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Helio A7

1 reviews  100% of reviewers recommend this!

A fully adjustable wheelchair in 1/4 inch increments with a 7000 aluminum frame weight 5 pounds less than that of any other competitor’s aluminum fold

Motion Composites
(Model No. A7)
$1,836.00 List Price: $2,295.00
  • Easy-To-Fold Design
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty
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  • Overview


    • Rigid Unibody Frame
    • Anti-flutter caster
    • Symmetrical Cross Brace
    • Hybrid Frame Design
    • Ultrarigid Folding System

    Key Specs

    Manuals, Literature & Videos for the Helio A7

    Overview of the Helio A7


    The Helio A7 has the lightest starting frame weight for an aluminum folding frame wheelchair at 5 lbs. less than any competitor’s aluminum folding frame weight.  The light weight comes from using an aluminum alloy – 7005 T6.  The light weight does not mean anything is forfeited on this chair.  The Helio A7 has great adjustability for those seeking their ideal set-up.  All this makes the Helio A7 one of the lightest, push efficient folding aluminum frame wheelchairs in the industry. The 7000 series aluminum creates a more rigid frame for push effectiveness and a more energy efficient ride.

    What Makes It Different:

    Helio A7’s innovative frame design allows for a seat to floor height range that can be as low as 12” and as high as 20.5”. The A7 is adjustable in increments of 1/4 inch for the perfect height for users who want to perfectly tune thier chair with their body. The Helio A7 uses Motion Composite’s Symmetrical Hydroformed Cross Brace for reduced torsion and better energy distribution throughout the frame. The Rigid Unibody Frame is just as the name implies – a one-piece frame.  Most folding frame chairs utilize a two-piece frame which increases the weight and requires more maintenance.  The Unibody frame also maximizes your propulsion or pushing efficiency.  A Symmetrical Hydroform Crossbrace allows for reduced torsion and better energy distribution throughout the frame.  A forged vertical axle plate offers the most precise rear wheel adjustability in the industry.  The vertical mounting maximizes rigidity and responsiveness.

    Why We Like It:

    A great range of adjustability at a very low weight for a folding frame chair makes the Helio A7 a great option for any user that either knows exactly what they want for a set-up or the user who is still looking for the perfect fit.  A vertical axle plate offers multiple center of gravity settings and maximizes lateral stability of the chair itself.  Motion Composites offers their high-quality Newton armrests, casters, rear wheels, and handrim accessories.  An Ultrarigid Folding system incorporates high-precision tolerances and oversized pivot axles provide for a best-in-class propulsion efficiency.  Motion Composites has developed an Evolve Caster Housing which is embedded inside the frame to enhance durability and makes for easy and precise adjustments.  The premier attraction of the Helio A7 is still Motion Composite’s symmetrical cross brace which provides the efficient, lightweight, sturdy feel of a rigid frame chair with convenience of a folding frame chair.

    Measuring Guide

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    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

    Specifications for the Helio A7

    Weight Capacity: 265
    Legrest Options: Swing Away
    Seat to Floor Heights: 12" to 20.5"
    Frame Type: Folding/Rigid Hybrid
    Seat Widths: 14"
    Seat Depths: 14"
    Front Seat to Floor Height: 12 to to 20.5 to
    Rear Seat to Floor Height: 12 to to 20.25 to
    Rear Wheel Size: 20"
    Armrest Options: Flip Back
    Height Adjustable
    Swing Away
    Product Weight: 13.1

    Approximate Shipping Dimensions and Weights

    Product Weight: 13.6 lbs.

    Manuals & Literature

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  • Reviews

    Helio A7 Reviews


    100% of reviewers recommend this!

    Ease of Use
    Meets Expectations
    These reviews are from SpinLife customers who have purchased and used the Helio A7.

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  • Warranty

    Warranty Information for the Helio A7

    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
    SpinLife Return Policy for the Helio A7

    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.

    Custom built wheelchairs are made by the manufacturer to fit your specific needs and body measurements and are therefore non-returnable.

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

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Basalt Black Basalt Black
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Burgundy Burgundy
Charcoal Charcoal
Ferrari Red Ferrari Red
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One Arm Drive



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