Unlike other manufacturers, the frames of TiLite chairs aren't made from standard parts bolted together. Not a single tube is bent until your order is placed - your wheelchair is created directly from your measurements. TiFit allows for custom frame options including:
Custom frame depth - specified independently of the seat, allowing you to balance the chair, adjust the centre of gravity forward, and increase handrim access.
Front frame angle - allowing you to position your body, legs and knees for maximum comfort, stability and function. Chairs built using "standard" frame parts often cannot accommodate the frame angle, front seat height and rear seat height that best suits you, resulting in compromises.
Seat taper - customise the front seat width independent of the rear seat width to better conform to your body shape.
V-front end - fitting to the shape of your legs in a more natural way than an inset frame. Conventional front frames and insets are also available.
Ergonomic seat - a bend in the rear of the seat frame that creates a well for the pelvis; this increases seat stability. Ideal for experienced users who know their optimal seated position.
The ZRA is TiLite's best-seller, with a classic mono-tube design familiar to most high-end wheelchairs.
The aerospace-grade titanium frame provides excellent vibration dampening, unrivalled by conventional aluminium frames. As the metal with the strongest weight-to-strength ratio, it gives unparalleled durability; it is also the lightest adjustable chair in the TiLite range.
The "A" in the name stands for "Adjustable"- with Precision Lock technology, adjustments can be made to seat height, centre of gravity, backrest position and more. This makes the ZRA ideal for those who may still need some tweaks made to their chair either as they develop their wheelchair skills or to cater for changing conditions.
As you would expect from a high-end chair, each ZRA is individually built with a wide range of options to match your chair to your lifestyle requirements. This includes industry standards such as Spinergy wheels and Natural Fit handrims, as well as carbon fibre sideguards, a great selection of footrests, castors and more. One we would highlight is the "standard" Out-Front Shadow wheels, which are anything but standard - they are lighter, better performing, and sleeker than the competition.
As a Permobil company, TiLite chairs are available with their range of Roho Agility lightweight air backs and cushions, and we have found the Comfort Company Curve cushion to be a popular cushion for those without pressure requirements - stylish and comfortable.
TiLite's titanium chairs offer a level of style above and beyond the competition. As with most manufacturers' chairs they can be customised with a range of frame colours and accents. Where they really differ is the option for the raw titanium finish to the frame - the satin finish has an understated elegance to it, and you can add "tattoos" to this to really stand out. Our demo ZRA features the "Mosaic" tattoo and sapphire accents to it, and we think it looks great.
TiLite have a well-deserved reputation for offering some of the best quality wheelchairs available. Their precision fit is a level above what you will get from conventional manufacturers - while this will benefit experienced users the most, those newer to wheelchairs will still find that having the wheelchair built to them (rather than to the configurations that are compatible with standard frame sizes) will fit them best.
Cost-wise, the ZRA is in fact slightly cheaper than other top-of-the-range rigid chairs such as Quickie's Helium and Ki Mobility's Rogue - and has all the benefits of titanium, whilst those chairs are aluminium framed.
We would suggest also considering TiLite's TRA, which has a dual-tube design that reduces flexing; TiLite consider that their flagship wheelchair and an even better performer. The most experienced users can also benefit from the ZR - a welded, minimal-adjustability version of the ZRA that offers further weight savings.