The Catalyst Family
Catalyst frames are constructed from a patented frame design constructed from 7000 series aluminum to the dual interlocking cross braces with a power x-hinge, there truly is a “Catalyst Difference”.
A stronger and lighter vibration dampening alloy that contributes to the Catalysts’ superior durability and high-quality construction. Whether you are in the market for a K0004 or K0005 you can always count on quality construction when choosing a Catalyst.
While every model in the Catalyst family has a different axle plate with adjustment capabilities unique to each, they all take advantage of the same innovative design features that set them apart from other frames in the market.
The professional’s best choice in folding ultra-lightweight mobility.
Also Available in Titanium
Innovative Frame Design
Catalyst frames are constructed from 7000 series aluminum. A stronger and lighter vibration dampening alloy that contributes to the Catalysts superior durability and high quality construction. Whether you are in the market for a K0004 or K0005 you can always count on quality construction when choosing a Catalyst.
Swing Away Hangers
The only swing away footrest hanger with a lifetime warranty! Enjoy the simplicity and strength of Catalyst’s premium patented hanger design. Now available with multiple hanger release options so you can easily optimize setup for the client or caregiver
We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality manual wheelchairs to the Complex Rehab Industry. It is important to continuously improve upon our chairs and options selection to ensure we are maintaining our Better by Design standard. A few of our most recent enhancements to the Catalyst line include: our new cross brace design for increased rigidity and durability, black fasteners for aesthetics, cambering one-arm drive system, reclining backrest option and Performance Caster Housing to give you up to 4″ of seat dump.
The Catalyst’s patented Power X-Hinge revolutionizes how the cross brace folds within the frame by acting as an extensible link that expands and contracts when the frame folds and unfolds. This patented device allows for a unique geometrical frame design that is more structurally sound than other designs while also making it much easier to fold and unfold, every single time.
On typical above-the-rails designs all of the forces from the ground up, into the chair, and from the user down, through the chair, are transferred into the cross braces. In order to effectively deal with these loads other manufacturers design heavy cross-braces. The Catalyst’s unique “between-the-rails” design transfers these loads from the cross brace to the vertical side frames. The geometry of the side frames allows them to support far greater loads.
Other wheelchairs rely on the tension of the seat sling to solidify their frame when opened. However, after a few months, the upholstery experiences a natural stretching and your chair is “loosey-goosey”. The Power X-hinge eliminates the need for the seat sling to be a structural part of your frame. A Catalyst is solid even without upholstery. This ensures a more rigid and responsive ride.
Swing Away Front Hangers
Enjoy the simplicity and strength of Catalyst’s patented swing-away footrest hangers. The most intuitive hanger on the market allows you to attach and detach from any angle by simply pulling up or pushing down. It doesn’t get any easier than this. The tapered engagement keeps the footrests snug and rattle-free. Ki Mobility is the only manufacturer to offer a Lifetime Warranty** on the front hangers. Available in 60, 70, 80 and 90°.
Height Adjustable Armrest
The tapered, noise free, no-rattle design of the height adjustable armrest produces a rock solid feel that is functional, light weight and easy to use. Like many of the options and accessories on Catalyst these were designed to be durable and user friendly. This is just one of many armrest options available. Visit the specific product pages to view all available armrest options.
Ki Mobility’s flagship product, the Catalyst 5 has since redefined the ultra-lightweight folding market by raising the bar in weight, performance, durability and functionality. Weighing in at 20.8 lbs. and constructed from ultra-lightweight 7000 series aluminum, the Catalyst 5 is arguably the best choice in high-performance folding wheelchairs. With our largest selection of options to help you customize and configure your chair, the Catalyst 5 makes daily life easier, no matter what the day brings.
All folding away neatly
Axles and Axle Plates
Pelvic Positing Belts