The Fliz pedal-less bicycle first hit the internet years ago, but now it’s making the rounds again. For those who missed it the first time, in addition to having no pedals, it utilizes a harness system that the rider hangs from, rather than sitting directly on the frame. This means the rider needs to run to build up momentum before placing their feet on a set of treads located near the rear wheel. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“The Fliz refers to the German word to whip or dash – flitzen – and harks back to a time before the traditional bike designs we have grown to love. It shares more in common with the hobby-horse, or laufmaschine, invented by baron Karl Drais in 1817. The designers started by analyzing the laufmaschine, and thinking about how its design could be refined,” reports Design Boom.