Walk on water? Cool. Bike on water? VERY COOL! This is the world’s only cycle that comes with an inflatable paddleboard for you easily transition between land and water. A collaboration between Red Shark Bikes and Hammacher Schlemmer, this inflatable stand-up paddleboard is perfect for a beach or a lake day.
This dream combination of biking and paddleboarding doesn’t require manual rowing, you just have to use the included pedals to move forward. It was designed to include a built-in bicycle gearing system that provides propulsion. Unlike traditional paddleboards, this one can accommodate the rider as well as two additional people – I bet Rose from Titanic could learn a lesson on maximizing the available space from this. Crafted from high-density polyethylene, this paddleboard uses a double layer of PVC which makes it durable. As an added measure, the PVC is topped with an EVA traction pad that provides sure footing. “As a result, it won’t easily break, and it can hold more weight than traditional paddleboards. Consequently, it’s reliable and long-lasting for plenty of trips to the beach,” says the team. An aluminum-frame cycle sits atop the board, providing a rider with a comfortable gel saddle on an adjustable seat post while keeping it lightweight so it continues to do its job and float! The board measures 56″ L x 39 1/2″ W x 6″ H and weighs 99.25 lbs.
Its crank is connected to two propellers that are mounted beneath the board while the adjustable handlebars control a rudder in the board’s stern. There is also a static (removable) fin beneath the board that provides straight tracking. You can inflate the paddleboard with the hand-operated air pump that comes in the package. You also get a water bottle holder, 0.5-liter bottle, 13-function multitool, and repair kit so all your paddling bases are covered! To make it portable and convenient to carry around there are four carry handles and eight D rings – these also keep it stationary in cars. This is the ultimate summer essential!
Designer: Hammacher Schlemmer