Just because there wasn’t anyone to teach you how to pedal at a tender age doesn’t mean you have to sit on the sidelines when it comes to cycling anymore if the Fliz becomes a reality.
According to the designers:
The prior aim of developing FLIZ was to bring a completely new driving experience to everyone. Based on the very first bike – the ‘Laufrad’ – we created a velocipede concept of healthy, ecological mobility in overcrowded urban space. Its laminated, innovative frame with 5 point belt system provides a comfortable, ergonomic ride between running and biking.
Oddly enough, this design was first floated by Baron Karl von Drais in 1817, perhaps the inspiration for the Flintstone’s foot-powered cars, as well?
For those who prefer running but don’t have the knees to handle it, this could be an interesting alternative, but would definitely take some getting used to (and plenty of faith that the straps won’t fail).
Here’s a video of the Filz in action:
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