Optimize Your Ride

Optimize Your Ride

To optimize your riding experience, TiLite designs and builds the best frames out of the best materials.

TiLite also offers TiFit, which insures that your chair is made to measure to your specific characteristics. Yet, while these are the most fundamental elements in optimizing your riding experience, if you stop there you will miss out on another key aspect of optimizing your ride: The components!

Think of it this way: If you purchased a great car, would you put cheap tires on it? Would you get all that performance and quality and then compromise it with low-end components? You wouldn’t. And we won’t either. TiLite uses only premium components, TiPro Components, on every chair we make. And then we go one step further: We offer you more options to further optimize your chair and to meaningfully enhance your riding experience.

Rear Wheels

Rear wheels vary in their spoke characteristics, lateral stiffness, and weight. All of these factors directly impact the riding experience. The more efficiently that energy is transferred from your push to the motion of the chair, the easier it is to propel and maneuver. Wheels that are lightweight and laterally stiff help to optimize your energy transfer, especially when cornering.

Spinergy Carbon Blade – 24”(540) & 25”(559)

Full carbon fiber wheel rim and pewter PBO bladed spokes make for the lightest possible wheel with the best performance.

Spinergy LX – 22”(501), 24”(540), 25”(559) & 26”(590)

Ultra lightweight, durable, and attractive design with low spoke count that affords good under-chair hand access. Learn more at Spinergy.com

Spinergy SPOX – 22”(501), 24”(540), 25”(559) & 26”(590)

Ultra lightweight, durable, and attractive design built to be reliable and comfortable for all everyday needs. Learn more at Spinergy.com


Handrims are the primary interface between you and your chair. Because chair users push on the handrim an average of 2,000-3,000 times a day, handrim ergonomics and coating characteristics dramatically influence the riding experience and the ease of propulsion and braking. Research confirms this: Better handrim ergonomics improve your comfort and efficiency.

Out-Front Natural-Fit

The combination of a contoured thumb piece and an oval component creates a superior ergonomic grip. Size and coating options allow for better customization. Learn more at Out-Front.com

Out-Front Surge

An all-in-one handrim with a high-friction strip that goes all the way around the top of the oval for extra grippiness while leaving the side surface smooth for braking. Learn more at Out-Front.com

Out-Front Q-Grip

A fully-coated handrim with a unique neoprene coating for superior durability. The Q-Grip will not easily peel and tear like other coated handrims. Learn more at Out-Front.com

TiLite Titanium Handrim

TiLite has taken its standard aluminum handrim and upgraded it to seamless, aerospace-grade titanium to give you the strength and weight benefits of titanium in your handrim.

Rear Tires

Tires affect rolling resistance. To model this, press one fingernail down on your desk and pull your finger towards you. Now repeat with your palm pressed down on the desk. The motion is harder with your palm because a softer, wider surface creates more resistance. The same holds true for tires. A narrow, high-pressure tire will perform best. Although heavier, solid tires are maintenance free.

Schwalbe® Slick Tires – 24″(540) & 25″(559)

Minimal rolling resistance, great puncture resistance and high mileage due to new compounds and patented protection belt. Learn more at SchwalbeTires.com

Schwalbe® Marathon Plus Evo – 24″(540), 25″(559) & 26″(590)

“Flatless” tire technology combines the comfort and performance of a pneumatic tire with puncture free convenience. Learn more at SchwalbeTires.com

Primo Express Solid Tire – 20″ (451), 22″ (501) & 24″(540)

Groove pattern allows for better traction on soft or wet surfaces. No maintenance solid tire.

Wheel Locks

Wheel locks are critical for locking your chair in place when engaging in transfers or for remaining stationary in sloped environments. Wheel locks vary in their materials, weight, and functionality. Advanced composite materials that minimize weight are important as is functionality such as easy engagement and disengagement and stability when locked in place.

O-F Scissor Lock

Takes advantage of the most advanced materials technology to minimize weight and maximize function. Made of fiber reinforced composites. Learn more at Out-Front.com

O-F Push Lock or Pull Lock

Like the O-F Scissor Lock, these locks are made of fiber reinforced composites to minimize weight and maximize function. Learn more at Out-Front.com

O-F Extension Handles

An extension handle to make the O-F Push or O-F Pull Locks easier to engage and disengage.

Aluminum Uni-Lock All-In-One Push or Pull

A unique wheel lock mechanism that can set to be engaged by being pushed or pulled.

Front Wheels

Casters/front wheels meet the ground first as your chair moves forward. Like tires, the front wheels affect the rolling resistance of the chair. The size of the front wheels also affects maneuverability with a tradeoff: The smaller the wheels, the more quickly they will turn, whereas the larger the wheels, the better they will roll over large bumps.

LiteSpeed Billet Aluminum Wheel w/ Soft Roll Tire* – 3″x1.5″, 4″x1.5″, 5″x1.5″ & 6″x1.5

The durable aluminum hubs of these casters are precisely made giving the wheel a clean roll. Soft roll tires further smooth the ride.

LiteSpeed Billet Aluminum Wheel w/ Poly Tire* – 4″x.75″, 5″x.75″ & 6″x1

The durable aluminum hubs of these casters are precisely made giving the wheel a clean roll.

LiteSpeed Plastic Wheel w/ Soft Roll Tire* – 4″x1.5″, 5″x1.5″ & 6″x1.5

Soft roll tires enhance the smoothness of the ride over traditional poly tires.

Light-Up Micro-Caster – 4″x.75

Add some flare to your ride with these casters that illuminate in red, green, and blue as you roll!

Caster Forks

Caster forks house the front wheels of the wheelchair. Caster forks vary in their material, design, and structure (single-sided or double-sided), and whether or not the forks offer suspension. And, all of these characteristics in turn affect the maneuverability of your chair and the smoothness of your ride.

TiLite Slipstream Single-Sided Fork

The Slipstream provides a narrower profile for better maneuverability, features an integrated rubber bumper, and accumulates less dirt and debris as the chair rolls forward.

Out-Front Glide Suspension Fork

The Glide uses a patented suspension element that reduces vibration coming from sources in both horizontal and vertical directions. Learn more at Out-Front.com