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Can the Halfbike go down steep hills?

10 months ago
I've been riding for some time now and I was wondering if I could do it. How stable would the bike be? Thank you! : )
(halfbiker) 10 months ago
Start slowly on a medium incline - so you could get a feeling of it. Definitely use the brake as much as possible and don't go too fast in the begining.
(ambassador) 10 months ago
A few days ago I tried to ride in "down hill" style ;) It's possible, but not easy. The first time I almost flew over the steering wheel :O But if you lean back and crouch, so that the center of gravity shifts as low as possible to the rear wheels it will work. Of course, use the brakes :) www.facebook.com/polrower/photos/a.431943850603216/481944828936451/?type=3&theater www.facebook.com/polrower/photos/pcb.481946245602976/481944845603116/?type=3&theater But to start with, choose a slope with a smaller inclination than me. Difficult to survive the first time ;)
(ambassador) 9 months ago
It is definitely possible, as others have said, but you need to remember to keep your hand on the brakes and properly distribute your weight, preferably by lowering your weight center.
(ambassador) 9 months ago
if i go downhill i just lean back a bit and its awesome!! You can even rush down a flight of stairs provided the steps arent too high, they gotto be small steps but its very fun. Rding through the forest on mountainbike trails can be fun as well
(halfbiker) 9 months ago
Definitely use the brakes because I was cruising down hill making small turns months ago, got speed wobbles and got tossed doing around 20mph. When falling do not try to run it out with your feet on both sides of the bike, you will trip.
(ambassador) 6 months ago
I get a high frequency wobble around 17 mph but it doesn't affect stability much. I have, however, had some big unexpected jerks while riding at speed. They're unsettling, but as long as you stay firm in your feet and hands the Halfbike has a way of coming back underneath you. Descents feel fine to me, with the occasional scary wobble. But again, just keep your body firm and the trike will correct. The most dangerous part of descents is a general safety issue with the Halfbike: the brakes are relatively low power and are dependent on the rider keeping his weight low and posterior in order to work. This is something I'd recommend you practice whenever possible; coming up on a stop sign? See how hard you can brake. Practice, practice, practice.
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