The Shweeb: Pure Pedal-Powered Fun!

The Shweeb is a pedal-powered capsule that runs suspended under a monorail track. Apart from going a lot faster than a regular bike (this thing goes up to 90kph/56mph!), devices like these could, in theory, be a good eco-friendly way to move around cities, provided that a rail infrastructure would be built to accomodate them. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, the attraction is currently only available in New Zealand and will set you back about $30US for a 3-lap ride.

[Shweeb | Via OhGizmo]

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6 Responses to The Shweeb: Pure Pedal-Powered Fun!

  1. You travel dry, comfortable and it could even be made a little bigger as to transport some light cargo or some family members.

    When can I have one?

    Imagine cities full of this…

  2. You travel dry, comfortable and it could even be made a little bigger as to transport some light cargo or some family members.
    When can I have one?
    Imagine cities full of this…

  3. I already ride recumbent bike. I smile all the time when thinking of people riding a regular bike. One thing, most of the time people assume I'm a geek because I'm riding a 'bent. I would say that all geeks should be riding a recumbent bike.

  4. I already ride recumbent bike. I smile all the time when thinking of people riding a regular bike. One thing, most of the time people assume I’m a geek because I’m riding a ‘bent. I would say that all geeks should be riding a recumbent bike.

  5. Great idea, will never work in the US…I would like to see the fat guy who sat next to me on my last plane fit in one of these.

  6. Great idea, will never work in the US…I would like to see the fat guy who sat next to me on my last plane fit in one of these.