FRESNO, Calif. (April 17, 2018)—Sunrise Medical announced the launch of its ultra-lightweight folding manual wheelchair. The QUICKIE Xenon2 offers all the benefits of QUICKIE’s high-end rigid chairs, now with the convenience of folding.
At the core of the Xenon2 is a unique cross-brace that gives the chair a minimalistic, open frame usually associated with a rigid wheelchair. A more forward axle provides greater responsiveness, and a more rearward axle provides greater stability. The combination of the cross-brace and axle provide the stiff, stable driving performance feel of a rigid frame but with all the portability of a folding one. The Xenon2 allows for a custom fit with adjustability to the center of gravity, backrest angle, rear seat height, along with other key areas.
“We are excited to follow up on the successful introduction of 7000 series aluminum and ShapeLoc technology offered in our rigid portfolio by extending the same benefits into our family of folding wheelchairs,” said Jesus Ibarra, Sunrise Medical associate product manager, Manual. “After years of success across Europe, we’re bringing the same proven technology to our North American markets and manufacturing them in our Fresno, California facility.”
Available in three unique frame styles—fixed front, hybrid (dual tube), and swing-away—this lightweight, high-performance folding series is designed to be adaptable to the changing needs of the user. With its clean and streamlined design, the fixed front model is the lightest with a transit weight weighing less than 20 pounds. The hybrid model is the strongest of the three, and its reinforced fixed front frame allows a maximum user weight capacity of 300 pounds. Its dual tube design reduces flex, giving the chair a more rigid ride and greater push efficiency. The swing-away model is designed with a reinforced frame with removable swing-away hangers for easy transfers and has the most compact folded dimensions for easy portability.
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