Snowboarding...yeah...skiing...ok...how about snowbiking! The Brenter Snowbike C4 is basically a full-suspension mountain bike, but instead of wheels, there are skis. Instead of pedals there are footpegs. The rider sits on an extra long seat and steers the bike with the handlebar. Riders on a skibike have multiple points of contact -- both the bike's skis and the handlebar. This offers the beginning rider a lot of confidence and makes maneuvering the very similar to skiing: Steer back up the hill to slow down, dig in an edge to stop. Plus, the handlebars add to steering control. The Brenter Snowbike C4, one of 6 Brenter models, has a price of $1,400. If you want to learn more about snowbiking check out Brentor Snowbike Site.
December 5, 2007 11:12 AM | Winter