Modular e-bike tyre producer, reTyre, and wheelchair producer, Panthera, have teamed up to launch the Traction detachable wheelchair tyre cover.
Norwegian start-up reTyre has used its zip on and off bicycle tread tyre technology to develop the reTyre Traction, a fully detachable wheelchair tread.
The unique tyre tread, which fastens with Velcro, provides stable grip not only on snow, but also on soft, wet, and slippery surfaces and on sand and gravel.
The Traction is being rolled out globally in partnership with Swedish lightweight wheelchair specialist, Panthera.
Alexander Gjendem Gjørven, COO and Co-founder at reTyre, said: “We look forward to supporting wheelchair users’ mobility by providing a fantastic grip on uneven surfaces and on snowy roads with a Skin that is easily mounted in 30 seconds with no tools required. I can think of no better distribution partner than Panthera to bring reTyre Traction out to wheelchair users around the globe.”
Panthera founder, Jalle Jungnell, added: “The reason why we seized the opportunity to work with reTyre is that this product makes life so much easier for me as a wheelchair user. I used to have two wheelchairs – one for indoor use and one for outdoor, but with reTyre Traction I can always use one wheelchair and still be prepared for changing conditions and weather. This advantage I would love to share with wheelchair users around the world, and as a distributor and wheelchair producer we have the possibility to make that happen.”