Introducing the GRIT Freedom Chair Forward

The GRIT Freedom Chair Forward is the highest performance off-road wheelchair we've ever built. It combines our award-winning patented easy push lever drive with the world-renowned SoftWheel in-wheel suspension system. It's a match made in heaven which allows the Freedom Chair Forward to handle the roughest trails possible.

Creating a Freedom Chair that is compatible with SoftWheels gives us something people have been asking about since we started designing wheelchairs: a suspension.

The SoftWheel's suspension arms absorb more impact than traditionally suspended wheels (like those on a mountain bike). The shocks remain rigid over flat terrain, but offer unparalleled cushioning off-road. 


We weren't satisfied by simply adding Softwheels to the regular Freedom Chair - we wanted to innovate - so we also upgraded the lever drive system on the Forward with high-performance ACS BMX freewheels.

With 60 engagement points per rotation, they completely eliminate drivetrain lag. This means longer, more powerful, push strokes; precision navigation down the trail; and higher top speeds. In short: it's like riding the GRIT Freedom Chair in HD.

The Forward is built on the same platform as the GRIT Freedom Chair 2.0 and shares all of its popular features: easy transport in the trunk of a car, rugged three-wheeled frame, quick release wheels and seatback, and easy-to-find off-the-shelf bicycle parts. It's fully compatible with all of our accessories. 

Here at GRIT, we're committed to helping riders afford the mobility they need to move beyond the pavement. We're proud to announce that 10% of each Forward sale will be contributed to the GRIT Pay it Forward Low Income Fund, which will provide grants to help riders in difficult financial situations afford a GRIT Freedom Chair. 

The Forward is now available for order in the GRIT Store.

The GRIT Freedom Chair is the most versatile chair on the market, designed from the ground up to handle any terrain. From trails to grass to snow, the Freedom Chair is built for you to push yourself. Born out of research at MIT, the Freedom Chair's patented easy-push levers reduce shoulder strain and put you in control of your mobility. Learn more about the GRIT Freedom Chair at