2022 October 15 Tech of the Week – 1 Check out all of the week’s top tech news from some of cycling’s biggest brands
The changing of the seasons means it’s a busy time in the bike world and we have loads of new clothing this week from the likes of Rapha, Le Col and Pas Normal Studios, but we’re starting with something that we really weren’t expecting… Check out the bike that’s also a rowing machine
Have you ever wanted to combine cycling and rowing? Nonsense, of course you have, and the Goebike offers you a mad fusion of the two. 2022 Goebike Kickstarter – 1 You can ride the Goebike in normal cycling mode, where it behaves pretty much like a standard bike, albeit one with a strange steering mechanism (the stem doesn’t attach directly to the fork but via two connectors).
Then there’s a rowing mode, where you take your feet off the pedals and, well, row the handlebar with the seat/saddle sliding backwards and forwards on rollers.
“Power is provided by pulling the handlebar stem with both hands, and the handlebar stem transmits power to the rear wheel of the bike through the gear and the chain,” says Goebike.
Pulling the handlebar moves a chain that is connected to the chainset which then propels the bike via the rear wheel in the usual way (watch the video on Goebike’s Kickstarter page to see how it works).
On top of that, there’s the mixed mode where you can cycle and […]