A new innovative ergonomic pedal that claims to reduce knee and hip pain.
The idea for the Nikola Pedal was born while Nick Stevovich from Rocky River, Ohio was rollerblading with friends. After many miles of skating, he recognized the muscle fatigue associated with rollerblading, which felt significantly different, then when biking.
This fatigue and leg motion began his interest in understanding body mechanics and how to fully utilize my lower body muscles when riding a bike. As an avid cyclist Nick Stevovich wanted to find a better way to apply and transfer the power of the body into the bike. Realizing the similarities between skating and cycling began the theory for the idea. The hypothesis was if a person can use a broader range of muscles to propel a bike, then they should realize higher speeds, or need less effort to ride with the added muscles. Think of a car that has run out of out of gas and you need to push it. One person will be challenged; it’s much easier with two people; and even easier with three. More people pushing the car requires less effort from each.
The new generation of Nikola pedals is here. Nikola Innovation’s patented Zivo technology combines the movements of a skater and cyclist into one smooth motion that provides new efficiency, comfort, and power for the cyclist – a great bike pedal for bad knees. Get the pedal performance, comfort and efficiency you need.
Sounds like interesting technology to us, would you be willing to try new pedals?
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