This review was provide to us by our customer Ash L who borrowed our Footbike Track over a weekend.
Donning my running gear at 05:30 I had a peculiar smile on my face about going out at this time of the morning, not because I was getting excited about my normal daily runs of around 10 miles with my music blaring through my headphones for the duration but because I had the freedom and speed of the new Footbike I’d recently acquired from E-Motion.
Rolling out of the garage and onto the road, instantly I felt that this new exercise routine would bring a whole new meaning to keeping fit. I accelerated rather easily up to ten miles an hour gently tapping my foot along the road in a consistent rhythm, the Footbike handled just as I’d expected, with the skinnier road tyres and light aluminium frame of just over 6.5KG I already felt that the Footbike was making the most of my powerful strides through the solid construction and not absorbing my power instead. It’s definitely a bike that needs to be used on the road, purely for the fact that you can reach some great speeds and sustain them rather easily over a long distance.
My first ride, apart from the small 1.3mile push back from the shop was a 14 mile loop. I felt like I’d been using a Footbike for months after this ride out, I didn’t feel lethargic or out of breath like a normal cycle or run routine but quite the opposite and ready to go out again. The FootBike is certainly a great exercise alternative for someone who doesn’t want to use a gym or isn’t keen on running or cycling.
Footbikes also have the capacity to take a small amount of luggage on a specified rack on the front of the bike, handy for commuting I must say! Standard fitting as you’d see on a normal bicycle for your water bottle cage so you can adequately carry liquids for those all-important long Footbikes if you don’t have a Camelbak or similar backpack hydration system.
Overall a Footbike is perfect for short commutes, fun & action packed workouts and adequately small and light enough to take away on a nice long summer weekend to go exploring, although of course, you’d want the trail version with front suspension and wider tyres to give yourself more comfort and control.
Check out our entire range of Footbikes in the E-Motion Store.