The Mountainskyver TRAIL is a Rugged Scooter-Bike Combo

 - Dec 14, 2011
References: ortovox & gizmag
Hikers looking for a new way to get down hills faster are going to want to check out the Mountainskyver TRAIL. The Mountainskyver TRAIL is a stripped-down folding mountain bike designed to make the trip down a hundred times easier than the trip up.

The Mountainskyver TRAIL was designed by ORTOVOX and differs from a traditional mountain bike in many ways. For starters, the bike can fold and does not feature a seat or pedals. The bike is instead meant to be ridden like a scooter, with the rider standing on top of the foot pads. The ride comes with small tires (20 inches in the front and 16 inches in the rear), and weighs a mere 19.4 pounds. The Mountainskyver TRAIL may not appeal to hardcore mountain bikers, but it could be big for affluent hikers. The bike/scooter sells for $1,200 and is available now.