Trekinetic are not like most other wheelchair manufacturers. Trekinetic believe that wheelchair users deserve the same access and freedom as everyone else and have challenged decades of conventional wheelchair design with their unique three-wheel drive system and carbon fibre chassis. Utilising their previous experience working in Formula 1, Trekinetic have created a powered version of their flagship all-terrain wheelchair that is as practical as it is striking.
Comfortable enough to use all day and capable of handling pretty much any terrain on the planet, Trekinetic wheelchairs are designed for people who don’t like being told where they should or shouldn’t go.
Placing the large wheels at the front enables it to take on mud, sand, snow and gravel – and it’s also versatile enough to use around town, making light work of cobbles and cracked pavements.
While the carbon fibre construction might look unusual, it is surprisingly comfortable and the unique shock absorber/tilt in space mechanism behind the seat allows you to adjust the weight distribution and pressure loading to find the perfect position. Two seat widths are available: 16” and 19” but there are a range of cushions and supports including a special ‘Hyperforma’ lining making the seat usable for children or people with scoliosis.
At 34kg, the Trekinetic GTE is one of the lightest powerchairs on the market and is nice and easy to fold down and fit into a regular sized vehicle.
Another useful design feature is the way that the camber (angle) of the wheels can be adjusted by turning a bar under the seat (by hand). This means the wheelbase can be instantly increased for better stability off road, while at the narrowest setting it’s perfectly capable of fitting through all but the slimmest of doorways. Clever stuff indeed.
The GTE offers a sound investment for powerchair users looking for that bit more from their equipment and with plenty of funding available (especially for under 25’s) it might be more achievable than you think.
Traditional it isn’t but we like that; not least because its unusual design looks great but also has clear, practical advantages that will certainly contribute to furthering the user’s independence. From now on, you get to decide which way is wheelchair accessible!
Trekinetic have a growing dealer network eager to assist you in booking an assessment and demonstration, via: https://trekinetic.com/book-a-demo/
Price: From £9,795