Meet Lopifit, The Innovative Treadmill Bicycle Right Under Your Feet
Meet Lopifit, the innovative treadmill bicycle right under your feet. This innovative treadmill bike is probably one of the best ways to stay in shape. It has all the advantages of running, while keeping all the pleasure of riding your bike. What more could you ask for?
Lopifit is a walking bicycle. ‘A what?’ Confusion is normal at this point, but we’ll get you through it. This bike is a combination between a treadmill and an electric bicycle, invented by Bruin Bergmeester for The Netherlands.
He decided to come up with this innovative bike after realizing that he works a full-time job and sits down all day. He wanted to change his lifestyle so he developed this weird invention, because cycling resembled too much his job (because of all the sitting down). Combine the fact that he hates sitting down with the fact that he loves the treadmill and voila, here you have the Lopifit!
“Why not bring the treadmill outdoors?” he said and thus a new bicycle was born. This bike works exactly like a treadmill, having a front and rear wheel, and when you put your foot on the belt and push it backwards, it makes the shaft turn. This is how it differs from your average treadmill. Sensors are able to register movement and send a signal to a computer which makes the motor run and the rear wheel to start moving.
Being an electric bike, it goes pretty fast with a limited amount of effort on your side. You can also go uphill without any problems, so don’t be afraid to risk it!
Bruin Bergmeester created all the initial 5 prototypes of the Lopifit in his living room, making this invention all the more fascinating. He is also looking for partners worldwide, so don’t be shy to contact him if you’re are interested.
Don’t forget to visit his official website, right here!