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.
Colors: The Halfbike comes in five different color combinations. Black (all black), White (white frame and natural color handlebar), Pink (pink frame and black handlebar), Lime (green frame and black handlebar) and Mint (blue frame and black handlebar)
Sizes: Three sizes are available. Depending on the rider’s height we recommend:
Size S – for people between 150 and 165 cm tall (4’11” to 5’5”)
Size M – for people between 165 and 183 cm tall (5’5” to 6’0”)
Size L – for people between 183 and 193 cm tall (6’0” to 6’4”)
Weight: The maximum weight of the rider is 95kg/210lbs.
Frame: The frame is laser cut and made of aerospace grade aluminum. This makes it light and yet strong enough to endure years of riding. Once we have the frames ready we send them to a paint shop where they’re powder coated. The paints that we use are from the automobile industry so durability is guaranteed.
Truck: We went to great lengths to design and test one that fits the Halfbike like a glove. At first we used a standard mountainboard truck for the job but despite choosing one of the best trucks available on the market its limitations soon became obvious. So now we have one of our own design that functions much better and has an integrated brake system.
Handlebar: We use good quality water resistant birch plywood for the handlebar. It’s lighter compared to aluminum plus it gives a nice flex to the handlebar that in our opinion improves the ride. We’ve also developed a special technology to impregnate all plywood pieces to ensure they stay intact rain or shine.
Gears: Hub with three internal gears by Sturmey Archer – a prime European manufacturer with over a century of experience in making internal gear hubs. We’re confident that this is one of the best hubs on the market and will endure years of use with practically no maintenance whatsoever.
Crankset and pedals: The crank is made of aluminum, has a hollow axle and is used primarily for downhill bikes. In combination with high end pedals and a custom bottom bracket that we’ve developed to meet the greater stress endured by a Halfbike makes for a rigid and reliable system.
Tires: Both tires and tubes are supplied by Schwalbe – yet another well renowned European manufacturer.