MIAMI, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Twicycle, a bike that allows cyclists to workout their upper body in addition to legs by utilizing arm cranks, has launched their crowdfunding campaign. The early supporters have pushed the campaign to 72% of the initial funding goal. Twicycle is offered as a pre-order on first come- first served basis in several perk levels at various price points.
Twicycle's crowdfunding video demonstrates the use of the bike, as well as its added benefits to that of a regular road bike. The crowdfunding page further explains several Twicycle benefits to cyclists, such as full "body workout, easier uphill climbs, longer rides, better traction, sprints and two machines in one."
Enthusiasm for Twicycle comes from backers from around the world, including USA, EU and Australasia. They are expected to have the new workout machines in their possessions by the end of May 2017.
The campaign, hosted on Indiegogo crowdfunding platform, will run for 30 days upon which, people will be able to pre-order the bike on Twicycle website directly.
Twicycle applies the same principle of leg cranks to that of arm cranks with a difference that the arm cranks are parallel to each other while foot pedals are at 180 degrees from each other. Chest pad allows riders to rest their upper bodies while cycling with arms, allowing for workout similar to that one will get on gym machines. Twicycle combines several workout disciplines such as rowing, cycling and pushups into a single activity.
The preliminary bike specifications are as follow:
Lightweight aluminium alloy frame in matte black
Full carbon fiber forks
Aluminium alloy wheels
Shimano or Sram, 8 speed Cassettes x 2 (front and back) (16 gears in total)
Shimano gear shifters (downtube style)
Shimano Claris Derailleurs
The exact specifications will be made available at a later date.
Twicycle is aimed at people who enjoy cycling, the outdoors and would like to workout their full body equally well including their arms, chest and back.
People interested in being one of the first to own Twicycle, can pre-order the bike at: http://twicycle.com/pre-order
Hi res pictures and video footage of the bike are available for press use upon request.
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