Bicycles are excellent exercise machines. However, it is not very suitable for training the muscles of the upper body. For this reason, there are several "upper body training" bicycles on the market, such as the "Varibike" that can be rowed with both hands and feet.
However, training with a bicycle tends to be biased toward the lower body. Even if you are conscious of using your upper body, you will end up paddling with your feet.
"Kick-Varibike" solves this problem and helps you to make your upper body muscular. The feature is that the foot pedal is removed. The only way to move forward is to pedal by hand, which can strengthen your upper body.
Two modes can be selected for "Kick-Varibike". There is a mode where you row with both hands together and a mode where you row like a normal bicycle. In the mode of rowing with both hands aligned, you can expect an exercise effect similar to cross-country skiing. The mode is also suitable for skiers to use for summer training.
In the mode of rowing like a normal bicycle, you can expect an effect similar to stand-up paddle surfing. It's perfect for people who do similar marine sports to use it for winter training.
In addition, "Kick-Varibike" can also grab the steering wheel and run as a kick scooter.
Equipped with a 3-speed transmission, it is convenient for training that maintains a constant rotation speed. The front wheels are 24 inches and the rear wheels are 20 inches. Front wheel disc brakes and rear wheel V brakes are used as braking devices. The price is 1,899 euros. Unfortunately, it is only sold in Europe.
Varibike also sells "Indoor Varibike" for indoor training. It is also equipped with a foot pedal, but it seems to be effective for strengthening the muscles of the upper body.