RowBike is a rowing machine on wheels


The 4-wheeled RowBike gets you where you want to go and gives you a whole body workout at the same time which burns 50% more calories than a traditional bike.

Invented by Scott Olson, the creator of Rollerblade inline skates, the RowBike is a rowing machine built onto a 4-wheeled bike frame. RowBikes are available in 2 and 4-wheeled versions, but we’re highlighting the 4-wheeled version here.

Instead of pedaling, the rowing cycle moves forward by rowing with the patented handlebar. As you row, the bike provides a full-body workout of cardio and strength training for your core, legs, and arms while offering the freedom of riding a bike.

The RowBike has an aluminum frame, a padded seat, a thumb-operated gearshift, a seven-speed derailleur, 20″ diameter tires, and front and rear caliper hand brakes. The 4-wheeled version of the RowBike is designed to accommodate riders 4′ 3″ and taller (up to 300 lbs).

This interesting exercise vehicle does have one problem. The price. At $3000, it’s definitely not going to be an impulse purchase like the As Seen On TV fitness products that people buy and then never use.

If the RowBike looks like a fun way to burn some calories and you have a LOT of disposable cash, head over to rowbike.com to read more about them and Hammacher Schlemmer to order one.


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6 comments… add one
  • Pam T. May 9, 2017, 9:34 am

    I can’t even imagine rowing this thing up a hill!

  • Matthew Penning May 9, 2017, 9:57 am

    All but the price looks good. As a limited audience piece of exercise equipment, the price likely isn’t to go down.

  • Howard Sneider May 9, 2017, 12:59 pm

    I was really hoping this was operated like a real racing shell, with the user facing their back towards the direction of travel, for added authenticity.

  • BettyW May 10, 2017, 12:28 pm

    Well, the price is in the same range as the upper models of the ElliptiGo bikes, and I’ve seen some folks riding those. But I can’t see this 4-wheel version in a bike lane passing parked cars whose door may open!

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