Hydrobike FAQ for our Waterbike


What is a hydrobike?
How much does it cost?
Is there one for 2 people?
How much does it weigh?
How much weight can it hold?
Does it come in different colors?
How fast does it go?
What are the floats made of?
What kind of clothing should I wear, will I get wet?
What are the dimensions? (height, width, length)?
How is it transported?
Why does it look like there is a hesitation when people are pedaling?
Where is the best place to ride it?
How deep does the water have to be to work?
How stable is it?
What kind of maintenance is required?
Is there a warranty available?
Is it difficult to get parts or service?
Can children ride them too?
How long have you been in business?
Can it be disassembled for storage?
Are there accessories available?
How does it perform in saltwater vs. freshwater?
Can I have a demonstration?
Are there any dealers or rentals in my area?
How do I become a dealer?
Why does it "pull" to one side?
The drive train is loose and won't stay down in reverse, what do I do?
Why does it not have more gears, like a 3 speed?


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.

How much does it cost?
Check out the prices for a single Explorer 1 Hydrobike here, and for two seater Hydrobike.

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.

How much does it weigh?
125 lbs.

How much weight can it hold?
400 lbs.

Does it come in different colors?
Color choices for pontoons - yellow or hunter green. Choices for console & deck - electric green, purple or hunter green.

How fast does it go?
Average speed is 4-6 mph, it can go up to 10 mph.

What are the floats made of?
Seamless, rotationally molded polyethylene.

What kind of clothing should I wear, will I get wet?
Any comfortable clothing, maybe a light jacket for cooler days. You will not get wet.

What are the dimensions? (height, width, length)?
53" x 42" x 10'

How is it transported?
Fully assembled; trailer, roof rack or back of any standard pickup. Disassembled; smaller pickup, van or even a large car trunk.

Why does it look like there is a hesitation when people are pedaling?
Water friction, this will disappear with experience.

Where is the best place to ride it?
On almost any body of water.

How deep does the water have to be to work?
It only needs a depth of 18 inches.

How stable is it?
Very stable, it will not tip over when the rider is standing or sitting on the side-decks. It's also stable in high waves and swells.

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.) FunWatercraft does offer an extended warranty.

Is it difficult to get parts or service?
No, FunWatercraft 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. FunWatercraft 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.

Can it be disassembled for storage?
Yes, the floats can be removed with only two hand knobs per float, for easy storage. (no tools needed)

Are there accessories available?
Yes, FunWatercraft 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 sales@hydrobikes.com 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, FunWatercraft 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 FunWatercraft can help you get started with a minimal investment for HydroBike purchases. Please contact us for exact details.

Why does it "pull" to one side?
First, check the position of your rudder in relation to the handlebars. Second, make sure the floats are on properly. (The two inserts belong in back)

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.




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