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The RGK Elite Series has evolved from over 30 years of innovation, testing, and expertise. Designed entirely around your measurements and your style of play, the Elite gives you the ultimate responsive connection, ergonomic positioning, and speed that your best performance requires. It's the sports chair of choice for wheelchair basketball superstars such as Sophie Carrigill and Helen Freeman. Why would you choose anything less?

With the perfection of performance and responsiveness of the Elite X, you can bring out your best on the court. At its core, this transcendent chair has a unique, pioneering carbon fiber axle which makes it significantly stiffer and lighter.

The Elite CX features a carbon fiber seat that blends your body and chair to become one entity. This fusion allows for a super responsive connection that remains unparalleled. Bonded together, the wheelchair and player have maximized efficiency and optimized performance; control of the chair becomes pure instinct through direct propulsion.

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RGK Elite Series Basketball Wheelchair

Elite Series Comparison

The RGK Elite wheelchair basketball chair is available in three different versions, each with their own strengths: the Elite, the Elite X, and the Elite CX.

Elite Elite X Elite CX
Experience Level Intermediate to Professional Intermediate to Professional Experienced or Professional
Player Classification Suitability 1 to 4.5 players 1 to 4.5 players 2 to 4.5 players
Product Weight 20.3 lbs. 19.2 lbs. 20.3 lbs.
Maximum User Weight 275 lbs. 275 lbs. 275 lbs.
Made to Measure
7020 Aluminum Tri-Frame
Carbon Fiber Axle -
Carbon Fiber Seating System - -
Airtech Sport Technology -
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Elite Series Key Features

Unparalleled in the basketball world, the RGK Elite's lightweight frame guarantees to deliver the performance your training has paved the way for. The near-endless options available for backrest and seating positioning allow for a setup that will work just for you, ensuring that you have the closest connection and maximum performance to allow you to focus entirely on the court rather than propulsion.

The utmost best performance of your wheelchair is ensured by only using elements produced by market leaders, alongside a staggering 19 quality checks throughout the build, from the initial measurements to the final delivery.

  • Optimized biomechanics for maximum power and efficiency
  • Seating position to suit your game
  • Perfect toe-in/out for minimum drag
  • Bones Reds high-precision caster bearings as standard to maximize energy
  • Low-ride caster forks for optimum performance
  • Tri-Frame aluminum chassis design
  • Elite X Key Features
    • Carbon fiber axle
    • Carbon fiber sideguards with made-to-measure CNC sidearms (upgrade option)
    • Ceramic bearings in rear wheels, casters, and frame (upgrade option)
    • Titanium fasteners
    • Titanium buckles
    • Minute design changes for maximum weight saving gains
  • Elite CX Key Features
    • Carbon fiber seating technology for improved agility and responsiveness
    • Low friction caster wheels with less dirt pick-up


The Tri-Frame is a new design that better distributes the energy expended during play across more sections of the chair. This provides peace of mind that your chair can withstand anything that's thrown at it. Instead of just the axle, the force is now split across the downtube, the strongest part of the frame, as well.

  • Aerospace-grade 7020 aluminum frame with A10 heat treatment as standard
  • Triangular frame chassis design (Tri-Frame) that takes the main stress off of the axle with the strongest shape possible
  • Reinforced "impact areas" to prevent game and travel damage, such as backrest and anti-tip
  • Heavy duty frame design available

Frame Options

  • Fixed or adjustable footrest position
  • Single or double anti-tip
  • Fixed or removable anti-tip
  • Range of front wing designs

Carbon Fiber Sideguards

  • Carbon fiber sideguards are exclusive to the Elite X
  • Up to 3.5 ounces total weight savings switching from aluminum to carbon fiber sideguards.
  • Specialized CNC sidearms, made to measure each and every time, allowing for any shape to be created. These provide a beautiful edge that is nearly impossible to get when working with carbon fiber.

Carbon Fiber Axle

  • Exclusive to the Elite X and Elite CX, the carbon fiber axle offers a significant weight savings benefit compared to aluminum.
  • Carbon fiber enhances stiffness and rigidity of the chair (it's 8 times stronger than aluminum!).
  • The carbon fiber axle is clamped to the frame, not welded in position. This allows for fine tuning of the chair's toe in/out setting so you can get your chair rolling exactly how you want it to.

Elite CX Carbon Fiber Seating System

The most important feature of the Elite CX is the use of carbon fiber in the seat. Carbon fiber has high tensile strength with incredibly low weight. By creating a seat from this material, we are able to curve the design to shape completely around the contours of your body, ensuring the best connection which transfers any upper body movement directly to the chair itself. This evens out the energy distribution, making the chair more comfortable and improves responsiveness & performance.

  • Optimized biomechanics for maximum power and efficiency
  • Carbon fiber seating technology for improved agility and responsiveness
  • Seating position to suit your game
  • Perfect toe in/out for minimum drag
  • Bones Reds high precision caster bearings as standard to maximize energy
  • Low friction caster wheels with less dirt pick-up

Elite CX: Superior Ergonomics

  • Unique, Elite CX-exclusive carbon fiber backrest and seat shaped to your measurements
  • Ergonomic seat for pelvic positioning and optimum balance
  • Tapered seat design for super responsiveness
  • Seat mounts via clamp to frame, allowing for adjustment and easy removal for transportation
  • Seat base is easily adjustable 10mm in all directions
  • Backrest features an adjustable ±5-10° pivot
  • Curved design shaped around the contours of your body ensures the maximum connection between you and your chair
  • Evening out energy distribution makes the chair more comfortable and improves responsiveness & performance
  • A better connection to your seat allows any upper body movement to transfer to the chair

Additional Features

The RGK Elite Series basketball wheelchairs are packed with features and options.

    • Aerospace-grade 7020 aluminum as standard
    • Brand-new Tri-Frame design
    • Reinforced "impact areas" (such as the backrest and anti-tip) to prevent game and travel damage
    • Heavy-duty frame design available
    • Wide range of ergonomic backrest options to support your requirements for maximum comfort and balance
    • Ergonomic seat for pelvic positioning and optimum balance
    • Tapered seat, V-front, or asymmetrical frame design for superior responsiveness
    • Choose from polished, brushed, raw, or painted frame finishes
    • Choose an accent color to suit your style
    • Add your team logo on the backrest
    • Wide range of ratchet and velcro strapping to connect you securely to the frame
    • Calf and toe straps supplied as standard
    • Pelvic-loc strapping
    • Waist strap available for additional support
    • Fixed and adjustable mounting for versatility
    • Titanium buckles and fasteners throughout
    • New mesh strap-adjustable seat upholstery including low-profile titanium buckles
    • Tension-adjustable backrest and center pad with mesh cover panels and low-profile titanium buckles for better support and positioning
    • Breathable material to keep you cool
    • Designed with lightweight and durable kevlar-reinforced wings

    Airtech Sport Technology not available on Elite CX

Additional Features

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Seat Width:250 to 500mm (in 5mm increments)
Seat Depth:250 to 500mm (in 5mm increments)
Front Seat-to-Floor Height:480 to 630mm (in 5mm increments)
Rear Seat-to-Floor Height:360 to 630mm (in 5mm increments)
Back Height:203 to 431mm (in 5mm increments)
Back Angle Adjustment:20° of adjustment (10° forward and 10° rearward from 90°)
Frame Angle:Determined by Occupied Frame Length - most common is between 60° and 90°
Center of Gravity (COG) Adjustment:0 to 178mm
Product Information
Model Number:
  • Elite: ELA
  • Elite X: EXA
  • Elite CX: ECA
Starting Retail Price:
  • Elite: $4,873
  • Elite X: $5,847
  • Elite CX: $7,523
Frame Material:7020 Aluminum
User Weight Capacity:275 lbs. (125 kg)
Product Weight:
  • Elite: 20.3 lbs. (9.2 kg)
  • Elite X: 19.2 lbs. (8.7 kg)
  • Elite CX: 20.3 lbs. (9.2 kg)

As a part of our ongoing product improvement initiative, Sunrise Medical reserves the right to change specifications and design without notice. Further, not all features and options offered are compatible with all configurations of the wheelchair. Please consult the user instruction manual for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions

Individual Measurements
Over 30 individual measurements are taken of you and the wheelchair, so that it can be designed and built to your individual requirements.

Ergonomic Options
Alongside many functional options, a wide range of ergonomic options are available to provide optimum comfort, balance, and posture.

Lightweight and Compact
The lightest possible solution is achieved using individual measurements, the highest quality materials, and rigid frame designs.

Optimum Posture
Sitting in the correct position can significantly reduce the risks of developing pressure-related issues in both the short and long term. Good health helps to promote a more active lifestyle, which in turn can positively impact your wellbeing.

Optimum Comfort
Feeling comfortable increases confidence, which helps you to achieve an active lifestyle. The likelihood of developing prolonged discomfort, pain, and persistent injuries is significantly reduced.

Maximum Performance
You and your made-to-measure wheelchair work in complete unison. This reduces the amount of energy needed to propel, and in turn increases the wheelchair's efficiency to maximize your abilities.