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Puncture proof solid powerchair tyres
Our puncture proof solid powerchair tyres have a polyurethane filling which has several advantages over rubber infilling. Firstly, polyurethane infilling gives you a softer ride than rubber. This has got to be good news! It also makes the tyre lighter, which means that there’s less work for your powerchair motor to do. This in turn helps the motor brushes to last longer. Compared with rubber filled solid tyres, polyurethane filled tyres are longer lasting.
Which is better – solid or pneumatic?
This really comes down to three points, namely, comfort, convenience and cost. Generally pneumatic tyres will give you a more comfortable ride, and the initial outlay is less. They are also lighter than solid tyres. On the other hand, solid tyres are puncture-proof. This gives you peace of mind that you won’t have the hassle of a flat tyre – and could also save you money on tyre repairs in the long term.
Please note that solid tyres can only be fitted to split-rim wheels.
How do I know whether this is the right size tyre for my powerchair?
On the side wall of your powerchair tyres there will be a size reference, or maybe several reference numbers. These indicate the diameter of the tyre, the width of the tread and the height of the side wall. The system can be quite confusing as measurements might be in mm or inches. However, all you need to know is that if your solid tyres have the reference 12.5 x 2.25 (or 12 1/2 x 2 1/4) these will be the correct ones for your scooter.
The 12.5 x 2.25 grey solid tyre has a block tread which gives excellent traction.