6sqft Gift Guide: Insane Big Rig Exer-Desk Generates 100 Watts of Electricity

Posted On Fri, December 12, 2014 By

Posted On Fri, December 12, 2014 By In 6sqft gift guide, Design, Technology

Do you have a friend who, year after year, promises that they’ll work harder and exercise more? Pedal Power‘s kick-ass Big Rig exer-desk might be exactly what they need to stick with those new year’s resolutions. This cool desk is totally “off-grid” and has the potential to generate up to 100 watts of electricity for one motivated user. And because it’s modeled off an actual high-performance bike, it features an ergonomic seat for comfort, quick adjustments for different riders, a flywheel to smooth pedaling, and a wide range of gearing—meaning your giftee could easily go from tubby to Tour de France cyclist before the new year’s close.

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The Big Rig also features a work surface and an area to plug in all of your gadgets. All of the machines are hand-built with welded, all-steel frames and stock bicycle parts wherever possible. Amazingly, the bikes also serve a slew of other practical uses: they can be used to pump five gallons of water per minute, grind a variety of grains, and pretty much run any hand-cranked machine and a variety of small shop tools. (The makers have tried it all!)

There is one hitch to giving this gift, however. Due to limited capacity, lead times for machines can be up to four months. This means you’ll have to tell your friend or family member that their gift is in the mail.

Put an order in here.

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Images courtesy of Pedal Power

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