Learning how to ride a bike was time consuming for all of us. We ended up with bumps, scrapped knees and tears rolling down our cheeks in pain as we learned, through trial and error, how to remain upright and balanced on two wheels. However, children nowadays might be able to learn with more ease. The Jyrobike is a self balancing bike that helps them learn faster.
This new bike is said to help people learn how to ride a bike in just one day. The team from Philadelphia who is behind the Jyrobike made it able to remain upright even at slow speeds. The mechanism for this is very simple. The Jyrobike has a motor-driven flywheel fitted inside its front wheel. With its help, even while moving very slow, the bike remains perfectly stable. This is because the flywheel and its control hub create a stabilizing force.
As time passes and the rider gets more confident in his or her abilities, the assistance of the flywheel can be adjusted accordingly. The highest level of assistance is 1,550 revolutions per minute. The minimum is, of course, zero. In this way children will learn how to ride a bike in just one afternoon.
The control hub also comes with a wireless controller. This allows parents to adjust the level of assistance, without having their children dismount. Moreover, once they are stable by themselves and no longer need assistance, the flywheel can be completely removed. Thus, the bike’s weight will be reduced by 60 percent.
The control hub of the Jyrobike can also be fitted on normal bikes. The company is selling both the full Jyrobike and separately, the control hub. Both can be ordered on the Jyrobike website. The price of the control hub is $129, while a Jyrobike of your own will cost you $249. Are you ready to start learning how to ride a bike?