GRIT Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC)
The Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC) is the mountain bike of wheelchairs. It enables people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries to move beyond the pavement, providing them with the mobility they need to lead independent lives. Regular wheelchairs are designed for hospitals, not the rough terrain where users often live. LFC riders push levers instead of the wheels, giving them the torque they need to move beyond the pavement.
Active adults without postural support needs who regularly use a wheelchair in rugged conditions and on uneven surfaces.
- Product Details
- Support Materials
- Rigid 3 wheel steel frame is powder coated
- Rear Wheels: 26” (66 cm); pneumatic
- Adjustable footrests
- Available in black color only
- Seat belt and chest strap
- Caster: 8.75” diameter x 2.25” width (22 x 6 cm); solid
- Weight is 50–60 lbs (23–27 kg)
- For more information, please see the GRIT Leveraged Freedom Chair brochure
- Package information: 97 x 67 x 79 cm; two units per carton
- Weight capacity: 100 kg (220 lbs)
- Estimated assembly time: 20 minutes
This wheelchair is covered by the CLASP wheelchair warranty.
Intended for active users whose lifestyles include traveling long distances or going over rough terrain. Larger packed size is a disadvantage for transport. User’s trunk control and agility must match with what is required to safely use the device.
Rugged mobility products are designed for environments that have higher impacts, more humidity, and generally more severe requirements than standard indoor wheelchairs are designed for. These wheelchairs are stronger and allow the user to roll off of short curbs up to 15 cm high, roll over small obstacles, and go over some unpaved surfaces. Users must properly maintain the wheelchair in order to keep the chair strong. It is important to keep tires inflated, change bearings as needed, and keep the chair dry and free of corrosion.
Rugged mobility products are not designed for skate parks, outside storage, racing, going down stairs, or being dropped from a height more than 15 cm – such as off of a bus or vehicle.
Many wheelchair parts can be destroyed by corrosion from water, especially salty water. After exposure to water, the wheelchair should be carefully dried off and salt should be washed away. If corrosion (rust) appears, the area should be cleaned of corrosion and repainted. The CLASP warranty does not cover damage by corrosion.