>.< it's a scooter impersonating a bike!
“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals
Huh? What the hell was that?
Over 100 years ago, the bicycle was perfected. Been some details improved and new materials, but no significant fundamental improvement. Whatever this thing is, it's not an improvement on anything.
From the side it looked like he was strapped to a banana...
I would not, could not ride that thing.
My LBS sells Elliptigo contraptions. I see a couple of guys on those things on a regular basis and even that is way too much for me.
"the design is intended to make biking more maneuverable for urban environments"... I don't think so. Give me a skateboard for that instead- or a minivelo
He doesn't look comfortable. He looks all hunched over.
I don't understand how this thing would be more maneuverable than a regular bike that you pushed with your feet instead of using the pedals.
no....I'd rather die a painful, slow, ugly, debilitating death.
This could only be said with a straight face by someone who's never ridden a normal bike. Also, lets do away with the modern bicycle's efficient means of propulsion and revert to the early 19th century!...the Fliz Bike, is a prototype intended to make biking more maneuverable for urban environments.
My son loves his.
Also, did anyone else notice how much it was flexing as it rolled over bumps? How much would it suck to have that frame break while you're strapped to it?
Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX, 2011 Windsor Shetland
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011)
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