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    My first Wheelchair (ZRA)

    Hello,

    Yesterday I went in to do my measurements for my first wheelchair. Order form is filled out.. just wanted to check in here and see if there are is anything majorly wrong with it. I have studied the order form quite a bit, and knew pretty much what I wanted and the sizes for everything before going in.. and I had pretty much the same measurements that they did already. For reference I am 5'10" 130ish lbs

    Here it is:

    Tilite ZRA
    Satin finish
    Matte paint (Black Lava)
    Colour anodize - Black
    Rear seat width - 15"
    Seat taper - no taper
    Seat depth - 16"
    Front seat height - 18"
    Rear seat height - 16"
    Front angle - 85deg
    Seat to footrest - 16"
    Angle adjustable foortest
    V-front end
    Footrest width - 9.5"
    Seat back - Folding aluminum adjustable height
    Back release bar - aluminum
    No push handles
    Seat back height - short (8.5" - 11.5")
    Seat back that locks when folded
    4" deep backrest rigidizer bar
    Seat back angle - 92deg
    Center of Gravity - 3"
    Camber - 2deg
    Aluminum camber tube
    Rear wheel spacing - 1"
    Adjustable rear wheel spacing camber plugs
    Additional spacers to increase rear wheel spacing
    Front wheels - LiteSpeed billet aluminum wheel w/ soft roll tire black hub
    Forks - Tilite slipstream single sided fork
    Rear wheels - Spinergy LX Black 24"
    Axles - Stainless quick release
    Rear tires - 24" Schwalbe marathon plus evolution
    Handrims - The Surge
    Handrim tab length - Short
    Wheel locks - Composite scissor lock
    Back upholstry - Tension adjustable by straps - Padded nylon
    Seat upholstry - Tension adjustable by straps
    Side guards - Carbon fiber rigid removable small
    Calf strap - Bodypoint padded velcro adjustable small

    Keep in mind I am an active user. Will be hauling this in and out of my vehicle multiple times a day. Want to make sure I'm getting everything right. Any comments are appreciated. Will be using a supracor stimulite cushion with this. I have to wait till April till I can get the CAD drawing for it because that is when I will have insurance.. so if there is anything I should change now is the time
    Last edited by sflo0; 03-22-2018 at 12:25 PM.
    complete t6. injured skiing nov 2017.

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    I found with Tilite to always add an inch to the frame extension to add more room to grab when transferring in and out. I didn't realize they did a CAD drawing for their adjustable chairs such as the ZRA. I found the ZRA tubing was too thick for my liking and went with a TR for less flexing and smaller diameter tubing; for you would be the TrA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sflo0 View Post
    Hello,

    Yesterday I went in to do my measurements for my first wheelchair. Order form is filled out.. just wanted to check in here and see if there are is anything majorly wrong with it. I have studied the order form quite a bit, and knew pretty much what I wanted and the sizes for everything before going in.. and I had pretty much the same measurements that they did already. For reference I am 5'10" 130ish lbs

    Here it is:

    Tilite ZRA
    Satin finish
    Matte paint (Black Lava)
    Colour anodize - Black
    Rear seat width - 15"
    Seat taper - no taper
    Seat depth - 16"
    Front seat height - 18"
    Rear seat height - 16"
    Front angle - 85?
    Seat to footrest - 16"
    Angle adjustable foortest
    V-front end
    Footrest width - 9.5"
    Seat back - Folding aluminum adjustable height
    Back release bar - aluminum
    No push handles
    Seat back height - short (8.5" - 11.5")
    Seat back that locks when folded
    4" deep backrest rigidizer bar
    Seat back angle - 92?
    Center of Gravity - 3"
    Camber - 2?
    Aluminum camber tube
    Rear wheel spacing - 1"
    Adjustable rear wheel spacing camber plugs
    Additional spacers to increase rear wheel spacing
    Front wheels - LiteSpeed billet aluminum wheel w/ soft roll tire black hub
    Forks - Tilite slipstream single sided fork
    Rear wheels - Spinergy LX Black 24"
    Axles - Stainless quick release
    Rear tires - 24" Schwalbe marathon plus evolution
    Handrims - The Surge
    Handrim tab length - Short
    Wheel locks - Composite scissor lock
    Back upholstry - Tension adjustable by straps - Padded nylon
    Seat upholstry - Tension adjustable by straps
    Side guards - Carbon fiber rigid removable small
    Calf strap - Bodypoint padded velcro adjustable small

    Keep in mind I am an active user. Will be hauling this in and out of my vehicle multiple times a day. Want to make sure I'm getting everything right. Any comments are appreciated. Will be using a supracor stimulite cushion with this. I have to wait till April till I can get the CAD drawing for it because that is when I will have insurance.. so if there is anything I should change now is the time
    The ZRA is a great first chair as it is completely adjustable and will allow you to fine tune the chair and get things just right. You might want to consider adding an inch or so to the footrest width to accommodate a freewheel attachment down the road a bit as you have indicated you are an active user and are likely to procure one and some off road wheels for the back so having the additional spacers is great.

    Send some pics when you get it. Best of luck

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    What is your current chair and major dimensions? I see you have a few questions; like angle and camber.
    Rollin' since '89. Complete C8

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    I don't see any option to add 1" on the frame before the bend... is this something you have to ask for specifically? I seem to recall reading somewhere that Tilite automatically adds that 1". I'm currently using a chair someone donated to me (ZRA) and there is plenty of room for me to grab.. and Tilite serial number lookup doesnt show the extra 1" anywhere. Hesitant to request that because it will make the chair an inch longer in total.

    I am currently using a ZRA as mentioned and am okay with the thickness of the tube, and like the mono tube design better than the dual-tube.

    As for the footrest width.. the chair im currently in (which is not specced for me as it was donated) has an 11" footrest width. This seems very big, which is why i wanted to shrink it a bit. Sometimes my feet slip off the side and the casters run my feet over a bit.. however I see your point about the freewheel. I do actually have a freewheel (also donated) so that is something I hadn't though of.. so thank you!
    complete t6. injured skiing nov 2017.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crappler View Post
    What is your current chair and major dimensions? I see you have a few questions; like angle and camber.
    Heh, those were actually degree symbols.. for some reason when I posted the turned into question marks. Edited my original post so nobody else is confused. Here are the specs of the chair I am currently using for anyone that is wondering. They are pulled directly off Tilite serial number lookup, and I have made quite a few adjustments (for the things that are adjustable).

    Keep in mind this chair was donated to me by someone who is not the same size as me, and obviously is not fitted properly to my dimensions.

    Region Purchased: CANADA CA

    ZRA-23788
    HAND BUILT IN THE U.S.A.
    Model ... Aero Z (Aluminum Frame)
    Model ... ZRA (Titanium Frame)
    Frame Finish ... Satin
    Anodize Color ... Black
    Rear Seat Width ... 17"
    Seat Depth ... 18"
    Front Seat Height ... 21"
    Rear Seat Height ... 17"
    Front Angle ... 85 degrees
    Footrest Type ... Angle Adjustable
    Seat to Footrest ... 18"
    Footrest Width ... 11" (3.5" Taper)
    Seat Back Type ... Folding, Adjustable Height Aluminum
    TiShaft™ Back Release Bar ... Aluminum
    4" Deep Backrest Rigidizer Bar ... 4" Deep Backrest Rigidizer Bar
    Push Handles ... Integrated
    Seat Back Height ... 13.5"-16.5" (Medium)
    Set Back Height ... 13.5"
    Seat Back Angle ... 92 degrees
    Center of Gravity ... 2"
    Camber Tube ... Aluminum
    Camber ... 2 degrees
    Camber Plugs ... Adjustable Rear Wheel Spacing
    Rear Wheel Spacing ... 1"
    Front Wheels ... 5" x 1.5" LiteSpeed Billet Aluminum Wheel w/ Soft Roll Tire
    Front Wheel Hub Color ... Silver
    Front Forks ... TiLite Standard
    Rear Wheels ... 24" (540) Spinergy LX
    Spoke Color ... Black Spokes
    Axles ... Stainless Quick Release
    Rear Tires ... Schwalbe? Marathon Plus Evolution (Pneumatic)
    Handrims ... Aluminum - Silver Anodized
    Tab Length ... Short Tabs
    Wheel Locks ... Uni-Lock
    Set Uni-Lock ... Set to Push
    Back Upholstery ... Velcro Adjustable
    Seat Upholstery ... Tension Adjustable Bolt-On w/ iSleeve™ Under Seat Smartphone Holder
    Side Guards ... Standard Aluminum Rigid Removable
    Armrests ... 9"-12" Swing Away Tubular
    Anti-Tips ... Rear Aluminum
    Calf Strap ... Buckle Adjustable, Black Nylon Webbing
    complete t6. injured skiing nov 2017.

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    the only pieces I would question are the arm rests, tip bars and side guards. Do you need any/all of those?
    Rollin' since '89. Complete C8

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    I am not using any of these on my current (temporary/donated) chair. My new chair I am ordering removable side guards. No armrests or anti-tippers.

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    If you include those features in your order, you'll receive them. along with the hardware and mounting brackets and holes. If you don't intend to use them, I'd recommend entering none on the order form.
    Just my opinion.
    Rollin' since '89. Complete C8

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    Sf, I looked up the Canadian Order form for ZRA. It's under Seat Depth (Z2SD3). If you don't have a challenge grabbing the bar for transfers, don't worry 'bout it. I am 6'2" and have big hands so the added inch helped immensely.

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