Sunrise Medical Quickie Argon2 Rigid Wheelchair
Quickie's Argon2 is a lightweight yet adjustable mid-range rigid wheelchair, ideal for those looking for a significant step up from basic manual wheelchairs but still developing their driving capabilities or who are looking for a more affordable active wheelchair. Featuring lightweight technology cascaded down from the high-level Helium, the Argon retains a high degree of adjustability, allowing it to be changed between a stable and highly active profile to give you the best performance now and in the future.
For new wheelchair users, it can take a while to develop your driving skills and work out the best set-up for your wheelchair. The Argon2's large range of adjustments allows us to set it up for a precise match to your current preferences, and then modify things down the line as you require more active qualities. The centre of gravity is infinitely adjustable with a sliding clamp (rather than drilled holes) allowing your Argon to be fine-tuned to your ideal balance between active or stable performance. The optional flip-up anti-tip allows you to switch between additional stability for those occasions when you need it, and can be flipped out the way for more active use, and to ensure it doesn't impede transfers.
The rear seat height can be changed in 1 cm increments to alter the angle or "bucket" of the seat, and the backrest is both angle adjustable and features tension-adjustable backrest straps, so you can find the ideal seating position. If your seating requirements are more clinical, then the JAY range of backrests, including the lightweight and supportive J3 back can be fitted to provide the postural support you require. The Argon2 has a weight capacity of up to 140 kg (22 stone) with the HD version, which is much higher than equivalent models, allowing heavier users to have access to a lightweight and active chair.
The Argon 2's frame is made of lightweight aluminium, offering strength and reliability as well as outstanding rigidity for a much more energy efficient drive than folding wheelchairs. A significant step up from the Quickie Life R, it features an open rather than box frame to minimise weight and ease transfers across your body. You can configure your Argon to suit a range of driving styles, and it can be set up to an active profile with a frame angle of 88° (EU 92°) and compact inset frame to aid manoeuvring. High-tech features include a hydroformed front castor housing to save weight and improve rigidity. Carbon fibre technology from the aeronautic industry is utilised, with ultra-light Carbotecture castor forks available, which are 50% lighter than aluminium and highly impact resistant.
The sturdiness of the Argon is demonstrated by it being handbike approved, and it is the ideal wheelchair to partner with a wide range of handbikes and power add-ons. The Argon2 can be pre-prepared for the Attitude handbike, which is available in either a manual version to develop your strength and stamina, powered for the freedom to drive anywhere, or hybrid for the benefits of both.
Quickie wheelchairs are renowned for their style, and the Argon2 is no exception. 32 frame colours are available (from "dark chocolate metallic" to "matt lime"), and can be contrasted with a choice of accent colours for components such as the castor forks, wheels, and handrims. If this isn't enough, custom graphics are also available through the Sunrise Medical Built 4 Me team, which we can arrange for you.
A modern, active and reliable wheelchair, the Quickie Argon2 is the wheelchair of choice for those relatively new to active user wheelchairs but who want something a grade above the more basic and heavier models the NHS supplies. The range of adjustments allow it to be altered as you gain experience with self-propelling, so it matches your driving needs. For more experienced wheelchair users, we would recommend considering the Helium, which while slightly more expensive, offers further weight savings and the option for an even more sporty and active profile. Alternatively, the Ki Mobility Rogue is a lighter chair that comes in at a lower cost than the Argon, so we would recommend seeing that as well. Having said that, the Argon2 remains a popular choice for experienced users, being a mid-range affordable yet lightweight and rigid wheelchair.
|Weight||from 8 kg (1.3 st)|
|Transport weight||from 6 kg (0.9 st)|
|Weight capacity||140 kg (22 st)|
|Seat width||30 - 50 cm (12 - 19.5 in)|
|Seat depth||30 - 50 cm (12 - 19.5 in)|
|Front seat height||45 - 52 cm (17.5 - 20.5 in)|
|Rear seat height||34 - 52 cm (13.5 - 20.5 in)|
|Backrest height||25 - 45 cm (10 - 17.5 in)|
|Frame angle||80° / 88°|
As a Sunrise Medical Elite Dealer, Wheelfreedom are specialists in the Quickie lightweight wheelchair range. If you require further information on the Argon2, or wish to place an order, please call us on 0800 0258 005. Our customer services team will be able to advise you on the wheelchair and the options available. We can also arrange for a free home consultation, where you will have the opportunity to have a hands-on demonstration from a Quickie Professional.