The fun, exercise and transportation utility of the Kickbike makes it a remarkable product.
Its simplicity of use, design and features make it ideal for all age groups- including older adults for whom the benefits of the easy exercise regime offered by the Kickbike is so attractive.
For the Kickbike owner, cost of ownership is low. The Kickbike has no chain, gears or pedals – which means it is easy and natural to use. The low complexity, minimal mechanics and ease of use means Kickbikes offer a long term lifespan.
So who uses a Kickbike? In London and elsewhere in Britain, users of the Kickbike ranges from children to adults , including those of advanced age. It is used for sport and fitness, for commuting and for fun. It has been used to aid recovery from illness and injury taking advantage of it's low position, stability and ease of use - even for the first-timer!
Owning a Kickbike offers great fitness benefits - whether you are a 6 year old, 36 or 66!
Use it the way you prefer. For just getting about or for sport. Or a combination of both. Whatever way you use a Kickbike, your heath and fitness level will benefit.
It's your choice - a sedate ride or something more energetic. With regular workouts you can expect to stretch the hamstrings, strengthen the quadriceps and calf muscles and trim down and firm up the thighs and buttocks. By adopting the proper kicking technique – lifting the knee in front, you will also strengthen your diagonal lower abdominals and lower back.
The standing leg does a surprising amount of work during the kick cycle and is the leg in which fatigue is first felt. The muscle work is mostly felt in the quads, but almost all groups of lower leg muscles are used. The kicking leg goes through an extended movement cycle where the muscles used and forces developed are very similar to running without the impact damage.
So hamstrings, calves and glutes are the main muscles employed. On the leg uplift prior to starting the movement cycle, the abdominals come into play as the biceps/triceps begin to counteract the forwards-backwards body movement generated by the kick. Maximum efficiency of motion is gained by minimising up and down movement.
Hannu Vierikko built the first Kickbike back in 1991, but the real business started in 1994 when Kickbike Worldwide was established and the first Kickbike production hit the markets.
A quarter century ago, Kickbike started to sell adult scooters, at a time when no one was even thinking about riding a scooter as a hobby, as a leisure activity, for public transport, physical exercise or for whatever reason. Since then there have been many brands, some surviving and others not. Business has also had its share of tough times, but the activity of kicking has always remained fun. Fun for all ages, and still fun for us too.
So, why do we go on? Alpo Kuusisto, the former co-owner of the Kickbike company and probably the best distance Kickbiker of all time, once said, that kicking is an honest activity. You get out what you put in. People who ride scooters are honest to themselves. There is no cheating. You need to have the heart for kicking.
Kickbike Owners Manual (PDF)
eCruise insert (PDF)
We normally advise one week (7 days or 3-4 working days) from payment date to your home address. During busy periods (including lead up to Christmas) delivery may take up to two weeks (14 days).
We will advise on an approximate delivery date by email after order, we will provide you with a courier tracking number when it's out for delivery on the day.
PLEASE provide a contact number with your order. This is for the benefit of the courier.
Warranty on all our Kickbikes: 2 years for the frame, 1 year for the components excluding tyres and brake pads
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