The Convaid Metro Transit stroller offers an incredible value for a bus or van transport wheelchair with all the benefits you expect from a leader in the pushchair/stroller industry.
The Metro Transit is able to withstand WC/19 crash-test requirements, dynamically tested at 30 mph/20 g deceleration*, which has been designed to provide four specific attachment points that facilitate proper and effective securement of the wheelchair facing forward in vehicles using a four-point, strap-type tie down that complies with SAE J2249 Wheelchair Tie down and Occupant Restraint Systems for Use in Motor Vehicles.
Designed for everyday use, this sturdy Convaid Metro looks like a standard umbrella stroller and it's compact-folding and ultra lightweight provide for easy storage without heavy, awkward lifting.
Available in four sizes (12", 14", 16" & 18" seat widths), the Convaid Metro stroller can accommodate user from child to small adult with a weight capacity of 66 lbs. to 170 lbs.
The stroller features comes standard with a 30 degree fixed tilt seat angle, adjustable pelvic support and features an integrated, contoured seat, and adjustable trunk support help to achieve proper positioning. The Metro's reinforced back provides extra firmness and the adjustable swing away footplates are independently adjustable and swing away for user access, comfort and compact folding.
Powder coated frame provides a durable, long lasting finish with low maintenance. Upholstery is fire-retardant, breathable and anti-bacterial and available in either Cordua or Textilene. Upholstery removes easily for washing or replacement. Available in 2 colors in a Cordura fabric which is resistant to tears and abrasions better then nylon or polyester.
All this and a 5-year warranty makes the Metro an unmatched transport value.
The Convaid Metro is also available in a Basic model when bus or van transport is not a necessity.
Standard Features Include:
- Durable powder coated frame in silver for easy maintenance
- 3-point positioning belt
- Headrest extension
- Contoured reinforced back upholstery
- Adjustable swing-away footplates with foot positioners (available in 3 sizes)
- Heavy duty, nylon wheels with micro-cellular polyurethane.
- 6" front, 6" back solid tire (12" model)
- 6" front, 8" back solid tire (14" model)
- 8" front, 8" back solid tire (16" model)
- 8" front, 11" back solid tire (18" model)
- Sizes 12, 14, and 16 Foot-operated rear wheel lock. Size 18 toggle wheel locks on both back wheels.
- Closure strap
- 30 degree fixed tilt
- Easy, compact-folding for storage
- Ultra-lightweight to reduce strain
- Integrated contoured seat and reinforced back for comfort and proper seating
- Adjustable trunk support gives superior lumbar positioning
- No significant positioning
- Removable fabric
- Swivel wheels for easy maneuvering in and out of tight places
- Available in 2 colors
- Basic model available
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12” 14” 16” 18” Key User Dimension: Height
The user's overall height is a general guide to help you select the appropriate stroller. Choose the model that allows for growth.
Make sure that seat width, depth, and distance to the footplates are adequate for each individual user.
Seat width* (between armrests) 12” 14” 16” 18” Seat depth* 11” 13" 14” 16” Seat back height 21” 23” 25” 25” Seat to footrest* (maximum) 8”-15” 8”-14.5” 13”-18” 13”-24” Seat to floor* (based on seat depth) 24” 24” 23” 23.5” Seat to back angle 30° 30° 30° 30° Stroller weight (Regular) 23 lbs. 24 lbs. 27 lbs. 29 lbs. Open dimensions (LxWxH)* 36.5x23.5x36.8" 34.5x25.5x37.5" 35x27.5x38" 42x28.5x38" Folded dimensions (LxWxH) 15x14x48" 15.5x14x48" 17x14.5x49" 14.75x13.75x51" Weight capacity (Basic) 75 lbs 100 lbs 170 lbs 250 lbs Weight capacity (Transit) 66 lbs 100 lbs 170 lbs 170 lbs
*ANSI/RESNA standard WC19 Wheelchairs Used as Seats in Motor Vehicles is a voluntary industry standard that establishes minimum design and performance requirements for wheelchairs that are occupied by users traveling in motor vehicles. One of the most important design requirements of the standard is for the wheelchair to provide four specific attachment points that facilitate proper and effective securement of the wheelchair facing forward in vehicles using a four-point, strap-type tiedown that complies with SAE J2249 Wheelchair Tiedown and Occupant Restraint Systems for Use in Motor Vehicles. The wheelchair must be successfully crash tested in a 30-mph, 20-g frontal sled test using these securement points. In addition, since May 2002, WC19 requires that wheelchairs be crash tested with a wheelchair-anchored pelvic safety belt. This belt connects to a vehicle-anchored shoulder belt, thereby offering the user a potentially better fit of the pelvic belt with reduced interference of personal space by another individual. The last column of the table indicates whether a wheelchair was crash tested with and is available with a wheelchair-anchored pelvic belt. Some products are listed even though not fully compliant with this provision of WC19 because these wheelchairs have been sucessfully crash-tested and provide 4 securement points which improves passenger protection.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I choose if the Convaid Metro Transit Stroller is the right for me?
The Metro Transit stroller features a 30 degree fixed seat back. This means the seat back does not recline but the fixed tilt provides a comfortable position for the user but upright enough to where they can see everything in front of them. The 30-degree tilt provides increased comfort and support for children, older teens and adults who lack upper body strength and trunk control.
What is the user cannot sit up on their own and has poor trunk control?
A shoulder harness or lateral supports may be needed provide the user with better trunk positioning, you may wish to look at the Convaid Cruiser Transit Classic, Convaid Cruiser Transit, or Trotter Mobility Pushchair Transit Stroller. These models offer a variety of trunk support options.
Does the Metro Transit have an option for a shoulder harness?
No, the Metro Transit stroller is our economical umbrella stroller. It does feature a 2-point and 3-point seat belt. If a shoulder harness is needed, you may wish to look at the Convaid Cruiser Transit Classic, Convaid Cruiser Transit, or Trotter Mobility Pushchair Transit Stroller.
Can I order a sun canopy for the Metro Transit Stroller?
Sorry, currently there is no sunshade available for this model.
What is the transit model stroller and how is it different from the basic stroller?
A transit stroller or transit wheelchair means that they are WC19 Bus Transit ready and can be occupied while traveling in a properly equipped bus or van. WC19 Wheelchair Safety Standard is a voluntary standard, which improves the safety and security of your child when seated in their wheelchair aboard a school bus or van. Their safety and security applies to all aspects of transportation, but particularly in the event of a vehicle crash. The transit model includes a crash tested frame, hold down brackets, headrest extension, a 3-point positioning belt with depth adjustable crotch strap, and foot positioners.
How do I determine which size stroller to purchase?
Refer to our Sizing Chart under the Specifications tab. You will need to focus on the seat depth, seat width, seat back height, seat to footrest, and weight capacity. The user's thighs should be slightly spread apart. The proper seat width measurement is decided by taking the widest point between the hips and the knees when sitting comfortably and adding about 1 to 2 inches for comfort and growth. For help with measuring and fitting the user, use our Measurement Chart or contact one of our seating specialists at 877-664-4565.
If I have the user’s overall height or weight, will that be enough in determining the correct size?
No. And the reason for this is that every user is built differently, it is always best to refer to the Sizing Chart on the Specifications tab. For example, if you have a user who is tall and skinny and doesn’t weigh much, they may still need to be in a larger chair due to their overall length. This is why we recommend completing the Measurement Chart and reviewing those measurements against the Sizing Chart. This will also help in selecting a stroller that will allow for growing room as well.
Convaid’s lightweight, folding chairs are designed to be more than just a convenient chair. Order the correct size chair by first determining the user’s height, weight and seating measurements. Properly-fitted, Convaid chairs will provide years of comfortable use. As your child grows, refer back to this Fitting Guide to adjust the dimensions of the chair.
Correct seating and positioning encourages good posture, which in turn aids circulation, breathing and digestion. Please take the time to properly adjust the chair to fit the user. If the user is not correctly positioned, check the accessories section of this manual to see if one or more of our accessories would help to facilitate posture or consult your physical therapist. Improper seating can create problems with posture. Please consult your child’s physical therapist or doctor for additional guidance.
How do I fold up the Metro Stroller?
What is the warranty on the Convaid Metro Transit Stroller?The Convaid Metro Transit comes with a limited lifetime warranty. This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, or damage caused by accident or misuse.
- Unlock rear brace by pushing up on center of brace. (click here to view image)
- Swing footrests to the side, grasp one handle and pull on seat fabric or seat tube with other hand.(click here to view image)
- Lean chair backward on rear wheels and push on seat tubes or footplates to complete fold. (click here to view image)
Buckle closure strap.
- Frames and X-Braces - Lifetime
- Fabric and webbing - 1 year
- Other components - 1 year
Still have questions on choosing a special needs stroller?
Visit our Special Needs Article section and click on How to Choose A Special Needs Stroller or Wheelchair.
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