Motion Composites Helio C2 Bariatric

  • Bariatric option
  • Ultra-lightweight
  • Highly configurable
  • Weight capacity of 159kg


The Helio C2 Bariatric Carbon Fibre Ultralightweight Wheelchair by Motion Composites provides the ease of portability of a typical folding wheelchair with the great benefits of ultralightweight rigid chairs. Highly configurable, ultralight and super-adjustable, the Helio C2 Bariatric Ultralightweight Wheelchair can be easily customized to fit your active lifestyle.

What makes this different

The Helio C2 Bariatric features a rigid unibody frame, providing more strength and durability than a standard two-part frame while also cutting down on maintenance. This rigid, high-end design allows for the chair’s reduced weight while maximizing the chair’s propulsion efficiency. In addition, the symmetrical cross-brace of the Helio C2 is made of ultralight carbon, which increases the energy distribution of the chair and reduces the torsion, allowing you to spend less effort on the go.

Why do we like it

With a 12-pound transport weight and 28 pounds starting weight, the ultralight carbon frame of the Helio C2 is built to last with its high strength-to-weight ratio. Designed with weight reduction in mind, every Helio C2 ultralightweight wheelchair component is made to be as light as possible while maintaining high performance. The C2’s castors feature a durable, embedded caster housing, which allows you to make precise and straightforward adjustments to your casters. In addition, the Helio C2’s HD package raises the chair’s weight capacity to 350 pounds while adding just 6 ounces of overall weight to the trim frame.

Complementing the Helio C2 is the array of motion composites’ newton accessories, including the newton one, spoke wheels and newton gravity ultralight wheels.

General manual wheelchair maintenance recommendations

  • Daily maintenance recommendations:
    • Wipe off any visual dirt and debris and clean
    • Ensure parts are in working order and engaged adequately, especially wheel locks
  • Weekly maintenance recommendations:
    • Disinfect the wheelchair as needed
    • Check tire pressure and inflate if needed
    • Check wheel locks
  • Monthly maintenance recommendations:
    • Remove hair from casters
    • Inflate tires if needed
    • Check all hardware, and tighten as needed
  • Quarterly maintenance recommendations:
    • Check wheel locks after inflating tires
    • Free spin all wheels and casters to check bearings
    • Clean all parts while performing thorough maintenance
    • Check cushion and backrest, including padding/hardware/covers
  • Yearly maintenance recommendations:
    • Have the wheelchair inspected by a qualified technician

Don’t hesitate to contact one of our team members to get a quote or advice.


26% lighter than the competition.
The Helio C2’s outstanding performance and unrivalled lightness have positively changed how people think about wheelchairs. With a transport weight of only 12 lbs. (5.4 kg), the Helio C2 is at least 9 lbs. (4 kg) lighter than any other wheelchair in its category.

The lowest seat-to-floor height.
The innovative frame design lets you achieve a super low 13 1/2” (34.3 cm) seat-to-floor height with a 4” caster on a standard frame. That’s the same frame that can go up to 21 1/4’’ (54cm).

Better design for better mobility.
Even an ultra-lightweight carbon fibre frame can get weighed down without the right components. That’s why every single accessory, bolt and bracket of the Helio C2 is designed with weight reduction in mind. From the Flip-Back Convertible Armrests to the forged aluminium axle plate, lightness is a top priority.

The lightest heavy-duty wheelchair in the world!
350 lbs. (159 kg) maximum weight capacity, up to 22” (55.9 cm) wide.
By using an extra-large carbon fibre weave to reinforce the Helio C2 HD cross brace, we’ve significantly beefed up the maximum weight capacity while adding minimal weight to the chair.
The Helio C2 HD can handle up to 350 lbs. (159 kg) with only a 6-oz. (176 g) weight increase over the standard Helio C2. Heavy-duty without the HEAVY.

Get more mileage out of your energy.
Everybody benefits from an easy to propel wheelchair. The entirely Symmetrical Molded Crossbrace, oval-shaped tubes and oversized pivot axles work in concert, while our unique Ultra rigid Folding System maximizes frame rigidity and energy conservation.


High-Modulus Carbon T700 — The lightest and most rigid material available, also renowned for its vibration dampening properties.

Rigid Unibody Frame — A unibody frame is much stronger and needs less maintenance than a standard two-part frame. It also reduces weight while maximizing propulsion efficiency.

Symmetrical Molded Crossbrace 3D — Entirely symmetrical carbon fibre cross-brace for reduced torsion and better energy distribution throughout the frame.

Ultra rigid Folding System — High-precision tolerances and oversized pivot axles for best-in-class propulsion efficiency.

Forged Vertical Axleplate — Offers the industry’s most precise rear wheel adjustability. The vertical mounting maximizes rigidity and responsiveness.

Evolve Caster Housing — Embedded inside the frame for rock-solid durability, the Evolve Caster Housing offers easy and precise infinite adjustments.

Flip-back Convertible Armrest — Easy to adjust and made of composite materials for strength and reduced weight, it is the only armrest that converts from flip-back to single post without the use of tools.

Parts and accessories – designed to be lighter, with improved functionality and awesome style.

Anti-Flutter System – Minimize flutter with a simple twist of a screw.


Frame Folding
Material High-tensile strength T700 carbon fibre
Transport Weight Lightest configuration: 19.4 lb. | 8.8 kg
Maximum user weight 120 kg | 265 lb.
159 kg | 350 lb. (HD Kit)
Seat width 14 – 22″ | 36 – 56cm
Seat depth 14 – 20″ | 33 – 51cm
Front seat to floor height 13 – 22″ | 33 – 55cm
Rear seat to floor height 13 – 20″ | 32 – 52cm
Back height 9 – 21″ | 23 – 53cm
Armrest Height 8 – 14″ | 20 – 36cm
Front frame angle 60°
Back angle 85° – 110°
Wheel camber

Center of gravity 1 – 4″ | 2.5 – 10cm
Overall width 21 – 34″ | 53 – 85cm



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