Meet Angry Bikes Capable of Diving

Most large urban centers are plagued by heavy car traffic in the streets. With this, one of the exits of the inhabitants of these enormous conglomerates of buildings and people is the use of bicycles.

While these two-wheeled vehicles are popular in many cities around the world, researchers and engineers work to improve this type of transportation.

Engadget staff has made a selection with some of the most unusual and innovative bikes designs of recent years, from models that can walk on water, dive, reach car speed and even fly.

The company Schiller is responsible for the design and production of the X1, a bicycle made to cross portions of water. Part of its structure is similar to that of a conventional bike, such as handlebar, seat and belt. Roughly, the differences are due to the propulsion mechanism, which are two propellers propelled when pedaling. The project aims at the entertainment and practice of physical activities.

Schiller X1

The company Schiller is responsible for the design and production of the X1, a bicycle made to cross portions of water. Part of its structure is similar to that of a conventional bike, such as handlebar, seat and belt. Roughly, the differences are due to the propulsion mechanism, which are two propellers propelled when pedaling. The project aims at the entertainment and practice of physical activities.

Scubster

If walking on water is not enough for you, an alternative is the Scubster. This bike, which has visual and functional features of a submarine, can dive up to six meters deep. The locomotion system is uniquely powered by the occupant’s muscular strength during pedaling, and the underwater bike can reach 10 km/h.

Raht Racer

This bike has three wheels and its structure is all carbon fiber. Such a combination of features gives it a futuristic look and ensures that its weight is light. Other highlights are the closed cabin, which offers protection against rain, space to carry some luggage and a second seat. However, what impresses most in the Raht Racer is its top speed: 160 km / h. This is possible thanks to a generator that multiplies the strength of the “driver” pedals.

AeroVelo Atlas

Named the “human-propelled helicopter,” AeroVelo Atlas is a purely experimental project, but one that has been successful. The model was the winner of an engineering contest held in 2013, winning $ 250,000 for its 64-second flight at a height of 3.3 meters.Obviously, due to their exaggerated dimensions, the bike makers have no plans to market it.

Flike

The Flike can be categorized as a flying electric bike. It is equipped with six individually controlled rotors, which are powered by lithium-ion polymer batteries that in theory are capable of delivering a flight range of 30 to 40 minutes. The equipment also leaves the ground based on the same concept of the helicopters and its first test flight was realized recently, as you can check in the video above.

VeloX

To conclude, we have the family of VeloX bikes, designed by the Dutch company Human Power Team. The first model of the line was built in 2010, but the great feat came with the third generation of the series, which broke the speed record in the World Human Powered Speed Challenge race in 2013 at 133 km/h. The VeloX IV, the latest version of the vehicle, failed to break this brand, but brought interesting improvements in its aerodynamic design and a new ventilation system. The developer’s idea is to beat the current record with her successor, the VeloX V bike.

Found all those bikes at Commit4fitness.com.