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Wheelchair Molded Mag Wheels

These wheels are made of molded plastic or a composite and are commonly referred to as "Mag" or "Composite" or "Molded" wheels. They have a small number of wide molded spokes that are an integral part of the wheel and cannot be replaced or repaired when broken.

Pros

  • The molded wheels are said to be more durable and require less maintenance.

Cons

  • Molded wheels are heavier than spoked wheels.
  • They are not as flexible as spoked wheels so users may experience a rougher or harder ride.
  • The lack of flexibility makes them prone to cracking on hard impact.

Ziggi Landsman
www.usatechguide.org