One of our most popular range of products are the Trionic Velopeds and Walkers, so we thought we’d spend some time showing you just why they are in such high demand.
Who Are Trionic?
Trionic are a Swedish company, run by the very friendly and knowledgeable Stefan and Johan.
As they say on their website:
“We believe in quality, good engineering and well thought out design. We are constantly focusing on innovating and making products that you can perform and be active with, without compromising the actual need for support.”
We all know that ‘Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older.’ and this is where Trionic are in a league of their own.
Trionic specialise in support for outdoor and urban areas, which is where their Velopeds and walkers leave the competition standing still.
So, let’s have a closer look at what Trionic have to offer.
What Does Veloped Mean?
That’s a very good question! The Veloped is a Swedish invention that basically means “walking tricycle” but of course, it does much more than that.
Fact fans may be interested to know that the Veloped is descendant to the “Swiftwalker” invented by Karl von Drais in 1817, recognised as being the first bicycle.
He also invented the earliest typewriter with a keyboard, an early stenograph machine, a device to record piano music on paper and finally, the first meat grinder.
The Trionic Velopeds are:
“Three-wheel designed and the comfortable pneumatic tires work in unison for a totally new walking experience. It climbs curbs, roots and other obstacles with ease and turns cobbles, gravel, grass, snow and off-road trails into pure pleasure instead of a bumpy and unpleasant venture. The Veloped is in fact the only truly off-road capable rollator/walker on the market.”
The Trionic Climbing Wheel
All of the Trionic Velopeds and Walkers utilise the patented Trionic Climbing Wheel.
This front wheel has been designed to make travelling over bumps, cobbles, branches and any uneven surfaces, much easier.
This front wheel (which is actually two wheels) has the capacity to overcome obstacles as high as 13cm (5.11 inches), with hardly any pressure required.
The built-in suspension on the climbing wheel means that it is always pivotting and adjusting as you walk. So, you won’t really notice the bumps on your travels!
Trionic Syncro Steering
Trionic Syncro Steering stops shimmying and skewed wheels (try saying that out loud).
As Stefan and Johan say:
“Shimmying and skewed swivel wheels are frequently mentioned by rollator users as being a definite problem area. When walking on uneven ground with a 4-wheeled rollator, sooner or later, one of the swivel wheels loses contact with the ground, starts shimmying and regains its contact with the ground in a skewed position. As a result the rollator often comes to an abrupt stop, and there is a considerable risk of the user tripping or even falling over.”
Trionic has solved this problem with their Syncro Steering that uses pulley/timing belts to ensure a balanced walk on all kinds of surfaces.
There is also a central pulley that will give you the same kind of steering you get in a car. When turned, the inner wheel turns at a sharper angle than the outer wheel.
All of the Trionic Velopeds and Walkers have the climbing wheel and syncro steering.
Now that we have given you some background let’s take a look at some of our favourite Trionic products here at Ability Superstore.
The Veloped Sport
Quite often walkers are designed to help people with daily tasks, you know, shopping, trips to the doctors etc.
But people don’t only walk to the shops or the doctors, they go to beaches, to parks, to nature reserves, which is where The Veloped Sport comes in.
This Veloped is designed to be used for fitness walking on all different types of surfaces, think of it as the mountain bike of walkers.
You can take a look at the Veloped Sport in more detail here.
The Veloped Tour
Some walkers are brilliant for going to the shops, but not so good for coming back from the shops.
Why? Well, some walkers don’t have much storage space, so if you have several bags of groceries, they will struggle to store them and stay balanced on the journey home.
The Veloped Tour won’t leave you struggling. It has an extra roomy basket so you can get your shopping safely home without any extra effort.
For extra help during the great British summer, this Veloped also has a practical rain cover to keep your shopping dry in the rain.
The Veloped Golf
Just because you may need some support when walking doesn’t mean that you have to give up your favourite activities.
A prime example of this is The Veloped Golf. You can play a whole round of golf without having to use a golf cart!
Along with the climbing wheel and the syncro steering, this walker also has two golf bags that are easily attached to the walker.
You can load a full set of 14 golf clubs and the basket on the Veloped Gold even has room for your water bottle, jacket and anything else you need as you play 18 holes.
Get In Touch With Us
There is much more that the Trionic Velopeds and Walkers range have to offer and Trionic are always taking feedback and creating new products.
If you would like to find out more about how the Trionic products could help you, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us here at Ability Superstore.
Our team of friendly experts will be more than happy to help you.
You can call us on 0800 255 0498 or contact us here.