Riding your footbike is a breeze
Riding a Crussis footbike involves a smooth, natural motion that is comfortable and efficient for almost everyone. Footbiking is perhaps the most flexible and convenient of all forms of human-powered transport. At any time, you can change instantly from zipping along the road or path to walking on a crowded sidewalk, simply by braking and stepping off your footboard. It’s easy to walk with your footbike and it even provides support for you, a bit like a cane or rollator. The change from walking to rolling is just as easy and simple: step on, push off. You can ride your footbike on the roads and in the bike lanes, or you and your kids can avoid auto traffic by using the sidewalk (in most places) or the bicycle path.
Kick your way to better health
Unlike ordinary cycling, where only your legs move (and in an unnatural pattern) the effort of footbiking is shared by muscles throughout the body and you move in much the same way you would when walking or running – the way your body is designed to move. Unlike running or jogging, however, the smooth movement of the footbike virtually eliminates jolting impact and is much gentler for your joints. On a footbike you use the muscles of both the lower and upper limbs, together with the abdominal and back muscles. It’s a great way to strengthen and tone all those muscle groups and it is also excellent aerobic exercise – as vigorous or as relaxed as you prefer. Among footbike riders you will find amateurs of all ages and abilities, along with top athletes in training. Physical therapists recommend footbiking as a supplement to rehabilitation, and to help maintain flexibility and prevent pain in the cervical and lumbar spine.
Effective weight loss that’s actually fun!
We all know that a combination of sensible diet and regular exercise is necessary to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Unfortunately, many forms of exercise just aren’t fun for most people. Riding a CRUSSIS footbike is fun, at the same time it is effective. If you ride your footbike energetically, you can burn up to 30% more calories than in ordinary cycling. During one hour of vigorous footbiking, you can burn from 400 to 500 calories. At the same time, you will be toning and shaping problematic areas of your thighs, buttocks, hips, abdomen and waist. Of course, it is up to you how intensively you ride – and however you do it, it’s just plain fun!
The best way to get around town
There is no better or more flexible way to travel in a city full of people than a CRUSSIS footbike. You will cover shorter distances much faster than walking, more comfortably than on an ordinary bicycle, and often you will arrive sooner than if you traveled by public transit. Your footbike has excellent maneuverability and is less bulky than bicycle. In most places, you will be able to use sidewalks, as well as bike lanes and paths, and of course the roads and streets where it is safe to do so. Wherever bicycles are permitted on buses, trams, ferries or subways, your footbike will be much easier to carry aboard and handle than an ordinary bike. Also, traveling by footbike means that you can wear the clothes that fit your plans for the day. If you want to wear a dress, a skirt or a suit, you can do so without worrying about wrinkles, tears, grease or other problems. Whatever you wear, it will be easy to ride your footbike, your bike won’t interfere with your attire, and you’ll look great rolling to your destination. You can think of your CRUSSIS footbike as your custom fashion accessory!
Practicality and easy maintenance
When you have to travel longer distances than you want to kick, your CRUSSIS footbike is easy to transport in a car (both wheels are easy to remove and reinstall and there’s no greasy chain to cause problems) or by most types of public transit. You can equip it with a basket on the handlebars, a water bottle, fenders, panniers, or even a child safety seat up front. Lights and other accessories are also easy to mount. Thanks to our high-quality parts, the CRUSSIS footbike requires little maintenance. Just check the brakes and tire pressure before you ride and have your bike shop check it out and tune it up once per riding season – it’s much simpler and less expensive to care for than an ordinary bike.
Environmentally friendly exercise & transportation
Riding a footbike combines a healthy lifestyle and a responsible approach to the environment. It is a means of transportation that doesn’t pollute the air with fumes or noise and its simple and elegant design means that fewer resources and less energy are used to manufacture, maintain and repair it.
Most importantly, tons of fun!
The most important message we can leave you with is that riding CRUSSIS footbikes takes you into a world of fun! Whether you ride for exercise, just to relax, to walk (and run!) with your dog or to commute to school or work, your footbike rides will provide some of the best experiences of your day.