Wheelchair Pushrim Covers provide increased grip, traction, and comfort. With a better grip on your pushrims,
you will find self-propelling easier and tight manoeuvring will require less effort. Additionally,
these covers are soft and warm to the touch. Also, if your pushrims are chipped or damaged
they provide a perfect cover to upgrade your chair’s appearance.
Grip. Wheelchair pushrim covers provide greater grip. Having a better grip makes it easier to self-propel. You will be able to go faster and further with less effort. A better grip provides better traction, and that is what is necessary for effective pushing power.
Having a better grip also makes turning on the spot far easier. You will find many tight manoeuvres require less effort when you have a better grip on your pushrims. Additionally, you will have all-over better control of your chair, making for a safer ride.
Trying to get a good grip on a hard, smooth, metal pushrim is unpleasant and difficult. However, with a wheelchair pushrim cover in place, your pushrim feels soft, comfortable, and pleasant to the touch.
If you have problems with hand function, these wheelchair pushrim covers can make a notable difference in how you can control and propel your chair. Their soft spongy feel allows a better grip even if you have reduced hand strength. That means, that you can enjoy greater independence and freedom being abe to self-propel with less effort.
Pushing without gloves on metal pushrims can be unbearable both in extreme heat or cold. On a hot summers day, the metal can become too hot to touch, let alone grip firmly. Equally in the winter, the metal will often feel unpleasantly cold and can even become so cold that without gloves on propelling becomes impossible. With the covers fitted, however, you will never need to use gloves. These wheelchair pushrim covers always feel warm and comfortable in all weather conditions to make self-propelling a pleasure.
Fitting wheelchair pushrim covers can cover up any damage or chips on your pushrims and make your chair look sporty and new, with very little effort or investment.
Your pushrims will be smaller than your tyres and they do vary between different brands of wheels., however the covers themselves being rubber do stretch a little so fit a slight variation.
For the purpose of ordering these wheelchair push rim covers the sizes in the dropdown above are based on your actual wheels – with the sizes being as below:
Size A = 20 inch actual cover size diameter, for use with 24-25 inch wheels / tyres.
Size B = 18.5 inch actual cover size diameter, for use with 20-22 inch wheels / tyres.
If you have our off road wheelchair wheels then you will need Size B as these have 22 inch rims, with a 2 inch tyre to make them 24 inch overall, but the pushrims are fitted to the 22 inch rim.
Wheels do vary between different makes and models – so please measure your rims and double check!
If you enjoy getting off the beaten track and tackling different terrains these pushrim covers are a must-have. They work really well on our all-terrain wheelchair wheels and the increased pushing power will give you greater freedom to explore more. If you are purchasing covers for your all-terrain wheels you should select the 22-inch size as these wheels are slightly smaller than normal to accommodate the special off-roading tyres.
Yes. Our wheelchair pushrim covers come in three sizes to ensure a perfect fit. We have for 20, 22, and 24-inch wheels, so whatever make or model of chair you use, we have the right pushrims for you.
Yes. They are quite soft and stretchy so you can gradually work them into place around your pushrim. Asking a friend to lend a hand can make the task even easier..and more fun!