Engineers Create a Treadmill Bicycle That Lets You Cycle to Work by Walking
Ryan O'Hare - MailOnline
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December 9, 2016
The Dutch designed electric bike lets users ride about at a walking pace (Lopifit - Electric Walking Bike)
First there was the single-geared ‘fixie’ bike, then there was the unicycle, and then the electric unicycle.
But hipsters could be ready to one-up themselves again with a new take on wheeled transport, which uses a treadmill instead of pedals.
For riders of the Lopifit, getting from A to B is as easy as putting one foot in front of the other, with its quirky design enabling users to ride around by walking.
Designed by Dutchman Bruin Bergmeester, the electric walking bike called Lopifit is a blend between a scooter, an electric bike and a treadmill.
According to Lopifit’s website, bike enthusiast Bergmeester came up with the idea while training in the gym, pondering: ‘How can I use the treadmill outdoors? What about a treadmill on wheels?’
Four years ago the initial concept was created in the Netherlands, now the Utrecht-based firm is distributing the bikes to several countries, including the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.
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