Trunky. Bottom-heavy. Those are just a few symptoms of “cyclist bod”. Seriously, it’s a thing! This happens when cyclists fail to supplement their extreme lower body training with upper body exercises. This is particularly problematic for those who do long, multi-day rides or camp using their bike where they might not have access to extra upper body equipment.
Designer Boyan Rista recognized this very issue on a 3 month mounting retreat in the Balkans. Basically, his legs were looking fantastic while his arms were…. well… not! The solution: the 4 limb-powered Twicycle! Named for its dual gearing systems, it extends the opportunity for cyclists to work their upper body simultaneously as their lower body. In much the same way the rear tire is powered, the front wheel is geared to an innovative handlebar system that allows the rider to pedal with their arms while steering in addition to pedaling with the legs. For non-cyclists, the extra work might sound taxing… but for those in fear of cyclist bod, it’s a dream come true!
Designer: Boyan Rista [ Buy It Here ]