I’m not sure if this makes it easier or harder to get your bike moving, but it certainly is different. The RaXibo Hand-Tret-Velo is Swiss made and features a pedaling system built into the handlebars so that you can use the strength in your arms as well as your legs to get going.
Granted, it looks pretty silly, but imagine the workout you would get compared to a traditional bike. Though it would make texting harder for text addicts. It isn’t clear how steering the bike works while you pedal with both your legs and feet, but it looks like you can still control it while you pedal, by simply nudging it in the direction.
The RaXibo Hand-Tret-Velo comes in a basic version with 26-inch wheels for about $2,600(USD) and there is also a special version with a larger 29-inch rear wheel for around $2,900.