TiLite ZRA Series 2

Last month, via their facebook page,  TiLite gave us a preview of the Series 2 ZRA expected to release later this month.

The new release of the very popular ZRA has an updated look and some great new options, that once again raise the bar in wheelchair performance and style.Caster Housing - ZRA Series 2

The most noticable changes were made to the caster housing. As you can see the caster housing is more oval and is easier to adjust caster angle. The single sided fork also cuts down on the amount of dirt and particles that can get caught between caster and fork saving time when cleaning.

A few other notable changes:

  • Redesigned Axle Plate (4″ rear seat height adjustment and up to 6″ of COG)
  • New Backrest Bracket (20 degrees of adjustment)
  • Choice of two frame types (the lighter .045 wall tubing or standard .065 )

ZRA Series 2The ZRA Series 2 will feature the same options you’ve come to expect from TiLite including 6 anodized color options and the exclusive Tattooed Titanium frame finishs. The Series 2 chairs included an expected release of the ZR (details to come) still showcase the style and performance of lightweight titanium. And why not when you spend all day in a chair it’s important to have a style representative of you.

Check back for futher updates as we get closer to the official launch.

More info on the original ZRA

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The Benefit of Adjustable Wheelchairs

I was talking with a customer yesterday who is looking to purchase a new wheelchair. He likes the TiLite “Z” series but wasn’t sure about the differences between the ZR and the ZRa.

TiLite ZR
TiLite ZR

The ZR and ZRA are identical in every respect except one. The difference is the axle plate on the ZRA is adjustable whereas the ZR axle plate is not. With the ZRA you can adjust the center of gravity, and the rear seat height. These measurements can be hard to determine when ordering a chair because each person is different so there is no quick answer to which measurement is best. 

TiLite ZRA fully adjustable wheelchair
TiLite ZRA
Center of Gravity, and rear seat height are measurements based on individual comfort and function. The only way to really know if you’ve got the correct measurement is to try different settings and see which feels best. Without an adjustable chair you may have to spend 5 years in a less than optimal position before you can afford to get another chair.

With adjustable chairs like the ZRA it takes only about 15 minutes to move the center of gravity. The greatest part about adjustable wheelchairs is you get added function without sacrificing style or paying any more. I always recommend a chair that is adjustable because you can play around with those measurements as often as you’d like until you find the fit that is right for you.