halfbike II redesigns bicycle to make a more intuitive, full body ride
halfbike II redesigns bicycle to make a more intuitive, full body ride
apr 08, 2015

halfbike II redesigns bicycle to make a more intuitive, full body ride

halfbike II redesigns bicycle to make a more intuitive, full body ride
images courtesy of kolelinia




following the success of the first iteration in 2014, kolelina have announced the commercial release of the ‘halfbike II’ through its kickstarter campaign. designed with the user’s experience being the most important aspect, the personal vehicle enables riders to control it using their whole body, rather than just their hands. this, as well as its standing position, acts like an extension of the body, providing a smooth and intuitive ride. the whole experience trains the user’s balance and reflexes, enabling them to awaken their natural instincts.


watch the bicycle in action
images courtesy of halfbikes.com




the ‘halfbike II’ uses the core driving mechanism of a classical bicycle – a wheel connected to a crankset – and is useful for commuting, exercise and recreation. furthermore, the bike encourages personal happiness through playing, having fun, going out and being active. it disconnects riders from their daily routines and provides a different perspective to a city.

it promotes happiness through playing, having fun and being active


the second iteration follows the first that was released in 2014




when on its back wheels, the bike can be walked around


the bicycle can be folded up to enable easy portability






the two color models together


the white and wood version


the all-black edition

  • this looks like children’s big wheel that you stand up on

  • Does it have brakes? And if so, front, rear or both?

    Peter Rothermel
  • looks fun, provided you never have to break or go downhill.

    victor ragusila
  • Looks very interesting. Does Halfbike have a coasting capability for long downhills or must one continue the pedaling motion?

  • fantastic.. although I’d like to ride one to see how quickly I’d get thigh burn.. like riding a push bike standing up.. can only be off the seat for so long before your legs get so tired. wonder if a simple seat could fold out and away form the main support to sit on if needed.


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