Zigo® Creates Industry's First 5-in-1 Family Cycle
The Zigo Leader™ Transforms from Front Mounted Child Carrier to Stroller, Jogger, Rear Trailer or Urban Bicycle in Seconds
South Orange, NJ, June 9, 2010: The Zigo Leader, the industry's first hybrid carrier bike system, is creating a new found freedom for families on the go. The Leader is an integrated cycle and front-positioned child carrier that converts to a stroller, baby jogger, rear trailer or urban cycle in under a minute. The breakthrough design of the Leader's front-mounted ChildPod® creates a direct line of sight between parent and child, enabling the rider to remain facing forward at all times. Additionally, the three-wheeled configuration allows for stability and safety when riding. The Zigo Leader Carrier Bicycle is ideal for both child transportation and recreational riding.
The minimalist design of the Leader has resulted in a sleek family transport system. In today's fast-paced world, parents are looking for multi-functional equipment. With patent-pending LeaderLink™ technology, the ChildPod easily disconnects from the Cycle in a matter of seconds, creating a fully functional stroller or jogger. By itself the Leader Cycle is a practical multi-speed city bike, perfect for around-the-town errands, commuting, or just for fun.
"The design of the Leader is simple, compact and speaks to the needs of every parent," said Michael Ehrenreich, M.D., Founder of Zigo. "We wanted to break through traditional design and provide parents with one system that offers an array of applications—I designed this for my own family." The lightweight, sturdy aluminum frame of the Cycle and ChildPod makes for easy storage. The ChildPod folds flat and will fit in the trunk of an economy sized car and most closets. Its 1000 Denier fabric with mesh paneling and optional rain cover ensures that children will have a safe, comfortable and fun experience.
"Whether it's exercise, transportation or both, the Leader is the only system families will need," continued Ehrenreich. "In some communities, families are even buying a Zigo instead of a car."
The Leader Cycle is available with either a three-speed or a seven-speed Shimano Nexus hub. The Zigo Leader X2, designed for carrying one or two children, is available in either orange or green with an MSRP of $1,399 to $1,549, depending on model. For more information about the Zigo Leader, or to find a local dealer, please visit www.myzigo.com.
About My Zigo
Zigo, Inc. is a DBA (Doing Business As) of SOMA Cycle, Inc., a privately owned Delaware corporation with principal offices in New Jersey. The Company's mission is to provide human powered vehicles, strollers, and bicycle trailers for use by active parents or other caregivers along with their children. The Company's first product, the Zigo Leader Carrier Bicycle System, can operate as a three-wheeled carrier bicycle, a stroller, jogging stroller, urban bicycle, or trailer, converting among these modes in less than one minute.
Zigo, Leader, ChildPod and LeaderLink are registered trademarks of SOMA Cycle, Inc.