Designed in the Parisian commune of Bures sur Yvette, this is the pedaler that provides the speed of a bicycle and the deft, responsive turning of a skateboard from an upright, walking position.
Designed in the Parisian commune of Bures sur Yvette, this is the pedaler that provides the speed of a bicycle and the deft, responsive turning of a skateboard from an upright, walking position. Providing brisk acceleration to a top speed of 24 mph--a speed worthy of the peloton--the gearless pedaling system's independent cranks and variable lever arms minimize up-and-down motion to improve pedaling efficiency, enabling a rider up to 230 lbs. to apply the full weight of the body to each pedal stroke without the fatigue and jarring associated with extended out-of-the-saddle traditional bicycling. A rider's entire shoe sole stays in contact with the anodized aluminum pedals while standing, creating the sensation of a brisk walk. Agile enough to navigate the myriad turns of the Tuileries, its 32 1/4" wheelbase provides responsive turning while cornering; the handlebar grips twist in-place via bearings to facilitate balanced leaning. Equipped with hand lever-controlled Tektro front V- and rear U-brakes, the cycle rolls on 16" double-walled tires. Made with sealed tempered steel bearings, chromoly axles, and a lightweight, compact aluminum frame. Its steering column folds and attaches to the frame in less than five seconds for transport or storage. Assembly required. Unfolded 4' L x 3 1/2' H x 1 1/4' W. (23 3/4 lbs.)