Big Wheel Kick Scooters now at FORM + DESIGN
Following on from my accident in October 2012 that resulted in a few broken bones in my arm, hand and ribs, I have decided that small wheel scooters are not quite for me. Borrowing my daughters' small wheeled scooter to commute from home to work every so often I found to be alot of fun and a great workout. I did have a sixth sense about my impending collision with the ground. Only two weeks before my accident I confided in my wife that I thought that the scooter was consipiring to harm me...I was right!
Aparently the Paramdeics in the ambulance thought that the sight of a 47 year old broken and in pain as a result of riding his daughters' scooter was somewhat (what's the word?) histerical. All credit to them though, they were most professional and caring apart from the jockularity.
It was also fortunate for me that I was wearing a helmet, since my head hit the road first. The Paramedics told me that without my helemt, things would have been much worse for me.
This scooter had good form. You think that I would have learnt from my daughters' accident that left her with a split in her chin that required stiches. We decide to retire the scooter. I decided to look for an alternative.
So as one door closes another opens. After a few weeks of searching I finally found a scooter that I thought took care of most of the negative issues with small wheeled scooters. I decided to sell big wheel kick scooters. The type of scooter with pneumatic tyres and bicycle type brakes front and rear.
I found Kickbike. Finnish designed and made to very high standards these big wheel scooters have more stability and better stopping power than their small wheeled cousins. Most small wheeled scooters don't have front brakes and utilise a fender brake that presses down on the rear wheel when you stand on the fender. These brakes are not ideal for going down hills or emergency braking.
Kickbike has other advantages too. They can be used for training and recovery after injuries. They provide a no impact running workout. In fact many athletes and some football teams already use Kickbike as a part of their training and injury rehabilitation regime.
For kids, there is the "Freeride" which I gave to my kids. They love it and truth be told, I'm using it and works just fine. I have also had alot of interest for it from my adult customers looking for a well priced stable scooter. The sport G4 is the speed machine of the group and the Cross Max 20D is the go-anywhere off-road version. The Cross Max 20D has a 26" front wheel with suspened front fork and disc brakes front and rear.
Best of all, the price shown on our web-site is a delivered price to anywhere in Australia. Each Kickbike comes complete with instructions and all tools required for assembly. Assembly is minimal and staightforward.
If you prefer, we can assemble your Kickbike, but this is strictly for store pick-up and a fee applies.
So now I am back to scootering to and from work, on my daughters' scooter again! It's a lot of fun and a great workout!
If you want more information check out the Kickbike section of our web-site here, or give me a call on 1300 866 933.