We have two bike styles: Comfort and Classic. The Classics feature a frame with high crossbar, whilst the Comforts have a frame that is lower and sometimes called step through. The Comforts fit a wider range of sizes and are more frock friendly. Otherwise they feel very similar to ride.
The bikes have 3 gears to get you up the hills, mudguards to keep your clothes clean and a basket to carry your bag. The Comfort bikes also feature dynamo lights.
It is a legal requirement to wear a helmet in New Zealand, whilst cycling. So each bike has a helmet that is easy to fit and adjust. They are cleaned and replaced regularly. With 17 air vents your head will stay safe and cool.
Each bike and helmet is secured with a lock that you are given the code too. You can take the lock to secure the bike whilst you are renting.
For bikes with traditional locks the code can accidentally change if the insides of the lock are fiddled with, so it is a good idea to travel with the lock done up.
For bikes with electronic locks just secure the lock end in the holder behind the basket.
Helmets with bike share helps improve safety, just like cars with seat belts. Helmets are released at the same time as the bike, which saves time. Wearing a helmet when riding a bike is the law in New Zealand. If for some reason a rider didn’t want to use the helmet then they could put the one provided in the basket and use their own. Simple and easy.
The rides that people do on our bikes are typically short and require little effort so the chances of sweating are small. Our helmets easily fit a range of head sizes from s - xl and have 17 vents so your head stays cool. We check and sanitize helmets 3 times a week. In addition helmets are individually coded and removed after a year. Hygienic and efficient.
If New Zealand relaxed it's helmet laws we would still need to provide helmets as part of our health and safety obligations.
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