I used to see this dude pedaling around a lake near where I live on a water bike. He always had his Westie dog with him, riding in a milk crate attached to the front. Like a Bizarro World Dorothy and Toto. I don't think his bike was a Schiller X1 though. More like a couple of buoys rigged to an old Schwinn 10-speed.
Schiller calls its X1 the world's most advanced production water bike. In other words, way better than a couple of buoys rigged to an old Schwinn 10-speed. Though entirely human-powered for greenness and sustainability, the bike's engineering of a proprietary multi-speed drive train, twin-propellers, and rugged, dual chamber pontoons promises not to sacrifice speed and the thrill of the ride. Schiller conducts all phases of X1 research, design, and assembly in the USA.
Water bikes are available in sizes S to XL and include a range of incorporated bicycle components, including saddles, adjustable stems, handlebars, cranks, pedals, and a 30.9mm dropper seat post to further promote a comfortable fit. Additional X1 specs include:
- Hard anodized, powder coated aluminum frame
- Stainless steel and aircraft grade aluminum materials
- Proprietary two-stage 8:1 gear reduction with Gates
- Carbon Drive belt system
- NuVinci n360 CVP transmission
- Integrated steering on handlebars
- Twin oscillating propellers for rudderless steering
- Rugged, dual chamber inflatable pontoons
- Performance saddle, handlebars, cranks and pedals
- Watertight storage compartment for valuables