24 x 1 in. Urethane Pyramid Wheelchair Tire with Easier to Install Design
Easier to Install!
This wheelchair tire features a larger uninstalled size with stretchier cords making it easier to install and can be used on Drive, Medine, Invacare, Everest & Jennings (E&J), Breezy, or any other wheelchair rim that calls for a 24 x 1 inch pyramid shaped tire. Sold individually (each). For a pair, order a quantity of 2
24 x 1 in. Urethane Pyramid Wheelchair Tire with Easier to Install Design
Featuring a larger uninstalled size with stretchier inner cords making installation a little easier
Designed for many manual wheelchair rims without a valve hole from Drive, Medline, E&J, Invacare, Breezy, etc., using a plastic mag rim
Solid urethane construction with smooth pyramid shape
Please read the fitment and installation notes (shown below) prior to purchase!
Sold individually (each). For a pair, order a quantity of 2
24 x 1 in. Urethane Pyramid Wheelchair Tire with Easier to Install Design Fitment Notes
Solid wheelchair tires are purposely made smaller than the wheelchair rim so once they are installed, they will not come off. The main complaint most customers have while installing a solid tire is the amount of force needed to stretch it onto a wheelchair rim. Uninstalled, this tire is roughly 22 1/2" in diameter making it the largest uninstalled tire we currently sell with the pyramid design. It also has stretchier cords inside the tire. Being larger uninstalled with the stretchier cords means there is less stretching involved to install the tire onto the wheelchair rim. A solid wheelchair tire installation tool is still required, but the effort needed to turn the wheel on the tool will be much less. This tire can be used on Drive, Medine, Invacare, Everest & Jennings (E&J), Breezy, or any other wheelchair rim that calls for a 24 x 1 inch pyramid shaped tire.
Installation Note – Please Read Before Purchase
Installing these tires onto a wheelchair rim can be very challenging without the proper tools. This is because the tire itself is smaller than the wheelchair rim and needs to be stretched onto the rim. If you do not have the ability or the tools to properly install these tires, it is advisable to seek professional help. You cannot install this tire by hand!
Please note that EnableYourLife.com will only accept returns of undamaged / uninstalled tires.
If you have a properly mounted bench vise, you can purchase a solid tire installation tool which can be found on these pages:
Tire looks the same as the one that fell off, June 16, 2019 By T Duong (LA)
I realized after buying them that I needed a bar tool in my vice. After putting them on the wheel (with the tool i had to order) i thought do you really need to spend an extra 5 bucks for this tire?
Replaced 2 tires on my own without instillation tool, April 22, 2019 By Anonymous (Dacula, GA)
It''s all about leverage, tie wraps and patience. I am a 60 year old woman in good shape but definitely not as strong as a man! I first soaked the tires in very warm water for about 15 mins then I stretched the tire around the hand rail attached to the wheel. I had 3 flat head large screwdrivers available and at least 2 zip ties for each wheel. Using the three screwdrivers one at a time, I levered the tire from the handrail to a position over the tire rims and then secured the end of the screwdriver over the frame of the underside of the wheelchair. (use a rag if you want to avoid scratches) Then move to the left (or right) with the next screwdriver about 2-3 away from the original. Repeat again with the third large screwdriver. At this time you can manoeuver the first part of the tire onto the rim and quickly put a zip tie around it to keep it in place. Keep working away from the zip tie using all three screwdrivers one after the other, gradually easing the tire into the tire rims. When all the tire is in place gently ease out the screwdivers and make adjustments to make sure that the tire is in place. My first tire took about 45mins and was tough. the second one took about 15 mins and was simple once the technique was perfected. Watch the videos on YouTube to see leveraging techniques used and make sure that the screwdrivers are sturdy, long heavy weight & flat headed. Having a second person would help if they work well with you!
new tires, August 8, 2018 By Anonymous (chicago, IL)
Hi I got 2 new wheelchair tires to replace the old ones. I was able to install them within 1 hour. i did not have to remove the wheels from the wheelchair. It took 2 people and some muscle. First, we stretched the new tire onto the smaller circle of the wheel. Then, with a long screwdriver and many zip ties, we were able to move the tire onto the wheel rim and secure it in place. We were so happy and excited.
works for me, July 18, 2018 By Anonymous (the woodlands, TX)
i tried a regular tire and couldn''t install it. i tried 3 bike shops and each was skeptical since they didn''t have the tool. i tried this tire and- after fabricating the tool on my workbench success.
Easy, May 2, 2018 By JC
Watched several video''s on you tube to prepare thinking this was going to be hard but as it says they are easy to install. We didnt have any special tools either. Highly recommend
Installing a wheelchair tire with the wheel in place on the chair…, February 1, 2018 By Vince and Herm Koers (Danville, IL)
Due in part to our background with bicycle tire repair, we chose to undertake the removal of existing defective 31-year old 24 inch tires, and the installation of new ones, without the use of the vice-mounted installation tool, and without removing the wheels from the chair. This was a first for us (two people suggested), and the removal took 3 minutes each, and the installation 20 minutes for the first tire, and 10 minutes for the second tire. Three hands are a minimum. We offer this procedure as a guide for anyone’s use as they may see fit. We chose to use the longest of the three tires available, said to be some 22” in diameter, compared to two others, 18” and 20”. Our reasoning was that the larger diameter would be easier to install in place, and our experience leads us to consider that this procedure may be acceptable only for the largest diameter tire. Positioning of the wheel is critical, with respect to the mounting bolt lugs for the hand wheel to the tired wheel. Notice that there are holes between each of the nine spokes, but every third one is empty, with no support bolt. There are two bolts in adjacent holes, with open spaces on either side. As the tire is installed, the last portion to seat is the tightest, and most difficult, portion, and it helps to have that portion directly over one of the pairs of supports, not over one of the vacant spaces. This is controlled by starting the installation with the pair of spacers to the top of the wheel, with the loose tire being placed on the rim directly opposite of this pair, across the rim. Tools used are sturdy screwdrivers, 3 or more, or hardened driver tools with a point. The process starts with the chair leaning against a stand, or chair, leaning at a 30 degree angle or so, and strongly supported to allow prying against the supporting object. Place the loose tire into the rim at the bottom, with the pair of wheel lugs toward the top, and work both lower sides of the tire into place, moving upward, and holding both sides of the tire in place by hand, and then levering the upper portion of the tire up onto the hand rail, working both sides up at the same time, resulting in the very top being the last portion to be stretched onto the top of the handrail. Once the tire is on the handrail, then work from the bottom, from first one lower side, and then the other, working from the bottom toward the top, levering the tire from the hand rail onto the rim. Once on the rim, it is normal for the tire to set atop the rim somewhat, not necessarily exactly in position. This is dealt with later. Working toward the top, the tire stretches tighter, until the final last section folds over onto the rim. At this point, the lower third of the tire is properly positioned to the rim, but part of the rest of the tire may be setting askew, to one side or another. Using a long thin flat blade screwdriver blade, lift under the tire, section by section, raising the tire and working it fully into place. Working around the wheel, the tire easily slides down into a uniform location on the rim. At this point, there might be stronger tension on the tire material in the upper sections of the wheel compared with the lower section, that would not exist if the installation tool were used, but we believe this tension will equalize quickly as the wheelchair is used. Saving the cost of the tool, and the time required to remove the wheels from the chair and get them into a vice for use of the tool, are pluses to using this procedure, developed by a 77 and an 80 year old.
Thank you, January 23, 2018 By Melinda (Los Angeles, CA)
After returning several orders of tires and being genuinely frustrated our shop not being able to install them after telling us they could each time, we purchased these with absolutely no expectation. But you know what, Bob (the bike shop tech) was finally able to do it. To be fair, it didn''t appear he had the right tool for the job and struggled a bit. Thank you Chris for being a good listener and having patience with us. We''ll be back
dont buy the whole wheel, November 2, 2017 By Mark
Put these on a Drive wheelchair and they went on using your tool. I am not understanding why drive only sells the whole wheel when all you need is the tire