Do you remember the frustration (and fear) of learning to ride a bike as a kid? The hardest part was figuring out how to keep your balance. Well there’s a revolutionary new product coming on the market that will make learning a whole lot easier.
The Gyrowheel is made by GYRObike™. It’s a battery operated bicycle wheel with an internal spinning disk that results in a phenomenon known as gyroscopic precession. What this means is that the bicycle wheel can resist any change in direction which is perpendicular to its rotation. As a result, the Gyrowheel acts like training wheels to make a bicycle less likely to fall over. When the rider gains more confidence, the speed of the internal disk can be slowed to give less stability.
A 12-inch Gyrowheel will be available in December and a 16-inch version is expected in the first half of 2010. An adult-sized model is also under development.