It’s okay to believe the hype
Ridekick™ sure gets people talking – especially once they get off the bike after their first ride. That’s when the fun comes out. It’s when people start realizing how they’ll use this to take them beyond their usual rides.
From wondering how many gallons of milk will fit in the Ridekick power trailer to calculating how much farther they will go, people who have ridden with Ridekick have a lot to say.
May 15, 2013
We’ve been using our RideKick to make it possible for my wife to go the same distance and speed on her Street Strider as I do on my bicycle.
My wife’s bone density has improved over the last year and we think it is due to her using the Street Strider in place of her bicycle, since the Street Strider provides weight bearing exercise, whereas the bicycle does not.
We are extremely pleased with the RideKick and have had it for over a year with absolutely no problems.
Thanks for making such a great enhancement to our health and our fun!!
April 11, 2013
Hi RK crew,
Just wanted to write again and say everything is going great with my RK. Took it out on a roundtrip 25 mile errand the other day, and it was powering me up the hills and lasted the whole way. Now that the warmer weather is here, I’ll be commuting to work 15 miles each way on it 3-4 days a week. I have almost 1,100 miles logged on it and it’s still running great. I was using a hub motor kit for a while on another bike, but decided to sell it and use my RK exclusively because it fits my needs better.
Here’s what I love about my Ridekick:
–It’s self-contained. I have two hitches, so I can easily switch between my three speed and my racing bike. It holds my lunch, tools, charger, and clothes for work, with room to spare. I don’t have eyelets for a rack on my racing bike, and a backpack gets my back all sweaty, so it’s the perfect solution for carrying stuff.
–Low center of gravity. Carrying 10+lb batteries on a rear rack is kind of unwieldy. I like how everything is close to the ground.
–The trailer itself is well designed and tracks well.
–The compartment locks, and it can also be locked to my bike. This is huge, esp. when running errands in my urban environment.
–It’s virtually watertight.
–The battery is quality, has the perfect amount of range, and has long-cycle life.
–It’s got just the right amount of power–not too much, not too little.
–I like the design, it’s eye catching, but not showy.
–The throttle is versatile, and mounts easily in a variety of positions. It’s ergonomic as well.
My RK was an investment, but it’s one I’m happy with. Customer service has been great when I had questions or problems, and are very responsive.