Riding a bike is a good way to exercise and go from one place to another without polluting the air or having to walk from point A to point B. Unfortunately, riding a bike can also get tedious at times. Moreover, as far as exercise goes, the movement tends to work out the same muscles all the time. In an effort to provide a solution to this drawback, the Caron Bicycle was invented. The bike can be pedaled in six different ways, all of which move the vehicle forward.
At a first glance, the Caron Bicycle looks like any normal bike. The one difference lays in its crankset/bottom bracket. “The secret lies in the CARON Uniset, a revolutionary crankset design promising riders the ability to create unique riding regimens and set new fitness goals at home and on-the-go, from light, leisurely riding to high-energy, impactful routines,” wrote the designers on the website.
Along with the regular pedaling we have gotten accustomed to, people can also pedal with one foot ( be it left or right ) moving up and down at the front. They can also pedal with one foot in full revolutions, while keeping the other one at the bottom. Moreover, both feet can move up and down, or both feet can move in full revolutions, side-by-side. Another way to pedal is to alternately move one of the feet up and down.
All these pedaling choices can be selected by pressing a bar-mounted thumb switch. The Caron Bicycle was recently posted on Indiegogo. Its designers are raising funds in order to bring it to production stage. A pledge of US$245 will give you a kit that can be mounted on your own bike to obtain the various pedaling ways. Moreover, $570 is required for a kid’s bike and $795 will bring you an adult’s Caron Bicycle.
What do you think of the Caron Bicycle?