Ok, so this may look like just some new version of a kids scooter….but I am here to tell you that this “Zike Bike” (as I like to call it) is fun, fun, fun…..and I’m gonna get one!!!
The picture you see here is there Saber model which is their highest end Zike that they make. It’s a BMX style hybrid scooter with 7 speeds. The whole thing with these is that there is no bike seat; hence the reason why they get classified as a scooter. Instead you stay upright standing the whole time and rock the large platform pedals up and down in a similar motion to a stair stepper or elliptical machine that you would find at the gym.
Now what I like about the whole no seat scooter thing is…..no more need for those grape smuggling spandex. You girls are probably thinking, “well, wait….that’s my favorite part about biking”…but for us guys, that’s half the reason why it takes us so long to get into cycling in the first place….we have to put on girls clothes. Ha ha!
Now I don’t plan to be riding this thing on the Mammoth Lakes scenic loop or doing a century…but to be able to leave the car park and ride my Zike to go to jiu-jitus practice or go run errands…now that sounds great! Heck, I might even meet one of you at a property for showing on my Zike so don’t laugh….your kids are going to be jealous; and if you buy the home I might just let them ride it! Check it out!
Sure all you see is kids on their website. But who isn’t still a kid a heart? And if I can take this kids’ toy and turn it into some recreation and transportation for myself, why not? Now all I have to do is figure out what color I want my Zike in. Pink anyone?