Caring for your GRIT Freedom Chair is just like caring for a bicycle. 

Special note for new riders

The chains on the GRIT Freedom Chair will go through a period of stretching during the first month of riding your chair. This is normal, and after the initial stretch they will remain pretty constant during the life of your chair. If you notice that your chains are skipping, popping, or that you have a lag when you push the levers, your chains probably need to be tightened. Tightening the chains is straightforward, and this video shows you how to do it.

Routine maintenance

  • Before every ride: check to make sure that the tires are not flat and that the chains are not sagging.
  • Every two weeks: inflate your tires. We recommend that you inflate the rear wheels to 45psi and the front wheel to 40psi. Your user manual has detailed information about tire pressures.
  • Every month: make sure the chains are greased and tighten them if necessary. We recommend bike chain lube or other lubricants like Tri-Flow.

Caring for your chair

  • Keep your Freedom Chair out of the rain. The frame is zinc plated and covered with a high- quality powder-coat, but excessive exposure to rain and moisture will decrease the life of the frame. If it gets wet, dry it with a clean towel.
  • Keep your chains greased. We recommend that you inspect your chains monthly. If they appear dry or rusted, add a few drops of bicycle chain grease. If they are sandy or filled with dirt, rinse the chains and then grease them.
  • Keep the bearings and other moving parts free of sand and fine particles.
  • If you ride your GRIT Freedom Chair at the beach or near the ocean, hose it down with fresh water to clean off the sand from the frame, chain, and wheels. Grease the chain after hosing it down. Dry off your chair with a clean towel.
  • Make sure the tires are kept inflated to at least 35psi.

For more information, check out the support page. If you have any questions, email or call 877-345-4748.