Quickie Krypton – what do we know?

News Quickie Quickie Krypton

Sunrise Mobility have been teasing everyone for some time now about their new Quickie Krypton. However, the number of images available have been limited so far.  So what do we know?

The Frame

Krypton RWe know from the EU Sunrise website that there are two frame variants – Rigid Frame and Folding Frame.  These will be denoted by the KryptonR and the KryptonFF.  We also know that the carbon strands are braided and continuous to offer a stronger bond.  It’s available in 4 styles of clear coated gloss, clear coated matte, black (matte or gloss) and bare carbon fibre – the latter offering a 100g weight saving.

The Weights

The Krypton R starts at 6.2kg, which compared to a base Quickie Helium is a saving of 600g.  The Krypton FF starts at 8.3kg.

Krypton Launch

We are still not aware of the launch dates – we do know that Sunrise are taking orders for the first Krypton’s at the moment.

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A wheelchair user for 20 years, Dominic looks at how a wheelchair works for its user base, not the brochure.

Dominic is our lead editor.

1 Comment

  1. 35 Years as a T-3 Paraplegic. I actually owned The First Carbon Chair by Quickie back in the early 1990’s and it was called the “Quickie Carbon” and it was a failure! My frame broke in 6 Months, and was replaced, but the chair was quickly discontinued and they probably would not like it being brought up in this day & age. Only problem back then was they were drilling into the Carbon Fiber for all there components and everyone knows if You drill or put holes into carbon fiber it weakens its overall strength and eventually will break. I have not owned any of the New Carbon Fiber Chairs on the market yet. But Carbon Fiber chairs are made much different now. Than the failed Quickie Carbon of the 1990’s. The carbon fiber frames are placed into a mold and the frame is all one unit. That is quite possible why it failed back then. The New Quickie Krypton looks nice , I don’t know about the folding model, but maybe the rigid model? Will have to see the price and how it is going to last and look like a year into use? I do like the looks of it, very sharp braided carbon fiber that I have not seen a carbon fiber chair braided like that! But we will see. Does Anyone know the release date for this chair?

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