Who needs a gym membership if you have the Varibike?
We go to the gym to better ourselves. There are machines, pools, tracks and more that will help us scale down our weight, tone muscle, and keep our bodies in peak form. However, you oftentimes need many different machines to achieve this goal. You’ll have days where you work on your core, lower body, and upper body. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a one-stop shop to take care of all of these aspects at once?
The Varibike is not the first of its kind, but it will definitely aid you in getting a full body workout. Cycling is a tried and true method of exercise, but it doesn’t do much for your arms. This bike will allow you to choose whether to power the bike via arms, legs, or a combination of both. There are also different seated positions such as the power, aero, and upright which you can fluidly change between while on the go.
The handle bars are not nearly as long as what we normally see on most bicycles, but they act as an arm rest for those who choose to ride in the aero position. You’ll be able to change how you’re riding while you’re pedaling, which means you can put out more energy without over-exhausting one group of muscles. The site states that this will increase your maximum output by around 30% when you’re cycling, which will give you more of a workout from a familiar routine. Of course, this isn’t going to come cheap. It’ll cost you around $6,000 for one of these, and seems like it would take a little time to adjust to as you can’t really turn, more so than lean.
The Varibike is available from Varibike, found via Gizmag