The idea is take the gym onto the street. The contraption is half bike, half elliptical machine. Seven's Belkys Nerey checks out the new ride in Channel 7 WSVN Style File
WSVN -- Miami Beach -- Thursday August 30, 2007
Style Files: New Bikes: Pedal Power
Zipping around South Beach on a bike is nothing new, but regular bikes might look pretty boring after you see this. These new bikes that look like an elliptical machine on wheels, are rolling around Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive. We caught people staring and asking lots of questions, so of course, they got our attention too.
Randy Ross: "This is absolutely going to be the new big thing. This reminds me of when I produced the first mountain bike in 1981. The excitement, people out there having something new and exciting to do."
It's called the Randy Ross Stepper, and the bike is being launched first, right here in South Beach. The idea is to take the elliptical machine out of the gym and on the open road.
Randy Ross: "I feel it's a much better workout because it's full body. There's no seat on this and that was done for a reason, so not only do you get an amazing workout in your lower extremities but your upper body as well."
This couple from Germany was literally one of the very first to buy the bikes while vacationing here at the beach.
Angelo Lau: "It's great because we already know the pedals from the gym. There you have the elliptical trainer, and it's the same exercise that's in the gym, but here it's a combination with biking."
Girl: "It's easy to ride here on the beach. It's a lot of fun."
There are two models and colors for adults and even two designs for kids and teens, and once you get the hang of things, this racer will be the next big pedal.
Randy Ross: "This is for the person that's been riding the Randy Ross Stepper for a while and wants to get off the street and really get into racing."
A ride of your life that is, until the next big thing rolls out.
Angelo Lau: "It's great that we are the first to ride the bikes in Germany."
Belkys Nerey: "The price tag isn't that bad for adults. They start at $500 and $250 for kids."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Randy Ross Stepper
1501 Collins Avenue, Suite 204 (corner of 15th & Ocean Drive)
Miami Beach, FL.