Uno Bike Goes From Stunningly Cool to Stupidly Ridiculous in 0.5 Seconds

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Check this cool bike out. It was a concept last year, and now it's a reality. Pretty amazing, huh? Yes? Well, WRONG. Check it running and see why:

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Illustration for article titled Uno Bike Goes From Stunningly Cool to Stupidly Ridiculous in 0.5 Seconds

See what I mean? As soon as the Uno hits 20mph, the Kaneda-worthy red metal bullet transforms into this... this... this vehicle for the Ringling Bros. clown troupe? Except that not even a clown will ride it. The inventor, Ben Gulak, says that it's all for a good reason:

The original Uno was quite scary to speed up on. This is a much more user-friendly experience.

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Sounds good to me, and the engineering seems quite neat, but why do you need an unicycle in the first place, then? [Popsci]

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frankurd
Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

The one in the second picture looks so much worse than the one in the first. It's mostly that it has those two wheels but the design is worse too. Maybe the designer really likes to pop wheelies and decided that he needed to give it two wheels. It does remind me of the SkateBike a bit, did anyone have one of those when they were younger?