Bay Area designer unveils bike made for water

By From page A5 | August 03, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco Bay area designer has put a new spin on the concept of an environmentally friendly commute.

Mill Valley resident Judah Schiller on Friday started selling bicycles that are made to be ridden on water. The Schiller X1 consists of an aluminum frame with pedal-powered propellers and inflatable pontoons and is capable of speeds up to 8 knots.

The San Francisco Chronicle says Schiller made a splash last September when he rode across San Francisco Bay on an early prototype of his now-perfected product, which comes with a waterproof storage compartment.

At $6,485, the water bike costs more than a typical two-wheel commute, but less than the $10,000 or more hard-core road bike enthusiasts may shell out.


The Associated Press

The Associated Press


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