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Kick-Varibike can be powered using your arms as well as your legs

Kick-Varibike can be powered u...
The Kick-Varibike is available to purchase now at a price of €2,599 (roughly US$2,935)
The Kick-Varibike is available to purchase now at a price of €2,599 (roughly US$2,935)
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The Kick-Varibike is available to purchase now at a price of €2,599 (roughly US$2,935)
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The Kick-Varibike is available to purchase now at a price of €2,599 (roughly US$2,935)
It sports a couple of Schwalbe BigApple tires – 24x2 front and 20x2 rear
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It sports a couple of Schwalbe BigApple tires – 24x2 front and 20x2 rear
The Kick-Varibike enables the rider to propel themselves forward using a couple of cranks located near the handlebar
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The Kick-Varibike enables the rider to propel themselves forward using a couple of cranks located near the handlebar
The Kick-Varibike in action
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The Kick-Varibike in action
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If you want to give your legs a bit of a rest when riding your kickbike, an oddity spotted at Eurobike 2015 this week could be just what you're looking for. The Kick-Varibike can be propelled by leg or hand power, and the riding experience is likened by the firm to cross-country skiing or stand up paddling.

Functioning much like Varibike's dual-mode bicycle that we reported on back in 2013 – except minus the pedals – the Kick-Varibike enables the rider to propel themselves forward with a couple of cranks situated near the handlebars. These cranks are in turn linked to a three-speed geared system and the front wheel.

The Kick-Varibike in action
The Kick-Varibike in action

It features a CroMo frame and fork, and Schwalbe BigApple tires: 24x2 up front, and 20x2 on the rear. Stopping power comes in the form of a disc brake on the front, and a V-Brake on the rear.

Varibike is listing the Kick as available to purchase at a price of €2,599 (roughly US$2,935).

Product page: Kick-Varibike

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2 comments
2 comments
Paul Anthony
Add an electric motor and a battery
unklmurray
I was liking it until I saw the price......They van keep it, maybe for $350.00 or less....butt no way would I pay $2950.00 for a non electric kick scooter!!