Halfbike

Halfbike is a new kind of personal vehicle that brings joy back to urban mobility. Its combination of cycling and smooth assisted running provides a remarkably quick and fun way to move around the city. Halfbike is suitable for commuting short distances and small enough to take onboard public transport for longer trips. It’s great for both recreation and exercise. It is light and compact and its innovative rider position gives you a new perspective on the city. The pure joy of riding that it brings will motivate you to go out and have some fun. Just feel the ride and follow your body.

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Uses

Halfbike is great for commuting and transforms it from a monotonous task into a vibrant part of our everyday life. It is suitable for short distances and in conjunction with public transport could be taken on board for longer trips. Halfbike is compact enough for an elevator, light enough to carry it on stairs and fits into spaces too small for a normal bike. If you just want to do some exercise it’s perfect for a Sunday morning in the park. Riding it mimics low impact style running and is great for “bike-jogging”. The joy of riding it can give you motivation to go out and have some fun.

Learning

Do you remember what it felt the first time you rode a bicycle? All the excitement from trying something new? Learning from scratch how to ride a Halfbike and improving your skills would certainly be an amazing new experience. That includes at first finding your balance and feeling the ride and then gradually improve. Just follow your body and the rest will come naturally. An empty open space with a smooth pavement is highly recommended for a start. There’s plenty of room, though, to challenge yourself and explore new horizons. Halfbike delivers a unique feeling no matter how you ride it.

Build

Halfbike is hand made locally from high-quality materials and components. We emphasize on the clear and minimalistic design and optimized details. We take care of the frame and handlebar manufacturing along with all the necessary testing to ensure a high quality product. The lightweight aluminium frame is laser cut and hand welded and the handlebar is hand crafted from impregnated plywood. The rest of the components are meticulously selected and come from a range of well renowned manufacturers. All the pieces will be carefully assembled in our workshop.

Reactions

No matter where you are going to ride it, you’ll attract people’s looks and bring smiles. Halfbike is a real conversation starter and stands out from the crowd. Be prepared for people stopping you in the street curious what it is and how it works. Some will even want to try it. You may consider another mean of transport if you want to keep a low profile. It is contagious!

Specifications

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FAQ

What are the shipping costs?

All Halfbikes are shipped worldwide at no extra cost.

What are the Halfbikes’ advantages over a bicycle?

The two are so different that they’re actually hard to compare. The feeling of riding a Halfbike is really nothing like riding a bicycle. But if we must pick a few we would probably go for the fun of riding and its lightness and compactness.

How can I try one out?

We are currently manufacturing the first batch. A part of it is set aside for test units which will be sent to our partners and distributors. Luckily one of them might show up near you so stay tuned :)

What is the height / weight range the Halfbike is best suited to?

We’ve tested the Halfbike with various riders and we can put the comfort range in between 5′ 2” and 6′ 4” (155-190 cm) and weighing up to 210 pounds (95kg). These are some basic guidelines though since this is a matter of personal feel and comfort.

Does the Halfbike comes in different sizes?

Yes, 3 sizes are currently available. S for people with height up to 5′ 5″(165 cm), M for those measuring less than 5′ 10″ (178 cm) and L for the taller ones.

Does the Halfbike have gears?

Currently no but that’s soon about to change :) We are just running some final tests before we make it an optional feature.

How well does Halfbike handles hills?

Riding uphill is alright as long as it is a gentle slope. Halfbike isn’t really made for steep hills so if it gets too steep you may have to push.

Are the tires standard?

Yes, both the front and rear ones.

How do I lock my Halfbike?

Easy, there are several loops in the frame and handlebar, where you can use an ordinary cable-lock for bicycles and lock it to a fixed object.

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