Friday, September 17, 2010


Luca Schieppati has designed the Ciclotte, an exercise bike unlike any other. It uses an "epicycloid mechanism" to replicate the road bike experience.

How the mechanism works: turn the pedals and the epicycloid crank system—a set of eccentric gears—spins the magnetized main wheel. This in turn generates a magnetic field and plenty of resistance.

The Ciclotte is entirely designed and made in Italy.

Availability: "soon".

Price: $10,700 If you buy one please write a review for us.

Really, I don't make this stuff up.


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  1. Those handlebars look mighty comfortable.

  2. That is truly mindblowing. Fantastico!

  3. I really believe this thing works and provides outstanding functionality.