A rowbike is an example of a rowing cycle, hybrid fitness/transport machine that combines a bicycle, and a rowing machine. “Rowbike” is a trademark of the Rowbike company. The Rowbike was invented by Scott Olson, the creator of Rollerblade inline skates.
“Rowling” is a combination of rowing and rolling, and is sometimes used in place of rowing when describing a Rowbike.Rowbike is a patented fitness machine that incorporates body fitness and including both strength training and cardiovascular exercise.Though Rowbike is primarily marketed as a fitness machine, as a rowing cycle it may also be classified as a human powered vehicle, as opposed to a stationary indoor rowers.
This model comes with quick release alloy wheels and 20″ x 1.75″ 100 PSI treaded tires. This wheel and tire combination offers low rolling resistance and great stability.
Rowbikes transmit power from the rider to the wheels using a standard bicycle chain, rear gears, and derailleur. Both wheels are standard bicycle wheels, the rear wheel is fitted out with a standard freewheel. The chain on a Rowbike does not travel in a loop, as is the case with a standard bicycle. It moves back and forth over the rear cog in a sawing motion.
The chain is connected at one end to the frame of the rowbike and to the shock cord (bungee cord) on the other. As the rower pulls back the chain engages the rear cog and the bungee cord, which is concealed in the power lever, is extended, and when the rower returns forward the bungee cord contracts, pulling the chain back and ensuring there is no slack in the chain.The price of the Rowbike is around 1500$, more info at Rowbike.
THE ULTIMATE FITNESS MACHINE
- BURN 1200 Calories/hour
- Provides a ZERO IMPACT, total body cardio exercise (ideal for runners with knee injuries)
- TOTAL BODY conditioning including engages 90% or more of your large muscle groups
- BURN more calories per hour than jogging but without the stress on your hips, joints, knees and back.
- You’ll be rowling outdoors and having fun!