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Old 01-17-12, 06:33 PM   #1
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solowheel / stabilized electric unicycle

Fits theme of folding bikes, being ultraportable and for multi-mode transportation.

Says $1800, saw news about it at CES but hadn't seen posts here before.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MlAr...eature=related

http://solowheel.com/

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The Solowheel is the smallest, greenest, most convenient "People Mover" ever invented. This gyro-stabilized electric unicycle is compact and fun to ride and is intended to be used as you would use an electric bicycle.
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Old 01-17-12, 06:49 PM   #2
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Wow!
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It is amazing what some peopel are willing to pay to avoid mowing and getting exercise. You`ll soon find peopel riding it to the gym..
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I would buy one but I heard it made your hair turn green. When I was 14, I rode a unicycle 22 miles without falling. My posterior has never forgiven me.
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Don't really know what the market is for something like that. It is really neat and has a lot of wow factor, but I wonder how quickly the novelty would wear off. At nearly two grand, its not going to fall under the "impulse buy" category for many people.

I would love to try one though.
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I'd like to see the out-takes, the slams in old-school skateboard terminology.
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That's actually pretty darn cool. Not that I'd be rushing out to get one, but still.

Always thought that if Kamen could do the Segway, why not a two-wheeled, inline version, without the handlebar stalk? So basically a Segway skateboard, but single track with lateral stability built into it. I'd not ride a Segway, but I would so love to try this solowheel and would jump at a chance on the two-wheel-inline contraption I just described.
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Save for the liability issues, a Solowheel rental outfit could stand to make some money on people wanting to try them. Free first lesson include with the rental of course.
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Neat and much more portable than the Sageway.
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As a personal transport, I think it is more portable, practical and affordable than the the Yikebike.
http://www.yikebike.com
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As a personal transport, I think it is more portable, practical and affordable than the the Yikebike.
http://www.yikebike.com
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Cool a folding electric mini penny farthing (hi wheeler) with underseat steering.
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That solowheel sounds amazing. I wouldn't buy one, but rent one for one day and have some fun, sure!
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