FAQ

FAQ

We will ship worldwide. However, if you find that the shipping cost for a single bike to your country is too high, you might want to consider a group buy with 4 other friends. We can arrange for air freight to a major airport at significantly lower shipping prices. Please contact us for details.

Shipping fees for a single Twicycle are:

USA- $49, Canada- $175, UK- $49, Germany- $99, EU and Europe $139, Russia- $139, *Australia- $312, *India- $239, *Rest of the world- $349. Add your Twicycle to cart and select ‘Caluclate Shipping’ and ‘Update Total’ to confirm your shipping price

*See previous answer for shipping options for group buy to get a better deal.

Customers outside the EU and USA will be responsible for their own import fees and duties as determined by their own customs. Please check with your local government for rates and details.

We plan to begin delivering bikes at the end of August. We’ll keep you regularly updated on the process as we move along.

Some usual assembly will be required and we will provide detailed instructions.

The brakes are located on the handles and in a position which would be similar to a normal drop bar on a road bike. The brakes are the usual road caliper brakes. The cables don’t get mangled up as they are attached to handles with are always horizontal and connected to your hands… they simply move up and down.

There is absolutely no special coordination required!

 

When given to absolute beginners, in our tests ALL were able to use it immediately on the first go. See short video of one of the open days here (click to see)

 

Because the handlebars are parallel it comes very natural to first time users and no different to riding a normal bike.

Learning to skate, skateboard, ski, waterski etc are all much much harder to learn yet people learn that in matter of hours or minutes. TwiCycle is incredibly easy to use.

There is a Chest PAD where the rider is resting his chest on. The pad is in such a position that it keeps one’s face a considerable distance away from the chain/chainring so that it can’t come into contact with one another.

An optional chain guard can also be fitted for those who feel the added accessory would benefit them and can be purchased as the extra accessory here directly from us.

The chain can ONLY turn if the rider is turning it. The moment the rider stops turning the bars, the chain stops turning too… And the time you’re turning the handlebars, your fingers can not possibly be anywhere near the chain as they would be firmly on the actual handles.

Yes it does!

 

There is a separate accesory which when engaged locks the handlebars in “drop bar” position and allows TwiCycle to be used like a normal road bike. Note that the hand grips will still have some movement but the whole crank system will not be able to turn.

You can use only legs… only arms…or any combination of those. The arms drive the front wheel and the legs drive the back wheel completely independent of each other.

The system currently used on the handlebars is the standard ‘freewheel’ system which means that you can stop pedaling your arms at any time and just coast…

Watch when the back chain gets caught too!

 

The front wheel drive mechanism is no different to a normal rear wheel mechanism and this has been tried and tested for a 100 years. The risks are the same as for any other standard bicycle.

 

And with Twicycle even if the chain derails it still only drops a few inches and then stops at handlebars so it’s even safer than the rear drive chain as it doesn’t flap around but stays under tension from derailleur.

Yes you can.

 

The great thing about TwiCycle is that you can actually separate your workout into different muscle groups on different days.

 

For example:

 

Mondays: you can use the ‘Pushing’ motion with your arms for half of the turn exercising your chest and triceps only.. The bike keeps coasting so you don’t have to provide power on the remaining ‘pull’ stroke… or you can help out for that half of the stroke with your legs. You can also wind the handlebars BACK to reset for another PUSH only motion using it like a BENCH PRESS machine.

 

Tuesdays: you can use the PULL motion only for half the turn exercising only your lats and biceps. This would be like using a ROWING machine!

 

Wednesdays: Use your legs only as a normal bicycle.

It is no worse than any other road/race bicycle. Professional athletes have been using bikes with even lower aero positions with no evidence of any side effects.

Included Chest Pad on which the rider rests all of their upper body weight, alleviates the stress from the back therefore making twicycle even more comfortable than a normal road bike.

You can do either. Depending on how hard you push. Handling is just like a regular bike once you get used to it.

Yes, Just like a 4WD car, TwiCycle is the bike equivalent of that. Having drive on both wheels increases traction two fold so you no longer have to have the rear wheel just spin and give no drive forcing you to walk the rest of the uphill. The mountain bike version (coming in the future) will demonstrate this even further.

180 degree offset pedals work well for legs but are not desirable for the arms as it’s not great for steering… The current version with handles parallel is completely stable and feels immediately natural to first time users.

You can pre-order your Twicycle here (click on the link) whilst it’s still in pre-production at half price of what it will cost in shops (limted time and quantity only). The money you pay now will be used to get the very first run of bikes manufactured and that is why were are offering it at COST price.

Hurry or you’ll be kicking yourself when you see the price go up!

 

We will stock spare parts ready for same day worldwide dispatch from October at very competetive prices. 90% of parts are also standard bike parts available from any local bike store. Bikes are designed with simplicty in mind and any local bike repair shop will be able to repair them.