Garmin and Physio endorses Kickbike

Good Morning fellow Kickbike nuts.
Yes, its October, and the year is flying by. We have 3 things we would like to share with you this month.

  • Physio endorsement
  • Garmin adding Kickbike/Footbike as activity
  • eCruise update

Physio Endorsement - We were very pleased to get the following endorsement, especially when you look at Victors resume.

Victor Popov has 30 years experience as a Sports Physiotherapist working with elite teams and athletes including-
AIS and QAS teams and athletes
Brisbane Lions AFC (1999-2008)
Australian Olympic Teams (1992, 1996, 2000)
Russian Olympic Team (2012)
Professional Cycling Teams at Tour De France (5 tours)
Australian Swimming Team (1987-2001)
Australian Cycling Teams (1987- 2000)
Individual Athletes such as Robbie McEwen, Stuart O'Grady, Sam Riley, Susie O'Neil, and Shane Watson.
In my 30 years as working as a Sports Physiotherapist in elite sport, I have come across many useful and not-so-useful rehab tools. The Kickbike definitely falls into the 'useful' category. We used Kickbikes back in the early 2000's at the Brisbane Lions AFL club as part of our rehab process for a number of injuries. The loading and motor patterning associated with riding the Kickbike had very useful stability and propulsion components: the stance leg load stimulated glut, core and spinal stability (in a functional posture), and the propulsive leg action activated glut, hamstring and calf muscles with minimal impact loading.
This combination of central stability; postural setting and control; limited impact glut, hamstring and calf activation and the capacity to vary the load/speed makes the Kickbike a great rehab tool in late stage rehab for any lower limb injury that affects these parameters. Obviously, the capability to add aerobic loading is also an extremely valuable component of using the Kickbike: both from a rehab and conditioning perspective. The Kickbike is an excellent conditioning advice for all but is extremely beneficial for people who can't run (due to the shock/impact issues) or ride a bike (neck/low back posture issues) as it allows for conditioning and stability exercise in a posture and with an intensity that can be tolerated.
Victor Popov
B. Phty.
Sports Physiotherapist.

Garmin have added Kickbike/Footbike as activity.
The growth of Kickbike internationally, and also the sport of Footbiking, have finally been recognised by one of the biggest players in the fitness and activity markets. Garmin have now added "Kickbike/Footbike" as an activity that can be selected after you have downloaded the Garmin app and registered your Garmin device.  This has been the result of 1000's of requests from Garmin owners who are active Kickbike/Footbike participants. Garmin realised that the market and activity were growing quickly, and wanted to be first to offer the activity to it's owners.

eCruise update.
For years now, we have been asked if we would ever offer an electric version of the Kickbike. We have finally decided to run with the idea, and limited stocks are available in Australia. It can be used on Bike paths, trails and private property.  It is a Cruise Max with a throttle controlled electric motor, that can get you up to 25kph.  It's capacity is about 25km without kicking to assist, but can be extended to 40km if you kick as well. Check it out at 

Anyway, have an awesome month and Happy Kicking.