Jyrobike, World’s First Auto Balancing Bike Is the Fall of Training Wheels

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All you dads out there still trying to help your kid learn how to ride their first bicycle know this: the time of uncool training wheels is over. Or will soon be, anyway, once Jyrobike’s creators will get enough money to go with it on the market.
How many times have you thought your kid will fall off his bike because he wouldn’t get the courage to just keep the pedals running? Or better, try to remember the face your kid had when he saw the stabilizers you bought him. All these worries will soon be off your shoulders once the guys creating Jyrobike will get the money they need for the manufacturing, on Kickstarter.

According to its creators, this two-wheeler is the world’s first auto balance bike. It comes with a unique Control Hub built into the front wheel that is able to generate a stabilizing force that resists the toppling force of gravity.

What is even better, as your kid gets better at riding it, you can gradually dial down the gyro (balance assistance) so that the bike does less and the rider does more. In fact, parents are literally in full control as they can use the remote Wireless Controller to change the settings.

The original Jyrobike invention emerged from a undergraduate project at Dartmouth, Thayer School of Engineering in the U.S. between 2006-2008. It was made by a group of four students. Although the early prototype was brought to market by a different company, a few years later Rob Bodill acquired the global patents from the original inventors and a new company was formed in 2013. He established a global research and development program to create a vastly improved version.

It will cost you $250 (EUR 180) to get the bike and the remote control shipped, but we think is definitely worth it. You can always check out the video below to get a proper impression.

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