Judah Schiller was busy working out the gearing kinks on his Schiller X1 just a few weeks ago, a $6,495 bike-on-pontoons that goes on sale this Friday. According to Schiller, a former advertising executive and avid cyclist, “We’re aiming to make nothing but the best water bike ever invented, and that means refining things until they’re perfect.” Continue reading for more pictures and information.
USA Today reports, “The original water bike’s steel frame was replaced by one in custom-made carbon fiber (an option on the X1; the standard frame will be in aircraft-grade aluminum). A steel chain was swapped for twin carbon belt. Energy from the pedals is transferred almost directly to the twin propellers, which are controlled by the handle bars, thereby eliminating the need for a drag-inducing rudder.”