We are an online company. Orders are dispatched directly from a warehouse. This helps keep our overheads and our prices low. If you are based in, or just visiting London and would like to try a Kickbike before buying we will be happy to facilitate this. Generally, we will organise this somewhere central and Hyde Park and Regents Park are two areas we would be happy to meet and let you try one or more of our demo models. Please use the form above to contact us for this or any other enquiries regarding our Kickbikes.
BUYING A SCOOTER
How do I choose the right scooter?
It is important that the kicking position is ergonomic and that the scooter is safe (good brakes and high quality wheels). It is also important that the rolling friction is minimal, if you want to use the scooter for moving from one place to another. We have developed the Kickbike this in mind.
What are the major physiological benefits?
With regular workouts you can expect to stretch the hamstring, 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.
Which muscles do I utilize the most?
The standing leg does a surprising amount of work and will soon get tired if legs are not switched frequently. The muscle work (which is effectively isometric) is mostly felt in the quads, but almost all groups of lower leg muscles are used (tibialis and calf – gastrocnemius and soleus). The kicking leg goes through an extended movement cycle where muscles used and forces developed are very similar to running without the impact damage. So hamstrings, calves and glutes are the main muscles used. Also the abdominals come into play as will biceps/triceps to counteract the forwards-backwards body movement generated by the kick.
What traffic rules say about Kickbikes?
Rules vary contry by country. Kickbikes can be considered to be pedestrians, inline skaters or bikers. Riding cautiously and politely is never a bad idea. If you kick fast people will think you have a bicycle so ride like a biker. When moving to pedestrian zones match your pace with pedestrians.
Is the scooter an all-terrain vehicle?
Yes! Kickbike rolls very well on gravel and sand roads. And Cross Max is designed to go off-road!
LEARNING TO KICK
How do I ride it ?
Almost like a bicycle. You use your body just a bit more and you lean to the direction you want to go to. Kickbike is very stable at high speeds because of the steering geometry and big front wheel. It is unfortunate that there are many low quality scooters on the market that are not well tested at high speeds.
How fast is it ?
Of course it depends on your legs, but here’s a rough estimation:
0 – 5 km/h – You probably walk, but Kickbike is easy to ride walking pace on busy streets
5 – 15 km/h – Very easy on flat, usual speed on uphills
15 – 20 km/h – Cruising, sweet spot
20 – 30 km/h – Sports exercise
30 – 40 km/h – Fast guys sprinting
40 – 120 km/h – Downhill, using brakes is up to you
Big front wheel and small real wheel, why?
Kickbike has unique style. Big front wheel negotiates easily bumps, cobbles and gravel, making riding well controlled, easier and safer. Small rear wheel allows narrow ultra slim design that gives maximum room and freedom to the kicking foot. Short rear end makes Kickbike lighter as well as small and agile in traffic.
Why so narrow footboard?
By experience, narrow footboard enables most relaxed kick close to the centerline of the scooter. Kickbike design is slim, to give maximum freedom of movement to kicking foot.
Is Kickbike maintenance-free?
One principle of Kickbike design is to keep it simple. There are no chains, no derailleurs, almost nothing to break and repair. We want to make every part of Kickbike as hard-wearing as possible. Still, to occasionally lubricate brake cables is not a bad idea at all. To ensure that there is enough pressure in tyres and no loose levers, bolts or nuts is a basic check before every ride.
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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