Three-Wheeled Contraption Somehow Makes Unicycles Even Less Cool

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Given it has three wheels I know it's technically wrong to call this thing a unicycle. But instead of being positioned as a tricycle for adults, the Cycocycle was designed as an extra stable unicycle that anyone can ride.


So it's a lot easier to just hop on and take it for a spin if you've never been on a unicycle before. Although, unless you work as a busker, a circus clown, or are actually getting paid to look like an obnoxious hipster, there's no reason for anyone to choose a unicycle over a regular two-wheeled bike.

Thanks to a set of heavy duty tires and various footholds and handles built into the frame, the Cycocycle can also be used for performing stunts like you're on a BMX bike straight outta 1986. Just don't expect to blow anyone's mind because without the added element of having to balance, your tricks won't be that impressive.

At least at around $82 it's priced cheap enough so that you don't feel so bad when you stop using it after a week. [Cycocycle via TechCrunch]


Obfuscatio: philosopher at large

Dear Cycocycle designer,

Wrong, wrong, and all wrong! A unicycle needs training wheels like a pogo stick needs a seat. No child, and certainly no adult, is going to ride this thing in public for fear of having those about ask if having the handlebars in such an anatomically unlikely place is uncomfortable.

The rake on the forks suggests that if, heaven forbid, one ever aspired to actually ride it like a unicycle the "trailer" would jackknife and shear off an ankle. Why the seat needs handles is beyond me. What was wrong with merely grabbing the seat itself? As for all the other footholds and handles? The point of riding a unicycle is that it is already the trick, in much the same way that The Flying Wallendas don't perform high wire acts while on fire.

But thanks for playing.