It is estimated that 61 million US adults live with a disability – that’s 24% of the population. In fact, according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), 1 in 4 American adults have a disability which adversely affects their day-to-day mobility.
A US Census Bureau report suggests that by 2030, adults that are 65 years of age or older will outnumber children for the first time ever in the nation’s history – something which suggests that disabilities are likely to increase within the next decade.
With 24% affected households and a loved one suffering from mobility issues such as serious difficulty walking/climbing the stairs and trouble doing errands on their own – it is important to understand how critical personal freedom is for the wellbeing and overall health of seniors, or those suffering from mobility issues due to an illness or injury.
Adults who continue to live with mobility issues and remain stationary throughout the day may not only develop mental, emotional and social disorders but are also 38.2% more likely to develop disabilities, 28.2% more likely to start smoking, 11.5% more likely to have heart diseases, and 16.3% more likely to suffer from diabetes.
Putting the “Pride” in Mobility
If you or your loved one currently suffers from a disability, there’s a lot you can do to almost completely regain your personal freedom and independence. Pride Mobility offer a wide-ranging lineup of electric scooters which are built to cater to each user’s mobility demands.
Pride Mobility is a household health and mobility brand in the US – a leader in the design, development and production of some of the best quality power scooters available across the nation.
Saying that power scooters by Pride Mobility truly belong in a class of their own, would be somewhat of an understatement, in our opinion. At Scooters ’N Chairs, we are a trusted Pride Mobility partner, offering their flagship range of portable and non-portable power scooters, at quite possibly the best prices you’ll find online.
From the compact and lightweight Go-Go Sport 4-wheel Scooter to the full-bodied Pursuit Rugged Outdoor Scooter, you will surely find something that meets your mobility needs and budget.
A quick online search and you might find a large variety of power scooters for sale. However, when it comes to sheer quality, reliability and the proverbial bang for the buck, Pride Mobility offers not just some of the best quality power Scooters’ available today, but also the highest levels of after-sale customer support.
Why People Love Pride
It’s not too surprising to see so many people leave ultra-positive reviews after using Pride Mobility scooters. And it’s really easy to see why:
Scooters by Pride Mobility are built to last nearly a lifetime. They are highly durable and known for their reliability. All scooters are engineered and extensively tested before leaving the factory to ensure top-notch performance that remains consistent throughout its decades-long operational life. The $3,999 Pride Pursuit XL 4-Wheel, for instance, is one of their fastest power scooters to date, and offers a robust construction as well as time-tested durability.
Pride’s electric scooters are very easy to use, with operational controls designed while keeping simplicity in mind. A touch of the throttle and you’ll be buzzing between destinations in no time. Experience state of the art controls while moving around in a simple and effortless way.
The $1,699 Jazzy Zero Turn is equipped with the exclusive patent-pending iTurn technology, enabling users to make super-sharp turns or U-turns without tipping over – something that lightweight power scooter brands might struggle with.
Power scooters by Pride Mobility are also designed with quick disassembly in mind, with many of their models having the ability to be disassembled into a few pieces, so that you can take them on your travels. Taking your scooter anywhere with you is simply a matter of quick and easy disassembly. The Revo 2.0, for instance, boasts a simple frame separation, allowing you to literally carry it using one hand for the quickest, fastest and most convenient transport.
Whether you just want to use your power scooter indoors, need to go down to the mall, or have plans to go on a day-long excursion with the entire family, Pride Mobility scooters are built and designed from the ground up to provide an uncompromising level of performance, both indoors and outdoors. They offer a multitude of fantastic features to meet your daily lifestyle and mobility needs. The Victory 10.2 priced at $2,029 not only offers sporty style and comfort, but also high performance and the ability to hit an impressive 20 mph top speed – one of the highest ever recorded speeds for a four-wheel elderly scooter.
Pride Mobility Scooters – Restoring Wellbeing and Livelihood since 1992
An Electric power scooter can not only be a mobility aid for the elderly and physically disabled, but also a lifeline for those looking to regain complete independence. With models designed for both indoor and outdoor use, Pride’s signature range of electric scooters are available at prices between $800 and $4,000 – catering to a broad range of user demands, preferences and budgets.
To date, scooters by Pride Mobility have helped many seniors and individuals with physical disabilities live their life in a very healthy and active manner, promoting their wellbeing and restoring personal freedom to a great degree.
At the heart of every Pride Mobility scooter design lies mobility freedom, comfort, convenience, reliability and performance. Whether you’re looking to make trips down to the shopping mall or grocery store, planning to visit your neighbor down the street, or want to embark on an adventure with the family, electric scooters by Pride Mobility offer a very high level of versatility. You can not only use them in a variety of indoor and outdoor terrain, but also disassemble them quickly and take them with you in the back of your car.
Depending on your riding reference, Pride Mobility scooters are available in 3-wheel and 4-wheel configurations. Individuals who are, perhaps, looking for additional legroom might want to choose a 3-wheel model as they can easily rest their long legs on either side of the tiller. Similarly, those looking for additional stability over different kinds of outdoor terrains might fare best with a 4-wheel Pride Mobility scooter.
Each model features adjustable armrests and swivel seat, as well as an adjustable tiller from which users can easily control direction, speed and braking at the touch of a button. With models capable of reaching top speeds of anywhere between 4 mph and 20 mph, the powerful motors are backed by rechargeable batteries – which ensure that your power scooter is capable of easily covering between 11 and 30 miles on a single battery charge.
Restore Wellness Today
With such a broad range of electric scooters’ to choose from, it might be initially confusing to decide which one is right for you or a loved one. To put it simply, where you’re planning to use your scooter is one of the most common deciding factors which will help you buy the right model.
For instance, if you’re looking for a Pride Mobility scooter for mostly indoor use, then you want to go with a model that has the ability to easily fit between doorways and maneuver easily in tight spaces. The Go-Go Elite variants all boast impressive turning radiuses to help you maneuver easily in cramped spaces where movement is often restricted.
If you’re looking to get a lot of outdoor use from your scooter – taking it over hills and grass or driving on the beach or a dirt trail – then you’d want to buy a model that is capable of negotiating all kinds of uneven terrain. In this case, both the Pride Pursuit Rugged Outdoor Scooter, and its more powerful variant, the Pride Pursuit XL 4-Wheel Scooter, are an excellent choice. Both models feature a top speed of 8-8.5 mph, with the ability to withstand up to 400 lbs. and carry you over 25 miles on a single battery charge. The large and pneumatic tires are particularly well-suited to a variety of outdoor terrains and surfaces.
If your end goal is to have the best possible maneuverability and ‘sharp’ control all in all, then the compact, lightweight and stylish Jazzy Zero Turn is most likely the most suitable option. With its 38.25” turning radius, and the maneuverability of a 3-wheel scooters (despite having 4 wheels). It is ideal for narrow aisles and tight hallways. The bright LED lights at the front and back make it a great choice for night time cruising and also storing under the seat or compartments while you travel, making it easily accessible and easy to find.
If speed, power and sheer performance is your ultimate goal, then the Victory 10.2 with a factory-tested top speed of 20 mph will more than meet your needs for safe and speedy traveling. You might also go with the Pursuit Rugged Outdoor scooter which offers plenty of torque and stability to help you negotiate practically any kind of terrain, although it comes with a lower 8 mph top speed. Features like a large headlight, storage basket with ample space, turn signals, heavy duty batteries and independent suspension at the front and rear are all standard on both models.
Still deciding on what Pride Mobility Scooter to buy?
Sometimes, online reviews, product specifications and available features may not be enough to help you decide which power scooter by Pride Mobility to buy.
In that’s the case, here are a few considerations:
The weight capacity of Pride Mobility scooters might range between 300 lbs. and 400 lbs. These weight capacities also account for any baggage, backpacks, groceries or daily essentials you might carry with you.
Simply consider what you might need to carry on any given day along with your weight, plus a few pounds added on top, as your bodyweight is something that might vary from year to year. It’s important not to exceed the weight limit of your electric scooter as it can hamper its ability to turn properly or reach the maximum intended top speed.
Some Pride Mobility scooters are capable of taking you up to 12 miles or more after a single battery charge while others can help you cover anywhere between 25-35 miles at a stretch. Once you’ve covered the maximum range your scooter is capable of, you must recharge the battery, which may take up to 6 hours or more.
Although you can always invest in a spare battery and keep it with you while traveling, essentially, it’s important to work out a daily or weekly average – so that you’ll know how much distance you can cover before recharging your battery.
The smaller, lightweight power scooters by Pride Mobility generally offer better maneuverability, especially in tight indoor spaces. An important number to consider here is the turning radius. Generally speaking, radiuses between 20” and 30” are considered very good – meaning that you can make sharp turns and even a complete about-turn in a narrow space measuring 20-30 inches across.
Most power scooters have a ground clearance of 2-4 inches. You’ll find that the less powerful three-wheel scooters are better suited for indoor use as they have a ground clearance of around 2”. For outdoor use, you need a ground clearance of at least 3-4 inches, especially if you plan to use your scooter over a fair amount of rough and uneven terrain.
On the low end of the spectrum, we offer Pride Mobility scooters that go as high as 4.5-5 mph, while on the higher end, you’ll see top speeds of anywhere between 8-20 mph. If time is a limiting factor and you need to get to your destination fast, then you should consider investing in an electric scooter that boasts a reasonably high top speed.
Got any questions at all about our scooters by pride mobility lineup? Don’t hesitate to contact our friendly customer support team at Scooters ’N Chairs.