Revolutionary Bike Wheel Makes Learning To Ride A Cinch!


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A revolutionary bike wheel made by a San Francisco company, will not only end the need for training wheels, but also, enable kids to learn to ride a two-wheel bike in an afternoon! At least that's what Gyrobike is attesting will happen, with their new Gyrowheel.

The Gyrowheel, which fits on any normal bike, resembles a normal wheel, except for the spokes, which have been replaced by a closed wheel that contains a spinning disc, powered by a rechargeable battery.

When turned on, the wheel starts to spin rapidly, independent of the outer wheel, creating a force so strong, that when the rider wobbles, it acts as a counterbalance, not only helping to stabilize him, but also, preventing him from toppling over.

Once the rider gets more confident, the setting on the disc can be gradually reduced and then turned off completely. After that, the bike can be ridden like a normal two-wheeler.

Gyrobike plans to manufacture the 'miracle' wheel in three sizes - A 12" kids size (scheduled to be in stores by December 1st), a 16" and an adult size-version - for those parents who never learned how to ride a bike!,gyrowheel

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  • tashadtasha
    tashadtashaThursday, April 16, 2015 at 5:54 pm
    I already got trained on training wheels. I have to admit they are kinda bad. The scratchy sound they make in the back was annoying. I would be so happy if they came out with this earlier so I wouldn't have to learn on weird training wheels.
    • diamondkid
      diamondkidSaturday, February 21, 2015 at 1:35 pm
      • ImDAWolF Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:51 am
        • ImDAWolF Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:50 am
          My mom would like that
          • rainbowunicorn
            rainbowunicornThursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:19 pm
            my sister would like that
            • susie
              susieThursday, December 19, 2013 at 3:02 pm
              i need that!!!
              • hey
                heyFriday, May 24, 2013 at 5:26 pm
                • la_eliza
                  la_elizaFriday, May 24, 2013 at 12:52 pm
                  That is a great Idea!
                  • jenine
                    jenineSaturday, May 4, 2013 at 5:49 am
                    I wonder how long it took to make it?
                    • Anna KateWednesday, February 17, 2010 at 7:13 am
                      That's so cool!