The Moox Bike has been launched. Described as an entirely new category of casual riding, and the first-ever “ride and glide” bike and scooter hybrid with a fat tire experience, its San Francisco based manufacturer claims it offers an “innovativedesign, construction and architecture for an extremely comfortable and fluid riding experience”.
Well, it’s certainly different!
The Moox Bike is on Kickstarter campaign where crowdfunding is being sought.
Designed by founder and CEO Mike Silvestri, the Moox Bike is purposely designed to break from the ordinary, modifying the traditional and “elevating bicycling to a new level of fun”.
“It’s no secret that commuting to work or riding to the farmer’s market can get repetitive,” says Silvestri. “A lot of people nowadays put their heads down and pedal to their destination without taking the time to look around and enjoy their surroundings. We created the Moox Bike to encourage people to savour the journey and add spark and personality to their daily travels.”
Silvestri continues, “After commuting to work for years on CalTrain, I woke up one day and realized there was a transportation option missing. Staying up late in my garage that night I started messing around with different parts–from motorcycles to bicycles. I ended up with the Moox Bike that combines traditional bicycling functionality with scooter-gliding fun. I’m so excited to share my life’s dream on Kickstarter with other like-minded riders who appreciate that sometimes the journey is far more important than the destination.”
The Moox Bike is equipped with wide, durable tires for improved grip, traction and manoeuverability in all types of terrain – wet stone, muddy paths or crowded snowy footpaths. The frame is made of high strength aluminium and uses 7×1 Shimano Drivetrain breaks with a grip shift. The Moox Bike is available in five striking colours: green, red/orange, blue, white and charcoal.
The manufacturer’s website says that “Riders can pedal to quickly gain speed or easily step down on to the scooter platform and glide to take in the scenery or socialize with other riders.” I have to say that I am uncertain why you have to step on to a scooter platform to socialise with other cyclists, and I am equally uncertain as to who this type of bike is aimed at: is it for children, teens, or adults? Just Californians, or a wider world?
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