jump bike: the running powered bicycle jump bike: the running powered bicycle
apr 03, 2008

jump bike: the running powered bicycle

can’t decide between walking or bicycling? fear no more, because we have received a submission from a reader who has created a vehicle which does both. the ‘jump bike’ is a custom built bicycle which has no pedals and instead is powered by running. the rider simple sits on the seat and begins to run, pushing the bike forward in the process. once they have reached the desired speed they jump onto the bike and sit. make sure to watch the video below and you will see why this is quite possibly the strangest way to power a bike.

read more crazy bike designs at the 2005 tokyo bike show

  • why?

    dailydesignspot says:
  • You how many people won’t wear helmets because they think that it makes them look dorky? Now how many of them do you think will have no problem running around looking like a jackass?

    Bike Jax says:
  • why? why not!

    jugobika says:
  • I agree, why not? People have ideas and bring them to fruition.
    It may look odd and uncomfortable and may not appeal to you but kudos to them for creating something like that. It looks like it would be fun to ride, although maybe mostly downhill. They do not look like jackasses though.
    Why so negative?

    BonoboBob says:
  • flintstones

    cminnick says:
  • thats almost cool if your look at there feet its like they are running double fast and half time they’re in the air its probly a cool feeling

    lolnubs says:
  • This is very nice idea!

    but it’s a tricycle not a bicycle! 🙂

    saikat www.saikatbiswas.com says:
  • Great idea, but it cames with a Caterpillar shoes?

    yocharolastra says:
  • I am all for encouraging out of the norm ideas, but this looks really hard on the nuts!

    PTK says:
  • Think about its usability for those wanting to exercise but can’t handle the impact on their joints with running or jogging. This is a much lower impact form of exercise.

    stargazer54 (at) gmail.com says:

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