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The Phase 2 Hybrid Forks and SoftWheel 3.0 For Better Wheelchair Suspension
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The Phase 2 Hybrid Forks and SoftWheel 3.0 For Better Wheelchair Suspension

The Phase 2 Hybrid Forks combine a newly designed aluminum top with a high-strength, lightweight carbon fiber swingarm that is curved to create optimal shock and vibration absorption while the SoftWheel 3.0 features a clean new look, lower profile rims than earlier versions, improvements to the shock absorbers to make the suspension silent and reduced weight. 

SoftWheels add rear suspension to a manual wheelchair via three shock-absorbers/spokes attached between a rigid rim and an offset hub. This shock/hub combination provides vertical suspension yet retains lateral stiffness. That translates to the wheels rolling straight, yet absorbing the daily grind of bumps, cracks, and curbs, thus reducing back pain, spasticity, and fatigue.

SoftWheel 3.0 features a clean new look, lower profile rims than earlier versions, improvements to the shock absorbers to make the suspension silent and reduced weight. Aluminum and carbon fiber versions are both available in 24 and 25-inch sizes. Also, the 3.0 Aluminum weighs 4.12 pounds per wheel and the Carbon weighs 3.5 pounds. In addition to the lighter weight, the 3.0 Carbon rim has the coolness factor of slick-looking carbon fiber.

The Phase 2 Hybrid Forks take Frog Legs’ patented suspension forks to a new level. They combine a newly designed aluminum top with a high-strength, lightweight carbon fiber swingarm that is curved to create optimal shock and vibration absorption. The result is a quicker response to bumps and a smoother ride.

For suspension action, the Phase 2 Hybrid uses a wedge polymer to give the shock a significantly faster response than a standard round polymer. Plus, the wedge shape creates a progressive response — it becomes stiffer as more force, such as from cracks and bumps, is put on it. This prevents bottoming out and creates a smoother ride for the wheelchair user, which then reduces fatigue, spasticity, and pain. It also makes it easier to roll over small obstacles like curb cuts, sidewalk cracks, and door thresholds.

The Phase 2 Hybrid works for users up to 260 pounds, and with 3, 4, 5 and 6-inch diameter casters.

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