The KBike is designed by Kent Maerz in Canada. He is a fellow driver, and has driven pony teams all the way up through draft horse teams. When he downsized to a Shetland pony he wanted a vehicle his pony would enjoy as much as he would! Something sturdy enough to bomb around the mountains and balanced enough that hitching and driving was a breeze ... enter the KBike!!
We all share a passion for these small but mighty creatures and want to advocate for them - they can do so much with the right equipment!!
The KBike works for minis from 28" tall to ponies 46" tall!!
This bike will also fit those in between ponies, 39 -42". This size pony can be very hard to find carts for. They aren't minis and they aren't quite what some may consider ponies. They can be known as the "inbetweeners". Because of the customization available with the KBike, we can dial in the fit - balancing is a non-issue!
The KBike weighs 55 pounds with the boat seat and the large wheels. It is built a little beefier to withstand some vigorous driving over varied and difficult terrain and works great for the larger ponies.
**Please keep in mind, you will need quick release shackles to attach your traces to the single tree. You can order those on my website!
One of the MOST asked questions is What harness do I need for my KBike? Here is a blog to answer that: What harness do I need for my KBike?
The USA KBike has a shaft design that is similar to its Canadian counterpart, yet unique. The shaft angles are the same, however the actual bend is a signature of the fabricator and the tools they use. Quality, precision and pride go into every process in making a USA KBike!
Also we used a different set screw for the shafts and the stirrups. A black oxide alloy hex head set screw. They are easy to loosen and tighten using an allen wrench!!
The design features for these carts came about from a training perspective. It's not safe to start a young driving pony in a lightweight vehicle that sits so close to them.
Also, we understand that there are some people that simply can not sit in the cart with their legs up in the stirrups. So the slide in foot basket with shaft extenders were designed!
The KBike is a 2-in-one pony driving cart. The KBike when set up with the short shafts and a training cart when set up with the shaft extenders.
**The KBike with the footbasket is a little tricky to get into so it's not recommended to be used by new drivers with green ponies.
The KBike with Short Shafts=
If you have purchased a KBike, click on the button below, to watch videos showing:
how to put your bike together
how to customize your bike
how to put your footbasket on
how to attach the Quick Release Shackles to the single tree
how to put snow mobile skis on your bike!