Fairfax, VT (PRWEB) October 14, 2009
Zize Bikes announced today the release of A New Leaf, the first bicycle to truly give the overweight, obese, and very big an easy and convenient way to get active.
"In talking with my customers, one thing that became very clear was that they were in serious need of a bicycle that would be safe and comfortable to ride," said Joan Denizot, President of Zize Bikes. "That's what A New Leaf was designed to address."
Two-thirds of the US population is overweight or obese, and bicycles are not built to safely hold more than 225 pounds. Because cycling is an excellent exercise that is easy on joints, it's an ideal way for big people to exercise.
The initial response to A New Leaf has been even better than we expected," continued Denizot. "I think what we're seeing here is that people are drawn to some of the other benefits as well."
For example, Denizot said that many individuals were finding high quality construction an important plus - a feature not readily available in other bikes. "We thought it was important, when creating A New Leaf, to give even more than what people were asking for," said Denizot. "That's why we didn't stop with just the obvious angle. We really tried to cover all the bases."
With A New Leaf, super sized people will now be able to:
- Do something that is fun and good for them
- Participate in a non-weight bearing activity that allows them to exercise for long periods of time with no joint stress
- Save money by improving their health and reducing doctors' bills
- Help the environment by riding their bike instead of driving when they have short distances to travel
- Join family and friends in activities that they were previously excluded from
About Zize Bikes
A New Leaf is just the latest bicycle from Zize Bikes. The company has also produced the Time of Your Life, a crank-forward bike for riders up to 550 pounds, the iZize Mt Trailz AL, an electric assist bicycle made strong enough to carry a 425 pound rider, and the Big 29er, a heavy duty cruiser bike with larger-than-normal wheels. Zize Bikes are built using top of the line parts and custom designs to make them strong and safe for big riders. Zize Bikes and other plus sized riding equipment are sold at http://www.SuperSizedCycles.com and bike stores throughout the country.