To quote Van der Veer Designers:
A familiar bike? Fifteen years ago the Max Skate Bike was all the rage.
Van der Veer Designers used the Max Skate Bike as a starting point for designing the SQRL.
– Looks and ride are greatly improved.
– Three versions for different age groups and price classes.
– A popular vehicle for kids to perform stunts or just to cruise around the neighbourhood.
It had two key differences from Minson and Garel designs:
Described in promotional materials.
A compact and easy to ride fun bike that challenges you to find the right balance … Lean to the left to turn left, lean to the right to turn right. Do you dare to do a wheelie? The large rear wheel ensures that you can easily get up to speed, while the two skate wheels at the front ensure that you can maneuver well. In short, a super cool skate bike. What are you waiting for? Hop on and SQRL!
Q: How do you move?
A: By pedalling, like a normal bike
Q: How do you steer?
A: By moving your body to the desired direction similar to skateboarding. It takes some practice, but that’s worth the fun of it.
Q: How do you slow down?
A: By ways of a coaster brake, similar to a bike
Q: Where do you practice?
A: The Sqrl is an ideal action-vehicle for use in urban areas: squares, narrow streets, wide lanes, boulevards, etc. As long as there is a smooth surface.
Q: SQRL tactics?
A: In the movie we show how you can compete with friends to slalom around the cubes and be the fastest.
Q: Advanced SQRL?
A: Try your skatebike without the removable gripstick-handle and make your way through the city, moving like a professional.
The SQRL (“Squirrel”) was offered in three models aimed at different age groups.
SQRL PRO – Top model for kids aged 10 and up.
Specification: 16″ rear/7″ double front wheels, all air tires, Aluminium 44 cm frame, self stand function by click-positioning system in the front wheels, anti-rust chain, top quality ball bearings, high tech rim, quick saddle adjustment and lean gripstick height adjustment system.
SQRL SPORT – Popular model for kids aged 8 to 18.
Specification: 16″ rear/7″ double front wheels, all air tires. Steel 36 cm frame, anti-rust chain, top quality ball bearings, special tire design, quick saddle adjustment system, removable gripstick.
SQRL FUN – Starting model for kids aged 6 to 10.
Specification: 12” rear/6” double front wheels, Steel 24 cm frame, complete chain coffer, top quality ball bearings, special tire design, quick saddle adjustment system.