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The wheel size matters

The performance of a rollator or walker relies heavily on the size of the wheels. The bigger the wheel, the easier it is to pass obstacles and uneven ground, and the comfort level also increases with the wheel size. A bigger wheel simply performs better than a small wheel, especially outdoors.

The capacity of a wheel

The maximum obstacle height that a wheel of a given size can climb when pushed, corresponds to 15% of the wheel's outer diameter. Coventional rollator usually have only 8"/20 cm small wheels that only manage 3 cm high obstacles (requires considerable force). In the right diagram you can see the maximum obstacle height that the wheel sizes 8", 12" and 14" can manage when being pushed.

12" & 14" big wheels as standard

The Velopeds all have 12"/31 cm and 14"/36 cm big front- and rear wheels as standard.  In comparison with conventional rollators, thanks to its bigger wheels the Veloped manages gravel, curbs, cobblestones, rocks, roots and wooden trails with both greater ease and higher comfort.