5 months ago
Hello I am very interested in buying this for my 15 year old son. He is a large lad, about 300 pounds and I think this is a great way to help him lose weight. Do the handle bars come in longer lengths? He is 55 inches wide across his shoulders and I think the handle bars grips are too close together for him to be comfortable. Do the handle bars come in longer lengths? Also what is the correct posture stance with the arms for riding? Are the arms to be straight down with locked elbows? Are the handle bars suppose to be taller up the chest height to allow for bent elbows? Many thanks, Mom
(halfbiker) 5 months ago
Hi Anat, We've set the max rider weight for the Halfbike at 225lbs. We cannot guarantee that you won't experience any problems for anything beyond this with the Halfbike. The height and weight limits were set because we realized that taller and/or heavier people often find it hard to keep their balance on a Halfbike and cannot enjoy it to the fullest. And to us, the best part is the experience, having fun while learning something new. In this regard, please have in mind though that learning to ride a Halfbike is a bit challenging at first and although people find the learning curve to be rewarding after a few riding sessions, it is rather steep at the beginning. However, it usually takes about 20-25 minutes for the rider to get a better idea of the experience, adjust to it and start riding in a straight line. From then on, as with most new activities, the key is practice. :) And while researching, here are a few links that should shed more light on what you might be getting yourself into :)) Jimmy's YouTube Channel >> www.youtube.com/channel/UCBFS-EzzPeNFlyXHrePTG0A/videos is one of our US ambassadors, a devoted rider, and a wonderful teacher. You will see bits of the learning curve in action and gather a few helpful tips in advance. You could also check the Stories section of our forum; it collects genuine independent feedback from the Halfbike community that might come in handy. www.halfbikes.com/stories The handlebar is narrower, since it's not sued for steering and is static. With the Halfbike you use your whole body for turning, where the pivot point is at the back two wheels. However, some riders have installed handlebar extenders and you can see some of those mods here > halfbikes.com/pimp-my-halfbike
5 months ago
Hello it is disappointing to hear that your device does not take larger weights. I was contemplating on how to mount it so as to make it stationary for him to get used to balancing on it. Reach out to me if you design the device to handle larger weight loads. I am still interested in this product. Many thanks,
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