Treadmill Bike lets you go for a jog without getting your shoes dirty
By Jeff Salton
March 28, 2010
Not too dissimilar to the Rollator we featured late last year on Gizmag is the Treadmill Bike, which leaves as much to the imagination as the movie Snakes on a Plane. Unlike the Rollator, the Treadmill Bike has only two wheels, looks a little more robust and lets you take it “off road” according to its designers, though why you wouldn’t just go for a jog has got us puzzled.
Available through Bicycle Forest, the Treadmill Bike is for people who love the feel of a treadmill beneath their feet but don’t want to be stuck inside pounding away when it’s a beautiful day outside. Bicycle Forest says the creation has the same fat-burning benefits of a conventional treadmill without the gym membership fees (although you do have to buy the bike).
The company says you go running through evergreen forests or strolling down country roads thanks to the rugged design and all terrain tires on the revolutionary Treadmill Bike. The bike’s hard-wearing belt provides grip “while protecting your feet from dirt and other contaminants commonly found on the earth's surface”. If that’s your attitude, don’t forget your helmet, knee pads, face mask, gloves, oxygen bottle, etc.
The Treadmill Bike has a variable resistance feature which means people of all ages with a semblance of balance and fitness should be able to ride the device. Just be careful when taking those sweet jumps.
According to the video below, you can even purchase some "bling" for your wheels - sweet! The Bicycle Forest is a group aiming to promote bicycles and other human-powered vehicles as a viable form of transportation. It’s available from Bicycle Forest for around CAD$2,000 (US$2,450 approx.).