 14” knobby tyres. These provide peace of mind for those concerned about leaks and punctures when going off road.
Another great option is our “14 hybrid tyres, which are more compact and very versatile.
Hybrid tyres give you a comfortable ride, while also being able to go off road. They’re great for the transition from indoor to outdoor, being compact and manoeuvrable indoors, minimising the width of your powerchair so you can more easily navigate standard doorways and tight spaces; but they are also great outdoors, being able to tackle curbs and potholes.
Hybrid tyres come standard with the Frontier V6 Compact, Frontier V6 Hybrid and Frontier V4 Hybrid models.
Are you interested in finding out more about your tyre options? Contact us today.