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    Tilite Areo T

    so I started the process for a new chair. I went and did a seating eval my seating specialist did all her typical stuff. DME rep was right there. my seating specialist suggested we try some tilite's so she grabbed some demos and brought them in. none felt right. then she said hold on. and brought a peds tilite demo in. and she said try this. it happened to be a small tilite areoT. seat was abit bigger than my seat. Althou I liked the feel. i decided to go with a Tilite AreoT. My seating specialist ordered a smart drive as well. The process was long, althou completely worth it. tilite made the chair to my specs. I have never had a chair completely and totally fit me. every part of the chair fits me. i was very scared when the ordering was happening. Mostly scared I was gonna get stuck with a chair that doesn't fit me. we kept reworking numbers and measurements trying to get a real tight fitting chair. as I like my chairs very crunched. I also like box style chairs. and the end results where amazing. it fits. easy to maneuver and comfortable. I was excited. I had never had a chair fit so well. I changed the side guards to my carbon fiber ones, and added a few things I was use to. I am very impressed and happy! I couldn't ask for a better fitting chair. I am really excited to have such an amazing fit, and to have the people who helped make this possiable working with me.






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    Congrats!! I love my TiLite, too.
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    Ry, that chair looks great. Really glad it fits you so well but man, can't get over how good you made it look. Thumbs up :-)

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    thanks. it really was hard to get exactly what i needed and for it to fits so well. to be honest i wouldn't change anything about the chair other than the axel plate/strut assembly 3.375 could have been the short one on this since I do not want the adjustablity at all. i do not need it. actually My DME knew it. so maybe they will order the right ones

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    Glad you got it to fit you so well AND like it. AeroT with smart drive is what I am supposed to be getting, did the eval at Patricia Neal on August 11. I'm not so sure if they did any of the measurements correctly or anything for that matter. The DME won't give me any info on it. I was so excited about the smart drive, it completely distracted me. How long from eval to delivery was your chair? And did you have any trouble with rejecting anything and resubmitted for approvals?

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    It was 9 total months. Rejection due to my doctor not submitting what she needed to. Once she gave them what she needed we were moving forward. Next chair I order I am going with a titanium none adjustable. Fully welded. I will pay the up charge for it.

    I think you are going to enjoy the smart drive. make sure you practice alot in a safe place. like a park with grass and side walks. learning the wrist bad is interesting and can be dangerous. but once you get the hang of it your off and running. one thing make sure your wrist ban is charged. it can cause the smart drive to turn on and off. another thing is my dme didn't sucure my attachment for my smart drive tightly. so i had to go and re-level and tighten it. between the wrist ban and the attachment i was having issues. The smart drive hauls but. it seems to be working. but i did like i said had to trouble shoot the smart drive.

    The glide suspension forks are lighter that the frog leg suspension forks. I like them. also I have been using surge lt handrims since they came out and I love them. I finally got to use my freewheel. it had sat in the closet for a few years as i had a first gen icon and couldnt use it. the combination of freewheel and smart drive is amazing. now to find the right knobby tire.

    i found that in this adventure as frustrating as it can be that alot of it is trial and error. and you have to stay very pro-active and advocate for what you need. trust me I have had my ups and downs and wanted to just say f&%k it. all the years of anger and frustration and perseverance does pay off.

    the icon helped dial my exact specs in. but wasn't perfect.
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    does any one know what they changed about the schwalbe marrathons? mine say marrathon plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randomryan007 View Post
    does any one know what they changed about the schwalbe marrathons? mine say marrathon plus.
    I think the tred and the rubber compound, but I'm not sure. I think Brianm knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasmengr View Post
    I think the tred and the rubber compound, but I'm not sure. I think Brianm knows.
    I do not know what they changed, I wish I did know. When I contacted them, the guy I spoke with in customer service claimed it was only a tread change, I don't buy that. The difference in their rolling is substantial and I read where others say they are not making it a year without them falling apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brianm View Post
    I do not know what they changed, I wish I did know. When I contacted them, the guy I spoke with in customer service claimed it was only a tread change, I don't buy that. The difference in their rolling is substantial and I read where others say they are not making it a year without them falling apart.
    The rubber seems softer

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