- Q & A
The Pedalflow is an innovative, compact, folding bike, without a seat! Designed for short commutes, the Pedalflow is great for the "last mile" to the office, rolling around the marina, or showing off on your way to town. Fun to ride and easy to carry, the Pedalflow also is useful as transport on campus. One of the most important benefits of no seat or crossbar is that getting on and off is quick and easy. It also lowers the weight. At only 16 lbs, the Pedaflow is one of the lightest-weight folding bikes on the market. The lighter weight makes it convenient to carry inside or on to public transport, using the lowered handlebar to carry it. Maintenance is simple, with no cables to worry about as the backpedal brake is built into the rear wheel hub and never needs replacing or adjusting. The cast aluminum wheels and rugged tires are suitable for all surfaces, so you can take the Pedalflow just about anywhere.
Ride, fold, carry, repeat. No seat, no problem.
Designed for adults and teens.
Please note, this product features pneumatic (air-filled) tires that may need to be inflated prior to riding. Upon receipt of the product, please check that tires are fully inflated to 80 PSI and add air as needed.
Relatively high gear ratio which is fine on level ground but makes even small inclines quite challenging.
Short wheel base so it's really easy to unintentionally get the front wheel off the ground when going up a curb.
In my ideal world this would have a caliper brake on the rear wheel rather than a coast brake.
7 months ago
The gear ratio is good to cover distance, but it does make hills difficult. I've managed to slightly bend the handle bars by riding up a hill and putting too much weight on them. It isn't a problem, just something to be noted. The sturdy design is also a heavy one. I'm very careful in situations that may require a quick stop since pedaling backwards locks up the rear wheel and causes skidding.
I recommend adding a place to loop a lock through to the frame on subsequent models. For now both the rear wheel and crank work, but a place for a U lock on the frame would be useful.
Small suggestions for the next version:
I definitely wish there were a back fender (there are two screws sticking out, so it looks like there might be one possible) to keep me from getting splashed.
I wish the vertical part of the handle had two little bolts for either attaching a water bottle holder and/or a bike pump.
And, although it is a great height for me (5'5"), the handles are too short for my husband (6'3") -- maybe they will make an XL version at some point.
|Age||Teen + Adult|
|Weight capacity||220 lbs|
|Scooter Weight||16 lbs|
|Storage and Travel||Folds down to 32' x 20" x 14"|
|Handle Height||42.5 inches from the ground|
|Wheel size/material||Heavy duty 12.5" air tires on aluminum wheels|
Rear wheel: http://www.microkickboard.com/rear-wheel-for-micro-pedalflow-part-3017
Front wheel: http://www.microkickboard.com/front-wheel-for-micro-pedalflow-part-3006
fit in the micro bag?