The Uno Electric Cycle : Fun and EcoFriendly

Two wheels may be better than 4, but are 2 wheels side-by-side better than 2 in a row? The Uno, which ironically has 2 wheels, is not your normal electric cycle and if put into production, could change how we get around in the city.

This neat little cycle came from the mind of 18-year-old Canadian inventor Ben Gulak. He took some of the same principals used by the Segway Scooter and incorporated them into a much more appealing design. The Uno rides on a pair of wheels, placed side-by-side, that are still independent of each other which will make turning easier. As with the Segway, you transfer your weight in the direction you wish to move, and the farther you lean, the faster you will go. According to Mr. Gulak, the Uno currently has a top speed of 25mph.

The bike is fairly easy to ride, but "takes a bit of getting used to because you have to learn to trust it." By using some additional gyro's the task of staying in the upright position becomes easier. It has a running time of about 2 1/2 hours and works very well for people who have to travel through crowded areas to get to work.

Ben Gulak is currently seeking investors to help him get the Uno into production.

Source : Winding Road

May 1, 2008
by Toby
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Smart kid!

It looks very cool, but not very comfortable in that position. Wonder what it will sell for....