Anyone searching for exercise equipment will be able to attest to the impossibility of finding a decent looking machine that won't look completely awkward in your living room. For whatever reason, the exercise enthusiasts have been largely ignored when it comes to their calls for well designed, well performing products that fit within their home décor. Luckily, Ciclotte has designed a stationary bike that exudes beauty in a bold, functionalist design. Unfortunately the excessive price is going to prevent most from enjoying it when they're short an arm and a leg after the purchase.
Ciclotte's website says that the concept for the bike originated from the desire to "rethink the traditional aesthetic standards and the actual interpretation of the exercise bike." Quite frankly, we think they've done an excellent job at throwing away the traditional archetype of stationary bikes and reinterpreting it for a contemporary environment. The Italian made unicycle frame is composed almost entirely of carbon fiber and utilizes a magnetic field in order to maximize resistance when pedaling. As you would expect, every last detail has been considered from the touch screen display on the side of the frame to the adjustable handlebars for perfect anatomical support. Luca Schieppati is the designer of the bike who has work featured in many prominent museums internationally.
The prohibitive price tag of $10,700 is the only negative we could find with this fantastic bike. Clearly, this isn't something that is going to find its way into many of our homes. We have high hopes, however, that other companies will take notice of this and better-designed, less expensive bikes will start creeping into the market.
So what do you think? Does the expensive price turn you off to the whole project? Do you believe there is a need for well designed, aesthetically appealing exercise furniture? Let us know below!