Carbolife Gekko S Wheelchair Push Rim
Gekko push rim: revolutionary in ergonomics and design.
We recommend the Gekko S for users with small hands or children as well. Especially children learn yet by young age, how to push and grab the hand rim properly. If you have normally-sized or large hands, we recommend choosing the larger Gekko profile.
All Carbolife products with a grip coating on need to be maintained regularly to maintain their effectiveness. See the description below for more details.
Gekko push rim: revolutionary in ergonomics and design. The perfect ergonomics and outstanding design of this push rim makes it one of our most popular choices. Engineered and made in Germany by CarboLife.
Who is the Gekko push rim suited for?
For wheelchair users with complete hand function with either complete or limited hand strength.
What are the advantages of the Gekko push rims?
Its perfect ergonomics and outstanding grip properties along with its low weight make the Gekko push rim a unique, revolutionary handrim. The robust replaceable rubber strip, which is fully integrated into the profile, further enhances the exceptional handling quality of the handrim creating unrivalled riding comfort for you. Additionally, the anodised low-friction surface at the sides prevents heat generation during braking. The Gekko push rim is one of the best products on the market right now.
Do these push rims require maintenance?
Push rims with Tetra Grip coating should be thoroughly cleaned at least once a week with a clean, damp cloth. Dirt (e.g. due to oils in hand creams) can be easily removed with grease-dissolving detergents. For heavier soiling, we recommend the use of hand sanitiser or other disinfectants.
The silicone lip or band of the Gekko push rims can initially attract dust. We recommend cleaning the Gekko handrims several times a week for the first 3-4 weeks. The top layer of material changes over time due to daily use. As a result, the silicone lip becomes increasingly antistatic and grippy.
ABOUT CARBOLIFE – in their own words . . .
“Improving the everyday mobility and quality of life of wheelchair users with the help of our products – this is what motivates us. With this goal in mind, we – four engineers and friends – founded the Dresden based company CarboLife in 2013. The initial impetus towards giving serious thought to the mobility of wheelchair users came from joint activities and conversations with a wheelchair-riding friend. These occasions opened our eyes for the development potential of handrims to improve the mobility of wheelchair users. Against this backdrop, we developed our CURVE handrim. It owes its perfect ergonomic fit to the imprints we created using modelling clay and which ideally represent the natural anatomy of the hand.
Striving towards our goal to offer every wheelchair user the handrim tailored to their individual needs, to date we have developed a range of innovative handrims in close cooperation with wheelchair users, physiotherapists and specialist dealers. Besides our internationally patented handrims, we manufacture extremely robust high-quality components for wheelchairs from high-tech carbon material. Mobility aids are a vital part of people’s everyday life. Therefore, it is part and parcel of our work to bring together functionality, aesthetic appeal and lifestyle to create a perfect product”.
- Hand function: Complete hand function with complete hand strength, complete hand function with limited hand strength
- Size: 22", 24", 25", 26"
- Surface/Coating: Anodized
- Mounting: 6 Tab Mounting - 6 Rivnut Mounting
- Colour: Black
Here at Spokz our emphasis is on value for money and customer service. We now offer free standard UK delivery on orders of over £50 to mainland UK and free over £100 to the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.
When delivery is charged, it is our policy to only charge you what it costs us to post and package your item/s. Delivery costs are calculated per order and will be shown at the checkout stage. We use EVRI for our standard delivery which takes 3-5 days to mainland UK and may take longer to other destinations, and DHL for express delivery which is 1-2 days to mainland UK and 2-3 days to the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. 95% of express delivery mainland UK orders arrive the next working day.
All express shipping orders placed before 11.00am will be shipped the same day and will be delivered within 1 to 2 working days
PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE PURCHASING IF OUTSIDE UK.
Item not arrived?
Most of our items are sent through EVRI and DHL. Generally speaking they will leave a note if they have called to deliver and you were not at home. However, we know of several cases where this has not happened, so please ring your local delivery office first to see whether the item is there.
Please wait for the appropriate delivery time to pass before contacting us about an item which has not arrived.
If your item does not arrive within the specified times then it is our responsibility to find your item. Please contact us so we can track the shipment and make the necessary arrangements with the couriers. When the item is more expensive additional insurance will be included in your price.
Damaged or lost item/s?
If your package arrives damaged or has missing items it is imperative that it is either signed for as damaged or photos are taken of the damaged package. We need the evidence to be able to claim against the couriers and without it we cannot issue a refund or replacement to you.
Desperate for an item?
We try and keep our postage as low as possible by matching EVRI and DHL. Our EXPRESS service is 1-2 days, 95% of these are delivered next day to UK mainland addresses. Please tell us if you need an item desperately and we can offer timed deliveries at an additional charge based on the courier we use at the time.
Not happy with your purchase? No problem...
You have the right to cancel at any time from the moment you place your online order, and up to 14 days from the day you receive your goods. You need to notify us of your wish to cancel your order within this time period and you can do so by using the My Returns section in your account, by email or by phone. You then have a further 14 days from the date you notify us of your cancellation to return the goods. Sorry we cannot refund postage charges on delivery and return of goods, unless they are faulty (see below). Goods must be returned in ORIGINAL, UNUSED condition. Sex products cannot be returned for hygienic reasons.
**TYRES MUST NOT BE FOLDED IN ANY WAY UNLESS THEY ARRIVED WITH YOU LIKE THIS. FOLDED TYRES RETURNED WILL NOT BE REFUNDED AS THEY WILL BE DAMAGED DUE TO THE METAL BEADING BEING TWISTED**
If your purchase is faulty or damaged please contact us within 30 days from date of purchase before returning the item. We will send you a "no charge" replacement, postage free. Before we issue a refund or replacement, you will need to return the damaged product to us for assessment. If the product is faulty we will refund your return postage costs.
All products come with a 1 year manufacturers guarantee. Faults MUST be reported within this time otherwise unfortunately we cannot replace the item.
Method of refund?
Spokz will refund your original purchase debit or credit card. Refunds issued will be back in your account in 3-5 working days.
What are the advantages of the Gekko handrims?
Its perfect ergonomics and outstanding grip along with
its low weight make the Gekko a unique, revolutionary
handrim. The robust replaceable silicone strip, which is fully
integrated into the profile, further enhances the exceptional
handling quality of the handrim creating unrivaled
riding comfort for you.
Additionally, the anodized low-friction surface at the
sides prevents heat generation during braking.
Who are the Gekko handrims suited for?
For wheelchair users with complete hand function and
either complete or limited hand strength.