RowBike is a rowing machine on wheels

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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.

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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 to read more about them and Hammacher Schlemmer to order one.

6 thoughts on “RowBike is a rowing machine on wheels”

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  2. Matthew Penning

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

  3. Howard Sneider

    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.

  4. 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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