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RGK Hi-Lite

Pros:

  • Titanium (GR2 grade)
  • Extremely light so easily liftable in and out of a vehicle
  • Incredibly quick, responsive handling and extremely manoeuvrable
  • Being very light, it takes very little effort to push, even up relatively steep gradients
  • Bespoke sizing (mine wasn’t built for me, but seems to fit quite well)
  • Minimal single tube design so it looks very sleek and uncluttered
  • The wheels are a dream to use, look great and haven’t yet gone out of true
  • Quite a rigid, stiff frame, but has enough frame flex to absorb the worst bumps etc.

Cons:

  • It is quite tippy for a newbie
  • So light and manoeuvrable that at times you can start rolling without wishing to, unless the brakes are applied, but you quickly get used to it and hang on to a tire.
  • The clamps holding the fold-down seat have a tendency to wear.
  • The chair is light enough that even quite small bumps can shoot you forward in the seat unless you can handle wheeling well and are alert.

I think this is a great chair. It looks good, even in comparison to really modern chairs. It handles so well it is hard to describe and made getting over curbs, dropping off shallow steps etc relatively easy once you had mastered a controlled wheelie. I previously had a Quickie GPV and there was simply no comparison. The High-Lite is a top class chair!

– Wkndwheeler

RGK Hi-Lite with Spinergy Spox

Seat width 420mm
SEAT LENGTH - 432MM
WHEEL SIZE 25"
BACKREST HEIGHT 14"
TOP OF FOOTPLATE TO CUSHION MEASUREMENT - 19"

Pros:
Titanium (GR2 grade)
Extremely light so easily liftable in and out of a vehicle
Incredibly quick, responsive handling and extremely manoeuvrable
Being very light, it takes very little effort to push, even up
relatively steep gradients
Bespoke sizing (mine wasn't built for me,but seems to fit quite well)
Minimal single tube design so it looks very sleek and uncluttered
The wheels are a dream to use, look great and haven't yet gone out of true
Quite a rigid, stiff frame, but has enough frame flex to absorb the
worst bumps etc

Cons:
It is quite tippy for a newby
So light and manoeuvrable that at times you can start rolling without
wishing to, unless the scissor brakes are applied, but you quickly get
used to it and hang on to a tire.
The clamps holding the fold-down seat have a tendency to wear.
The chair is light enough that even quite small bumps can shoot you
forward in the seat unles you can handle wheelying well and are alert.

I think this is a great chair. It looks good, even in comparison to
really modern chairs. It handles so well it is hard to describe and
made getting over curbs, dropping off shallow steps etc relatively
easy once you had mastered a controled wheelie. I previously had a
Quicke GPV and there was simply no comparison. The High-Lite is a top
class chair!
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4 Responses to RGK Hi-Lite

  1. Phil says:

    Thanks for this review!
    What does it cost?

  2. Ian says:

    Good review. I went from a GPV to a TiLIte ZRa and it sounds like your experience is very similar with the RGK.

  3. wkndwheeler says:

    It cost over £3000 brand new apparently but I picked it up for £1000 second hand (it is still in great condition) by keeping an eye on good old ebay!

  4. Con says:

    Great chair I have used Quickies and I have a TiLite and tried a few more none compares to the durability and simplicity of the RgK. Would recommend it highly.

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