Jul 9 2007Nimbus 20-inch Ultimate Wheel

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Nimbus has put together the ultimate minimalist unicycle which they're calling the Ultimate Wheel. It's basically a 20 inch wheel with pedals attached. And that's it. The only way you could simplify a unicycle any more would be to remove the pedals and just have a wheel. Which is what I ride around when I'm not driving my paper car. I'm poor. =(

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Damn you'd need some strong legs and back to balance on that.

you just stand!?!?

That's actually smart.
No one I knows who rides a unicycle actually sits on the seat.
Except me. My balance isn't good enough to stand. ><

Yeah, this is actually a good idea despite how insane it looks.

My friend is massively into unicycles and that stunt-unicycle shit and he doesnt use the seat, he actually takes it off to make the cycle lighter, or some shit.

I'm no rocket surgeon, but in my professional opinion, this thing is impossible. The pedals are attached to the axle, which are in turn attached to the frame, which means the second you even try moving, it would result in a face plant, broken teeth, and hate.

What the heck is a rocket surgeon?

That does look wicked though...

Actually #5, thats the point....you push down and the entire thing goes forward, which is when you transfer the weight to your other foot....preventing yourself from falling and resulting in movement. dun dun da!

Rocket surgeon, one who operates on rockets. Much like a brain scientist. Figure that out.

A unicycle uses the same mechanics as a bike, including a crank and pedals. This is what makes the wheels spin and keeps you from pushing yourself off the seat with each rotation of your pedaling. This unicycle does not include those things, however it does make up for what it lacks with a copious amount of lies and false promises.

Buy one and video tape yourself using it. Until I see cinematic proof, I deem this death trap as impossible.

#8, it's definately possible. Although I couldn't find anything with that specific "ultimate wheel," if you do a google search you come up with lots of results showing the same concept.
First result:

http://www.tux.org/~bagleyd/ultimate.html

here's some video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_sVv4Rlh4g

that guy is using this model
http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=809

this is definitely possible, my dear rocket surgeons LOL .. no seriously, the only way this is possible is that the pedal itself is allowed to rotate. think about it ....

#11, of course the pedal is allowed to rotate.
That's how bicycle/unicycle pedals work.
Just because this doesn't have a seat, doesn't mean it's no longer a unicycle.
Duh.

yeah i knooooow randomnigel .. i was responding to #5's comment

you are not 100% cool unless you pick up your girl from school/work on the unicycle.

If you take this one step further, you wind up with what is called an Impossible Wheel. Basically instead of pedals there are just platforms for you to stand on. I have no idea how to ride one, but I remember hearing about them when I first started unicycling.

You can Google it for yourself!

Wow, you guys are really all unicycle enthusiasts huh? There is nothing cooler than a unicyclist, except maybe killing kittens.

In NYC, there was a Bike Fetish Day festival in June. The winner of the "Best in Show" prize was a guy with an Impossible Wheel (just platforms, no pedals). I tried to ride it, but it was wicked hard.

This looks too easy. My idea for an unpossible unicycle is much harder. Instead of a wheel with pedals. It is a brick you stand on, try riding that down the street.

And isn't the point of these conveyances or people movers to make getting around easier? Why the hell are people try to make it harder and increase the risk of injuring themsel....ohhhh, I see. This is Darwinism. Keep up the good work idiots.

Not sure if this will explain properly but... It'd be wicked cool if the wheel rotated independent of the pedals, like a regular bike, so you can pedal some, then just stand there and coast.

The ultimate wheel is hardly something new. It's been around a long time, probably longer than the unicycle.

Brain,

Having a unicycle with a pedal system that could free rotate would be bad. Not impossible, but harder than a normal unicycle. Having the pedals directly attached to the wheel give feedback and the ability to go forward and backward, as well as controlling the angle of forward lean. I'm no pro with unicycles, but I can ride, and I would basically describe it as slightly falling forward, and pedaling to keep the thing under you. The reason I think this thing would be hard is because the pedals are not attached to the center of the wheel. This would cause the thing to want to turn much harder than a normal unicycle back and forth every time you pedal... I would think...

here is the link to buy it www.spotbit.com and www.ipmart.com

To all who doubt, here's an insane video of someone doing technical riding on a larger version of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cU-HlDpWag&feature=related

This looks too easy. My idea for an unpossible unicycle is much harder. Instead of a wheel with pedals. It is a brick you stand on, try riding that down the street.

give feedback and the ability to go forward and backward, as well as controlling the angle of forward lean. I'm no pro with unicycles, but I can ride, and I would basically describe it

see

paper car? : < i feel sorry for you all of a sudden

Thanks for the effort you took to expand upon this topic so thoroughly.
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Sorry, i couldn´t read all the comments so if i repeat something plese excuse me, i just wantes to say:

ULTIMATE WHEELS HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR A WHILE at least a couple of decades.

Thank you

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