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APEX Aluminum

 
5.0  from 1 reviews
100% recommended

A fully adjustable aluminum rigid frame wheelchair with a frame weight of just 10.6 pounds.

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Motion Composites

(Model No. APALU)

Product Overview
$2,076.00
$2595
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The SpinLife Difference Includes:

5 Year Limited Warranty

SHIPPING INFORMATION:
Available in:
Custom Built for You
Leaves Warehouse In:
40 business days Details
Ground Shipping:
FREE for orders over $50!
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SHIPPING INFORMATION
Available in:
Custom Built for You
Leaves Warehouse In:
40 business days Details
Ground Shipping:
FREE for orders over $50!
Expedited Shipping:
GO
2nd Day: $0.00
Overnight: $0.00
Unavailable
OVERVIEW

Features

  • Ultralight Aluminum Cantilever Frame 
  • Fully Adjustable
  • Black Frame with Multiple Accent Color Options
  • Numerous Customizable Options
  • Leveling Functionality for Truest Ride

Key Specs

  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs.
  • Starting Weight: 10.6 lbs.
View all specs

Manuals, Literature & Videos

Overview

The Apex Aluminum Ultralightweight Wheelchair by Motion Composites is designed with your active lifestyle in mind. The Apex frame is made of an AluLite aluminum alloy to provide the lightest weight possible.  Triple butted aluminum tubing reduces weight in non-critical sections and increases strength where needed.  The rigid frame gives the Apex a solid ride and a solid, fully dependable chair.  Unlike most ultra lightweight wheelchairs, you do not have to forfeit adjustability for lightweight.  The Apex chair without wheels in a standard size (16" x 16" seat) weighs just 10.6 pounds.  A fully configured Apex aluminum chair with lightest features weighs just 18 pounds.

What Makes It Different:

The Apex Aluminum features a unique rear rigidizing bar that optimizes the chair’s ride performance.  The Apex’s rigidizing bar increases the rear-frame rigidity allowing for a more open design which increases stability.  This cantilever style frame allows the frame to flex when and where you want it.  The Apex’s frame construction easily absorbs vibrations, giving you a smoother ride than other ultra lightweight wheelchairs. The impact guards at the top of the legrests and the accent pieces on the front bumper and backrest rigidizing bar can be colored in red, blue, orange, white, black, fuchsia, or green.  To give you the truest, most even roll, there are bubble levels on the rear axle and above the caster fork.  The impact guards help to absorb bumps to the chair as well as offer a great grip surface to grab hold of when transferring into and out of the chair.  The front bumper gives protection to the lower portion of the chair and with your choice of the above colors, provides some personalized styling.

Why We Like It:

Wheelchair weights are typically kept low by eliminating adjustability.  The AluLite Aluminum frame changes that restriction.  Whether you are a new user trying to find your ideal set up or an experienced user finding your body has changed over time, the Apex allows you a backrest height, backrest angle, leg length, front and rear seat height, and center of gravity adjustability while still maintaining a frame weight just barely over 10 pounds (16" x 16" seat).  The fully adjustability and detailed configurable design allows the Apex to meet the needs and body comfort of each rider.  The look and cantilever design of the Apex is another bonus.  The minimal cantilever frame allows for a minimal presence so you, the rider are foremost.  People will see you and not the chair first.  When people do see the chair, they will see a very sleek frame promoting a minimalist appearance which emphasizes its fast, sporty performance.  The colored accent pieces allows you to inject your personality into the chair.

Adding to the overall luxury feel of the Apex is the array of Motion Composites’ Newton Accessories, which include Newton One spoke wheels and Newton Gravity ultralight wheels.

Measuring Guide


View Detailed Measurement Guide
Seat Depth1
Measure from the most posterior point of the body to the inside of the knee, minus at least two inches. Some prefer more leg overhang to make room for their hand when lifting their leg.
Back Height2
Measured from the seat base to the top of the wheelchair back. Depends on how much upper back support is needed, and also affects freedom for the upper body to rotate.
Rear Seat to Floor3
Measurement from the ground to the rear seat edge. Relative to the front seat-to-floor dimension, this determines the rearward slope ("dump" or "squeeze") of the wheelchair seat.
Hanger Angle4
Determines how far the toes extend away from the body, measured from the horizontal. A tighter angle allows the wheelchair to turn around in less space. Depends in part on ability of the knee to bend towards the perpendicular.
Seat Width5
Determined by the widest point of the body from knee to hip, plus an inch to ensure room to move. Consider bulk of clothing, particularly a heavy winter coat, if relevant.
Wheel Camber6
Angle of the wheel relative to the vertical. More camber improves stability and agility, but also limits ability to pass through narrow spaces. A typical daily wheelchair uses three degrees of camber.
Front Seat to Floor7
Measure the leg from the back of the knee to the sole of the foot. Then subtract the thickness of the cushion when it is compressed. Next, add a minimum of two inches for footrest clearance. Do not add the footrest clearance if the wheelchair will be foot-propelled.
Footrest Width8
Measure from the inside of each legrest tubing the distance or desired distance between legrests.
Center of Gravity9
Measure from the front of the seat back post to the center of the rear axel.
Seat to Footrest Length10
Measure from the edge of the seat upholstery to the top rear of the footrest.
Backrest Angle11
Measure the the angle of the back post to the floor. Ninety degrees will be perpendicular to the floor, to approximate the angle from the back post to the seat, subtract two degrees from measurment for every .5" of dump.

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SPECS

Specs

Overall Width: 18.5" to 26.5"
Transport Weight: 10.6
Seat Widths: 12"
13"
14"
15"
16"
17"
18"
19"
20"
Product Weight: 10.6 lbs.
Legrest Options: Fixed
Frame Type: Rigid
Seat Depths: 12"
13"
14"
15"
16"
17"
18"
19"
20"
Front Seat to Floor Height: 14" to 21"
Rear Seat to Floor Height: 14" to 20"
Hemi Height Option: No
Angle-adjustable Back: Yes
Rear Wheel Size: 20"
22"
24"
25"
26"
Camber Angle: 0 °
2 °
4 °
6 °
Armrest Options: Height Adjustable
Swing Away
Expedited Shipping Available: No
Product Weight Range: 15 lbs to 20 lbs

Approximate Shipping Dimensions and Weights

Product Weight: 10.6 lbs.

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REVIEWS

APEX Aluminum Reviews

5.0
 
(1)
Features
 
5.0
Quality
 
5.0
Ease of Use
 
5.0
Meets Expectations
 
5.0
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WARRANTY

Warranty Information

5-Year Limited Warranty

Frame: Five Years

Motion Composites warrants the wheelchair frame and cross braces against defects in materials and workmanship for five (5) years from the date of purchase.

Components: One year

Motion Composites warrants all Motion Composites-made components against defects in materials and workmanship for one (1) year from the date of purchase, except for the parts listed below.

Limitations and Exclusions:

Motion Composites covers the following items for 30 days:

Tires and tubes from front or rear wheels, upholstery (including cushions, seat slings, armrest upholstery) and push-handle grips.

This warranty does not cover damages arising from normal wear and tear or from other circumstances beyond Motion Composites’ control; or the foregoing warranty shall not apply if: the original Motion Composites serial number tag has been removed, altered or defaced; or the wheelchair has been subjected to negligence, accident, improper maintenance, storage or operation as required by your Motion Composites Owners Manual, commercial institutional use, misuse or abuse, including, but not limited to, exceeding the maximum weight capacity of 250 pounds or 350 pounds if equipped with HD Kit, the wheelchair has been damaged by improper repairs or the repairs made to any component without the express written consent of Motion Composites or the Wheelchair has been modified without Motion Composites’ express written consent, including, but not limited to, modification through the use of unauthorized parts or attachments or the wheelchair has been used as a weight training apparatus or the wheelchair’s Transit Tie-Down System (TTDS) has been misused; if TTDS is not attached to the four tarpaulin bows identified and installed by Motion Composites.

*This warranty is extended only to the original consumer purchasers of Motion Composites’ product

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RETURNS

Return Policy

This item is non-returnable for one of the following reasons:

  • This item is custom-made by the manufacturer to suit your specific needs . Please review all specifications carefully before placing your order. Once production of your item has begun – the order is unable to be cancelled.
  • For hygienic safety and per FDA regulations this item is non-returnable, even if unused.
  • Please inspect your product upon delivery. If the product is damaged or is not the correct product, please refuse the delivery. If your item was delivered without a signature and is damaged or incorrect please call SpinLife Customer Service.

If you have questions about this item please call a SpinLife Expert at 1-800-850-0335.

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Customize & Buy

Model

Ultralight Aluminum APEX Rigid Frame


Color

Choose One

Highlight color: Acid Green

Highlight color: Black

Highlight color: Ferrari Red

Highlight color: Fuschia

Highlight color: Sky Blue

Highlight color: Sunkissed Orange

Highlight color: White


Seat Depth

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12"

13"

14"

15"

16"

17"

18"

19"

20"

+$380.00

Seat Upholstery to Footrest Length

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12"

13"

14"

15"

16"

17"

18"

19"


Front Frame Angle

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70° Front Frame Angle

75° Front Frame Angle

80° Front Frame Angle

85° Front Frame Angle

90° Front Frame Angle


Center of Gravity

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0"

0.5"

1"

1.5'

2"

2.5" (default)

3"

3.5"

4"

4.5'

5"

5.5"

6"


Seat Width

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12"

13"

14"

15"

16"

17"

18"

19"

20"

+$396.00

Frame Length

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Standard frame length configuration.

Frame length 1" longer than standard configuration

Frame length 2" longer than standard configuration

Frame length 1" shorter than standard configuration

Frame length 2" shorter than standard configuration


Front Seat to Floor

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14"

14.5"

15"

15.5"

16"

16.5"

17"

17.5"

18"

18.5"

19"

19.5"

20"

20.5"

21"


Rear Seat to Floor

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14"

14.5"

15"

15.5"

16"

16.5"

17"

17.5"

18"

18.5"

19"

19.5"

20"


Seat Cushions

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Omit Seat Cushion

2" Cushion

+$132.00

3" Cushion

+$148.00

Back Type

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Locking backrest

Ultralight non locking backrest (not locking in upright and down position)

+$80.00

Backrest Height

Choose One

Fixed height without push handle - 9"

Fixed height without push handle - 9.5"

Fixed height without push handle - 10"

Fixed height without push handle - 10.5"

Fixed height without push handle - 11"

Fixed height without push handle - 11.5"

Fixed height without push handle - 12"

Fixed height without push handle - 12.5"

Fixed height without push handle - 13"

Fixed height without push handle - 13.5"

Fixed height without push handle - 14"

Fixed height without push handle - 14.5"

Fixed height without push handle - 15"

Fixed height without push handle - 15.5"

Fixed height without push handle - 16"

Fixed height without push handle - 16.5"

Fixed height without push handle - 17"

Fixed height without push handle - 17.5"

Fixed height without push handle - 18"

Fixed height without push handle - 18.5"

Fixed height without push handle - 19"

Fixed height without push handle - 19.5"

Fixed height without push handle - 20"

Fixed height without push handle - 20.5"

Fixed height without push handle - 21"

Straight back canes - 9-12"

Straight back canes- 12-15"

Straight back canes - 15-18"

Straight back canes - 18-21"


Backrest Options

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Push Handles

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Omit Push Handles

Push handles

Fold down push handles (250 lbs limit)

+$100.80

Clamp on height adjustable push handle | 9 - 20" (250 lbs limit) (Not compatible with swing away armrests)

+$252.00

Clamp on height adjustable push handle | 9 - 23" (250 lbs limit) (Not compatible with swing away armrests)

+$252.00

Back Cane Angle

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101°

99°

96°

93° (If not indicated default angle setting is at 93°)

90°

87°

83°

80°


Back Upholstery

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Omit Back upholstery

Slip-on Syntech-Suede back upholstery

Adjustable tension Syntech-Suede back upholstery

+$240.00

Armrests

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OMIT ARMREST

SWING AWAY ARMREST : 10" Desk Length arm pad

+$180.00

SWING AWAY ARMREST : Tubular Arm Pad - 8 - 11"

+$180.00

"T" ARMREST : 10 " Desk Length - 8-12"

+$260.00

"T" ARMREST : 10 " Desk Length - 10-14"

+$260.00

"T" ARMREST : 14 " Desk Length - 8-12"

+$260.00

"T" ARMREST : 14 " Desk Length - 10-14"

+$260.00

Side Guard Options

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Omit side guards

Plastic side guards (removable)

+$156.00

Plastic fender side guards (removable) (Not compatible with 20" and 22" rear wheels)

+$228.00

Carbon fiber side guards (removable)

+$232.00

Carbon fiber fender side guards (removable)

+$432.00

Side Guard clip (pair)


Footrest Taper

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Choose One

PLEASE SEE GUIDE

STRAIGHT : 9.5"

STRAIGHT : 10.5"

STRAIGHT : 11.5"

STRAIGHT : 12.5"

STRAIGHT : 13.5"

STRAIGHT : 14.5"

STRAIGHT : 15.5"

STRAIGHT : 16.5"

STRAIGHT : 17.5"

1" TAPER : 7.5"

1" TAPER : 8.5"

1" TAPER : 9.5"

1" TAPER : 10.5"

1" TAPER : 11.5"

1" TAPER : 12.5"

1" TAPER : 13.5"

1" TAPER : 14.5"

1" TAPER : 15.5"

2" TAPER : 9.5"

2" TAPER : 10.5"

2" TAPER : 11.5"

2" TAPER : 12.5"

2" TAPER : 13.5"


Footplates

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Tubular open loop 1- Not available on all non tapered frames; Only available with 1 inch taper with seat width 17" and greater; Not available with 2 inch taper.)

Tubular with ABS cover

Adjustable angle - Aluminum (one piece)

+$76.00

Newton adjustable angle - Carbon fiber (one piece with rubber inserts)

+$148.00

Flip back, angle adjustable aluminum

+$156.00

Flip back, angle adjustable carbon fiber

+$232.00

2" riser (only available with aluminum angle adjustable footplate)

+$112.00

High mount with adjustable angle footplate (Aluminum-one piece)

+$132.00

High mount with adjustable angle footplate (Carbon fiber with rubber inserts-one piece)

+$196.00

Rear Wheels

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PLEASE SPECIFY COLOR IN NOTES OF ORDER

20" Newton One - spoke wheel (Color spokes + 10 days lead-time)

22" Newton One - spoke wheel (Color spokes + 10 days lead-time)

24" Newton One - spoke wheel (Color spokes + 10 days lead-time)

20" Mag (Not compatible with HP tires ; Only available with aluminum or plastic coated handrim in standard position)

+$44.00

22" Mag (Not compatible with HP tires ; Only available with aluminum or plastic coated handrim in standard position)

+$44.00

24" Mag (Not compatible with HP tires ; Only available with aluminum or plastic coated handrim in standard position)

+$44.00

20" Newton Gravity - ultralight wheel

+$252.00

22" Newton Gravity - ultralight wheel

+$252.00

24" Newton Gravity - ultralight wheel

+$252.00

26" Newton Gravity - ultralight wheel

+$252.00

25" Newton Gravity - ultralight wheel

+$252.00

22" Spinergy Spox

+$668.00

24" Spinergy Spox

+$668.00

25" Spinergy Spox

+$668.00

26" Spinergy Spox

+$668.00

22" Spinergy LX

+$836.00

25" Spinergy LX

+$836.00

24" Spinergy LX

+$836.00

26" Spinergy LX

+$836.00

Spinergy CLX Carbon Blade 24"

+$1,244.00

Spinergy CLX Carbon Blade 25"

+$1,244.00

Tires

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Soft Urethane 1 1/4" - 20"

Soft Urethane 1 1/4" - 22"

Soft Urethane 1 1/4" - 24"

Pneumatic 1 3/8" - 20"

Pneumatic 1 3/8" - 22"

Pneumatic 1 3/8" - 24"

Pneumatic 1 3/8" - 25"

Pneumatic 1 3/8" - 26"

Pneumatic 1 3/8" with airless insert - 22"

+$64.00

Pneumatic 1 3/8" with airless insert - 24"

+$64.00

Soft Urethane knobby 1 3/8" - 22"

+$76.00

Soft Urethane knobby 1 3/8" - 24"

+$76.00

Soft Urethane knobby 1 3/8" - 25"

+$76.00

Soft Urethane knobby 1 3/8" - 26"

+$76.00

Pneumatic HP 1" - 20"

+$76.00

Pneumatic HP 1" - 22"

+$76.00

Pneumatic HP 1" - 24"

+$76.00

Pneumatic HP 1" - 25"

+$76.00

Pneumatic HP - 1" - 26"

+$76.00

Soft Urethane - shox 1" - 22"

+$92.00

Soft Urethane - shox 1" - 24"

+$92.00

Soft Urethane - shox 1" - 25"

+$92.00

Soft Urethane - shox 1" - 26"

+$92.00

Pneumatic HP - Schwalbe Marathon Plus 1' - 24"

+$100.00

Pneumatic HP - Schwalbe Marathon Plus 1' - 25"

+$100.00

Pneumatic HP - Schwalbe Marathon Plus 1' - 26"

+$100.00

Pneumatic 1 3/8" with airless insert - 26"

+$64.00

Axles

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Quick release axle

Quad release axle

+$100.00

Rear Wheel Camber Adapter

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0° camber

2° camber

4° camber

6° camber

8° camber


Handrim Position

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Standard Handrim position

Narrow Handrim position

+$21.60

Super Narrow Handrim - 1 short tab position

+$21.60

Super Narrow Handrim- short tab 2 positions STD

+$21.60

Handrim

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Omit handrim

Aluminum anodized

Newton Air Grip - Black

+$80.00

Newton Air Grip - Acid Green

+$200.00

Newton Air Grip - Blue Sapphire

+$200.00

Newton Air Grip - Burgundy

+$200.00

Newton Air Grip - Charcoal

+$200.00

Newton Air Grip - Ferrari Red

+$200.00

Newton Air Grip - Fuschia

+$200.00

Newton Air Grip - Monster Green

+$200.00

Newton Air Grip - Sky Blue

+$200.00

Newton Air Grip - Steel Blue

+$200.00

Newton Air Grip - Sunkissed Orange

+$200.00

Newton Air Grip - White

+$200.00

Plastic Coated

+$80.00

Natural Fit (SEE NOTE)

+$300.00

Q-Grip High friction Neoprene coated (SEE NOTES)

+$296.00

Casters

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3" Composite wheel w/ PU tire (1" width)

4" Composite wheel w/ PU tire (1" width)

5" Composite wheel w/ PU tire (1" width)

6" Composite wheel w/ PU tire (1" width)

Pneumatic casters 6" x 1/4"

+$128.00

Newton UltraCaster Soft-Roll Composite 4" x 1 1/2"

+$68.00

Newton UltraCaster Soft-Roll Composite 5" x 1 1/2"

+$68.00

Newton UltraCaster Soft-Roll Composite 6" x 1 1/2"

+$68.00

Newton UltraCaster Soft-Roll Aluminum 4" x 1 1/2"

+$148.00

Newton UltraCaster Soft-Roll Aluminum 5" x 1 1/2"

+$156.00

Newton UltraCaster Soft-Roll Aluminum 6" x 1 1/2"

+$164.00

FrogLegs carbon Fiber suspension forks

+$380.00

Wheel Locks

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Omit wheel locks

Newton wheel lock - push to lock

6" removable extension handle for Newton push to lock

+$60.00

6" removable extension handle for pull to lock and grade aid

+$60.00

Scissor lock

+$120.00

Newton grade aid push to lock (suggested with pneumatic or high pressure tire)

+$120.00

Spoke Guard

None

20" spoke guards

+$92.00

22" spoke guards

+$92.00

24" spoke guards

+$92.00

26" spoke guards

+$92.00

Positioning Belts

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Omit Positioning belt

Velco Adjustable - Standard 35"

+$36.00

Velco Adjustable - Long 60"

+$36.00

BodyPoint Hip Belt - 2 point non padded - Medium 56"

+$64.00

BodyPoint Hip Belt - 2 point non padded - Long 61"

+$64.00

Auto buckle - Standard 35"

+$68.00

Auto buckle - Long 60"

+$68.00

BodyPoint Hip Belt - 2 point padded - Small 51"

+$136.00

BodyPoint Hip Belt - 2 point padded - Medium 56"

+$136.00

BodyPoint Hip Belt - 2 point padded - Long 61"

+$136.00

BodyPoint Hip Belt - 4 point padded - Small 51"

+$152.00

BodyPoint Hip Belt - 4 point padded - Medium 56"

+$152.00

BodyPoint Hip Belt - 4 point padded - Long 61"

+$152.00

BodyPoint EVOFLEX® Positioning Belt Rehab latch and Band Clamps, Medium 18"

+$240.00

BodyPoint EVOFLEX® Positioning Belt Rehab latch and Band Clamps, Long 24"

+$240.00

Additional hardware for 2 extra attachment points (needed for the 4 point seat belt)

+$12.80

Hardware attachment for 2 point seatbelt (1pair)


Calf Straps

None

Calf strap

+$28.00

Bodypoint Aeromesh Padded calf strap

+$92.00

2" riser (only available with aluminum angle adjustable footplate)

+$60.00

Anti-Tips

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Anti-tippers

+$112.00

Omit Anti-Tippers


On-Chair Accessories

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Motion Composites Polo Shirt

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