Slowburn February 15, 2012 07:28 AM While I understand the advantages of the step thru design it comes with either a weight or weakness penalty that I prefer to ovoid. Rustgecko February 15, 2012 09:25 AM @slowburnOvoid means oviform or egg-shaped. Isaac Seidman February 15, 2012 11:38 AM The designers obviously haven\'t got a clue about bike geometry. The pedals should not be directly under the saddle this, not only is this a horribly inefficient position for transferring power to the pedals, it could lead to knee injuries right behind the knee cap. Helene Webman February 15, 2012 02:21 PM Not sure how new this is... In my home town (Phoenix AZ) I saw such bikes already used by seniors, and that was more than a year ago.... To me it looked like a great concept for the elderly who wanted to stay active but find the standard bike hard to get on. Jerry Peavy February 15, 2012 02:55 PM The obvious structural weakness aside, I would hate to ride over a small curb or anything higher than a few inches considering the low standing platform! tekewena February 15, 2012 06:15 PM so those pedals will need to stick out quite wide to miss the deck, also I\'m thinking about hitting a pedal everytime I push away while using the scooter - ouch!! Gadgeteer February 15, 2012 08:23 PM Why would anyone want to have a scooter option when they\'re already on a bike? The scooting motion is very inefficient compared to pedaling. Plus it wears down the soles on your shoes and tires you out faster because you\'re using only one leg. A step-through frame is okay, but the scooter platform is just plain dumb. Better might be an Elliptigo but with a seat option that can be pushed back out of the way if you want to pedal standing up.http://www.gizmag.com/elliptigo-announces-new-3c-elliptical-bike/18736/ christopher February 15, 2012 10:20 PM Peugeot won\'t mess up the manufacture, so shutup already about the geometry and strength and pedals etc. Sheesh!!! Has *everyone* got out the wrong side of the bed today? This is a really awesome idea.And yeah - if you didn\'t read the *whole* article, don\'t hit \"post comment\"!!! Slowburn February 16, 2012 02:51 AM re; GadgeteerJust off the top of my head sore crotch, only going a few hundred meters, in a hallway, or you find it to be more fun. Gadgeteer February 20, 2012 01:29 AM @slowburn,I don\'t want to know about your head sore crotch. People going a few hundred meters probably won\'t be renting a bike to do it. These are community bikes for everybody to use. Taking them down hallways to store indoors defeats that purpose. I tried a friend\'s Xootr kickscooter during the scooter craze about ten years ago. They\'re most assuredly not \"fun.\" Swinging your driving leg in a long arc, which doesn\'t involve the quadriceps. Having to squat up and down on the other leg with every stroke. Doing at best about 10mph with a lot of effort, a speed that\'s an easy cruise on a bicycle. The near impossibility of switching legs on the move when the platform doesn\'t have room for both feet at once.