What are MAGICWHEELS®?
MAGICWHEELS® are all mechanical 2-geared wheels with no batteries which replace the standard spoke, mag or power assist wheels on your manual wheelchair.
How do MAGICWHEELS® work?
MAGICWHEELS® - 2-gear wheelchair drive work very similar to a 2 speed bicycle allowing you to shift into a lower gear before you climb hills or roll over any type of uneven or rough terrain.
They have a simple and easy shifter for users with full or limited hand and arm strength. Plus quick release axles for those who regularly remove their wheels. Bolt on axles may also be adapted.
Another feature is the Hill Holder which eliminates the "Surge Affect" usually necessary when climbing hills or long ramps. While in low gear, the Hill Holding feature engages, allowing users to rest between every push without rolling backwards. This eliminates the need to keep your momentum going thus relieving undue strain on your upper body caused by surging.
While going downhill in low gear, the braking feature allows for 50% less required force to stop. This substantially increases the stopping power you have with no extra strength required. The braking feature also allows those using vinyl to stop on hills with less 'Hand Burn" usually felt with vinyl.
Unlike power assist wheels, MAGICWHEELS™ have no batteries and no motors . You only use them when you need them and the remainder of the time your wheelchair works very similar to how it does with standard wheels installed.
Also, unlike power assist products which can add up to 55 pounds to the weight of your wheelchair, MAGICWHEELS™ only add around 10 pounds depending on which handrim options you choose; 8.12 for the lightest options and 10.5 for the heaviest.
We also offer several handrim options allowing you to choose from 2 or 4 speed models, aluminum or vinyl and a variety of quad handrim choices.