(VIDEO) Athos by Contes Engineering : the human powered quad
In development since 2008, the Athos has been presented last year at the Interbike Show in Las Vegas. Its designer wanted to create a pedal powered cross vehicle, a quad without engine, articulated , with independent suspension and a differential!
Three versions are available, with different transmissions, brakes, wheels, suspensions (and therefore weight): BMX, Downhill and Cross Country.
From the first glimpse the Athos makes your forget that it has no engine, as simple as a bike and as fun as a quad with suspension travel up to 20cm, the Athos weighs between 20 and 25kg depending on the version.
Its price is not disclosed but the first deliveries are happening right now...