Dreaming experience guys!!! No words to describe the flying sensation ...
Hi there, just received my Halfbike yesterday!! Happy Black Friday to me!! Was so excited and after assembly, my roommate and I took it out to practice and test it out. Both of us took about 15 min to learn and to ride straight. Since it was late the next day(today) we woke up earlier, and went for a ride around prospect park. I can definitely say we got it down and boy did we turn some heads. Went for a half mile bike ride and my quads are killing me!! In a good way!! Needless to say I love my new Halfbike and so happy to be part of this cool and innovative invention. We live in NYC, and I do a lot of marketing and personal assistant type things, so I say expect a lot of half bikes to NYC!! :) best of luck to you guys!! Lots of love.
As you may suspect I am really fascinated about the Halfbike and the way of movement on a it.
Even after a long day work, I usually take my bike at 9:00 pm for a ride of at least half an hour as a personal workout.
And although I have got a lot of troubles with my knees (cross-bounds and menisci are heavily damaged since years and decades) I've got the impression, that the way of movement is much better than on a normal bike: all the muscles of the leg are required and I feel a strong stabilization within after training. That's my personal experience.
Dear Halfbike team,
My halfie arrived today and it was totally worth the wait. I managed to put it together on my own and took it to the park for a test ride. I love it - the best bit is that I'll have to learn to ride it properly and hope it will make me spend more time out and about, getting fit as I go. Well done guys - it was a great idea to combine the movements from biking, skiing and horse-riding - it feels like it will definitely improve my balance and firm my core. Well, if I ride it regularly of course. But I have enjoyed it greatly even in the first clumsy tests, so hope to continue the exercise as often as possible until I really match those smooth motions from your movies;)
All the best and keep the good work
A N B.
My halfbike arrived from the other side of the world within 5 days. It was very easily assembled. I a cyclist and do a lot of road miles on a solo bike and also a tandem and abit of mountain biking aswell. My apartment carpark was a great place to relearn how to ride a bike. the half bike is a new ball,game but easily mastered. Took me maybe 20 minutes to get the basic is and be confident enough to head out of the car park. First and foremost a half bike is fun and it's a great urban cruiser. That's what I got it for, so I can go to local cafes etc without having to put cleats and cycling shoes on to ride ,my other bikes, so convent to go to the beach, park or cafe wearing street shoes and clothes. Everyone notices the halfbike and comments. I've let loads of people have a go on it, everyone loves it. I think it's easiest to get a beginner used to the steering motion, by putting one foot on the frame between the pedals and scooting it like a scooter for a minute or so just to get the hang of how it feels and turns. I've since fitted a universal MTB mud guard so I don't get a wet crutch riding through puddles. I've also done a couple of 12km rides on it. Although I had read they're not recommended for over 5km. If you are fit and used to cycling it's not hard to do 10km on it. You feel it more in your calves and front of your quads than a normal bike. Love by halfbike a great invention and it's my 4th bike in my garage but the most used now.
I got mine last Wednesday, right before Thanksgiving so I was able to spend a bit of time on it (particularly with the unseasonably warm weather). It does take a bit of getting used to. So, I took the approach of trying to stand on it balanced with no movement and then pushed forward. Taking that approach got me started relatively quickly and within about 10 or 15 minutes of use I was able to just jump on and start riding. Turning took a bit more practice - I was riding up and down the street turning around at each end and I found that I was more unstable on left turns and it took more time to get around that way without jumping off than it did turning to the right (perhaps because my right side is stronger?). My daughter took this video on Thanksgiving day:
OMG! What a wonderful little device. I absolutely love it! Took a few tries to get going, but once I’m up - flying!!!
Hi halbike team !
Just a quick note to tell you that after 3 weeks of halfbiking every day to go to work (see picture !), I have great fun with my halfbike !
You really did a very cool product and mastering turns is a real blast !
It took me about 10 days to master the bike so it’s pretty fast to pick up !!
Congrats to the full team and keep up the good work !!
Happy new year from Pepper robots who warmly welcomed my halfbike near my desk
Putting the fun in exercise!!
I didn't expect this to be so much fun. Most of my family tried to talk me out of purchasing a halfbike with the typical excused people give a woman of 62... "you're too old, it's too dangerous , you could get hurt."
To be honest the first time I got on my new halfbike I secretly wondered if they were right. It wasn't what I expected. Day two was better and I was riding but a bit cautiously.
Nowadays, my biggest problem is the people who stop me to ask about the bike. "It looks like such fun!" is the comment I always get to which I respond "it is!!"
I ride about 6-8 miles a day for exercise and just love it. It has put the fun back into part of my routine and my family has given up on telling me I am too old.
It's the best investment in me I ever made!!
I felt obliged to tell you my experience with my halfbike. I got it around 5 months ago, almost 6. Two weeks later I tried to use it (at a parking lot) and I felt very, very frustrated because I could not do it. So I kind of said: when I have more time and a correct place to practice I will. So that day happened just the last day of the year (yesterday) and I can tell you that, after leaving my thoughts about being too difficult, leaving my stupid thoughts of "i cannot do it- i will fall down" I just got to my super halfbike and did it. I just let my fear go away, loosened up, trusted myself, did not fight with the bike trying to control it.... and... voila!! That was it! i just did it!
Well, I guess it may sound exaggerated... but this action just changed my vision of all things in my life: just let the stupid fear go away, just trust yourself, just do not try to control things... loosen up and everything will work at the end.
So, my friends, my halfbike, believe it ir not, has just given me a life lesson. And you, as the creators, are part of it. So thanks for that!!! I needed to tell you.
Big hug from México!
Wow! I'm blown away by the Half Bike. I've had so much fun the past two weeks riding it. Definitely had the early challenges of balancing and getting started but now I'm able to go blocks or miles on some rides without stopping and it's amazing. Lots of people have asked about it and I've been letting them try it themselves. They find it fun and a good challenge.
Loving it more and more and since the weather has been nice it's fun to use in the city.
Thank so much and hope you're doing well!
I will say that the first couple of times I rode my half bike I thought I made a mistake. I was determined to get comfortable on it. I rode it everyday for thirty minutes for a week. Now I'm jumping curbs turning heads and Love riding my halfbike II. I put myself in tight situations on different sidewalks and it only makes me better at riding. I am completely happy with my bike and the service I received when purchasing my Halfbike II. My daughter is really enjoying it too.
Love my Halfbike. Great excersice and always fun! But be prepared to be stopped everywhere. Everybody wants to try it! :-)
Dear Halfbike users or potential users:
Riding a Halfbike would be the best thing you would do on your day; not only because everyone in town would look at you but also because of the fun that it takes on learning this new sport.
Once you jump up on a Halfbike the first hought is: "I won´t be able to ride this in my life". Why? because it´s something you have never done.
It´s not like surfing if you have done snowboarding, not like wakeboarding if you have done skate or waterskiing if you have done snow ski before.
This is something your body has to experience for the first time and it´s actually amazing how fast you get used to this new movements.
Me myself have had a blast of fun specially sharing this with friends. First time I showed everyone the Halfbike we were at a barbeque and I showed up riding fast and making turns with it. Everyone was stoked; they hadn´t seen that thing on their lifes and everyone wanted to try.
It´s fun to see how people try to get used to the Halfbike and how some get used to the movements very fast.
Next step for me: start jumping and doing tricks because I´m already too used to be faster than cars in town (hahaha).
If you´re thinking on a Halfbike go and try it. I´m sure you would like it!
I'd like to let you guys know that I LOVE my new halfbike! I've only had it 2 days and I am addicted. There is a learning curve but after an hour I had going straight down pat. Next up is turning lol. I am surprised at how many muscles you use for balancing/riding... cause they're all sore lol. This is an exciting way to ride and stay in shape! You guys have an AWESOME product!!!
Once you learn & develop your motor skills & coordination...the bike's a blast!...Great attention / conversation starter for sure! Easily portable...economic...simple to maintain...And FUN, FUN,FUN!!...Thanx for the concept, development and actual engineering design!