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    New Ultralight Wheelchair Wheel from Topolino

    Topolino Technology announces the launch of the world's lightest wheelchair wheel, the CarbonCore™ WX2.5. The WX2.5 wheels employ the same proprietary technology that has established Topolino as the premier manufacturer of lightweight bicycle wheels. Based on patented designs, advanced composite materials, and cutting-edge construction methods, Topolino’s CarbonCore™ wheels are 20% lighter than the lightest wheels currently on the market. The proprietary continuous carbon spoke design yields an incredibly strong, durable, and smooth riding wheel.

    The CarbonCore™ WX2.5 wheelchair wheels are available in standard 24” (540) and 25” (559) sizes, with a suggested retail price of $1,180 per set.

    Topolino Joe welcomes any feedback or questions you may have!

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    love the wheel, but the price is just way over my budget.$600-700 is tolerable.
    walking is OVER-RATED!!!

    Broken in August 14th, 2003. T9-L1 complete.

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    And they never mention carrying capacity (website says 250lbs... So it's no stronger than most wheels)... Also, if I looked at the website correctly, the spokes are not replaceable. That could be a big issue.
    Last edited by SirGCal; 10-28-2010 at 10:42 AM.

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    whoa....that is a really big issue for someone who always wheelieing down 15" curbs like me....
    walking is OVER-RATED!!!

    Broken in August 14th, 2003. T9-L1 complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nia adha View Post
    whoa....that is a really big issue for someone who always wheelieing down 15" curbs like me....
    15" curbs ? wow, the most for me is 8".
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    dont get me started....penang sucks...
    walking is OVER-RATED!!!

    Broken in August 14th, 2003. T9-L1 complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nia adha View Post
    whoa....that is a really big issue for someone who always wheelieing down 15" curbs like me....
    Jumping off a building? I don't think people would step down a 15 inch curb.

    It's okay if you're misinterpreting imperial measurements. They are, after all, imperial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topolino Joe View Post
    Topolino Technology announces the launch of the world's lightest wheelchair wheel, the CarbonCore™ WX2.5. The WX2.5 wheels employ the same proprietary technology that has established Topolino as the premier manufacturer of lightweight bicycle wheels. Based on patented designs, advanced composite materials, and cutting-edge construction methods, Topolino’s CarbonCore™ wheels are 20% lighter than the lightest wheels currently on the market. The proprietary continuous carbon spoke design yields an incredibly strong, durable, and smooth riding wheel.

    The CarbonCore™ WX2.5 wheelchair wheels are available in standard 24” (540) and 25” (559) sizes, with a suggested retail price of $1,180 per set.

    Topolino Joe welcomes any feedback or questions you may have!
    What are the respective weights of the 24" and 25" wheels with push rims, tubes and tires?

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    I believe it; we have some huge 1' and greater curbs around here too.

    But ya, I have a 5" drop just to get out of my house... (no ramp yet). So I would think, especially with my weight, I'd blow those tires (at least spokes) way too easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen212 View Post
    What are the respective weights of the 24" and 25" wheels with push rims, tubes and tires?
    I dunno, but their spec sheet has to have a typo.

    http://www.topolinotech.com/wheelchair/wx25specs.pdf

    It says 2.5lbs for a (24" 559 size).

    But just above that it says available in 24" (540mm) or 25" (559mm) sizes...

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