Electric barstool, or viable transportation alternative?

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by Industry_Hack, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    At Interbike this year, there were plenty of bikes with electric assist, and a few that seemed to be all-out electric scooters. And then there was the SBU.

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    It's a self-balancing unicycle. Those are footrests, not pedals. To go forward, lean forward. I guess you lean back to stop. It's like a Segway for people with balance. It's definitely not a bike by any stretch of the imagination, but as far as distribution goes, bike shops would be the most logical choice. Oh, it weighs almost 25 pounds, and sells for about $1,500.

    So, which is it?
     
  2. HandsomeRyan

    HandsomeRyan ♥'s Bicycles

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    When I hit the "pick 6" I'll buy a few of these and use them to play uni-polo.
     

  3. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    Would love to ride one. I wonder what the top speed is.
     
  4. Industry_Hack

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    About 10MPH. Better wear your helmet and goggles.
     
  5. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    I think it will be received as a bike. At what point does it become a motorcycle? We've argued definitions in the past but we need to establish a definition.
     
  6. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    The DMV generally separates traffic into pedestrian, and non-pedestrian. From there, you have HPV and non-HPV. This is non-HPV.
     
  7. frisbeestan

    frisbeestan Guest

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    They should replace the seat with some shoes or skate boots then wear one on each leg :D
     
  8. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    I hear you can get a shot for that.
     
  9. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    It'll make you promiscuos.
     
  10. Tarukai

    Tarukai SMILEY CAR

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    oh man, now I want to do this.