What is a hydrobike?
HydroBike is the worldwide premier water bike. The Hydrobike is the ultimate in human powered watercraft. With little effort you can cruise at 5 miles per hour. They can easily be ridden in even the windiest and waviest conditions. They are virtually impossible to tip over and they are GREAT for fishing.
Is there one for 2 people?
Yes, we have a two person HydroBike. Also, two single bikes can be combined together with a kit Fun Watercraft offers to make a double.
What kind of maintenance is required?
The drive train oil will need to be changed once a year, apply chain oil as needed. Saltwater maintenance will require "rinsing" of the bike and additional lubrication of chain and pedals.
Here is a PDF for water bike maintenance for salt and fresh water use.
Is there a warranty available?
Yes, there is a 1 year warranty on all major parts, and a 30 day warranty on maintenancetype parts. (ie: chain, pedals, knobs etc.) Hydrobike does offer an extended warranty.
Is it difficult to get parts or service?
No, Hydrobike carries all parts and ships them priority mail, directly to you, and most bike shops can service them as well as dealers.
Can children ride them too?
Most children ages 9 and up are able to ride themselves, as long as they are able to reach the pedals. Hydrobike does offer a child's seat for ages 2-5 to ride with an adult. The console is not to be used as a seat.
How long have you been in business?
Since 1990, first three years dedicated to engineering a quality product.
Are there accessories available?
Yes, Hydrobike carries a whole line of accessories from fishing rod holders to heart rate monitors.
How does it perform in saltwater vs. freshwater?
Constructed for use in saltwater as well as fresh, although saltwater does require a bit more maintenance. Check out this PDF Guide to see the difference between salt and fresh water maintenance.
Can I have a demonstration?
You may call 1-888-403-9012 or E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a demo.
Are there any dealers or rentals in my area?
You can check out website for the nearest hydrobike dealer and the closest hydrobike rental location. You can also give us a call and we can give you information as to the nearest dealer or rental operation. If no one is in your area, Hydrobike does promise a 30 day money back guarantee.
How do I become a dealer?
If you have an existing business or starting a new one Hydrobike can help you get started with a minimal investment for HydroBike purchases. Please contact us for exact details.
The drive train is loose and won't stay down in reverse, what do I do?
Most likely there is too much oil on the frictionlock. (See owners manual for removal and replacement of friction lock) After it is removed the excess oil can be wiped with a rag. You may even have to add a little tape. If problems persist you can call 800-972-8516 for assistance.
Why does it not have more gears, like a 3 speed?
Most water is level. The speed that can be attained, is determined by the shape and length of the floats. Just like a sailboat. Also, you would lose the ability to go in reverse, which I'm sure you'll agree is very beneficial.