Today’s innovation isn’t a bike in the traditional sense.
I mean, look at this monster!
It has the style of a recumbent, and questionable geometry as far as I am concerned.
I feel like it might be a bit ‘tippy’ up front. Not that I have Hulk sized legs or anything, buy my plans for a beast like this include hills - both up and down. And I don't have a lot of confidence in the down.
It does put the bulk of your body weight (ass) above the treads, which will help avoid slippage.
Two parting thoughts. Why are these things always just concepts - I mean, if they have merit, don’t they get built? Lastly, how would this be better than my cross country skis?