Ultralight TiLite 2GX

This is a wheelchair that we got after only being used for a short while in the US. This chair will be used temporarily while we are working on getting a custom fit TiLite ZRA ultra-light everyday chair that fits Rob's specifications exactly. After we have the new chair, this chair will be used upstairs, because we have a stair lift, and for times when having a folding chair is easier to transport.

If you want to read about it's journey over to Holland, see the post about The travelling wheelchair.

Photo's

This may seem like an excessive amount of pictures, but we have a lot of details to discuss with others more expert than us and it is easier with pictures. It starts from the begining with the initial specifications, and then all of the modifications that we made with changing the configuration and options.

Getting the chair

Rob's TiLite 2GX maiden voyage Rob's TiLite 2GX at baggage claim waiting at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport    Rob's TiLite 2GX at Johnathan's  in NH Rob's TiLite 2GX at home The dogs are excited too!

Modification photo's

2012 12 27_2383 2012 12 27_2384  2013 03 20_2571 2013 03 20_2570 2013 03 20_25692013 03 21_2581    2013 03 21_2583 2013 03 21_2589

Initial photo's

Frame only front TiLite 2GX 16x18 Swing Away (hemi)  Fully loaded with flip-up down  TiLite 2GX 16x18 Swing Away (hemi)  Fully loaded side TiLite 2GX 16x18 Swing Away (hemi)  Fully loaded back TiLite 2GX 16x18 Swing Away (hemi)  Folded side TiLite 2GX 16x18 Swing Away (hemi)  Folded top TiLite 2GX Frame with wheels front TiLite 2GX Frame with wheels top TiLite 2GX Frame with wheels side  TiLite 2GX Frame only side TiLite 2GX Frame only back TiLite 2GX Rigid Folding Mechanism (RFM) underneath TiLite 2GX Hand built TiLite 2GX Serial # 11911181 TiLite 2GX Measurements TiLite 2GX Measurements SEAT WIDTH A : GXSW1 16" TiLite 2GX Measurements SWING AWAY SEAT DEPTH B: GXSD10 Long 18" TiLite 2GX Measurements C-1 TiLite 2GX Measurements REAR SEAT HEIGHT D: GXRSH1 14" TiLite 2GX Measurements F-1 TiLite 2GX Measurements I (with cushion)-1 TiLite 2GX Measurements I-1 TiLite 2GX Measurements Overall length ~36" TiLite 2GX Rigid Folding Mechanism (RFM) back TiLite 2GX Options Wheels loose-1 TiLite 2GX Options Casters outside-1 TiLite 2GX Options Casters indside-1 TiLite 2GX Options Wheels-1 TiLite 2GX Options Tires-1 TiLite 2GX Options Quick release. AXLES GXAXL1  Stainless Quick Release TiLite 2GX Options Camber bracket assembly AXLES GXAXL1  S TiLite 2GX Options Wheel locks side. WHEEL LOCKS GXWLK1 STANDARD PUSH TO LOCK TiLite 2GX Options Wheel locks top. WHEEL LOCKS GXWLK1 STANDARD PUSH TO LOCK TiLite 2GX Options Wheel locks inside. WHEEL LOCKS GXWLK1 STANDARD PUSH TO LOCK TiLite 2GX Options Push handles. GXSB6  Integrated Push Handles TiLite 2GX Options Back rest and cusion front-1 TiLite 2GX Options Back rest and cusion back-1 TiLite 2GX Options Swing away footrests front-1 TiLite 2GX Options Swing away footrests folded-1 TiLite 2GX Options Anti-tips back. ANTI-TIPS GXTIP1 Rear Aluminum - Black TiLite 2GX Options Anti-tips side. ANTI-TIPS GXTIP1 Rear Aluminum - Black TiLite 2GX Options Armrests outside-inside-1 TiLite 2GX Frame Assembly 2012 11 19_2304 2Gx Frame Assembly TiLite 2GX Frame Assembly 2 2012 11 19_2305 EasyFold TiLite 2GX Measurements Overall height ~32.5"

Initial Specifications

Specifications
GXFS1 TiLite 2GX SWING AWAY
Serial #: 11911181
GXFS3 HEMI HEIGHT FRAME NCO
GXFF1 SATIN FRAME FINISH STD
GXSW1 16" SEAT WIDTH
GXSD10 LONG FRAME LENGTH
18" SEAT DEPTH
GXFSH1 14.5" FRONT SEAT HEIGHT
GXRSH1 14" REAR SEAT HEIGHT
GXSB14 FIXED ANGLE ADJ SEAT BACK 8 DEG NCO
GXSB6 INTEGRATED PUSH HANDLES NCO
16"-20" SEAT BACK RANGE
17" SEAT BACK HEIGHT (adjusted to 18")
GXCBR8 0 DEGREE CAMBER
GXFA3 70 DEGREE FRONT ANGLE
12.5" SEAT TO FOOTREST
 GXFTR12 HI MOUNT FLIP-UP FR K0037 12.5” (adjusted to 14.5")
4" FRONT WHEELS
GXFW14  (GXFW15?) 1.5" PLASTIC W/POLY CASTERS
24" WHEEL SIZE
GXRW8 SPINERGY LX WHEELS
GO GREEN SPOKES
GXAXL1 STAINLESS QUICK RELEASE AXLES STD
GXRTR1 TREADED TIRES STD
GXRTR2 AIRLESS INSERTS E2213
GXRIM1 SILVER ANO HANDRIMS STD
GXRIM7 LONG HANDRIM TABS STD
GXWLK1 STANDARD PUSH TO LOCK NCO
GXUPC1 BLACK UPHOLSTERY STD
GXBUP0 OMIT BACK UPHOLSTERY NCO
GXSUP4 TENSION ADJUSTABLE SEAT UPH STD
GXARM2 REMOVABLE DESKARM 12"-15" E0973
STANDARD LENGTH PAD (10")
GXTIP1 BLACK ALUMINUM ANTI-TIPS E0971
Third-Party add-on's
Sunrise Medical - Jay Basic Back (Fixed Clamp Style) 3346FC 14" x 16"
Pride Mibility - Synergy Spectrum Air E2622/E2623 16" x 18" x 3.5"  Adjustable Skin Protection, with Multi-cell air bladder, silicone foam base, solid seat insert

Modification Specifications

Need to add.

The marketing stuff

TiLite 2GX 1 TiLite 2GX 2 TiLite 2GX 4 TiLite 2GX 11 TiLite 2GX 12  TiLite 2GX 3

Titanium
The TiLite 2GX is hand crafted from seamless, aerospace-grade titanium. Why titanium?

  • Because titanium has no equal when it comes to dampening vibrations caused by riding over rough or uneven surfaces. This means superior comfort for the user during many hours of use.
  • Because titanium’s weight is about one-half that of the aluminum used in most wheelchairs. This means that a completely assembled 2GX is more than 15% lighter than its aluminum sibling, the Aero X.
  • Because titanium is incredibly strong. This means the 2GX will shake off years of abuse.

One-Piece Side Frames
TiLite builds the 2GX with one-piece side frames. We also build our rigid chairs with one-piece side frames. Other manufacturers build their folding chairs with two- or three-piece side frames that are bolted together, leading to flex, squeaks and loss of energy. One-piece side frames increase performance by reducing flex and increasing durability.

Tru-Fit System
The 2GX features TiLite’s Tru-Fit Component System - comprised of the Rigid Folding Mechanism, Adjustable Bullet Front Caster Housing and Curved Axle Plate. Instead of bolting through frame-weakening holes, Tru-Fit System components clamp directly onto the side frames. The Tru-Fit System eliminates one of the main stress points on today’s wheelchairs by reducing the number of holes in the frame by 50%. In addition, the Tru-Fit System allows for infinite adjustability of its components since there is no need to line up components with pre-drilled holes. This design innovation also greatly improves the durability of the 2GX frame.

NEW “Easy-Fold” Rigid Folding Mechanism (RFM)
TiLite’s exclusive Rigid Folding Mechanism cross tube design “RFM”, just got even better!  The new “Easy-Fold” enhancement now makes the RFM much easier to fold without sacrificing ride or comfort!
The Easy-Fold RFM’s design allows TiLite to use one-piece side frames in its newest line of folding chairs. This innovation increases performance and enhances durability because the side frames are welded together - not bolted. In addition, the Easy-Fold RFM cross tubes secure to the bottom frame tube by clamping over it. This keeps the bottom pivot point in line with the frame, allowing the chair to fold as narrowly as possible.

Snap-In Seat Saddles
TiLite’s RFM cross tubes also feature snap-in seat saddles that lock the cross tubes into place, helping the 2GX achieve rigid chair performance.

Adjustable Bullet Caster
TiLite’s exclusive Bullet Caster Housing was created by designing an integral frame component with two goals in mind; low weight and elegant looks. Plus, the adjustable version of the Bullet Caster Housing found on the 2GX provides 15 degrees of forward and rearward adjustment. This allows you to square the casters even with the most aggressive seat slopes. Like many of TiLite’s innovations, the Bullet Caster design reduces the weight of the chair. Sometimes simple really is better.

Curved Axle Plate
TiLite’s Curved Axle Plate allows for the greatest range in center of gravity adjustment and rear seat height adjustment.

Fixed or Swing Away Front End
The 2GX is available with either a fixed or a swing away front end. The hangers are removable when swung in or out 15 degrees from the locked position. The swing in or out feature of the removable front hangers on the 2GX facilitates transfers in tight spots, like a restroom or a car.

Machined Camber Plugs
The TiLite 2GX utilizes machined plugs to create rear wheel camber. Other manufacturers use washers to create rear wheel camber. The use of machined camber plugs precisely aligns the 2GX’s rear wheels, allowing the chair to consistently track straight.

TiLite in Color?
The TiLite 2GX is now available with a Satin or Polished titanium finish or in one of 17 painted frame colors. Whether you are looking for subtle, bright, or just plain cool, now there is a TiLite look for you. Mix and match TiLite’s frame and accessory colors on the Color Configurator.