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Firefly Electric Handcycle Wheelchair attachment - Next Generation 2.0

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Product Description

Firefly Electric Handcycle Wheelchair attachment - Next Generation 2.0

The Firefly Attachable Electric Handcycle turns your everyday chair into a speed machine. Let the compact hub motor do the hard work while you steer.

Our unique "Quick Dock" attachment system easily transforms your chair to a handcycle and back again by connecting and disconnecting 2 latches. Our patent pending design ensures easy on and off of your everyday chair. The handcycle uses many off-the-shelf standard bicycle parts, which make it easy to service.

Designed to fit most folding / rigid, adult and pediatric chairs. Firefly has been improved so that it fits a wider range of width wheelchairs. Due to this improvement, you will notice the attachment arms are now more square in shape, for some pictures will show the old design with the round shaped attachment arms. All firefly's will come with the square shaped arms. 
For Installation here is a link to a Video. 

Attaches Quicker Than Ever Before

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Unscrew and detach the mounting arms from the New Firefly for easy and compact transportation. It's now much easier for a single wheelchair user to load their own Firefly Power Assist into their own vehicle.
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Experience the New FireFly from Rio Mobility



The All New Firefly Dash Display

The New Rio Mobility Firefly's dash display is easy to read and navigate. It will give you all the necessary readings like your speed, your current distance driven and much more! Instead of pushing everywhere on you wheelchair, start racking up the miles on your Firefly. Your shoulders will thank you!

Updated Headlight for the Firefly

The updated headlight on the New Rio Mobility Firefly is compact, bright and out of the way. It works great for dispersing light in front of you while your driving at night or indoors.

Take Your Firefly to the Park

The Firefly is perfect for trips to the park. Climbing hills and driving over grass is easy with the Firefly. Places that were once too difficult to visit in a wheelchair are now fully accessible with your Firefly!

Full Electric Power

The Firefly is a full electric-powered version of our handcycle. It can also be easily detached and stored in any trunk so there is no need for an expensive custom van.

Digital Control Center

All the controls are within easy reach:
  • Quadriplegic Friendly thumb throttles
  • 5 power levels selected through the display
  • speedometer and odometer
  • battery level indicator
  • reverse thumb throttle
  • two brake handles with parking brake capability

Maintenance-Free Electric Motor

The Firefly is powered by a powerful, compact, and quiet brushless electric hub motor. Sealed and maintenance free, it will give years of reliable service.

Lightweight Removable Battery

Our high-capacity lithium battery has an extra-long life and gives you long range is a lightweight, compact package. It slides off easily for storage or charging.

Totally Adjustable

The Firefly is totally adjustable for all wheelchairs and wheelchair users.

Easily Removable

The Firefly can be easily snapped on and off with our patented attachment system.

Technical Specifications

Tubing Sizes

Standard Sizes Custom Sizes
  • 1 inch (25.4mm)
  • 3/4 inch (Use the 1" clamps and the thicker shims provided in the kit)
  • 1 1/8 inch (28.6mm)
  • 1 3/8 inch
  • 1.2 inch (30.5mm)
  • Oval tubes (like the Quickie Chairs)
  • 1 1/4 inch (31.8mm)

Firefly Specifications

Top Speed: 12 mph / 18 kph
Range: 15 miles / 24 km (stop and go and hills)
Product weight: 25 lbs / 11.4 kg (with battery)
Maximum combined
wheelchair/user weight:
280 lbs / 130 kg
Tire: 12.5" x 1.75" x 2.25" (47-203)
Wheel: Aluminum rim with stainless steel spokes
Hub motor: 36V, 350W geared brushless hub motor
Battery: 36V - 6.6Ah lithium polymer (5.9 lbs / 2.7 kg)
Charger: 100V - 240V, 50-60Hz input (plug adapter may be required)
Charging Time: ~4 hours if battery is fully discharged
Frame: Aluminum 6061
Paint: Durable silver powder coat
Shipping dimensions: 36" x 13" x 9" / 93 cm x 32 cm x 22 cm
Shipping weight: 31 lbs / 14 kg
Seat Width

It can accommodate seat widths from 14 - 22 inches, and that measurement is to the outside of the tubing.


Please Note: Assembly and Installation

You will need to assemble and install the Firefly on your own chair. You can choose to have Living Spinal assemble and install the Firefly on your wheelchair, but you will need to schedule a visit to our work shop in San Diego, California. For those of you assembling and installing the Firefly at home, please follow this video.


PDF Manuals for Firefly Electric Handcycle

pdf-icon.png Firefly Owner's Manual
pdf-icon.png Speedometer Instructions

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Wheelchair Compatability Chart for Firefly Electric Handcycle


Device compatbility

As part of our quick installation process, you will attach clamps onto the frame of our wheelchair. However, not every wheelchair will fit our clamps.

Use this guide to determine if our devices are right for you, if you are unsure you can always send a picture of your wheelchair below and we will let you know if it will fit!

Firefly Installation Video Feb 2019



As a general rule, our device fits any rigid frame wheelchair, or wheelchairs without moveable footrests.



In terms of seat width, our devices can accommodate chairs that are 35.5 to 55.8 cm / 14 to 22 inches.



Our devices current support:

  • 22.2 mm or 7/8 inch
  •  25.4 mm or 1 inch
  • 28.6 mm or 1.125 inch
  • 30.5 mm or 1.2 inch
  • 31.8 mm or 1.25 inch


All of our devices require about 1.25″ of clearance on the tubing, above the area where the footrests would attach to.



Send your wheelchair pictures to and our Firefly Exports will email you

back with in 6-12 hours. M-f 


Product Reviews

Average rating of 5 out of 5 from 13 reviews. Write Review

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  1. So FAST! 5 out of 5

    Posted by Mike Machuga on Jan 24th 2017

    Like a reviewer said before me, the original Firefly was a little heavy, but this one breaks apart, so I don't have to lift the whole thing into the car at once. Huge difference! I just take off the clamp section and the battery, then place it in the trunk. It works so well with my Tilite wheelchair, I couldn't be happier. Oh, and did I say it was fast... yes I did!

  2. Great product but to heavy 4 out of 5

    Posted by Sandy Fischer on Nov 8th 2016

    If it weren't for the weight of the firefly I would've given it 5 stars. It is amazing to be able to go long distances and over rocky or rough terrain but I'm not able to hook it up by myself. It is too heavy for me to lift and it's hard to open doors with it. So for me it's basically used when I have an outing with someone else there.

  3. FIREFLY .... HELPS ME FLY!! 5 out of 5

    Posted by Carol Ann Johnson on Aug 8th 2016

    I had been interested in purchasing a Firefly for several years. Living Spinal had a good price (which included installation). I love that the Firefly can be detached and that I can use my existing wheelchair without it when I am indoors. It has given my sore shoulders a well deserved rest and I can be independent again!

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Product Videos

Firefly Installation Video Feb 2019 17:50

Feb 2019 Instructional Video for installation of The Next Generation Firefly. Contact your dealer or go to for additional assistance. (Contact for access to a closed-captioned version of the video.)

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