The Weird World of Bikes: The Bicymple
I have decided to do a series of articles about the weird world of bikes and none of them are quite as weird as this first one. I will add a few more every few days until we exhaust the strange world you will see here. Enjoy.
If you're looking for a bike that's easy to ride and simple to maintain, the Bicymple might be just what you're looking for. This innovative bike is designed to be chainless, with a direct-drive system that powers the rear wheel directly from the pedals. This means that you don't have to worry about adjusting gears or maintaining a chain, which can be a real hassle on traditional bikes.
At first glance, the Bicymple looks like a cross between a unicycle and a BMX bike. It has a small, sturdy frame with a single wheel in the front and a larger wheel in the back. The pedals are located directly above the rear wheel, and the rider sits upright on a comfortable seat.
One of the key features of the Bicymple is its simplicity. Because there's no chain or gears to worry about, the bike is easy to maintain and repair. It's also very lightweight and maneuverable, making it a great choice for urban commuting or short trips around town.
Despite its simplicity, the Bicymple is surprisingly versatile. It's designed to handle a variety of terrain, from smooth pavement to bumpy dirt roads. The direct-drive system also means that the bike is very efficient, with no energy wasted in a chain or derailleur.
Another unique feature of the Bicymple is its optional handlebar system. The bike can be ridden with traditional handlebars, or with a set of "ski poles" that attach to the front wheel. This allows the rider to lean into turns and maneuver the bike with precision, almost like skiing.
Overall, the Bicymple is a great choice for anyone looking for a simple, efficient, and versatile bike. Whether you're commuting to work, running errands around town, or just enjoying a leisurely ride through the park, the Bicymple is sure to provide a fun and comfortable experience. I'm not sure this is the type of bike I would want to ride. The pedals seem a bit too far back for me. Yes, it looks fun but I would have to ride it on a dare.
Check out the video above to see what the designer of the bike has to say.
Here is the next post of my blog: 5 Tips to Avoid a Sore Butt from Cycling