“Smooth, Fluid Motion” is the expression that best describes the experience of riding a CRUSSIS footbike
It’s not just for exercise, or only for recreation—IT’s a LIFESTYLE.
You can ride your CRUSSIS almost anywhere you can imagine…You can use it as easily for shopping as for intensive training…You can ride alone, with the family, or with a group of friends…You can ride off on a big holiday adventure or just ride to the park with the kids.
The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Children and adults of all ages and abilities love their CRUSSIS Footbikes.
Reasons to FOOTBIKE
When you ride your CRUSSIS footbike, you’ll be strengthening muscles, tendons and other connective tissue in your legs, back and abdomen. When you ride with a good rebound technique, you’ll also be strengthening and shaping the arms and shoulders, particularly the biceps, triceps and deltoid muscle. At the same time, of course, you are toning and shaping these muscle groups, which makes you look better along with feeling stronger and healthier.
Footbiking can also be great aerobic exercise, when you ride vigorously enough to get your heart rate into your “target zone”. That means that it can combine with a healthy diet to help you lose or maintain weight and have fun doing it! Even 20 minutes a day can make a real difference.
Of course, if you ride energetically for a longer period, you can really burn the calories – as much as 400–500 per hour. That’s pretty close to the total of a McDonald’s Big Mac hamburger (540 calories) and as much or more than a Bananas Foster Milkshake at Baskin-Robbins (450 calories). That’s a lot of calories!
Riding a CRUSSIS footbike is one of the best activities there is to promote healthy veins in the calves and the arch of the foot. Doctors who specialize in varicose veins and other diseases and disorders of the veins (“phlebologists”) say that the right kind of exercise is “the #1 healthy vein principle”. Footbike riding provides the same important benefits as running or jogging, without the danger of adverse effects on the joints, because there is virtually no damaging impact when riding your footbike.
You’ll also shape your arms and shoulders, because with a proper kick you’ll feel the ride in the biceps, triceps and the deltoid muscles.
“I personally enjoyed riding a bike, however after riding even as little as 18 miles, I was exhausted for 2-3 days and my butt and my back would hurt. I can ride 18 miles on a CRUSSIS footbike with ease and nearly as fast as on an ordinary bike. After such a trip, I feel fit and wonderfully stretched. Therefore, we now only have room for footbikes in our garage.”– Petr Výkruta
Owner of Crussis
GREAT DUELS BETWEEN SPORTS
When you pedal an ordinary bike, only the lower portion of your body is actively involved, while the torso, hands, arms, neck and shoulders are mostly stationary and tense, which can lead to back and neck pain and stress on the hands (which may cause “cyclists’ palsy”), wrists and elbows (ulnar nerve damage). When footbiking, you use all of these body parts more naturally and with less stress, and you eliminate chafing and bruising of your bottom caused by the bicycle seat!
Footbiking is far more effective whole-body exercise.
In addition to working the muscles of the lower extremities, it effectively includes the back, abdomen, chest and other muscles.
A footbike is more flexible and allows you to react faster to obstacles in the urban bustle.
When you get stuck in a crowd and can’t go farther, you can simply step off and walk – much more easily than you can from an ordinary bike. Stepping back on the footboard is just as easy. You can go as slow as you wish. You can turn on a dime and you won’t obstruct the flow of traffic. Also, you don’t have to keep throwing your leg over the seat or frame when getting on and off.
A footbike is more manageable for parking, transportation and storage.
It’s much easier to handle a footbike, thanks to its lower weight and simpler design. All its dimensions are smaller and there is no need to deal with the pedals and the seat when storing it. Both the front and rear wheels can be taken off quickly thanks to the quick-lock fasteners, which makes the footbike even easier to store.
A footbike is much easier to maintain.
No chain, no gears, no pedals or crank! Just a simple, elegant, efficient ride.
A footbike is safer and less expensive.
A footbike is naturally more maneuverable than an ordinary bicycle and there is much less possibility of falling. Also, because it is such a simple machine, with many fewer parts, the footbike costs much less to buy and to maintain than an ordinary bicycle of comparable quality.
You can kick merrily along in normal shoes. Also, many places won’t allow in-line skates and the process of changing into and out of them is time-consuming and annoying if you have to do it several times during an outing.
You don’t worry about riding too fast through curves on a footbike.
CRUSSIS Footbikes have brakes that operate like ordinary bike brakes. You can slow down safely and easily.
With a footbike you can go into rough terrain.
Smooth asphalt is the best surface for a city footbike but, unlike skates, it easily manages a little rough pavement or most railroad crossings (be careful and cross at a right angle to the tracks!). Heavy duty footbikes manage rough forest trails or countryside terrain as well as mountain bikes.
When running, you repeatedly and jarringly transfer all your body weight onto just one foot, ankle, leg and hip. That creates huge stress for the joint system. On a footbike that stress is minimal as your body weight is evenly distributed between your standing leg and your body leaning on the handlebars. Jolting impact on your joint system is virtually non-existent.
Your body is not under constant stress on a footbike.
You can regulate the level of your work load more easily on a footbike. You can vary the intensity of your kicks or you can just stand on the footboard and rest while going downhill.
Quality Manufacturing & Innovative Design
CRUSSIS is a team of footbiking enthusiasts who make footbikes that bring our customers excitement as well as satisfaction!
We manufacture our sport footbikes for adults with the highest level of ride-ability. CRUSSIS Footbikes are precisely manufactured and equipped with components of the highest quality, for short trips or day-long rides, as well as long-distance rides undertaken by seasoned footbikers.
HIGHEST QUALITY COMPONENTS
To make riding CRUSSIS footbikes as easy, safe and comfortable as possible, we only use brand name components of worldwide manufacturers such as SHIMANO, TEKTRO, SR SUNTOUR, SCHWALBE, MITAS and others that guarantee high quality and long, reliable service.
CRUSSIS frames are designed and manufactured to meet rigid specifications and close tolerances and we choose only high-quality components that will provide you with long service and safe, efficient operation. Every footbike is assembled and inspected at our facility in the Czech Republic before being partially disassembled and securely packed in a heavy-duty carton for shipping. When it arrives at its destination, final assembly is quick and simple – for the customer or for a local bike mechanic.
UNIQUE DESIGN OF CRUSSIS FOOTBIKES
CRUSSIS footbikes are designed both for beginners and for the most demanding advanced users. Our innovative frame design combines a shorter wheelbase for nimble handling with advanced geometry to aid control at higher speeds. Riders will also appreciate our longer footboards, which make foot changes and downhill positioning much more comfortable and efficient. Also important is the CRUSSIS combination of light weight and frame rigidity, achieved by providing special reinforcement at the most highly-stressed points of the frame. Cabling is routed inside the frame and under the footboard, to keep it safe and out of the way.
Most bicycle and footbike frames, today, are manufactured in huge factories in Asia. CRUSSIS footbike frames are proudly manufactured by European craftsmen and craftswomen in the Czech Republic. They benefit from our special expertise and from our experience in building bicycles and electric bikes. We are proud of them and we are confident you will be proud to own and ride them.
At CRUSSIS, we pay close attention to everything from the earliest design concept to the last detail of footbike finish. One of our most distinctive features is that our bikes come in bright, coordinated and head-turning color schemes. When you ride a CRUSSIS footbike, you don’t only get a great ride, you get a great look, as well!
From the beginning of our design process through every stage of production and up to the last staple in the shipping box, we work to ensure that every CRUSSIS model is unique and perfectly suited for its intended use and that every single footbike we make is as perfect and as reliable as we can make it.
PATENTED TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS
We employ unique solutions and inventions on our CRUSSIS footbikes to make them the very best they can be. From the overall design to special technical details of the frame and footboard, these special features are patented and protected throughout Europe and the USA.
Choose Your Footbike
ACTIVE line footbikes are perfect for the town or city, bike paths and light terrain. They have outstanding ride-ability and stability, even at higher speeds. We recommend the ACTIVE line to active individuals or families with children who are just beginning to kick or have experience with footbiking already.
The URBAN line of CRUSSIS footbikes is dedicated to hobby or sport enthusiast footbikers. The short wheelbase guarantees excellent footbike ride-ability and handling. This footbike is fast and can be perfectly controlled even at high speeds. This line has a playful design that perfectly reflects what CRUSSIS footbikes are all about – the joy of riding.
Our CROSS line is the sporty category designed for trail riding, cross-country and long downhill rides. The frame is tough, the handling impeccably accurate, and the footbike is designed to perfectly distribute the power of your kicks. This one is here to excite!
ROAD line footbikes are for those who accept no compromise. These bikes are for riders who love to ride fast and show their backs to everyone else on the road. This one is a real speedster that holds the road perfectly through curves. The ROAD line is suitable for recreation and serious athletic activities.