Frequently asked questions

How do I use my Kickcycle on public highways?

Kickcycle users are in most countries classified as pedestrians. Please check this in your country before using on a public highway. If you are on a road, always travel towards the flow of traffic. Reflectors are white at the front and rear.

Why do Esla Kickcycles have brakes at the front? Wouldn't rear brakes be safer?

During the Kickcycles design phase the braking system was designed and researched a lot. Rear wheel brakes were found in all circumstances to give a longer braking distance than with front wheel brakes. Also the long rear brake cables often freeze in winter. Therefore front brakes are better. In all cases, it is important that the user regular checks the adjustment and performance of the brakes on their Kickcycle.

Why am I having difficulty pumping air into the tires?

It is possible that the inside of the valve can sometimes stick and air will not flow inside. In this case the valve can be freed by inserting something thin, for example, a straightened paperclip. This will release the valve and allow you to pump air in normally.

The tires on my Kickcycle have begun to show hairline cracks. The tires still work ok, do I need to buy new ones?

The tires qualities depend on the compound of the rubber. If the rubber is soft, hairline cracks will not appear, however the tire wears quickly. If the rubber is hard, its resistance to wear is much better, but hairline cracks might appear. There is no danger that the innertube will burst. Your Kickcycles tires have been carefully selected so that the balance of wear and performance is optimized.

The Kickcycle has a seperate brake for each wheel. What will happen if i use just one brake? Will the Kickcycle slide to one side?

ESLAs Kickcycles are designed so that, any sideways force during braking has been eliminated. ESLA kickcycles will not slide under uneven braking. This is easy to find by trying yourself.