SAN FRANCISCO, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Daily transportation is getting a much-needed makeover thanks to the Moox Bike, one of the newest bicycle creations to come out of Silicon Valley. The Moox Bike is the world's first-of-its-kind bike and scooter hybrid, designed to revolutionize the way we move. Riders can go from riding a bike, to gliding a bike. Simply pedal in the standing or seated position or step down to the scooter platform and glide. The Moox Bike provides a break from the ordinary and takes bicycling to a new level of fun.
The official Moox Bike IndieGogo campaign is now live and can be found here: https://igg.me/at/mooxbike.
Moox Bike riders are people who recognize that sometimes the journey is far more important than the destination. Riders can pedal to quickly gain speed or easily step down on to the scooter platform, taking in the scenery or socializing with other riders as they ride and glide -- it's up to you, on the fly, in the moment, and in eye-catching style.
Whether you're an early-adopter urban dweller, environmentally conscious, a work commuter, or just a casual rider who wants to add spark and personality to their daily travels, the Moox Bike has uses for everyone.
With a highly durable and rugged aluminum frame and 20-inch all terrain "fat" tires that offer more durability, a more comfortable ride, improved grip, traction, and maneuverability, the Moox Bike it fit for all types of terrain -- wet stone, muddy paths, or crowded snowy sidewalks.
Moox's Founder, CEO, and Chief Designer Mike Silvestri started building the Moox Bike in 2012 while serving as chief innovator for Whackamole Labs, one of three companies he's co-founded in his career.
The idea came to him while commuting to work in San Francisco on the CalTrain one morning. Silvestri noticed the wide range of transportation methods that other commuters were using once they got off the train; a lineup that included both traditional bicycles and scooters. As Silvestri watched people either ride or glide off into the streets to complete their morning commutes, he realized there was a transportation option missing from the offerings that could be useful on both the streets and the sidewalks.
"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 savor the journey and add spark and personality to their daily travels."
Silvestri says it is his personal goal to ride a bike on every continent. His count is currently at three, and he can't wait to continue the quest on a Moox Bike.
At $4,599, the Moox Bike offers dual functionality of a bicycle and a scooter, while being priced lower than if you were to purchase a bike and scooter separately. The Moox Bike will be available first in a non-electric model in late summer 2016 followed by an all-electric model in early 2017.
To be among the first to receive a Moox Bike, the company is launching an IndieGogo campaign for pre-orders, now live at: https://igg.me/at/mooxbike
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SOURCE Moox, Inc.